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The Sutton Gamekeeper
Hollin Lane, Macclesfield, SK11 0HL. 01260 252000 thesuttongamekeeper. co.uk
Who doesn’t love a country pub with a roaring fire and a fabulous menu? The decor at the Sutton Gamekeeper is rustic and simple - what you might call a real pub, somewhere you can turn up wearing wellies and damp tweed or your best Jaeger twin set and pearls.
The Sutton Gamekeeper is noted for its game but we had burrata cheese accompanied by some exquisite pickled grapes and heritage tomatoes, £5.95, and a gin cured sea trout, £5.95. The second course, local venison, £19.95, served with homemade chips was perfectly cooked and the roasted red chicory, £11.95, is a perfectly judged triumph. Blackcurrant, blackberry and plum crumble, £5.95, with home-made custard was superb and so was the selection of cheeses, £8.95, which came with crackers and fruit cake.
Nothing was too much trouble.
£89 for two with three courses, three cheeses and three wines and three beers. Worth every penny!