Village Grill - Village Hotel Manchester Ashton

3.6
146 reviews
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  • Sunday Lunch
  • Casual
  • Live Sports
From Sunday lunch to a working breakfast, dinner with mates or lunch with the ladies, our restaurant welcomes hotel guests and locals alike, all day, every day.

Special Offers

4 course carvery: £14.95

Enjoy summer everything with an unlimited Sunday Carvery at Village! Help yourself to a selection of unlimited starters, carved meats, vegetables and sides plus all children eat for £7.95.

Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 20 diners. Includes VAT, excludes service.

Valid For: 2 - 20 people

Starts: 4 January 2019

Ends: 28 February 2019

Availability: Sun 12:00-17:00

What 146 People Are Saying
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Manchester
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

The food was wonderful and service good. We sat in the middle of the dining area and had a good view of the whole bar and restaurant!

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DH
Yorkshire
2 reviews
Dined on 3 February 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 1

The restaurant and bar are right next to each other and we went for a family lunch but could not speak to each other because of the noise from the bar where the Manchester United match was showing. This spoilt what we had hoped would be a relaxing family meal together

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GM
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 27 January 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Really good value Sunday lunch. Nice selection of small portioned starters and desserts, which we found ideal with a large plate of the carvery
Only negative was how cold the bar and restaurant area was with the hotel door constantly opening

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RM
1 review
Dined on 27 January 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 2

Food was good and the waitress
very pleasant and good at her job!
Lost the restaurant image! More like a
Sports bar! Might suit the the younger ones
but for me sorry when I go out for Sunday
lunch I don’t want to be watching football everywhere on the TVs! Would I go again maybe but only cos my husband is a gym
member and we get discount!

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LA
Manchester
2 reviews
Dined on 26 January 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 2

Service was incredibly slow. We ordered our food and it was at least 40 mins before it was served. No one asked if the food was ok. It was same with the desserts. I wanted another drink but waited that long that I gave up. The jalapeno mac and cheese was awful. It was bland and made with penne pasta not macaroni. It literally had 3 small slices of jalapeno on it.

We asked for the bill and I ended up going to the bar after waiting nearly 25 mins for her to come with a card machine. I told the manager at the bar that we'd been waiting ages to pay. No apology of anything. We only went there as I'd been given a voucher for my birthday that needed using up. In total we were there for nearly 2 hours. Would never eat in this restaurant again. Really poor service.

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SM
1 review
Dined on 20 January 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 3

We often eat Sunday Lunch at a village hotel and thoroughly enjoy ourselves. However, this was the first and last time at the Ashton Village. We waited a long time before being served with drinks. When we went up for the carvery we were given one piece of meat! I don't expect to pay almost £15 for one piece of meat. We had to ask for the vegetables to be refilled and had to stand waiting for a while for this to happen. The roast potatoes tasted dreadful! We complained to our waitress who completely agreed that one piece of meat wasn't right. She went and got extra meat for us. Not what we should have to do. The ice cream machine wasn't working either so the children couldn't have their promised ice cream. Really feel we wasted our money and definitely won't be repeating it. As I said we've never had a problem at your other village hotels.

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SB
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 13 January 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

I would have given an even better review if the carvery food had been hot enough.
The sunday carvery is usually excellent and great value and choice. I am currently on crutches and didn't want to cause any further inconvenience for my husband by complaining.

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AN
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 13 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went for a birthday meal, the food was lovely, eat as much as you like, wide selection. Nice and clean, not too noisy, service was quick.
Would definitely go again.

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P
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 24 December 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Absolutely disgusting! I will never use Open table again. They took my booking for myself and my two daughters for Christmas Eve at 8pm, sent me a confirmation email and also emailed the night before on 23 December to confirm I would still be attending. The village hotel restaurant wasn’t even open Christmas Eve! Our whole evening was ruined. Never again will I book through them.

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AS
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 18 November 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Came for Sunday Lunch and really enjoyed!
Great choice of starters and desserts and our main course was delicious and served with pride by your warm, welcoming staff😀
Will certainly recommend and return.

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AR
1 review
Dined on 17 November 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Went for a birthday meal. Service was excellent and food lovely. My only complaint is that there is a large TV showing sports. I think for the restaurant side of the bar this TV should be off. It was quite annoying that my husband was constantly checking out the TV rather than me. 😋

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AT
London
1 review
Dined on 15 November 2018
Overall 2food 3service 4ambience 1

Very disappointed with the new refurbishment. The HUGE TV screen in the restaurant end is such a distraction, it’s impossible to talk without one eye on the screen and enjoy your meal. The moss is falling off the walls - who decided on that? We have family in Ashton and have always stayed at the Village as we travel from Surrey and always booked dinner on our first night in the restaurant. The beauty of the Village hotel before was that it catered for all tastes - those who wanted a quiet meal and those who wanted to party and drink in the bar. Such a shame. Not sure we’ll be back.

