Village Pub & Grill - Village Hotel Manchester Bury

3.4
icon/ic_reviewCreated with Sketch.
142 reviews
icon/ic_price_rangeCreated with Sketch.
£25 and under
icon/ic_cuisineCreated with Sketch.
British

Top tags:

Sunday Lunch
Casual
From Sunday lunch to a working breakfast, dinner with mates or lunch with the ladies, our restaurant welcomes hotel guests and locals alike, all day, every day.

Special Offers

Traditional Sunday lunch or brunch: From £15

Help yourself to our Chefs Table of unlimited appetisers then
choose either a traditional Sunday lunch or new brunch dish. From
£15pp
Add a bottle of fizz or house wine (white, rose and red) for £15
See website for full T&C’s

Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 10 diners. Includes Tax, excludes service.

Valid For: 1 - 10 people

Starts: 31 October 2019

Ends: 30 April 2020

Availability: Sun 12:00-22:00

What 142 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
3.4based on recent ratings
3.4
Food
3.7
Service
3.3
Ambience
3.6
Value
Noise · Moderate
51% of people would recommend it to a friend
Sort by
Filters
s
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 24 November 2019
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience1

Was a little disappointed, booked a table to celebrate my birthday with my family,thought we were having carvery, on arrival the carvery was no were to be seen,we could have a roast already plated up,with a choice of starters from the chefs table, but never got to choose a dessert because they had all gone,plus because the restaurant is now part of the bar the noise level was unbearable because it was full of football fans watching the very large TVs, it's such a shame that the bar and restaurant aren't separate areas.....
Sorry to say we were disappointed

RB
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 13 October 2019
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

Website does not say carvery is only on at 12 and 3pm

Seating is very squashed. Noise level is so bad

And then both diners get served 4 burnt burgers

Gone downhill so much!!!!

CM
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 13 October 2019
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience3

Reserving judgement as we understand that our visit coincided with the last fixed price Sunday Roast. We had to wait some considerable time for someone to come and carve the meat and there seemed to be less options available than on our previous visits. We do not live locally and only use The Village when staying with family in Bury.

F
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 25 August 2019
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

Food was not fresh and was over cooked and cold. Service was shoddy and manager misinformed us of options. Over priced

d
Manchester
9 reviews
Dined on 11 August 2019
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

I booked a table for Sunday lunch for 5.00pm via your website but it seems that it finishes as 3.00pm, the food that they had left was all dried up and left from 3.00pm
I also requested via your website that we needed an easy access table for an 88 year old lady, this was not paid attention to we must have been given a table at the furthest point in a very large crowded restaurant

OT
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 11 August 2019
Overall4Food3Service1Ambience5

They didn’t have the share Sunday even though it was stated on the menu

J
1 review
Dined on 1 August 2019
Overall3Food2Service3Ambience5

Food wasn’t great but ok, it was very noisy in the bar which is connected to the restaurant which made my little girl upset being sat next to drunk people, 1 of the waitresses we had just didn’t want to help and made everything awkward from the minute of arriving (Holly). Drinks were good and the other waiters and waitresses were lovely and very helpful

H
1 review
Dined on 28 July 2019
Overall1Food1Service3Ambience3

Soup was of a poor quality, Sunday carvery was of poor quality also, the gravy was like water and the meat was fatty. The overall taste was musky this was even the lettuce and the brownie it was a strange experience

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 7 July 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience2

Lovely staff good explanation of what’s on offer always enjoy it at the village

AB
1 review
Dined on 5 July 2019
Overall2Food2Service3Ambience2

The chairs were back to back with other tables, we were constantly bumped in the back by waiters trying to maouver through with dishes and drinks. The food looked better in the pictures. The hotel's company policy is to 'not let food off the premises', so if you didn't finish, tough look.
It's probably a great atmosphere for football or rugby matches etc, but not to dine.

s
Manchester
2 reviews
Dined on 30 June 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Loved it,everything was delicious, told all my friends about it,amazing value for money,loads of choice, all fresh hot and lovely...cant wait to return..

