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Leather's Smithy, Langley - pub details

Address: Clarke Lane, Langley, Macclesfield, Cheshire, SK11 0NE [map] [gmap]

Tel: 0871 951 1000 (ref 7900) - calls cost 10p per minute plus network extras

Nearest train stations Macclesfield (2.5 miles), Prestbury (5 miles)

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General information: Overlooks reservoir, popular with fly fishers and walkers.

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St Dunstan Inn, Macclesfield (0.5 miles), Church House, Sutton (1.1 miles), Hanging Gate, Sutton (1.3 miles), Ryles Arms, Sutton (1.4 miles), Lamb Inn, Sutton (1.4 miles) - see more nearby pubs


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We stopped at the pub for lunch, whilst driving around on holiday and like many who ventured in, thought the immediate welcome was a little frosty.

It was early September, the pub was practically empty, yet when we asked for a table for 4 (including our two young children), we were told we must sit in the family area. Which although pleasant enough, couldn't quite understand the logic of having a separate area for us to be banished.

However, the food was very good, reasonably priced and the staff suddenly became most helpful. We asked for a steak and ale pie to be split between two children, and this was more than catered for including polite conversations between the staff and the children.

We had a little chat with the landlady about our holiday and was given a very warm farewell.

So perhaps the landlady hasn't got the greatest of people skills, but once in motion can put on a smile and host her patrons well.
spidermonkey168 - 22 Feb 2010 18:02
Nothing bad to say about this place - good beers well kept and they'll let you try before you buy. The food is excellent and the staff friendly. It's my local and I live 2 miles away - can't be bad!!!
tilly69 - 7 Apr 2009 22:55
Having read the previous reviews about the Leathers Smithy, I was feeling a little reluctant to actually go for the meal we had booked. How glad I am that we did go.
The pub was busy with many people enjoying evening meals. It was warm, friendly and cosy with a great relaxed atmosphere. The staff were pleasant and more than helpful, answering any questions we had with no fuss.
The service and the food were both excellent and enjoyed by all six of us, including my mother-in-law who is not easily pleased.
With reference to the earlier comments about the landlady, we found her to be a quiet helpful lady who was in no way unpleasant.
If you are considering The Leathers Smithy for a meal or just for a quiet drink, I would recommend you ignore the bad reviews and enjoy yourself. I for one will certainly be a return visitor.
Ray15 - 30 Mar 2009 10:24
Great Pub,nice an pleasant landlady.Bit confused to last 3 comments,but have noticed that more an more people seem to think if they buy a drink in a pub,they own it.If the previous 3 comments were accurate,why was the pub happily crowded out last sat night,an most times when I go in,especially with such good other pubs around?I've been going in last 30 years on and off,once or twice a week in last 3-4 years,and have seen landlords an landladies come an go,an theres nought wrong with this one.The bar staff an waitresses are nice young girls trying to do a hard job best they can,menu and specials board imaginative and delicious,chips to die for(handcut fat an chunky,my parents had 2 chippy's so I know good chips!).
Real ale is well kept and ever changing,but bombadier is regular an always good.I luv real ale (too much girly says) regulary attend beerfests,try out many pubs,an this ones a good one!I could happily snuff it outside here with a good pint in hand overlooking reservoir,watching sun go down,chillsville langley,cheers.
dylwylie - 16 Mar 2009 22:07
Sadly I agree with the last two comments.

The landlady appears to be trying for the Miserable Old Bat of 2009 award (and it's still 2008), even at midday. The food is exhorbitant: 6.95 for a thin, chewy steak on a slice of white bread, with a few onions, some Brakes Brothers dip-in-a-paper-pot, and probably ten chips (pretentiously entitled "a pick of chips" - it would be more honest to say "a ripoff of epic proportions"). Our polite enquiry as to whether they had any traditional cider - not unreasonable in an alleged real ale pub - was met with a surly "We have Strongbow on draught".

I wouldn't say it's actively unpleasant... but at 33 for a lunchtime snack for four people and a half each, we won't be returning in a hurry. Great location, great building, lousy attitude.
el_capitano - 31 Dec 2008 20:47

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