Eating and Drinking in Uppermill

Uppermill is blessed with a multitude of excellent places to eat and drink, the High Street is a veritable hive of activity at weekends and is lined with cafes, bars, restaurants and traditional local pubs to suit all tastes. Whether you are looking for a nice quiet place to have a coffee and a chat, or somewhere more lively to enjoy a cocktail, or somewhere to enjoy a quality meal, all are available in Uppermill and all are within walking distance of Pots & Pans Cottage.

If you are Coeliac or gluten intolerant, I have put together a list of the best places in Uppermill, Saddleworth and the surrounding area to find gluten-free foods, information on these places can be found here.

If you are coming to stay at Pots & Pans over a weekend, and want to eat out in Uppermill then it is highly advisable to book a table in advance to avoid disappointment, Uppermill does get very busy at weekends as people flock here from the neighbouring villages for a night on the ‘town’. Details are at the bottom of the page with links to the relevant web pages.

Cafes

Without a doubt, the most popular cafe in the village is Caffè Grande Abaco known locally as Java, (because that was what it was originally called). This fabulous spot fills all four stories of their High street building and has a decent (heated) outside seating area as well. They serve much more than just coffee and have a full menu available (the platters are excellent) and a decent range of wines and beers. Expect it to be busy, it seems to be busy at all times of day, but it is well worth a visit even if you have to queue, as it really is the social centre of the village.

There are many other excellent cafés to choose from in the village. The Reclamation Room, just off the High Street is one of the best, it’s a lovely venue that serves super coffee, and awesome cakes, they also sell a small range of shabby-chic decorations through their shop Style and Salvaged. A number of our guests at Pots & Pans Cottage have recommended the Reclamation room as a fabulous breakfast or lunchtime spot.

Reclamation room

On the high street, FIKA and The Vintage Cupcake Kitchen are both smart and serve high-quality offerings. Wilberry’s further up the high street, and the Cellar Pot above the Post Office are as close to ‘proper cafes’ as you will find, and Saints near the playground is a charming place to hang out and is conveniently located for post-playground refreshments. Towards the northern edge of the village, near the viaduct at the Brownhill visitors centre, the Limekiln Cafe serves excellent food and is a lovely spot to sit by the canal (weather permitting) and watch the world pass by, they are also dog-friendly!

The latest cafe to open in Uppermill is the Meander Cafe-Bar. This delightfully cosy outside cafe and bar is hidden away behind Saddleworth outdoor clothing on the High Street. It’s well worth seeking out for their beautiful setting on the river Tame alone, but they also serve a tasty and interesting range of home prepared soups, salads, sandwiches and cakes. Due to their outside location, they don’t tend to open if the weather is bad, but when the sun is shining it’s a wonderfully peaceful spot in central Uppermill for breakfast or lunch.

One notable mention not in Uppermill is Grandpa Greene’s Ice Cream Parlour. This canal-side cafe in Diggle is incredibly popular in the summer. They serve great food, have a small selection of wines and beers, and they make perhaps the best ice cream you will ever taste. There is also a fabulous children’s play area across the canal in a small wood. You can walk to Grandpa Greene’s down the canal, it’s a pleasant stroll, and well worth the effort.

Restaurants

Uppermill is equally blessed with places to eat out, and there is a range of offerings to suit all. You can have Tapas at Rioja, they have a lovely outdoor seating area by the river. Shalimar, who seem to have been going forever, serves up a decent Indian curry, and Hei Hei on the high street prepares Asian and Chinese food to take away.

The best restaurant in the village is Dinnerstone (named after one of the rock formations in the hills above Uppermill) they also have a busy bar. They serve a mix of Italian and modern British food in a stunningly renovated old building.

Dinnerstone_Bar

Muse is a swanky restaurant-come-bar that serves excellent modern cuisine in stylish surroundings. The Waggon on the high street used to be a bit of a spit and sawdust place, but reinvented itself into one of the smartest pubs in the village, they are more of a restaurant than a pub these days, but they serve an excellent and exciting menu. Booking is essential at the weekends.

One notable mention not in Uppermill is The White Hart Inn at Lydgate. This award-winning Pub, has a Brasserie and one of the best restaurants in the North West. Though the restaurant is not cheap its definitely worth splashing out for a special occasion, or just if you fancy having a perhaps one of the best meals you will ever eat. The Brasserie serves more accessibly priced traditional and classic food, in a wonderfully cosy environment and the bar is packed with a great range of real ales. It’s a 10-minute taxi ride away, but well worth the effort.

Sadly Uppermill Chippy closed in 2018, the nearest is in the next village of Diggle, aptly named Diggle Chippy! They have recently started using environmentally friendly packaging, and are the providers  of the best Fish & Chips for miles around!

Pubs

Saddleworth has many fabulous pubs dotted throughout all the villages, most of them serve great home-cooked pub food, and decent beer, some of which is brewed locally. Look out for beers from local micro-breweries Donkey Stone Brewing Co., Greenfield Brewery or Saddleworth Brewery.

In Uppermill, the Commercial, the Hare and Hounds and the Granby Arms are traditional, friendly local no-frills village pubs. Muse, Dinnerstones, and the Albion Tap are all a bit smarter, more upmarket and generally more expensive.

