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Anglers Rest, Millers Dale

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Came here with my girlfriend and mum and dad and was made to feel welcome as we came in. It has 2 resident dogs who are getting on a bit but seem to he quite placid. The landlady said she would move the dogs if we was bothered but we don't have a problem with dogs. The landlady came over and sat with us all and told us all about the history of the pub and the area and was very chatty. The real ale on offer was all good especially the farmers blonde from bradfield. If you are ever passing this way or want to try a real country pub pop in here.
Caskales - 22 Dec 2013 19:14
Visited this pub today, on entering was given a very friendly warm welcome from the lovely lady that runs the pub, the other lady that was working the bar was also very friendly, the food was excellent and the jam roly poly a must. The beers were kept in top quality condition. This is how a pub should be, friendly staff and locals, and in a lovely setting. Cant fault a thing and will certainly be back. Highly recommended.
bellevueace - 15 Sep 2013 15:57
nice to see a pub with a hiker's bar. however, I think it could do with a bit of a refurb. great location for walking etc.
juninhocrunch - 4 Jan 2013 10:56
An excellent pub serving well kept real ales in a picturesque setting. The staff and locals were very friendly, didnt try the food but what was being served looked good. Very welcoming a pub well worth returning to.
bellevueace - 24 Apr 2011 22:18
Nice multi room pub, hikers bar, lounge and a small restarant room. Good range of local beers, well kept.
tpfirt - 15 Apr 2011 15:16
Good little pub, ideal to stop here for a pint and a sandwich if doing the Monsall Trail. Does a few real ales and also proper meals.
Bar area, which probably seats around 30, is muddy boot and dog friendly. Was in there once when there were 9 dogs, slightly out numbering the humans. Can get packed at weekends, especially if a tribe of thrifty middle class ramblers come in. These can be spotted by the fact that the blokes nurse a half, while their women have a coffee (often from their own flask) and eat their own sandwiches.

son_of_odin - 14 Sep 2010 15:54
Visited this on a quiet afternoon when only a few other customers were present, but found it to be a nice place.
It is sat opposite its own car park in the tiny hamlet of Millers Dale, just south of Tideswell. As such, it is very handily placed for walkers on the nearby Monsal trail, to visit for a drink of one of their fine selction of real ales.
On my visit, they had two beers from the Storm Brewing Co. in Macclesfield as well as two others from Buxton Brewery in addition to Adnams.
Overall, a nice looking pub in a great setting with a great selction of real ale - Will visit again.
SouthYorkshireman - 5 Sep 2010 20:32
A very nice unspoiled pub with a good range of locally brewed beers. I did not try the food as it was a flying visit but I will definitely return soon. The staff were friendly and the place was clean - no doubt helped by the dirty boot ban. Fine by me.
maxipop - 26 Jul 2010 12:53
This pub is getting better with every visit. Three real ales and the two I tried were spot on. The food was good and bar staff very friendly
wildnight - 12 Jun 2010 23:01
I first went to The Anglers Rest at Millers Dale over last New Year, along with some friends. We all found the owners and staff very friendly and welcoming.
The real ales are changed on a regular basis, and the food is some of the best that we have found in many pubs, up and down the country.
We have returned on 3 occaisions and still have not found this unfriendliness that some have commented on.
The Games room, is just that, and not only walker friendly but also dog friendly.
I certainly would not walk in my home wearing muddy boots, so why then walk into a pub with them. Manners cost nothing.
The outside of the Pub is very nice and the car park clean and tidy, with a fantastic Trout river along one side.
Wiganlad - 20 May 2010 18:56
It’s not that bad! OK, the landlady(?) can seem a bit offhand but she’s never been rude to us (over 4 visits in last year or so).

We like this pub. It serves nice food at a reasonable price. The chips are especially good, I think they are actually made there rather than bought. Never had a meal we didn’t enjoy. A fairly standard menu, but usually there’s a few specials on to liven the choice a bit.

The beer has always been good. Usually a choice of 2, varying, real ales plus the usual stuff.

Not being walkers, we’ve always been in the ‘best end’ which is comfortable, has plenty of room and an open fire.

bluebootycat - 4 Aug 2008 20:32
I don't recognise the comments of the previous review. The lady behind the bar was friendly and helpful about their guest beer. I thought the pub was OK. It had a separate bar which welcomed walkers. I would go there again.
wildnight - 26 Jun 2008 23:11
Very disappointing! Staff rude, no atmosphere in pub and even the outside of it is very scruffy.
This is such a shame considering it's location but we won't be back in a hurry!

samsmith22 - 14 Mar 2008 15:43
Is it any wonder that some rural pubs are failing if this is anything to go by. Extremely unfriendly staff who seem to go out of there way to alienate people. I believe even the locals don't use the pub so they cetainly aren't a community pub. Why is it so much effort for people to be friendly. Ths pub probably blames everybody else and doesn't face up to what they have created - avoid at all costs !!
tall - 14 Mar 2008 15:18
Great location, good beer and friendly enough staff. Food only served at limited times, and muddy boots (which I've always had when I've been) are only permitted in one rather bare and not very comfortable bar. I suspect the other bar is nicer.
SheffieldMickey - 13 Mar 2008 22:30
Friendly atmosphere, welcoming staff, and excellent beers that change often around 1 or 2 staples.
Open fire in winter. Comforting food at reasonable prices.
beer_scooter - 12 Nov 2006 10:43

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