CC
London
2 reviews
Dined on 16 June 2019
Overall3Food4Service5Ambience2

Usually the Village hotels we’ve stayed in have a nice traditional restaurant but this hotel only had a pub style restaurant which was very noisy and quite small to fit our baby’s high chair around the table.
Staff were lovely and food was good, although the burgers were slightly over cooked.

AH
1 review
Dined on 4 June 2019
Overall3Food2Service3Ambience3

It was ok for hotel food, I had the calamari and prawns starter which was nice pub grub followed by the Ceaser salad which was so drowned in dressing it was almost inedible. The croutons served with it were so stale they were inedible. I left the dish and when the server cleared the table she asked if there was a problem and she said she’d tell the kitchen. I can only assume the kitchen weren’t very interested since nothing then happened!

K
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 19 May 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lovely food, helpful friendly staff.
Would definitely return and recommend to others

J
Manchester
2 reviews
Dined on 5 May 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Worth every penny definitely will going again best carvery in the area

CB
1 review
Dined on 5 May 2019
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience3

Food & service was great shame about the football match that was on which meant the bar was very busy and loud not what I was expecting for my Sunday lunch.

SB
1 review
Dined on 4 May 2019
Overall3Food4Service3Ambience1

Food was good, however putting the bar & restaurant together is a bad move! Now more like a sports bar, with loud rowdy people, so no where to enjoy a quiet meal for two. Really disappointed

LM
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 21 April 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience2

Had a really lovely meal although it was difficult finding someone to ask where our table was

CM
1 review
Dined on 5 April 2019
Overall3Food4Service4Ambience1

We dined in the restaurant, which didn't feel like a restaurant at all. It felt like we were in the middle of a football match, all tv screens showing football and drunken people sat at the bar within the restaurant area. No privacy whatsoever. Definately not for couples or anybody who hates football. To sum up, overpriced food within a terrible atmosphere in a pub environment. We will not be coming back. Very disappointing indeed.

HF
Manchester
2 reviews
Dined on 31 March 2019
Overall3Food5Service1Ambience1

We thought the restaurant was was a grill room well no it’s a sports bar very noisy young people watching football ,no it was not for us

CR
1 review
Dined on 24 March 2019
Overall1Food1Service4Ambience4

Not for the Sunday carvery I wouldn’t ! Starters and deserts where fine but the main course was horrendous. Meats didn’t taste right, mash am sure was instant smash and tasted nothing like the real thing, sprouts rock hard, roast potatoes looked good but tasted the opposite.

AP
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 10 March 2019
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience4

Food very bland.
Carvery meat very dry and over cooked.

LA
1 review
Dined on 17 February 2019
Overall5Food4Service3Ambience5

Soup and starter table lovely
Carvery - mash potato and roasts weren’t great and gravy too watery
Hot deserts lacked taste but the desert table was fab

D
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2019
Overall3Food1Service4Ambience3

Went for a date night,started well with the starters which were enjoyable ,but then went downhill.Steak had a large piece of fat/grizzle running down it chips burnt couldn't even say they were well done ,soggy dripping with fat outside and mush inside.Not worth the money paid for it.Maybe a quarter of the money paid but not much more.Next time will pay a bit extra and go to Nutters.

AD
Manchester
2 reviews
Dined on 10 February 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Food was nice. Menu a little limited but enjoyed what we ordered. Staff excellent and attentive. Lovely evening.

AL
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 3 February 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food good atmosphere and good service. I would highly recommend.

