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“Greasy”
Review of The Church Inn

The Church Inn
Ranked #47 of 418 Restaurants in Bury
Certificate of Excellence
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Dining options: After-hours, Breakfast, Reservations
Description: This well known 17th century Inn underwent an extensive refurbishment throughout the whole of the building in summer 2009, whilst trying to maintain its traditional feel and character. We aim to offer fine food and wine along with excellent service in the relaxed atmosphere of our dining room as well as a private dining function room. All meals will be prepared to the exacting standards of the highly experienced team of chefs using the best quality fresh and wherever possible local produce. You will receive a warm welcome in our relaxed bar area where you can enjoy our selection of bar snacks and a choice from our main menu in the bar, and the main menu in the restaurant at lunch time and evening.
Reviewed 23 May 2012

Went today, ordered sirloin steak sandwich, was ok but smothered in greasy fried onions,could not eat all the bread as it was soaked in grease. DO NOT have the chips, they are shaped mash potato in a crap coating. Overated, crap and expensive.

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2  Thank peecee007
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Reviewed 18 April 2012

We drove up to the Church for an early evening meal, and on arriving in the car park took in a fabulous view across the surrounding countryside and Manchester far beyond in the distance. Had it been warmer, we would have eaten outdoors in the new eating area at the side of the old inn. Indoors, we found a welcoming atmosphere with comfortable seating in the bar area. We decided to have our meal in this part of the inn rather than the restaurant. Our order was taken promptly and it arrived piping hot and very tasty. All four of us really enjoyed our meals which ranged from loin of pork in a creamy sauce to a ribeye steak with handcut chips. The beer,wine and coffee were also excellent. This Inn has certainly changed for the better over the past couple of years with the new owner obviously taking a great pride in the quality of the food and service. We will be back again very soon!
A word to I-like-lamp......your experience is certainly not ours....I wholeheartedly recommend this Inn to all who would enjoy homecooked food in a lovely setting.

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2  Thank SUNSHINEFANS
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Reviewed 9 April 2012

We went on a Sunday for a family reunion and ate in the restaurant - eight of us in all. The food was really good and excellent value and ranged from "pub grub" type food to good restaurant style meals (but I would have preferred a proper cheesecake rather than a deconstructed one!). The service was excellent too: there when you wanted it but not intrusive. And the views over Manchester were simply amazing - worth trying to get a window seat in the restaurant. All in all, a very worthwhile experience and strongly recommended!!

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Reviewed 26 March 2012

Went to the Church in for Sunday lunch with family.

The exterior of the building itself was a sign of what was to come; what was probably once a nice old building has had a pretty vile extension tagged onto it at some stage, and the overall look of the place was tatty and shabby. Inside wasn't much better: the decor felt tired, with tables crammed in and cramped, and there was a smell of stale old food pervading the dining area.

The food itself was really bad. Starters were minuscule (one measly slice of bog standard supermarket Parma ham with melon!!). Horrible leek and potato soup with a thick skin on top. Not good. Main meals were equally dire; roast potatoes tasted utterly vile, like they'd been cooked in margarine, new potatoes overcooked, Yorkshire puddings dry and probably out of a packet, and the beef was a pallid, overcooked, grey letdown. The overall impression of the dining experience was of a particularly bad hospital meal. Service was pretty slow, but they looked pretty understaffed.

If I was in a more charitable frame of mind I'd say maybe we caught the Church Inn on a bad day, but I think in reality you have to really work at making food this bad, it doesn't just happen overnight. Disappointing!

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4  Thank I-like-lamp
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Reviewed 11 January 2012

I went with family for a set Christmas evening lunch meal. It was fairly busy and so my hopes weren't set too high but i was pleasantly surprised. The food was of a high quality, with my steak being very tender and an excellent cheese selection for desert. The staff were very attentive even though it as busy. We were in the restaurant area not the pub area and the views over Bury and Rochdale were beautiful. Will definately be back!

1  Thank no1sarahlunt
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