A 480-year-old manor house, once the family home of the Earls of Lucan, and a former convent – that’s what I call a bit of a “wow” pub! Located just south of Macclesfield, bordering the Peak District, we enjoyed a drive through stunning countryside to get here. Less than five minutes away is Teggs Nose Country Park which would make a great detour. The pub is big – lots of nooks and crannies and seven dining areas, with open fires adding to the atmosphere. With a couple of three-year-olds in tow, Jo and I tucked ourselves away in a little snug area. We ordered one children’s sized fish and chips for Eleanor and Ted to share (£7.95) and opted ourselves for a small burger with chips (£6.95) and a chicken wrap (£5.95). Service was smiley and helpful.
While we waited for the food, we took the children for a run round the garden, a sit on a static tractor, which they loved, and time on the swings. Considering the pub was pretty busy, the food arrived swiftly. The children demolished their shared meal then enjoyed playing on a couple of the pub’s Etch-a-Sketches, which was a nice touch. In fact, Sutton Hall had lots of nice touches, which is why it’s certainly worth a visit.Food: Mon-Sat 12-10pm, Sun 12-9.30pm NB: Sutton Hall welcomes children but suggests visiting in the day rather than at night! Sutton Hall, Bullocks Lane, Sutton, Macclesfield SK11 0HE Tel: 01260 253211 suttonhall.co.uk