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Despite my pessimism, and thanks to much pressure from the local community, this pub re-opened last week as the Moorfield Hotel. It's now owned by Greene King and branded as a "Hungry Horse" pub/restaurant. I've not been in myself yet but am told that it stocks the usual Greene King beers and the landlord is quite keen on cask ale.
Dean_Lane - 3 Oct 2011 12:26
The Sale Hotel has been closed for the past couple of years, threatened with demolition and rebuilding as flats, then given a Building Preservation Notice by the local council. No-one's sure what will happen to it, but it seems highly unlikely that it will re-open as a pub.
Dean_Lane - 12 Mar 2010 09:55
The Sale Hotel is my local and has been for the last 14 years. Its had its ups and downs over the years with Management changes and less desired clientel, otherwise known as "idiots!". There was a time about 3 years ago when I stopped going in and refused to take my daughter due to the behaviour of some of the idiots, 1 in particular who actually used the rear entrance varanda as a toilet! need I say more.

However on a positive note the Management who encouraged that type of clientel is no longer there thankfully, and since then things have improved for the better.

The Sale Hotel has always been a family pub and I have always taken my daughter (apart from a short spell a few years back), as do many others. There is a large patio area and small grassed areas outside with plenty of seating where the children can play and as most of the families who go are regulars all the kids know one and other and the parents look out for each others kids which is great. There is such a large car park they could use some of it to make a play area, this would then attract more families.

The staff are lovely, very friendly - Daves the best! Good atmosphere,foods not bad, my daughter can recomend the Chocolate Fudge Cake and prices are average.

I've had many a good night in "The Sale" and have no doubt will continue to do so.

Get yourself down there and see for yourself!

anonymous - 9 Jul 2006 11:19
Gone down hill lately, full of idiots barred from other pubs, gangs of teenagers hanging around outside, can be intimidating for alot of people.
The Sale hotel would make a great family pub serving food with part of the carpark made into a play area, after all it is in the middle of a very surburban area, cater for the people who live local not the idiots who set fire to the umbrellas and break glasses in the street.
anonymous - 8 Jul 2006 15:53
Sale Hotel is what I would call an "old mans pub" but that doesn't stop me (a 19 yr old student) from going. Quiz night (thursday) is always good (despite the face you have to be over 50 to know most of the answers...) Some drinks are a little on the expensive side...

Food good, jukebox good, pool table thats almost always free, VERY friendly staff.
Jesster - 20 Apr 2005 17:51
Not bad food-some good offers. Bottle of wine for under a fiver. Went in with a mate for the first time on New Years eve (2004/05) with the impression i was in for a crap night...how wrong i was! Never thought about trecking up to the Hotel before-never appealed to me. I had a really good night though,it was quite busy.The young DJ was brilliant and had everyone (including all the bar staff) dancing and singing along with him-we had a laugh!Even my mate was up dancing...and she normally just stays seated!There was a small fight near the end which was dealt with quickly by the door staff that was on,but other than that it was a trouble free and fun night.Been in a few times since and had food. Staff always seem friendly. Bit rowdy on football days-but other than that not a bad pub all round. Needs Modernising a bit though-especially the toilets. I believe quiz nights are good,with the DJ who did New year-although i havn't been in on one yet. Average to above-average pub. Better than alot of pubs that have gone down hill in recent years in the Sale area. 7/10
anonymous - 24 Jan 2005 19:57
Dave's a dude, so I can put up with the dukebox - saying that, I have nothing against the music selection when I'm in a mellow mood...

Never busy enough to make me leave, the food's spot on, and the pool table's not usually busy for long if at all.

Not a scope of clientele I find particularly preferable but doesn't bother me.

My local until...well I move.
kimathy - 10 Jan 2005 13:28
The Sale Hotel. Can't make my mind up about this pub! Its a very large pub with a function room. (Available for hire-resident function room Dj also available/Big screen also available in the function room.) 4 BIG SCREEN Tvs (one of which is the largest screen in Sale) for all the sporting action. It is a Barras pub (part of the Scottish and Newcastle chain) not the best brewery in my opinion. Drink prices are average-above average. Not bad pints though. Good clean lines. Recently started having entertainment on a Friday night.The older classic types of music. I must say, a refreshing change from most pubs in Sale and Altrincham who have a mainly modern theme with their entertainment. Also have bands and acts on a couple of times a month. Had the blues brothers once-really fantastic night, they were brilliant. A good night!Also do soul bands and alike. Location is close by Sale moor (too close!) as all the idiots from that area try and cause trouble from time to time at the Hotel. Especially the ones barred from near by pubs such as the Leigh arms. Great potential for a good decent pub. Needs a slightly better (more middle aged+) clientel, (or young ones who are not trouble seekers) Hopefully with their introduction of entertainment aimed for the mature folk of cheshire, and people who are looking for a good night out, nothing more, this will help turn the Hotel into a grat place to go to. Also great friendly staff, only rivelled by the Kings Ramsom staff for their proffessional approach to bar work. Family friendly, with high chairs for young children. Good food, ok menu. Large car park and outside beer area. (with patio heaters) Located close to Sale Grammar school. Try this pub out if looking for somewhere new, or just in the area. Thank you for taking the time to read my comments on the Sale Hotel.Last time i was in was a Friday (3rd Dec 04) and a young Dj was on. I would just like to say to that young man, thank ou for playing the Rock and Roll music for me and my wife, and for playing classic music i have not heard in years. I had a really good night. And thank you to the staff, especially the young man with the pony tail. I will certainly be returning more often.
anonymous - 5 Dec 2004 00:02
Great place to watch City. Got 3 big screens. Entertainment value however, comes from the pundits in the bar not the football, unfortunately.
andrew - 25 May 2004 17:52
Huge place with a dartboard, jukebox and friendly staff.

OK pint of Kronenbourg too.
dpm - 1 May 2004 05:50
I went here for a friend death metal gig (yeah, you heard that right - Satan came here for one night only) - and I was well pleased with the food and the Cider... Unbeatable Snakebite and Black too...
Luke - 2 Feb 2004 22:45
Was I drunk when I wrote this, I meant the Little B, although much of the above applies to the Sale Hotel too, with the addition that its proximity to the grammar school often reflects its clientele.
boddies_drinker - 10 Oct 2003 13:42
Has always been the "classy" pub in Sale, one of the first to have bouncers on the door.
The weekend hotspot but go dressed up and don't expect brilliant real ale, caters more for the music and the alcopops.Cetainly the place to be for a bit of flirting or something more serious.CAMRA members need not attend.
Better during the day,food is excellent and it's relatively quiet.Recently refurbished but could suffer from Sale Rugby clubs move to Stockport.
Chris - 8 Oct 2003 15:19

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