An outstanding, award-winning pub that excels with both its food and drink
Keeping the integrity of an old building while also doing something modern is a tricky feat, but the people behind The Parlour have pulled it off. The site itself has something of a chequered history, with several of its past tenants, including The Nose and Marmalade closing prematurely, but husband and wife team Jamie and Goska Langrish have so far steered the pub towards prosperity.
The food goes no further than traditional pub staples, but they’re taken seriously and done well. Much of the produce used is locally grown, the burgers are handmade and the beer-battered haddock sustainable. The roast is famously good, too, having picked up an Observer Food Monthly award. The Welsh rarebit, meanwhile, is worth getting the metro for alone.
The bar stocks a wide range of real ales, ever rotating and well looked after. As well as their brewing partners Robinsons’ many varied beers, Macclesfield’s Red Willow is a favourite on the taps and with the regulars. The wine list is also outstanding, well-travelled and another reason to park up for the day and not leave.
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60 Beech Road
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