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The Rams Head Inn, Denshaw, United Kingdom
The Rams Head Inn, Denshaw, United Kingdom
The Rams Head Inn, Denshaw, United Kingdom
The Rams Head Inn, Denshaw, United Kingdom
The Rams Head Inn, Denshaw, United Kingdom

The Rams Head Inn

4.6
4.6
744 reviews
£25 and under
Gastro Pub
**OPENING TIMES ARE LAST FOOD ORDERS NOT CLOSING TIMES**
There is a discretionary 10% service charge for larger parties of 8 or more.
Located high up on Saddleworth Moor above Manchester, Rochdale and Oldham, the Rams Head Inn at Denshaw enjoys panoramic views out over the surrounding countryside. It’s just five minutes from Jn 22 of the M62 and the inn is a real treasure, more than 450 years old and packed with memorabilia as well as stoves & log fires in every room. This multi-award-winning venue was one of the original gastropubs and specializes in farm-assured steaks, burgers, seasonal game and fresh fish and seafood dishes complemented with excellent real Ale, wine, champagne, gin & vodka list. The Pantry @ The Rams Head offers a range of deli products for sale including farm-fresh meat, game and seafood.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 3 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    £25 and under
  • Cuisines
    Gastro Pub, Seafood, Steakhouse
  • Hours of Operation
    Tue–Thu 12:00 pm–4:30 pm Fri, Sat 12:00 pm–8:30 pm Sun 12:00 pm–7:30 pm
  • Phone number
    01457 874802
  • Payment Options
    Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual
  • Catering
    Available

What 744 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Diners' Choice Awards

  • Manchester/Greater Manchester

    Best Service

  • Manchester/Greater Manchester

    Great for scenic views

744 Reviews
  1. Disa

    Manchester

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Brilliant location, great staff ,had Sunday lunch there, veg was presented in an awful mish mash of cubed carrots & cabbage which looked like slop on the plate , very disappointed.

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  2. Glossopshopper

    Manchester

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We had Sunday lunch. Roast beef (a little fatty) and trimmings, the gravy was a bit thin but the roast potatoes and Yorkshire puddings were lovely. Desert was cheesecake of the day (which whilst being very creamy) seemed only vanilla with a chocolate on top, pricing at £7.95 was on the steep side. The staff however were a real asset. If we visit again we would order from the main menu.

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  3. Cath

    Warwickshire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Overall food was good, however sizzling duck was a little overdone so made it chewy for two of our diners, chicken dish was a winner as was the partridge. Service was as usual outstanding and atmosphere was simply lovely, warm and welcoming. Well done to Stuart and his team

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  4. DebbieO

    Manchester

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food and service. Love this place would highly recommend

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  5. Estereeno

    Manchester

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 18 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent as always - would recommend - try and go at twice a month

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Lovely venue and enjoyed the food. Service was very good and the staff attentive. Prices at the high end but had an enjoyable meal.

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  7. DavidL

    Manchester

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    First visit and won’t be the last. Service was fantastic and welcoming. You walk through a grotto of farmhouse sweet n savoury items to purchase in the adjoining farm shop. Further round the shop opens up to a quaint but well stocked produce and beverages. The fridge section boasts a moderate selection of meets & sausages. I would suggest if you fancy taking something back home to get it before you go in the restaurant as you won’t feel like eating anything else after. We just took a couple of pork and pickle pies. You can also grab a bacon or sausage sandwich from here if you’re not booked in the restaurant. Walking through to the restaurant we were shown to our table by friendly staff and informed of the soup and pie of the day. The room was warm and cosy but plenty of room between tables to relax around a wood burner. After taking in the amazing views we turned to the menu, which had some great choices and food was delicious. Our party enjoyed the steak & onion pie but I have to recommend the steak burger and go for the double up although you probably won’t have room for lemon sponge and custard. We skipped on the staters but if you fancy making it 3 course there is some usual items, soup etc and a variety of special nibbles and appetisers. I might try the tempura prawns next time. Some good beers and non alcoholic on offer. Coke Zero by pint or Diet Coke by bottle. The bill was very reasonable and we opted to pay by card. No doubt we will be back very soon. If you decide to visit the restaurant please make sure to book.

