Village Pub & Grill - Village Hotel Manchester Bury

3.7
133 reviews
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Top tags:
  • Casual
  • Special Occasions
  • Sunday 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.

Special Offers

4 course unlimited carvery & sharing sundae dessert: £14.95

From a set menu. Kids eat for free.

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

Valid For: 2 - 6 people

Starts: 2 June 2019

Ends: 31 August 2019

Availability: Sun 12:00-17:00

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: 25 August 2019

Availability: Sun 12:00-17:00

What 133 People Are Saying
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OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 7 July 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 2

Lovely staff good explanation of what’s on offer always enjoy it at the village

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AB
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 5 July 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 2

The chairs were back to back with other tables, we were constantly bumped in the back by waiters trying to maouver through with dishes and drinks. The food looked better in the pictures. The hotel's company policy is to 'not let food off the premises', so if you didn't finish, tough look.
It's probably a great atmosphere for football or rugby matches etc, but not to dine.

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s
1 review
Dined on 30 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved it,everything was delicious, told all my friends about it,amazing value for money,loads of choice, all fresh hot and lovely...cant wait to return..

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CC
London
1 review
Dined on 16 June 2019
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 2

Usually the Village hotels we’ve stayed in have a nice traditional restaurant but this hotel only had a pub style restaurant which was very noisy and quite small to fit our baby’s high chair around the table.
Staff were lovely and food was good, although the burgers were slightly over cooked.

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AH
1 review
Dined on 4 June 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

It was ok for hotel food, I had the calamari and prawns starter which was nice pub grub followed by the Ceaser salad which was so drowned in dressing it was almost inedible. The croutons served with it were so stale they were inedible. I left the dish and when the server cleared the table she asked if there was a problem and she said she’d tell the kitchen. I can only assume the kitchen weren’t very interested since nothing then happened!

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K
1 review
Dined on 19 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely food, helpful friendly staff.
Would definitely return and recommend to others

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J
Manchester
2 reviews
Dined on 5 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Worth every penny definitely will going again best carvery in the area

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CB
Lancashire
1 review
Dined on 5 May 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Food & service was great shame about the football match that was on which meant the bar was very busy and loud not what I was expecting for my Sunday lunch.

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SB
1 review
Dined on 4 May 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 1

Food was good, however putting the bar & restaurant together is a bad move! Now more like a sports bar, with loud rowdy people, so no where to enjoy a quiet meal for two. Really disappointed

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LM
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 21 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 2

Had a really lovely meal although it was difficult finding someone to ask where our table was

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CM
1 review
Dined on 5 April 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 1

We dined in the restaurant, which didn't feel like a restaurant at all. It felt like we were in the middle of a football match, all tv screens showing football and drunken people sat at the bar within the restaurant area. No privacy whatsoever. Definately not for couples or anybody who hates football. To sum up, overpriced food within a terrible atmosphere in a pub environment. We will not be coming back. Very disappointing indeed.

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HF
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 31 March 2019
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 1

We thought the restaurant was was a grill room well no it’s a sports bar very noisy young people watching football ,no it was not for us

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CR
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 24 March 2019
Overall 1food 1service 4ambience 4

Not for the Sunday carvery I wouldn’t ! Starters and deserts where fine but the main course was horrendous. Meats didn’t taste right, mash am sure was instant smash and tasted nothing like the real thing, sprouts rock hard, roast potatoes looked good but tasted the opposite.

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AP
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 10 March 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Food very bland.
Carvery meat very dry and over cooked.

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LA
London
1 review
Dined on 17 February 2019
Overall 5food 4service 3ambience 5

Soup and starter table lovely
Carvery - mash potato and roasts weren’t great and gravy too watery
Hot deserts lacked taste but the desert table was fab

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D
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2019
Overall 3food 1service 4ambience 3

Went for a date night,started well with the starters which were enjoyable ,but then went downhill.Steak had a large piece of fat/grizzle running down it chips burnt couldn't even say they were well done ,soggy dripping with fat outside and mush inside.Not worth the money paid for it.Maybe a quarter of the money paid but not much more.Next time will pay a bit extra and go to Nutters.

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AD
Manchester
2 reviews
Dined on 10 February 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Food was nice. Menu a little limited but enjoyed what we ordered. Staff excellent and attentive. Lovely evening.

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AL
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 3 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food good atmosphere and good service. I would highly recommend.

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AJ
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 29 December 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

I phoned the restaurant first thing in the morning on the day I was staying overnight. I couldn't get anyone to answer the phone after being transferred by reception, so I went online to book a table .
After the second attempt I receieved confirmation and felt happy.
The waiter took our our drinks and food order and thought the place was nice, suuroundings was nicely decorated and the staff was friendly.
However, we waited about 50 minutes for our main course. I did ask a waitress to see if our dinner was on the way, but she didn't get back to us.
The restaurant was less than half full so we were naturally wondering what the delay was.
I found my chicken skewer was tough and had to leave some of it , but didnt complain as I didnt want to wait any longer.
The vegatable skewer was very nice.
We had pineapple crumble and cream for dessert and that was really delicious, and the coffee was nice too.

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NH
1 review
Dined on 16 December 2018
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 1

We come here regularly at least once a month as family of 15 and usually really enjoy it however on this occasion wasn’t up to standard the soup on offer was horrible beef was tough roast potatoes were over cooked mash was sticky and the gravey wasn’t nice usually great value for money this occasion we wouldn’t call again will look somewhere else

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MH
Derbyshire
2 reviews
Dined on 9 December 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

Was ok for a carvery, roast spuds were very dry and white in colour and not very nice.