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s
1 review
Dined on 10 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The grill was a little noisy as the boxing was on and the pub was very busy. We had the two course menu, the meals were outstanding, great value for money.

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s
1 review
Dined on 3 November 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

the restaurant was noisy and the food over priced (unless you do what we did and ask for the bar menu which was more reasonable). Not the place to go for a romantic or quiet family meal.
Service was good and it was clear the staff know its over priced.
Great as a place to go and have pub grub and watch the football - great atmosphere for that.

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CL
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 5 October 2018
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 3

Food took a while to arrive, it was nice but I wouldn’t say mine was Hot, just warm.
The restaurant is on the other side of the bar area, so was quiet noisy. Waited at leat 10 minutes to get served at the bar prior to being seated in restaurant. Stood there whilst 2 staff chatted about opening a bottle of Prosecco and another person loaded the the glass wash 3 times!! Just rude really, if we didn’t have a reservation I’d have walked out.
At the end of our meal we were asked did we mind leaving as they needed to set up for breakfast?! Surely If we are still drinking at the table we should be allowed to stay especially as the bar was still busy with nowhere to sit.

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OT
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 30 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Amazing value for a four course carvery, we ill be back again!

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AC
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 21 September 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

We booked in for the set menu special offer. Although there is a smaller selection (which is to be expected with an offer) the food was lovely and served quickly. The only downside was that we ordered some drinks which still hadn't arrived by the time we were ready to leave so we had to cancel them as we had a gig to get to. All in all it was a great meal and I would definitely return to eat in the grill.

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M
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 2 September 2018
Overall 2food 1service 5ambience 2

Excellent staff and lovely interior. unfortunately the Sunday carvery wasn't the best I've had at a Village hotel before. It is usually very tasty and quality ingredients, however this time it seemed the food had been standing too long and not fresh. Yorkshire puddings were rock hard. The mousse and cheesecake deserts were warm and brownies were stale.

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AK
Warwickshire
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2018
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 1

Poor service, loud, more like a pub than a restaurant due to the combination of both the pub and the restaurant.

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G
Manchester
3 reviews
Dined on 31 August 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Looks good with the new make over, atmosphere is quite lively and great for football fans wanting to watch the game!

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S
1 review
Dined on 18 August 2018
Overall 2food 5service 3ambience 2

Staff couldn't have been nicer but were totally understaffed. We had pre booked the 2 course dinner as part of our hotel package but had to leave before dessert as it took 45mins for our mains to arrive and we were going to a concert. Food was lovely just wasn't very enjoyable as we were getting stressed about being late. It was the same problem at breakfast in the morning. Lovely staff but not enough of them. Such a shame.

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RO
1 review
Dined on 17 August 2018
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 1

LOVELY PEOPLE, NICE FOOD, VERY GOOD VALUE 'SPECIAL DEAL' INCLUDING A GLASS OF FIZZ,
BUT FOR US AT LEAST (VERY ACTIVE PENSIONERS) TOO BUSY AND TOO LOUD - IT WAS A FRIDAY NIGHT SO WE SHOULD HAVE ANTICIPATED IT.
WE WILL NOT BE RUSHING BACK UNLESS THERE IS A SIMILAR OFFER FOR MIDWEEK.

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PH
1 review
Dined on 17 August 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

We had been for a meal at the village hotel previously and were disappointed by the quality of the food, and whilst we chose from the simple menu the quality of the food serviced and the service was good. I will go back and sample from a greater choice of food sometime in the future.

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J
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 12 August 2018
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 1

The restaurant was far too loud with football blasting out from the huge screens and lads swigging pints and shouting. NOT A nice atmosphere for having a relaxing Sunday lunch!

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NB
1 review
Dined on 12 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great staff and service. Love the new layout of the dining area too

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j
1 review
Dined on 5 August 2018
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 1

Although the food was good the service was very poor we had to ask to have our starter and mains dishes cleared. Lots of staff in groups looking at a tablet but no one checking the diners. Great if you like football and noise not if you want a quiet Sunday lunch.

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CB
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 29 July 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Booked our table and managed to move the time which was great, however I'm not loving the new lay out. I felt the tables were too close together and a little crowded. There wasn't any direction on who too see or sign to saying wait to be seated. The restaurant is behind the bar which is now a centralised square, it was very busy and you had to wait to speak to someone but they were busy serving drink. It was very noisy and I just didn't feel it had a relaxed vibe. I can see the aim is to make it more trending, but the flow for me isn't right from a dine experience.

