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The Stamford, Altrincham, Greater Manchester

The Stamford

4.2
4.2
74 reviews
£25 and under
Gastro Pub
Located in the leafy area of Bowdon, The Stamford is a modern interpretation of pubs from a bygone era; a social space enjoyed by the local community and visitors alike, serving the wider Altrincham, Hale and Cheshire area.

We offer a fresh food a la carte menu alongside lunch specials throughout the pub and a crowd-pleasing set-priced menu on a Sunday, including our famous mixed meat roasts. Whether a quick pint or bite after work, a romantic meal for two, a special celebration, or a few hours sat in our sunshine garden at the front, we have space
to accommodate all in this community-focused pub made with love.

Looking to book an event or a private function we have that covered also with our fantastic function room complete with its own bar and DJ booth if needed. Perfect for any celebration with various buffet menus available.

Call the team on 0161 929 1221 to find out more or visit www.thestamford.xyz

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2 people

19:00


Booked 5 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    £25 and under
  • Cuisines
    Gastro Pub
  • Hours of Operation
    Daily 12:00 pm–11:00 pm
  • Phone number
    0161 929 1221
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress

What 74 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.2
4.2 based on recent ratings
  • 4Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.2Ambience
  • 3.9Value

NoiseModerate

Diners' Choice Awards

  • Manchester/Greater Manchester

    Child-friendly

  • Manchester/Greater Manchester

    Gluten-free-friendly

74 Reviews
  1. AliE

    Manchester

    3 reviews

    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 1
    The Sunday roast was appalling with an inedible burnt Yorkshire pudding on the top. The parsnip and potatoes were undercooked so not very appealing. One of our party had a burger that was not cooked in the middle accompanied by cold chips. The place was full of screaming kids and dogs just terrible

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  2. PhilA

    Bristol

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Good food and service in a pleasant setting. Monika is excellent!

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  3. DanielH

    Manchester

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Lovely meal. The staff were very helpful but clearly busy due to a large party.

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  4. CarlaR

    Yorkshire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 24 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Brilliant service as always - thank you so much for looking after us!

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  5. 50ishandhungry

    Manchester

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 18 February 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 1
    Specifically requested the main pub but were put in the restaurant. We would not have booked if it had stated they couldn’t guarantee the main pub. Service was incredibly slow although the servers were nice and polite.

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  6. DeniseG

    Manchester

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 4 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Warm, welcoming and efficient but no mustard!± The beef was great through, as was the toffee pudding!

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  7. KayG1979

    London

    3 reviews

    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 4 February 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Having visited many times over the years this is the first time I have ever been disappointed with the food. The roast dinners and children’s pasta had to be sent back as such poor quality

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  8. Martinb

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 February 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    Starter was hummus which was sent back as was terrible quality. The gammon was not gammon but ham . Service was slow and food was expensive. Won’t be going back

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  9. Sunny

    Manchester

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on 28 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Come here most Sundays and can hand on heart say it’s perfect every time. Food great and staff also great.

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  10. NickL

    Manchester

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 January 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    Lovely venue, unless, like us, you get seated next to the disabled loos. In which case you're eating your dinner next to kids (and some adults) going to the toilet, quite often with the door open. However, the food is good value, the staff and great, and the atmosphere is vibrant. Just don't sit next to the loos...

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  11. SharonH

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Sunday roast served lukewarm portions could be bigger for cost

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  12. CatherineM

    Manchester

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 January 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    Food was much simpler than online menu. Food highly overpriced for the quality given. Food was cooked well though and the service was great. Ate in the main pub which was very noisy and chaotic.

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  13. DavidW

    Manchester

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent meal Excellent service good choice of beers

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  14. RussellS

    Manchester

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 January 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Nice food and service at a busy time. Staff very good

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  15. OpenTable Diner

    Manchester

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Good very very good.

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  16. Sunny

    Manchester

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on 21 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Excellent as always ! Food great. Staff great. Best place around for Sunday lunch and/or drinks.

