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Rochdale town centre

Rochdale Town Hall, a beautiful imposing historical building in Rochdale.well maintained and looked... read more

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We took our brother and his wife { on holiday from OZ } , the sevice is second to none , the decor... read more

Reviewed 14 June 2018
Garry Andre A
Bacup, United Kingdom
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Rochdale's fabulous Grade-I Victorian Gothic town hall is renowned worldwide for its unique and detailed architecture. The building was opened on 27th September 1871 by George Leach Ashworth, then Mayor of Rochdale at a cost of around £150,000. Full...more
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Town Hall The Esplanade, Rochdale OL16 1AZ, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Rochdale Town Hall, a beautiful imposing historical building in Rochdale.well maintained and looked after by the local council.Working clock tower

Thank arifsheikh321
Reviewed 14 June 2018

We took our brother and his wife { on holiday from OZ } , the sevice is second to none , the decor is superb , you are not rushed into deciding what to order , The food is cooked fresh and very good ,...More

Thank Garry Andre A
Reviewed 3 May 2018

Very interesting so many things to see, the history of the place is outstanding and being able to sit and take a drink and get ready to see more really helped next time we will stay longer.

Thank Eddie2foot
Reviewed 30 April 2018

I went on a trip with the Co-op to Rochdale and we visited this amazing town hall with all its history and magnificence - a really beautiful and interesting place

Thank Stéphanie C
Reviewed 30 April 2018 via mobile

Beautiful building lovely architecture throughout and stunning stain glass windows. They also have a restaurant which is very reasonable and worth a visit

Thank cherylbrine
Reviewed 12 April 2018

Rochdale town hall is a real surprise...a jewel of a building. I never imagined that I would be a proud Rochdale girl (I’m from greater good Manchester) but after visiting this amazing piece of history in stone I am a very very proud ‘Rochdale Girl’.

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Reviewed 24 March 2018 via mobile

A wonderful example of a town hall. - architecturally splendid. Has some fun activities for children - we did a wizard academy. Previously we did the promenade productions version of the Jungle book which was excellent and took you round lots of rooms each play...More

Thank Andrea76ander
Reviewed 12 March 2018 via mobile

Visit the Clock Tower Restaurant on a weekly basis for the Veterans’ Breakfast Club. Excellent breakfast at special rate for ex forces, etc. Although this is a special club the food for all is the same. Excellently cooked and efficiently served by lovely staff.

Thank Hilary C
Reviewed 11 March 2018

First time visit for me and I will definitely be going again - thought we were just going to have afternoon tea but lovely meals were on the menu too. Excellent

Thank madlop2018
Reviewed 12 February 2018 via mobile

Visited the town hall on Saturday night 10th February for a gin society night. We were really impressed with the venue the hall is beautiful (the gin wasn't too bad either😳😳).

Thank Woody089
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2 May 2018|
Response from radley4 | Reviewed this property |
We were seated without reservations. And I believe it’s only open for lunch although we were there late afternoon. I don’t recall any obstructions but I can’t be sure.
Ali E
13 January 2018|
Response from geldern | Reviewed this property |
The Town Hall tours cost £4.95 but you can walk into the entrance hall and through to the restaurant without cost.
26 September 2015|
Response from LukeSettle | Property representative |
Hello Kay, The best place to get information is rochdale.gov.uk/townhall. The cafe menu and opening times are under the 'Dine' section. Thank you.