OT
Manchester
2 reviews
Dined on 2 February 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Experience was very pleasant from start to finish. Good quality food and very polite, helpful staff

AJ
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 29 December 2018
Overall3Food3Service2Ambience3

I phoned the restaurant first thing in the morning on the day I was staying overnight. I couldn't get anyone to answer the phone after being transferred by reception, so I went online to book a table .
After the second attempt I receieved confirmation and felt happy.
The waiter took our our drinks and food order and thought the place was nice, suuroundings was nicely decorated and the staff was friendly.
However, we waited about 50 minutes for our main course. I did ask a waitress to see if our dinner was on the way, but she didn't get back to us.
The restaurant was less than half full so we were naturally wondering what the delay was.
I found my chicken skewer was tough and had to leave some of it , but didnt complain as I didnt want to wait any longer.
The vegatable skewer was very nice.
We had pineapple crumble and cream for dessert and that was really delicious, and the coffee was nice too.

NH
1 review
Dined on 16 December 2018
Overall1Food1Service2Ambience1

We come here regularly at least once a month as family of 15 and usually really enjoy it however on this occasion wasn’t up to standard the soup on offer was horrible beef was tough roast potatoes were over cooked mash was sticky and the gravey wasn’t nice usually great value for money this occasion we wouldn’t call again will look somewhere else

MH
Derbyshire
2 reviews
Dined on 9 December 2018
Overall2Food2Service3Ambience3

Was ok for a carvery, roast spuds were very dry and white in colour and not very nice.

CC
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 2 December 2018
Overall1Food3Service1Ambience2

We booked for 3 adults and 2 kids for Sunday Carvery. We were one of 3 or 4 tables in the whole restaurant so it was a lot quieter than usual however service was very poor. We had to clear our own starter plates so we could get on with the main however when we got to the carvery for the main course the dinner plates they expected is to use were very dirty and clearly a risk to food hygiene. At first they just kept removing the plate from the top and wiping it but after it became clear that each one had a mixture of dirty water and stuck on bits of old food from their previous use I asked them to bring out clean ones - which they did but then continued to wipe the clean plates with the same cloth!
After we had finished our main course we waited 15 minutes for our plates to be cleared and when this didn't happen we moved them ourselves again so we could continue with desert - bare in mind again how quiet the restaurant was! (at this point we complained)
When we complained we were given the children's meals complimentary however considering that every time we have been this year their meals have been free as part of the deal it didn't feel like much of a gesture.
We have eaten here at least 6 times this year but have decided never again.

P
Manchester
2 reviews
Dined on 11 November 2018
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

perfect , did have a bad experience ages ago but it's all forgot about and now back in love

J
Manchester
2 reviews
Dined on 4 November 2018
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Great value for price good service clean not overcrowded

DW
1 review
Dined on 28 October 2018
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing our new favourite place, great service, lovely surroundings, great food, unbeatable value.

JS
Manchester
3 reviews
Dined on 28 October 2018
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lovely meal, shame about some people that was in the restaurant,

MD
1 review
Dined on 27 October 2018
Overall3Food3Service2Ambience1

Saturday evening booking; only three other tables occupied in what is a very large restaurant. No atmosphere. Service was satisfactory but nothing special. Ordered breads, starters and mains. Breads came with the starters rather than before. Staff busied themselves changing empty table settings from dinner to breakfast which was very irritating. Food was ok but unexceptional and overpriced for what it was. Wouldn't recommend.

DB
Lancashire
8 reviews
Dined on 21 October 2018
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Been to Village hotel for Carvery many times now Both Bury and Ashton and almost always come away satisfied .Cant understand though why beef is so rare . Again this visit i asked for well done and chef cut from opposite end and far from being well done Blood was oozing out .It must be a policy to cook meat very rare as on my many visits beef has been undercooked .I do also avoid the sprouts as they are almost inedible because they are so undercooked .These problems stop me going every sunday i now go just for a change opting to go elsewhere for my twice weekly restaurant visit.

DB
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 19 October 2018
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience5

Very good. Just a long wait for food especially between main and sweet.

RS
Surrey
1 review
Dined on 19 October 2018
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience4

Another great evening at the Village Grill. Visited the restaurant with family. The food and service was excellent. Will be back.

HD
1 review
Dined on 7 October 2018
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

Staff were attentive, dining room was clean and tidy and food was good