Review on The Waggon at Birtle
This particular 'waggon' is parked on the old Bury to Rochdale road (B6222) just below the hamlet of Birtle. It used to be a drinkers' haunt, but the interior has been opened up, with chunky stripped-wood tables now dotted around the bar and dining areas.
Local specialities crop up here and there – witness tempura of Chadwick's Bury black pudding with a salad of Lancashire cheese, apple and bacon or Barnsley lamb chop with roast tomatoes, artichokes, red onions and rosemary potatoes. Elsewhere, you might notice warm smoked salmon with tomato and basil, chicken risotto, or a trio of calf's liver, tongue and sweetbreads with spinach, mash and mustard sauce. Ginger sponge and caramel nut tart with banana ice cream bring proceedings to a homely conclusion.
A great-value, fixed-price 'market menu' pulls in the punters from Wednesday to Friday evenings, and a traditional roast tops the bill on Sundays. The wine list has plenty of sound drinking at fair prices.
The Waggon at Birtle is also featured in: Michelin Guide, Good Food GuideRate this Restaurant
Gastro pub / Modern British
Restaurant Opening Times
Lunch: 12.00 - 2.00pm Thu-Fri, 12.30 - 7.30pm Sun
Dinner: 6.00 - 9.30pm Wed-Sat
Accepted credit cards
Visa, Master Card, American Express