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The Sutton GamekeepER
Winner of BEST PUB IN THE NORTH 2017.

Nestled in the centre of Sutton village, our cosy country pub, recognised as the "Best Pub in the North" 2017 by the Countryside Alliance, is known for its exceptional dining alongside a wide selection of fine cask ales, beers, lagers and spirits. By sourcing our house beers and many ingredients from local businesses, The Gamekeeper stays true to its Cheshire roots. With our beautifully tended beer garden and rustic interiors, we have the picture-perfect spot for walkers, families, and dog-owners alike.


Owned by James and Jane, together with Head chef, Chris Jones, and Pastry chef, Adam Terry, we focus on inspired, award-winning, ‘field to fork’ dishes, freshly created in-house on a daily basis. Whether it be our sustainably-sourced beef, lamb, venison, rabbit, pigeon or pheasant dishes, or our delicious vegetarian plates, we pride  ourselves not just on our food’s quality but also our ability to cater for all tastes and dietary requirements.

We offer a cosy, informal dining experience: Think candle lit tables with an open fire;
a bar area with a warm atmosphere welcome to all (including dogs and children);
and our beer garden (ideal for enjoying the summer sun after a long walk in the hills).
We serve a selection of beers, lagers and fine ales (including Poacher from Wincle brewery and Deer Beer from Dunham Massey) We also sell the artisan Forest Gin, which is made using botanicals from Macclesfield forest.

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Please note: to avoid disappointment

Booking IS essential in the evenings

and advisable at lunch time.

Renowned for our a la carte starters and our rich and genuine 'gastro-pub' main courses (not to mentioned our 5-course 'Taster' nights!), we also offer a range
of small plates, too. So whether you're after a tasty bar snack and a quality pint
en-route during a dog walk, or perhaps just a light lunch with friends,
we offer something for every occasion.


Our menu changes daily and moves with the seasons,
 and because
of this, THe exact dishes we offer can change day-to-day, week-to-week.
Below is but example of the types of dishes we offer.




All our dishes are freshly prepared to order;
certain dishes will take longer than others.



Wild Garlic, New Potato and Feta Cheese Soup

FWS sourdough £5.50


Chicken Liver Parfait

toast, red onion chutney £6.50


Seared Wood pigeon

Yorkshire rhubarb, black pudding, pistachio, watercress £6.50 GF


Crispy Lambs Belly

lamb fat roasted Roscoff onion, onion veloute £6.95


Isle o Man Queenie Scallops

Cheddar cheese gratin, garlic & parsley butter £8.95


Golden Chanterelle Mushrooms

madeira, garlic butter, cream, sourdough toast £6.25 V



jersey royals, confit egg yolk, crispy pancetta, asparagus, wild garlic mayonnaise £7.50





lunch fish and chips  mushy peas, tartar sauce £9.50

isle of mull cheddar and chutney sandwich £6.50

scampi, chips and peas, tartar sauce £9.50

bollington honey bacon “blt” £7.50

5oz barrows rump, garlic butter, fries and blue cheese salad £11.50

buttermilk chicken burger, fries, cajun mayo £9.95

lunch queenie scallops, fries, salad £10.95

sirloin, beer chutney, cheddar cheese toasted sourdough sandwich £9.95







Roast Sirloin of Beef £14.95

Roast leg of Herdwick Lamb £13.95

Roast Haunch of Venison £14.95




À la carte Mains


72hr Treacle & Black Garlic Beef Short rib

mushroom & blue cheese macaroni, rhubarb ketchup £17.50


The Landlords Midgley Venison Haunch Steak

seasonal salad, fries, red wine sauce £14.95


Herdwick Lamb Rack

Jersey royals, asparagus, morel mushrooms, crispy sweetbread, wild garlic £18.50


Maple Cured Gammon Ribeye

Malibu poached pineapple, fried Teggs egg, chips, buttered peas £13.95


Local Wild Rabbit & Pancetta Lasagne

pickled rhubarb salad, garlic sourdough bread £14.50


Local Venison Burger

Cheshire blue cheese, Bollington honey bacon, salad, fries £13.95


Harissa Cauliflower & Chickpea Tagine

preserved lemon, smoked almonds, FWS sourdough £13.50


Poacher Beer Battered Cod & Chips

homemade mushy peas, tartar sauce £13.95


Roasted Cod Loin

parsley mash potato, peas & local pancetta, hazelnut & wild garlic pesto £15.95


Garlic Roast Chicken Caeser Salad

36 month parmesan, soft egg, pancetta, croutons £13.50


Richard Barrows 9oz Dry Aged Rump Steak

salad, buttermilk onion rings, chips & garlic butter £19.50



Bit on the side

 Seasonal Salad £3.50 French Fries £3.50, Chips £3.50, Seasonal Greens £3.50,  Buttermilk Onion rings £4.50




Children's Menu

all £6


Little Venison Burger, Cheddar cheese, salad & fries

Pasta Carbonara

Little Fish & Chips, garden peas

Homemade Chicken Nuggets & Fries

Little Scampi & Chips, garden peas



To Finish

all £6.50


Chocolate Delice, coffee caramel, wallnut

Sticky Toffee Pudding, butterscotch sauce, vanilla ice cream

Passionfruit & Kiwi Eaton Mess, coconut, pistachio

Homemade Profiteroles, praline cream, salt caramel sauce

Warm Yorkshire Rhubarb Bakewell Tart, clotted cream



Sutton Lane Ends or Sutton is a semi-rural village and civil parish, approximately one mile south of Macclesfield in Cheshire; it includes the hamlets of Gurnett and Jarman.

All our dishes are prepared from the freshest ingredients, sourced as locally as possible & prepared with the utmost care & attention. Some dishes may contain shell/bones. If you have any dietary requirements or allergies, please let us know before ordering. Most of our dishes are nut free but as we have nuts in our kitchen we cannot guarantee nut free.


From bar snacks and light lunches, to rich,
celebratory 3 course dinners and 'taster' evenings,
we offer something for every occasion.

Electric Vehicle Charging POINT AVAILABLE.


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(Food served 12:00 -14:30, 18:00 - 21:00)

(Food served 12:00 -14:30, 18:00 - 21:00)

(Food served 12:00 -14:30, 18:00 - 21:00)

(Food served 12:00 -14:30, 18:00 - 21:00)

(Food served 12:00 - 21:30

(Food served 12:00 - 19:00


01260 252 000

The Sutton Gamekeeper

13 Hollin Lane

Sutton Lane Ends


SK11 0HL

United Kingdom

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