Village Grill - Village Hotel Manchester Ashton

3.7
137 reviews
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£25 and under
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British
Top tags:
  • Sunday Lunch
  • Casual
  • Lunch
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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
British
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Hours of Operation
Monday-Friday: 06.30 - 09.30 18:00-22:00
Saturday: 07.30 - 10.30 18.00 - 22.00
Sunday: 07.30 - 10.30 13.00 - 17.00 19.30 - 22.00
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Phone number
0844 980 0017
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Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Casual Dress
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Parking Details
Free parking
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Public Transit
Guide Bridge rail station
Additional
Bar/Lounge, Wheelchair Access, Wi-Fi available

Special Offers

Festive Dinner: 2 courses from £20pp OR 3 courses from £25pp

Enjoy a festive dinner throughout December in our Restaurant and enjoy a glass of fizz on arrival.

Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 6 diners. Includes Tax, excludes service.

Valid For: 1 - 6 people

Starts: 1 December 2018

Ends: 30 December 2018

Availability: Daily 19:00-22:00

What 137 People Are Saying
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3.6
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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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SH
1 review
Dined on 3 June 2018
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 1

My daughter is unable to eat dairy at the moment, we hadn’t pre-ordered a special menu however this wasn’t a problem. The man in charge of the carvery was extremely helpful and produced vegetables without butter and even went for special lollies to the kitchens. The food was delicious but I was disappointed in the selection of starters. I was expecting more separate items for example, lettuce, cucumbers, peppers, tomatoes and so on. Also, I don’t know if the room we were in was the regular carvery room but there was no atmosphere at all. Everything was black and I felt like we were at a wake.

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SL
1 review
Dined on 27 May 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Friendly attentive staff, delicious food and relaxed atmosphere. Would definitely return and recommend to friends.

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PH
1 review
Dined on 19 May 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

Had a good night stay and the meal was good too the only thing what let it down was having the meal in a meeeting room the atmosphere didn’t feel good

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SL
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 29 April 2018
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 3

Enjoy the food service really poor I was upset that no one came too table too see if we enjoyed ate meal

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DB
Lancashire
8 reviews
Dined on 29 April 2018
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 4

Two weeks running and second visit was even better as we now are able to know the routine ,First visit beef was a bit rare so i asked for well done ,the chef turned joint round and cut me a nice slab of well done beef that was as tasty as any i have had .Drinks from Bar are quite expensive given the leisure site location £8.30 for a pint lager and pint shandy. Brilliant for those with a good appetite as you can eat till you burst . Everything was reasonable quality unlike most carveries i have been and best aspect is you can mix and match courses to suit .

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

Hotel restaurant in leisure park setting so didnt have major expectation. Pleasant staff explained after asking us had we visited before the lay out and procedure. Soup was brought and served at the table ,we then moved onto the starter section - Salads cooked meats - Prawn cocktails - Pate - cheeses - Fish selection - Pork pie slices - etc etc etc . Then moved onto main course Carvery ,Ham - Turkey - Beef with a good selection of veg and yorkshires.Then comes dessert a large selection of ready made + waffles that are constructed with the help of the handy waffle making grill and Ice cream sundaes and Eton Mess are served by waitress at the table .Everything was good to excellent, and value for money was the stand out feature.Drinks from bar are a little expensive as are the coffees from the Starbucks in the foyer.£6.10 for small black and medium Cappucino.

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YB
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 22 April 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We took my Nan for her 85th birthday. We absolutely loved it. The guy cutting the meat was so lovely and even carried my nans plate back to the table for her. Only negative was I ordered an extra drink and it never arrived. My 2 kids loved it as well as they could literally have as much or little as they like. Great value

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PM
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 8 April 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

This is my second visit to the village ashton, most of the staff that wait on are polite and courteous . The food is good and plentiful. The sundaes are delicious and you have good choice.

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SL
1 review
Dined on 1 April 2018
Overall 3food 5service 5ambience 3

Good food good service roast dinner really good quality and hot and fresh pubbing really the cheese cake lovely too

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