Up the hill from Uppermill you will find the Cross Keys and the Church Inn, both are lovely traditional country pubs, think pub grub, log fires and real ale. They’ve both got pleasant outside areas and are dog-friendly. The White Hart Inn at Lydgate also has a lovely pub with beautiful views from their tidy beer garden.

One notable mention not in Uppermill is the Swann Inn at Dobcross. Located in the beautiful little square in Dobcross this iconic Saddleworth pub (built in 1765) serves good food, decent beer, and has a fascinating collection of old Saddleworth photos on the walls.

Pots & Pans Cottage is a charming L shaped 18th-century weavers cottage located in a small hamlet 10 minutes walk from the centre of Uppermill in Saddleworth. If you are interested in visiting Uppermill and exploring beautiful Saddleworth then click on the Pots & Pans Cottage booking page to view the prices and availability and make a booking.

If you are more interested in having a quiet night in, the kitchen at Pots & Pans Cottage is equipped with everything you could possibly need, and more, including a fabulous six-hob gas-fired range with double electric ovens which is a joy to cook on in our lovely dining kitchen.

Uppermill is equally blessed with fresh food shops, despite the presence of a huge recently built Tescos supermarket in the next village, there are still a number of independent shops selling high-quality locally sourced fresh food products, including two butchers, a baker, a greengrocer a wonderful underground wine shop, and a delicatessen selling fancier products from further afield. These are listed on our shopping in Uppermill page.

Please eat and drink and shop locally whenever possible, Uppermill is very fortunate to have available such a varied range of eating drinking venues and quality fresh food shops.  By eating, drinking and shopping locally you can contribute to the local economy that supports local employment and local farmers and though this you can be a part of ensuring that these wonderful, locally owned businesses can continue to prosper for years to come.

Eating and Drinking directory

Cafes
Caffè Grande Abaco
73a High Street, Uppermill
01457 810218
7am - late everyday
The Cellar Pot Cafe and Sandwich Bar
50-52 High Street, Uppermill.
07948 424750
9am - 4pm Every day
Grandpa Greene’s
5 Ward Lane, Diggle,
01457 872547
9am - 5pm Everyday
Wilberrys Cafe
83 High St, Uppermill
01457 873718
8am - 3.30pm Everyday
Saints Cafe & Lounge
82a St Mary’s Gate, Uppermill
01457 239294
Open everyday
The Vintage Cupcake Kitchen
39-41 High St, Uppermill
01457 238233
11am - 5pm Everyday
The Limekiln Cafe
Brownhill Visitor Centre,
Wool Road, Dobcross
01457 871051
9am - 7pm Everyday
FIKA Cafe
High Street, Uppermill
01457 870555
Open Everyday
The Reclamation Room
Lee Street, Uppermill.
01457 870870
9am - 5pm Tues - Sat
9am - 4pm Sun
Closed Mondays
Meander Cafe-Bar
45 High Street, Uppermill
(behind Saddleworth Outdoor Clothing)
07495418881
9am - 5pm Sun - Thur
9am - 7pm Fri - Sat
Pubs
The Swan Inn
1 The Square, Dobcross
01457 873451
12pm-11pm Mon - Wed, Sun
10am - 11pm Thur
10am - 12am Fri - Sat
The White Hart Inn
51, Stockport Road, Lydgate
01457 872566
Pub opening hours
12pm - 12am Everyday
The Church Inn
Church Lane, Uppermill
01457 820902
Open Everyday
The Commercial
90 High Street, Uppermill
01457 872513
Open Everyday
The Cross Keys Inn
Running Hill Gate
Uppermill
01457 874626
Open Everyday
The Hare and Hounds
68 High Street, Uppermill
01457 873115
Open Everyday
Albion Tap
72 High St, Uppermill
07592036789
12pm -10pm Mon-Wed, Sun
12pm - 12am (Thu-Sat)
The Granby Arms
28 High Street, Uppermill
01457 873028
Open Everyday
Restaurants
Dinnerstone Restaurant & Bar
99-101 High Street, Uppermill
01457 872 566
12pm - 9.30pm Tues - Sat
12pm - 7pm Sun
Closed Mondays
Diggle Chippy
152 Huddersfield Road, Diggle
01457 874398
11.30am - 1.30pm Tue - Fri
4.30pm - 7.30pm Tue - Fri
Closed Mon, Sat, Sun
The Waggon Inn
32-34 High Street
Uppermill
01457 879106
Open Everyday
The Shalimar
103-107 High St, Uppermill
01457 872576
5.30pm-11pm Mon-Thur, Sun
5.30pm- 12.30am Fri - Sat
Muse Bar & Restaurant
23-25 High St, Uppermill
01457 777964
Restaurant opening hours:
12pm - 8.30pm Tues - Thurs
12pm - 9pm Fri - Sat
12pm - 7pm Sun
Closed Mondays
Rioja Tapas Restaurant
58 High St, Uppermill,
01457 876191
5pm - 9pm Wed - Thur
5pm - 10pm Fri-Sat
3pm - 8pm Sun
Closed Monday and Tuesday
The White Hart Inn
51, Stockport Road, Lydgate
01457 872566
Brasserie
12pm - 2.30pm Mon - Sat
6pm - 9.30pm Mon - Sat
12pm - 8pm Sun
Dining Room
6.30pm – 9.30pm Wed - Sat
12pm – 3.30pm Sun
Hey Hey Eaterie
26 High Street, Uppermill
01457 878487
4.30pm - 10pm Everyday

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