Sunday Afternoon Quickie: Hanging Gate, Sutton

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After a busy, knackering week I fancied a really peaceful, calming Sunday, which is why we chose to go to Hanging Gate in the hills near Macclesfield.  The scenery is stunning and the views from the pub are tremendous.  And I’d heard very good things about the food.

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Stunning views of the hills

Sunday lunch absolutely lived up to expectation – I ordered haddock with new potatoes and Jamie went for a roast dinner of aged rib of beef.  Both dishes were excellent, fresh tasting and just very good quality.

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Baked haddock and new potatoes
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Aged rib of beef

But it was the pudding that really got me! A blueberry, lemon and white chocolate rice pudding with honeycomb.  Jamie and I regrettably ordered to share.  When it arrived I wanted it all. It basically tasted like rice pudding and lemon curd – tart, warm and comforting with the honeycomb adding crunch and excitement.

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Blueberry Rice Pudding

I’m definitely coming back to the Hanging Gate in Spring for an evening meal – I can’t wait to see the sunset from their terrace.  Everything about our experience today was top notch – the staff were lovely, the food was great and you can’t beat those views.

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