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  17. PeterS

    Manchester

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 14 January 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Sunday dinner roast (I ordered the ham) was certainly tasty (compliments to the chef), but a bit disappointing portion-wise. I've seen more ham in a supermarket ham sandwich. It might be my imagination, but I had the feeling the portion sizes of all the meals ordered by our table had shrunk, compared to the size of the same order 6 months ago. That being said, everyone in our party of six enjoyed their meal, and the pub does have a warm and welcoming ambience, particularly inviting on a cold winter's day. Our only real complaint was the number of dogs in the restaurant. And at one table, a mid-sized dog was even sitting on the owner's lap with its head above and over the tabletop. This should not be allowed. And while I don't have a particular issue with dogs in restaurants - as long as they are well behaved and sitting quietly on the floor - during our visit last Sunday there was an unusually large number of unsettled and frisky animals barking and growling loudly, being a general nuisance and creating an unnecessary disturbance; one moving from table to table, sniffing the patrons and the tabletops as it was led by its selfish and unapologetic owner through the restaurant.

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  18. ALISONB

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 14 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had a lovely Sunday lunch here. Food was of good quality and served on time. Catered for vegan diets too and very dog friendly. Waiting staff were fantastic. All in all a very good experience.

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  19. michele

    London

    14 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on 12 January 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    As usual fab service from Monica , food was good too

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  20. kevand

    Cheshire

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 7 January 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We were seated in the main bar area. it was like a Charlie Chalks kids pub. Dogs everywhere as well. How is it a good idea to bring your kid and play jenga in the middle of the pub ? One woman changing her baby on the pub table…. Come on not acceptable !!! Monika was superb as ever really helpful and moved us to the main restaurant part. We eventually had a lovely relaxed Sunday lunch

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  21. OpenTable Diner

    Cheshire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 January 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Lovely pub with great food, friendly staff and chilled atmosphere.

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  22. OpenTable Diner

    Cheshire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 30 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was delicious as always, great service. Lovely pub

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  23. SuzanneN

    London

    1 review

    vip
    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 December 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Good selection of food at reasonable price Nice atmosphere

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  24. OpenTable Diner

    Manchester

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 December 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Food was awful, like airplane food but priced at the price of a Gastropub. Real shame as the pub itself is lovely so I wish they could sort out the kitchen

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  25. PiaT

    Manchester

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 26 December 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    The turkey curry was served in a soup bowl without curry! It was the main course! The beef roast dinner was cold . Potatoes half cooked . Yorkshire pudding could not be cut with a knife. Deserts never arrived. The service was fine. The waitress was very apologetic but I think the kitchen staff substandard.

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  26. DavidB

    Berkshire

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 December 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    As a 40 y.o., without doubt one of the worst dining / hospitality experiences I’ve ever had with friends and our children at a Christmas get together. Waiting for a long time for food despite being the 2nd table into the pub. 3 of 4 adults ordered a duck dish and when finally served the dish didn’t come with fondant potatoes or blackberries as advertised, but mixed fruits like strawberry/ cherry and a some boiled ‘new’ potatoes (in December). Waitress then told us that chef wasnt in and it was an agency chef that clearly incapable of cooking the menu. Agreed to eat the dishes until my friend cut into his duck and it was raw inside, so we all did the same and ditto for all the duck served; an hour to wait for raw duck. Waitress suggested we order something else but given the wait and that children had eaten by now we didn’t eat and had some chips. Bill came and snacks were included on the bill, no apology and manager did not attempt to rectify situation. Terrible food, worse service and contemptuous management. Happy Christmas.

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  27. TaraC

    Cambridge

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was very tasty, except for the Mac and cheese which was a bit bland. The service was brilliant and couldn’t be faulted. Was lovely and would go back

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  28. PaulaO

    Manchester

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 17 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was lovely and the staff were great as always . A lovely Christmas atmosphere ! We also did the quiz which was great fun . A great place that always lives up to expectations.

