There’s nothing that beats a cool, crisp pint on a warm summer’s day, is there?
As a region, Tameside is lucky enough to play host to some truly glorious public houses, in a variety of different styles to suit numerous tastes.
Everything from traditional, classic drinking houses from years gone by to more modern, stylish venues with a twist, Tameside has plenty to offer pub-goers whatever your taste may be!
Plus, it always helps if you can grab yourself a hearty meal as well as a good drink while you’re out!
But what if you wanted to head a little further afield?
Just across the Tameside border, Glossop is also a prime-pub location and is an ideal area to explore if you’re into your pub hunting.
So if you find yourself wandering the Glossop area any time soon, here are five pubs in Glossop you’ll want to eat at:
Situated in the wonderfully rural area of Old Glossop, you’d be forgiven for driving straight past The Wheatsheaf as it blends seamlessly into the old stone aesthetic of neighbouring houses. But you’d be missing out on a real treat.
In terms of style, The Wheatsheaf has chosen to step away from making many of the changes more modern pubs now follow, in the absolute best way possible; It represents everything that people love about the old fashioned pub vibe.
Much of the interior has retained the kind of appearance you’d expect from a pub in the forties and fifties, including painted, rough stone walls and wooden beams to name but a few qualities.
With a combination of both local and more popular drinks, the real ale connoisseur will find themselves very much at home. And the staff are said to be some of the most welcoming you’ll find in any establishment.
But for all of these attractive qualities the true draw of The Wheatsheaf amongst the public seems to be the food.
While the menu may be considered small by some, the portion sizes are anything but.
Serving up monster portions of classic pub grub like pudding and peas, as well as more modern bites like salads and sandwiches, you’ll never be stuck finding something to fill your stomach and your heart. Especially on a Sunday!
To find out more about The Wheatsheaf before you book, check out their TripAdvisor page here.
On the corner of Manor Park Road and Sheffield Road in Glossop, you’ll find the popular Commercial Inn, ready and waiting to greet you with a good meal and a tall pint!
A real Glossop hotspot thanks to the abundance of walkers in the area, as well as regular screenings of footy matches, The Commercial has established itself as an essential visit not only for the locals but for visitors travelling through.
If it’s a quick pint you’re after, the traditional long bar is a great place to take a seat and chat amongst the other friendly punters and bar staff.
But if it’s a filling meal you came for, you won’t leave disappointed either.
With a wide and varied menu that consists of everything from starters, steaks, burgers and beyond, there will definitely be something to satisfy your appetite!
All the food is made fresh to order (serving Wednesday to Sunday, including vegetarian, vegan and gluten free options) and, if local opinion is anything to go by, it’s the best around. Of course, the Sunday Platter remains one of the most popular choices with good reason!
As if this wasn’t enough, the pub also regularly plays host to a number of music and entertainment acts for your enjoyment!
Want to know more? Then don’t miss their perfect, five-star TripAdvisor page here.
The Bulls Head (Tintwistle)
If reasonably priced drinks and solid pub grub is your idea of a perfect day, then head over to The Bulls Head as soon as you can!
A quick drive up the road from central Glossop in Tintwistle, you won’t find a better example of a ‘countrified pub’ for miles around.
With gorgeous views of the surrounding countryside, you’ll be in an idyllic setting for a quiet drink and a scrumptious meal.
The interior of the pub is a real blast from the past, which makes complete sense given that the building itself dates back to the 16th century!
The walls and bannisters are all packed full of vintage decorative pieces adding to the overall classic style, so you can take a close-up look as you enjoy your home cooked pub meal.
The owners have said they wanted to bring “a genuine taste of Britain to the hills.” We think it’s safe to say they’ve delivered that in spades!
Oh, and it’s dog friendly too!
Want to pay The Bulls Head a visit? Check out their TripAdvisor page here.
If you ever find yourself strolling down High Street West, you’ll struggle to miss the instantly-recognisable rounded windows of The Oakwood.
Owned and operated by Robinsons Brewery, The Oakwood works perfectly whether you’re after a new local boozer or a scrumptious, freshly cooked meal!
The first thing that strikes you about this pub is the glorious display of bottles above and around the bar; with such an exceptional array of drinks to choose from you’ll never be able to drink this place dry! This includes a massive selection of cocktails. So whether you’re after an Espresso Martini or something a bit more reserved, The Oakwood won’t let you down.
But what is always a must-mention about The Oakwood (and generally most Robinsons pubs) is the food. A massive menu packed with their iconic burgers, butties and other bites (including a very well-received vegan section) will have you coming back for a different meal time and time again!
And, if the weather is nice enough, you can enjoy your day out at the pub in the popular and spacious beer garden.
Take a look at some of their amazing meals, drinks and reviews at The Oakwood TripAdvisor page here.
The Victoria Lounge
Right around the corner from Glossop Train Station, you’ll find the popular drinking and dining establishment that is The Victoria Lounge.
Decorated in a traditionalist style, including chandeliers, paintings and an impressive stained glass window, you’ll definitely benefit from a premium-feel experience during your visit.
This premium feel also extends to the food, which you might not expect considering much of their menu is comprised of classic pub grub. But it sure is impressive.
Their giant-size pies and puddings with chips, peas and gravy have become somewhat of a favourite to regular visitors. That isn’t to say that’s all that’s all they have to offer, though. Burgers, steaks salads and some very fancy looking desserts are all regularly available.
Plus, if you check their Facebook page you’ll often find some incredible deals including a whopping 50% off select menu items. Bargain!
Want to stop by The Victoria Lounge for your next beer and bite? Take a look at their TripAdvisor page here.