Church Inn

Community pub with big range of own-brew beers at unbeatable bargain prices and tasty food; children very welcome


Speciality beers
Cask ales
Own brew
Craft beers
Separate restaurant
  • Separate restaurant
  • Sandwiches sold

Bar food times: 12-2.30, 5-9 Mon-Fri; 12-9 Sat, Sun and bank holidays

Typical main dish: home-made steak, mushroom and ale pie

Typical main dish price: £10.50

Average two course evening meal price: £16.00

  • Speciality beers
  • Cask ales (2)
  • Own brew (2)
  • Craft beers (2)

Price of cheapest bitter: £2.80

Name of cheapest bitter: St George (own brew)

  • Children allowed in the bar
  • Children allowed in the restaurant

Child restrictions: Children welcome until 9pm

  • Dogs allowed in the bar

Pub pets: Dogs must be on leads and kept off the furniture

The good pub guide review

This informal and friendly community local always attracts a cheerful crowd of happy customers, despite its remote setting. Home to the Saddleworth Brewery (situated at the side of the pub), the wonderful own-brewed ales on handpump and incredible value food are the main attractions, alongside extensive views across the moors. The big, unspoilt, L-shaped main bar has a cheerful, friendly atmosphere, high beams and some stripped stone, settles, pews, a good individual mix of chairs, lots of attractive prints, Staffordshire and other china on a high delft shelf, jugs, brasses and so forth. As well as their own beers, they have guests such as Copper Dragon, Donkeystone and Timothy Taylors. Some of their own seasonal ales are named after the licensee's children, only appearing around their birthdays; two home-brewed lagers on tap too. Unobtrusive background music. The terrace has magnificent valley views. The local bellringers arrive on Wednesdays to practise with a set of handbells kept here, and anyone can join the morris dancing on Thursdays. Children enjoy the menagerie of animals, and dogs are made to feel very welcome.

The good pub guide food review

Honest, fair priced food includes sandwiches, prawn cocktail, spicy chicken wings, vegetable fajitas with sour cream, salsa and guacamole, home-made beef chilli, lamb shank in minted gravy, various home-made pies, salmon fillet with coriander crust and creamed leeks, gammon steak with egg or pineapple, and puddings such as apple crumble and jam roly poly.

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Contact Details

Church Inn, Running Hill Gate, Uppermill, Oldham, Lancashire, OL3 6LW

(01457) 820902

Pub Group: Own brew

Opening Hours

Weekdays: 12-10.30

Saturday: 12-10.30

Sunday: 12-10.30