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  29. JohnB

    Manchester

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 December 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Service is great, really friendly staff our server (young blond lady) was excellent. The pub is in two halfs one side traditional pub other very modern bar esthetic. Food was a bit hit and miss burger came not as described and our roast was Luke warm with soggy potatoes and watery see through gravy deserts were nice but the churos came with out sauce. The place was packed so I assume they were just a bit busy. Will try the place again .

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  30. AmandaH

    London

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 16 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service, great food in a relaxed and festive environment.

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  31. CarolineB

    Manchester

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely atmosphere really gorgeous festive food and despite it being so busy service was efficient and waitress very attentive . Will highly recommend

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  32. JenT

    Manchester

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing food and atmosphere. Our waitress Monica was amazing as per usual.

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  33. JacquelineB

    Cheshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely beautiful bar/restaurant Christmas decorations were lovely, staff have gone to a lot of trouble to make it feel like Christmas. We had the 3 causes for £18 great value. The deserts was average as crem brulee not set and apple crumble was terrible the crumble was cooked. Everything else was excellent. We did leave a nice tip as customer service was brilliant

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  34. BKLS

    Manchester

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 26 November 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    We booked for a Sunday afternoon and were seated on top of a very warm log fire, our request to move was was rejected as the pub was fully booked so understandable. The attitude of the Mgr however, was dismissive and not particularly friendly. Service staff were lovely though and very accommodating. Food was ok, Roast chicken dinner a little dry and the Yorkshire puddings were flat and greasy. Apple crumble dessert was nice. I would choose another place over this next time

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  35. WayneM

    Derbyshire

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 November 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Service was excellent. Food was cold only food that was hot was carrot and turnip roast potatoes over cooked very hard to cut. Wasn’t impressed at all.

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  36. Emily

    London

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 November 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Booked online, booked the dining room for a romantic occasion. Arrived to be told they don’t open the dining room in the week. We were given a table in the main pub - beautifully decorated but SO noisy!! Noisier than the gig we went to afterwards!! We couldn’t hear our own conversation across a small two-person table. Perhaps as a result of the noise, our waitress (whose first language wasn’t English so she was obviously having hard time) made a few errors in our orders. Only two of us, eating off the set menu, wouldn’t have thought it would be that difficult… Soup was absolutely delicious, if only luke-warm. The mains (pie / bangers and mash) were fine and nice respectively. Pudding (crème brûlée although initially we were brought crumble by mistake) delicious but cold with one warm patch. Was it supposed to be cold? Overall it was a disappointment. The pub looks gorgeous. But it was just too 1) for a romantic meal; and 2) to provide proper service

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  37. Sunny

    Manchester

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on 19 November 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Excellent as always. Craig always welcomes and serves with a smile.

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  38. lorriD

    Worcestershire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 November 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I really loved The Stamford and would have easily given it 5* if they had more vegan options on the menu, but they were amazing and quickly whipped up Tofu Fish & Chips for the vegans at the table, but it would be good if there were more options for vegans or the more health conscious. The atmosphere is lovely and the service is outstanding (people are so lovely) and it had a gorgeous twinkly Christmas vibe already too. Great place to head to if you are in the area and we will definitely be back x

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  39. Sunny

    Manchester

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on 12 November 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 2
    Perfect as always. Staff great as well, especially Craig.

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  40. Gary

    Manchester

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 November 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Sunday roast looks impressive when it arrives, but lacks flavour, watery tasting veg and tasteless gravy. Such a let down.

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The Stamford is rated 4.2 stars by 74 OpenTable diners.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 5 times today
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2 The Firs, Altrincham, Greater Manchester WA14 2TW

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Area
    Altrincham
  • Hours of Operation
    Daily 12:00 pm–11:00 pm
  • Price
    £25 and under
  • Cuisines
    Gastro Pub
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking Details
    Private Lot
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