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  8. JulianL

    Yorkshire

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 4 February 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Poor service very slow and it wasn’t very busy, been spoilt in the past with the places we have eaten

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  9. AlayneW

    Manchester

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 3 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    The service and food were both very good. I had the goats cheese starter and sea bass fillets for my main course. I didn't realise that the sea bass dish wasn't served with vegetables but fortunately my husband had veg with his main course ( steak & onion pie) so I pinched his as he's not a lover. My husband had the lemon pudding for dessert and said it's the best sweet pudding he's had in a long, long time. Sadly, there was little ambience. Two things, really ... when we arrived ( at 7.30pm), there were a couple of tables occupied, but they soon dispersed, and then it was made subtly clear, once we came to the dessert stage, they were packing up to go home. Secondly, the lighting... too stark. I know this is subjective, but the place could be made so much more welcoming with warm lighting / lamps dotted about perhaps.

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  10. Lloydy

    Manchester

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 27 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We love coming here, a real treat, friendly service, great food and views to die for. Best in poor weather, it's always cosy on the inside.

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  11. IanW

    Hungary

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 21 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful meal and experience. Table next to the fire with great views. We had the meat and seafood sharing platter, which was simply fantastic. followed by t bone steaks, which were both perfectly cooked.. Though the meal wasnt cheap, it was worth every penny and i cant recommend highly enough. I will definately be coming back.

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    Manchester

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 14 January 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Nice place, food was ok, staff were nice, only negative is the table was tiny and we could hardly fit our food on it.

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  13. Savell0

    Lancashire

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 7 January 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    A bit disappointed. My meal was not up to scratch but was rectified by staff. Replacement meal was fine.

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  14. OpenTable Diner

    Manchester

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Arrived to a lovely warm fire and fantastic views. Service was excellent and friendly staff. The Sunday lunch was fabulous and value for money. We will be back!!

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  15. OpenTable Diner

    Manchester

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 3 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Never fails to impress. The Best in my honest opinion.

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  16. DaveI

    Manchester

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 31 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Friendly warm atmosphere as always. Highly recommend! The Seabass is our favourite 👍

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  17. KimS

    Manchester

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 31 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing food, especially the steak, and great service. Had a lovely time

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  18. WendyP

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 30 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very lovely setting with super service and great food.

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  19. KatrinaR

    Manchester

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 December 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food is always amazing with great service. Had a fabulous Christmas Eve meal there. Never disappointed!

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  20. JacquelineJ

    Manchester

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 23 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely restraunt with lovely staff who can't do enough for you..been here a few times now and is our favourite 1st place to dine..in summer the views are gorgeous..will obviously be returning again for sure..great staff,chef and manager

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  21. YGillG

    Yorkshire

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 23 December 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    I booked after seeing their fb post of the rare beef Wellington looked Delicious And it was...but cooked more medium rare neatly medium but was very tasty Maybe another vegetable would gave been nice

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  22. RodneyC

    Manchester

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 December 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The food and service were excellent, particularly the beef wellington

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  23. OpenTable Diner

    Manchester

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 December 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Steak pie, too small, too much pastry and over done, beef gravy not thick enough and lacked flavour. Was average pub grub not gastro. Disappointed, have been coming her for 40 years, wanted to bring our friends but can't based on this experience, sad!

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  24. JacquiK

    Manchester

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely meal in a beautiful setting. Third time we’ve been

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  25. WayneM

    Manchester

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The place was charming and creatively laid out well for the festive season. The service was second to none, staff were very attentive and most certainly recommend especially for couples. Car parking was ample for the time I had my booking (6.30pm). Will definitely be going back again.

