The Robin Hood, Rainow

The sun always shines on April 9th. It is a thing. It was shining for most of this morning as we walked along the Macclesfield canal and then diverted via Kerridge to arrive in Rainow in time for lunch.

The Robin Hood has recently been taken over by a new team and now offers home cooked food from fresh local produce, a range of traditional cask ales and wines from around the world. They promise pub favourites such as fish pie, vegetarian options and other home made pies as well as some interesting new additions like Thai green curry, lamb shanks and roasts available every weekend.

The thirsty walker needs refreshment. Nothing local on today, so it was the ever reliable Wainwright, once made by Thwaites, now part of the Marstons empire. Incorrectly served in a Black Sheep glass (this minute detail is annoying) this was still a reliable golden ale, and a great lunchtime pint.

A good selection on the menu for lunch time, several sandwich options as well as things from the main menu, so there’s plenty of choice. With birthday triple pork nirvana at stake, the choice is obvious. Sausage baguette, simple but effective, with a couple of small salads on the side. The fried onions were certainly not subtle 🙂

Just time for something before departing, the Easter classic that’s not as good as it used to be, the Creme Egg:-

One thing they do need to sort out is their web site, so that their menus are available online – there is tantalising text saying “download our menu now” but no link attached.

The Robin Hood is a cracking little village pub which is well worth a visit if you find yourself walking in the area. You’ll certainly leave with hunger and thirst quenched!


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