The Packhorse

4.5
22 reviews
£25 and under
Gastro Pub

Top tags:

Great Beer
Sunday Lunch
Live Sports
At the Pack Horse in Macclesfield, we pride ourselves on catering for all your needs in a warm and welcoming environment.

Our friendly staff will ensure the Pack Horse feels like your home from home – serving you with our fantastic range of drinks.

We’ll ensure that the Pack Horse is somewhere you’re always able to relax, whether by yourself, with friends or with family.

Come and visit us, drop in, feel at home…

We look forward to seeing you soon.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 22 People Are Saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
4.5
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4.5
service
4.5
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4.5
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91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Joanne
Cheshire
1 review
Dined on 24 October 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great food...great bar staff and very reasonable .

MG
MGoodwin
1 review
Dined on 25 September 2020
Overall2food5service3ambience2

Booked this as a much needed catch up and was overall a negative experience. The staffing levels appear to be short as struggled to get attention. Guidelines state customers should wear a face mask when stood, this was not the case, also all guest should be seated. The table next to us was suitable for 2 people yet had 7 people around it. 2 people were constantly bumping into us as it was that close. Staff noticed but failed to enforce the rules! We had such a long wait to get a waitress that when we came to order desserts at 19.55 we were told we couldn’t as the kitchen is closed it closes at 7, yet the webpage states food served until 8pm! We were very disappointed and feel we won’t be rushing to go out any time soon!

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Cathy
1 review
Dined on 24 September 2020
Overall4food3service2ambience4

Food was good but my husband asked for fish chips and peas when all our meals arrived he just got chips and peas no fish. We spoke to staff who then went away only to bring a full meal of fish chips and peas but we had all finished our meals 😟
We enjoyed the quiz but maybe we should of had some kind of recognition about the meal issue o and he got ice in his coke when he asked for no ice 😂

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Lovingmum
Cheshire
1 review
Dined on 18 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food, lovely atmosphere and both of us liked the fact they support space for autism.

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OpenTable Diner
Cheshire
1 review
Dined on 12 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Lovely night out, once the football finished was music time. Just nice to have somewhere close to home that friends can meet up knowing that it’s a safe place to go

HB
HannahB
1 review
Dined on 8 September 2020
Overall4food2service5ambience5

Staff were lovely and the pack horse is really nice inside but the food was a major let down it want not fully prepared in the pub you could tell the main was microwaved and the chips were cooked from frozen not good really

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lisab
Orlando
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely food, great service and socially distanced to a tee!

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Carolh
Manchester
2 reviews
Dined on 26 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

lovely food and friendly service, good prices and plenty of choice 😋

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Franp
Cumbria
2 reviews
Dined on 25 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a really lovely family meal food was really good at reasonable price

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WAT2020
1 review
Dined on 25 August 2020
Overall2food3service1ambience1

Ended up walking out. 1st time back after lockdown for lunch. Walked in to an empty bottle of sanitizer by the door. Waited at the bar to enquire where they'd like us to sit to be greeted by a lad who said sit where you like- OK. I asked how the ordering system worked and if he'd like me to return to the bar or if it was table service only. His snappy reply took me by surprise (esp as there were only 2 small tables in and I was merely enquiring) "you'll have to order at the bar as were short staffed and I can't do it all!"
Anyway we looked at the menu (which wasn't disposable as stated online). There was very little to entice a gluten intolerance now (even the salad is a no go) and the kids menu no longer contains anything other than 'fast food' no sausage and mash/spag bol type food. I also checked the allergy scan app on the table which returned a blank page- very helpful!
When I turned to return to the bar for drinks the 'really busy' bar tender was slumped leaning back on his phone. At this point myself and my daughter got our coats and left.
I'd hoped the family friendly feel of 'The Pack' would continue under new management but if this experience is the 'new normal' there are 3 other locals that do better.

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TLPC
London
1 review
Dined on 24 August 2020
Overall3food1service3ambience4

Food was sub standard. Chicken was very salty, chip portions were very small (8 chips) and the pie had very little steak.

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AnneP
3 reviews
Dined on 24 August 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Lunch of Steak and Ale Pie, Beefburger ! Both arrived HOT ! good sevice , just a shame that children in pub kept wandering around !!

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MAYM
Las Vegas
5 reviews
Dined on 22 August 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

This was described as a gastro pub which is why we booked it. Whilst the pub is by no means a gastro pub it does serve perfectly good pub grub. We were disappointed at first but in the end there was absolutely nothing to complain about. The staff were friendly and helpful, the pub was clean and the food was good pub food at a very reasonable price.

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Tracyw
Cheshire
3 reviews
Dined on 22 August 2020
Overall2food1service3ambience3

Food has gone down Hill alot wont be eating there again

JR
JudithR
Cheshire
1 review
Dined on 18 August 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Lovely food and brilliant service. Coming again next week x😊

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Grant1
Cheshire
2 reviews
Dined on 2 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great relaxed place to go with family or lively atmosphere with your mates

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Tracyw
Cheshire
3 reviews
Dined on 18 July 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Enjoyed our food this time round was really good and will be going back soon

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Tracyw
Cheshire
3 reviews
Dined on 12 July 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience3

Love pac horse pub but this time round the food wasn't as good as it was before lock down

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Makaveli
1 review
Dined on 11 July 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

First time in lockdown . Booked table , had to go to bar to order food and drink , social distancing wasn’t great but sat on table out the way . Food was pretty good as was the beer . Although quite expensive. Plenty of outdoor seating though and seemed pretty clean

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SteveB68
Cheshire
1 review
Dined on 4 January 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Very friendly staff and the food was served well and quickly even though it was busy

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HDGM
Cheshire
1 review
Dined on 24 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Can’t fault this place. Great foods, great atmosphere! Coming back soon! :)

VH
ValH
Cheshire
1 review
Dined on 19 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food
Friendly staff
Great atmosphere
Good selection of drinks.
Love our local

FAQs

The Packhorse is rated 4.5 stars by 22 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.