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CC
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 2 December 2018
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 2

We booked for 3 adults and 2 kids for Sunday Carvery. We were one of 3 or 4 tables in the whole restaurant so it was a lot quieter than usual however service was very poor. We had to clear our own starter plates so we could get on with the main however when we got to the carvery for the main course the dinner plates they expected is to use were very dirty and clearly a risk to food hygiene. At first they just kept removing the plate from the top and wiping it but after it became clear that each one had a mixture of dirty water and stuck on bits of old food from their previous use I asked them to bring out clean ones - which they did but then continued to wipe the clean plates with the same cloth!
After we had finished our main course we waited 15 minutes for our plates to be cleared and when this didn't happen we moved them ourselves again so we could continue with desert - bare in mind again how quiet the restaurant was! (at this point we complained)
When we complained we were given the children's meals complimentary however considering that every time we have been this year their meals have been free as part of the deal it didn't feel like much of a gesture.
We have eaten here at least 6 times this year but have decided never again.

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P
Manchester
2 reviews
Dined on 11 November 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

perfect , did have a bad experience ages ago but it's all forgot about and now back in love

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J
Manchester
2 reviews
Dined on 4 November 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great value for price good service clean not overcrowded

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DW
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 28 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing our new favourite place, great service, lovely surroundings, great food, unbeatable value.

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JS
Manchester
3 reviews
Dined on 28 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely meal, shame about some people that was in the restaurant,

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MD
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 27 October 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 1

Saturday evening booking; only three other tables occupied in what is a very large restaurant. No atmosphere. Service was satisfactory but nothing special. Ordered breads, starters and mains. Breads came with the starters rather than before. Staff busied themselves changing empty table settings from dinner to breakfast which was very irritating. Food was ok but unexceptional and overpriced for what it was. Wouldn't recommend.

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DB
Lancashire
8 reviews
Dined on 21 October 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Been to Village hotel for Carvery many times now Both Bury and Ashton and almost always come away satisfied .Cant understand though why beef is so rare . Again this visit i asked for well done and chef cut from opposite end and far from being well done Blood was oozing out .It must be a policy to cook meat very rare as on my many visits beef has been undercooked .I do also avoid the sprouts as they are almost inedible because they are so undercooked .These problems stop me going every sunday i now go just for a change opting to go elsewhere for my twice weekly restaurant visit.

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DB
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 19 October 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

Very good. Just a long wait for food especially between main and sweet.

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RS
Surrey
1 review
Dined on 19 October 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Another great evening at the Village Grill. Visited the restaurant with family. The food and service was excellent. Will be back.

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HD
1 review
Dined on 7 October 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Staff were attentive, dining room was clean and tidy and food was good

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OT
1 review
Dined on 30 September 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

We had to wait 20 mins for starter and first drinks, so had to get the children their main before starter, desert apple crumble had large pieces of uncooked apple, will not be dining there again in the near future.

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CC
Manchester
2 reviews
Dined on 30 September 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

We have dined here a few times and been happy however it wasn’t so great this time. We chose a 3pm Sunday lunch sitting rather than 12.30 and felt the service and food was worse for it. The staff are always very friendly however they were clearly very busy so we ended up having to clear are own plates both times so we could get on with the next course. Drinks were too slow to arrive too - we had almost finished our starters before they arrived. What I don’t understand is that the restaurant know how many people are booked in so why don’t they staff for the number of guests accordingly?
The main course was fine but the starters seemed like they had been made and put out for a long time - prawns were rubbery and tasteless. Also choice of dessert was poor and because we had cleared our own plates we didn’t get offered a hot desert until we had finished what we thought was the only choice which by then was too late.
A bit disappointing all round I’m afraid.

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U
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 30 September 2018
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 2

It took 3 attempts just to get warm bread
Took half hour after arriving for the drinks to be brought to the table
The ice cream machine was not working and non of the staff knew how to fix it
No communication between staff
All staff looked half asleep

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B
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 25 September 2018
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 5

Our stay was pleasant and on Tuesday night the service we had from faith was exceptional

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AN
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 23 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Value for money and great food and service from the start

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CR
1 review
Dined on 17 September 2018
Overall 1food 5service 1ambience 4

The service was abysmal there were only two members of staff waited for too long for everything over an hour for food asked for drinks, food, sauces several times all night which were not bought so had to keep reminding them
Asked for a pic as it was my birthday they forgot then asked again and again had to wait until the very end and they were bad pics
Finally complained was offered free dessert and 25% off when the bill came there was no discount when I asked the girl said she couldn’t cos there had been an offer on a drink in which we’d saved £10 instead of the 25% off the £250 bill there was no manager I could talk to!
Was just a terrible experience ruined my meal the food was incredible but completely let down by inexperienced understaffed staff

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C
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 16 September 2018
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 3

Food standard has deteriorated over the last two years. Tables either side of us complained with the table to the right of us refused to pay.
The quality of vegetables and meat was beyond poor, I did not want to embarrass my family by complaining however we shall never be eating in the restaurant again.
A real shame as was once a true destination for food but has a growing reputation for slop. Even the chef seemed to have given up !

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MA
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 16 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Met up with old friends here as we were staying at the hotel. Staff very friendly but also professional. Food delicious and plentiful. Hot food was hot and cold food was cold! Our friends, who live locally, said they would be happy to visit again as would we if in the area again.

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DM
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 16 September 2018
Overall 3food 1service 4ambience 4

We had the Sunday carvery and the sprouts were hard and the cauliflower was hard the roast potatoes were soggy and it looked like someone had filled them with watery mash. I have ate here a number of times before and the first few times the food was great but the last 2 times the food was very poor so I will be looking for somewhere else to have a Sunday carvery .

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