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The Moorcock Inn

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Moor Bottom Lane, Norland, Sowerby Bridge HX6 3RP, England
+44 1422 832103
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  • Excellent73%
  • Very good15%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“tasting menu” (24 reviews)
“steak pie” (9 reviews)
“ice cream” (11 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
Moor Bottom Lane, Norland, Sowerby Bridge HX6 3RP, England
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We booked this on the basis of the Jay Rayner review. I'll start with the plus points - the staff and service were fantastic, they could not be more helpful, accommodating and knowledgeable. The snacks at the start were excellent, the wine was very good...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank burleyinw
Reviewed 4 days ago

Our fourth visit and our second go at the tasting menu (previous visits have been for the pub menu and bank holiday burgers) The hospitality is delightful, the food is so fresh,seasonal and natural ,full of surprises. The wine flight looked superb. I note the...More

Date of visit: December 2018
3  Thank DennisApple
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We were a group of 10 who came for the tasting menu as a pre Christmas treat. The whole atmosphere is really great here, it’s got a relaxed feel and isn’t stuffy as some tasting menu venues can be. What is clear in both the...More

Date of visit: November 2018
5  Thank LauraS10533
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We tried the tasting menu at the Moorcock and although not bad, it wasn't that great either. It's fair to say nothing was under seasoned. The snacks and bread were fine, the dogfish was heavily smoked and salty but was rescued by the lovely celery...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank rob_rad27
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We tried the festive tasting menu and it was delicious. The partridge was so tasty and the monkfish was superb. Another beautiful experience. This time we also tried the wine pairing and it was stunning, bringing new wines to our palate. Another great evening.

Date of visit: December 2018
6  Thank 169dail
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We are so lucky to live a short distance from the Moorcock so we try to visit every other week we always eat in the bar from the blackboard menu it’s always a very varied choice Tonight we had another amazing dinner we chose to...More

Date of visit: November 2018
7  Thank 377maryjane
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

After being recommended and reading all the fantastic reviews both myself and my wife along with another couple were very much looking forward to our night out at the Moorcock. I have sampled quite a few tasting menu meals and my overriding memory has been...More

Date of visit: November 2018
2  Thank Tony D
Reviewed 10 November 2018

I visited the Moorcock Inn recently and had such a wonderful experience. We had the tasting menu. Each course was original and delicious. I particularly enjoyed the smoked trout, and a really lovely wild mushroom dish, which was full of surprising flavours and textures. Raw...More

Date of visit: September 2018
8  Thank KatyRD
Reviewed 7 November 2018

We have visited on 2 occasions, the first time we had the set taster menu , a bottle of prosecco and a small carafe of Cotes de Rhone. The price, service and quality of the courses were excellent. On our second visit we took 2...More

Date of visit: October 2018
8  Thank csacker2018
Reviewed 5 November 2018

You could easily just drive past this place. It looks like nothing from the road. It doesn't even look particularly open. You enter round the back from the carpark. Inside the atmosphere is of a cosy pub. We went on a Sunday lunchtime and the...More

Date of visit: October 2018
9  Thank Fran Z
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6 October 2018|
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Response from Petermac99 | Reviewed this property |
I don't know. I didn't see one but we had no kids with us. I suggest you call them. Enjoy!
18 June 2018|
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Response from Paul W | Reviewed this property |
Yes. It is dog friendly for sensible owners !!! The pub is v good ,excellent hospitality .not open Mon/ Tue. Jed the barman will make you welcome. The stars are Alastair and Aimee the new landlord/lady. Excellent reviews is... More
12 September 2015|
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Response from Jane882013 | Reviewed this property |
The Moorcock is on the moors above Sowerby Bridge. It is nowhere near Manchester ir any shops.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly, View, Kids, Groups, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Moor Bottom Lane, Norland, Sowerby Bridge HX6 3RP, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Yorkshire  >  West Yorkshire  >  Sowerby Bridge  >  Norland
  • Phone Number: +44 1422 832103
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