We're delighted to announce the Hanging Gate has been given a stay of execution!
Work has started to rejuvenate the rustic charm of this ancient pub so that you
may once again enjoy a fine beverage and the glorious views!
We're not ready to open our doors inside yet but our outside bar is open
Thursday - Monday, 12-8pm
(Closed Tuesday & Wednesday)
where you can enjoy the view with a drink.
Please note we are not serving food at the moment.
The Hanging Gate is an old Drovers pub, with a history of hospitality stretching over 400 years.
Situated in Higher Sutton, on the outskirts of a village 3 miles east of Macclesfield, the second highest pub in Cheshire,
the Hanging Gate enjoys spectacular views across the Cheshire Plain.
Dating from 1621, this is a proper rustic pub with low ceilings and beams, original stone-flagged floors and open fires.
On a Roman salt route and steeped in history, the Hanging Gate is believed to be named after a combination
of the Scandinavian "gata", meaning pathway, and the fact that Royal Macclesfield Forest poachers were
hanged nearby – rumour has it that they were held chained in the cellar until they met their fate.
The Hanging Gate is a family run freehouse on the edge of the Gritstone trail and Macclesfield Forest – a haven
for walkers, mountain bikers, horse riders and families alike. Muddy boots and dogs are welcome.
Its rural location and magnificent views make it a destination pub to be enjoyed by all.
Wincle Lane, Higher Sutton, Macclesfield, Cheshire SK11 0NG
TUESDAY - CLOSED
WEDNESDAY - CLOSED