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  26. AlysonB

    Manchester

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 16 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely meal in a proper pub. Service was excellent, and the food was delicious. Well recommended

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  27. MichelleT

    Manchester

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great place. Very relaxing. Friendly staff. Nice food. Lovely fires on a very windy day. We both enjoyed it

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  28. OpenTable Diner

    Manchester

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 8 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great awesome ..... what more do you need to know?????

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  29. HelenS

    Vancouver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 7 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We visited on a wild and wet winter’s day and the views and scenery were dramatic. Cosy stoves, a warm welcome, excellent service and delicious food. Definitely recommend it!

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  30. OpenTable Diner

    Manchester

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 December 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Traditional pub with great food and atmosphere - remote location adds to the atmosphere

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  31. SimoneC

    Manchester

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 2 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Loved it gorgeous food great service and great venue 😃

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  32. OpenTable Diner

    Manchester

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 December 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Quiet cosy country pub set high in the Pennines with superb views over the surrounding hills and moors... Good menu and outstanding service - will return!

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  33. stevend

    Manchester

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 November 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Gastro pub fayre at its best for a reasonable price. What a view looking down from the moors while dining. Very pleasant staff and such a cosy place to dine. Will certainly visit again

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  34. OpenTable Diner

    Manchester

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 November 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The best meal we all agreed and the waiting staff were excellent. We weren’t bothered by the staff at all they allowed us to chat. Good lengths between courses. We will be returning again and again. Well done everyone. You deserve an excellent Christmas.

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  35. Paul

    Manchester

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 November 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We picked a quiet time on a lunchtime on a Friday. Tge food was excellent and so was the company. Highly recommended and will be back next month.

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  36. Cher

    Manchester

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 November 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food and service excellent. Also, really helpful with access requirements. They got us a table with plenty of room for my friend's wheelchair. There's a gentleman who works there who's super helpful! I came in on Friday 3rd with my daughter and son in law and then booked again for Sunday the 5th based on how good the food was and how lovely the male waiter was. Wonderful. Can't fault it! Amazing views too! Thank you.

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  37. GrahamS

    Manchester

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 November 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Trish and I thoroughly enjoyed our Anniversary meal last night, excellent food and service. We will be back.

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  38. JudithG

    Manchester

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 28 October 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    An absolutely delicious meal. There was an offer on mussels so two of us had mussels in a delicious garlic sauce. The other 2 had tempura prawns and pigeon to start. We then had the most perfectly cooked steak. Mine was blue cheese sauce and my friend had peppercorn. Staff were really helpful and friendly when I explained I didn't want chips and gave me extra veg instead. It was a definite 10/10 experience for all 4 of us.

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  39. MMNH

    Northampton

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 22 October 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Warm, friendly welcome. Food was delicious. I had pigeon to start with which was presented beautifully followed by the liver, which was the best that I've ever had. We weren't rushed & staff attentive to replenishing drinks. Farm shop was an added bonus, where we were able to buy some tasty pork pies and black pudding. Shame it was closed Monday and Tuesday because we definitely would have gone back. If ever we visit the area again we'll eat there for sure.

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  40. steve

    London

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 22 October 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was a sunny day at last and the views were wonderful. The sort of pub you dream of being snowed in for at least a week, with a well stocked cellar and plenty of logs. The food was tasty and home cooked. The staff were friendly and helpful. The price was as expected for the three of us. Great.

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Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

The Rams Head Inn is rated 4.6 stars by 744 OpenTable diners.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 3 times today
Google Map for The Rams Head Inn

Ripponden Road, Denshaw, United Kingdom OL3 5UN

Additional information

  • Cross Street
    Saddleworth
  • Area
    Denshaw
  • Hours of Operation
    Tue–Thu 12:00 pm–4:30 pm Fri, Sat 12:00 pm–8:30 pm Sun 12:00 pm–7:30 pm
  • Price
    £25 and under
  • Cuisines
    Gastro Pub, Seafood, Steakhouse
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking Details
    Private car park, helicopter landing pad.
  • Payment Options
    Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Patio/Outdoor Dining
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