This next post of my dog friendly places blog is of a place that I have been wanting to review for a while now. I’ve been back many times now because it’s just so good!
Today I took my Parsons Jack Russell Terrier-Dolly on a walk around Sutton near to Macclesfield. My Rhodesian Ridgeback-Gamba couldn’t come unfortunately because the arthritis in his leg gives him some pain if he walks for too long, we’re doing some short walks with him and giving him Golden paste to try and ease his discomfort a little and to build up his leg strength too. Hopefully he will be back up to full strength in no time!
Sutton is a lovely little village located just off the Macclesfield road as you start to arrive in to Macclesfield from the direction of Leek. The walk begins and ends at Sutton Hall, a gorgeous 480 year old manor house. It was once a family home of the Earl of Lucan and is also a former convent. Sutton hall is really stunning inside and out. The decor is lovely with big comfy chairs and a roaring fire in the winter too. The outdoor area is fantastic with a large patio surrounding by a lawn, perfect for cooling off with a drink after a nice dog walk.
The food isn’t your standard pub food, with lots of interesting and delicious options, even ones suitable for many different dietary requirements. The staff have always been attentive, friendly and polite with me, which seems to be quite rare in pubs these days! There are light bites if you are looking for something a bit smaller as well as a good beer, ale, wine and soft drink selection, but the best part is…it’s dog friendly. In fact, when we last went with Gamba before his arthritis started playing up again he spent hours warming himself in front of the fire whilst the majority of patrons gave him a fuss and had a chat to us about him - Sutton Hall isn’t just dog friendly-they’re dog lovers!