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d
1 review
Dined on 29 July 2018
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 1

Booked for 6.00pm only to be told after 15 minutes of settling down that the carvery finished at 5.00pm. We then had to go and search for somewhere to eat. It was mine and my sisters birthday and i have a 2 and 9 year old who were very hungry. It was then 7.15pm when we finally got something to eat at an all you can eat chinese restaurant. We werent happy as we were staying at the hotel for 2 nights and wanted to eat there after our swim which is why i booked a carvery.

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DB
Lancashire
8 reviews
Dined on 29 July 2018
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 3

Village grills are getting very hit and miss . I suspect changes have been made recently re food supply the quality seems to have tumbled ,Think i have been 4 times in 6 weeks and had one decent experience the other 3 unsatisfactory so i will now spend my cash elsewhere.I know vegetables are not supposed to be cooked to death but often at the village the veg is raw especially sprouts i even suspect raw materials are frozen when fresh should be mandatory.Food is almost always cold or at very least not hot enough and we are in a heatwave - god help them when weather cools off.If it wasnt for starter selection and desserts this place would be classed by me as dire.

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DB
Lancashire
8 reviews
Dined on 22 July 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Been quite a few times to Village both at Ashton and Bury ,Ashton was my fav re food but on last visit food was poor ,i left a poor review . This visit was a transformation as though they have listened to my concerns .All was good including well cooked beef it was to be my last visit if things had not improved vastly . Glad to say it will not be long before i am back .Well Done

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J
1 review
Dined on 22 July 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Dined here a number of times and every time has been excellent. Despite the renovations going on around the whole building the customer service, food and staff are as good as ever. There is nothing to much for the staff. I would recommend for every event. We also get discount for being gym members so there is always an added bonus but would happily pay full price as it is well worth

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AP
1 review
Dined on 22 July 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

Was a nice meal for a family birthday. Its a while since we have been to the village so were nicely surprised by the changes.
Unfortunately as a carvery some of the meat was a little dry and the variety of veg was a little limited. The variety of food for starters and deserts was more limited than it used to be.
The service however was very good and the staff were very engaging

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OT
1 review
Dined on 15 July 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 2

Good food and good value

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NW
1 review
Dined on 8 July 2018
Overall 2food 1service 1ambience 3

Very understaffed which resulted in a very poor service, the main meal was average, dessert was awful (pineapple crumble) tasted like chip fat!!
The new bar/restaurant area is lovely, however management need to get to grips with a few things here!

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DB
Lancashire
8 reviews
Dined on 8 July 2018
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 4

Was totally different since previous visit only weeks ago - pub has been refurbished and placed where resaurant was and i assume new restaurant will be opposite side to where it was .Food is usually good at Ashton site been to bury a couple of times since and food not as good as Ashton .This visit food was Poor in all respects Beef very rare even off the end of joint and i hear people constantly complain they want better cooked beef at ashton and Bury ,all veg was pretty cold staff member took my plate away and warmed it (i presume microwave) . Last 3 visits 2 bury 1 Ashton have been under Par and unless things are much better on my next visit it will be my last.

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JP
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 1 July 2018
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 3

As regular visitors of the Hyde Hotel we thought we would try the refurb site in Ashton, sadly we won't be going back. The restaurant is open plan with bar in the middle and football screens everywhere. Not a relaxed Sunday afternoon feeling but crowded, busy and noisy. The staff were overwhelmed and had to be reminded of soup order and drinks. As a table of 4 it was cramped and we won't make a repeat visit. I also had to ask to change my wobbly chair, the replacement was no better. Sorry won't go back unless for a drink. Not for me or my family.

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EM
1 review
Dined on 28 June 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent meal, freshly cooked and well presented. Service was excellent.

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U
1 review
Dined on 3 June 2018
Overall 1food 1service 4ambience 1

I booked for my daughters 20th birthday after downloading the a la cart menu and previously visiting the resteraunt.
I was not made aware when booking, that the resteraunt was closed for refurbishment . We had to eat in the noisy bar with a screaming child on the next table.
After choosing our food from the online menu we were told the full menu wasn't available until the new resteraunt was open. This limited our choices and we were offered the bar menu.
This experience totally ruined what we thought was going to be sophisticated, atmospheric,enjoyable evening.
The only thing in its favour were the staff.

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DP
1 review
Dined on 3 June 2018
Overall 2food 5service 5ambience 1

I really enjoy the Sunday lunch carvery deal at the Village Hotel and have been many times before however I was very disappointed this time around to find that the restaurant was undergoing a refurb and that we had been shoved in a function room at the back with no prior warning. As always the food and service was great however I hadn't anticipated taking my parents for a nice meal only to be placed in a makeshift room.

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c
1 review
Dined on 3 June 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

The restaurant was been renovated therefore we were dining in one of the conference rooms.
They did manager to create a good environment, the staff were very attentive and polite we were able to enjoy our meal without feeling rushed.
We will try the restaurant when the renovation is completed.

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