THIS particular Mossley pub has become almost as well-known as the Victorian landmark that overlooks it.
And thanks to a major refurbishment, The Hartshead Inn, is welcoming more customers than ever to its picturesque location with splendid views of the famous Pike monument.
The Mossley Road pub has rural charm and rustic character in equal measure, supplemented by a new menu designed to excite guests and encourage them to while away many hours in their cosy surroundings.
Visitors to The Hartshead Inn can enjoy the pub throughout the year, either relaxing in front of roaring fires in winter or making the most of the long summer nights in the hostelry’s refreshed outdoor dining area.
Customers can also sample a wide and varied range of gins, ales and wines and try out some of the freshly prepared British dishes from a new menu.
David Thompson, Regional Business Manager for The Hartshead Inn, said: “We wanted the new look to provide guests with a cosy pub where they can enjoy dinner, have a few drinks after their busy day or simply to relax with their four-legged friends and read the Sunday paper.
“The Hartshead Inn is in a fantastic location, the team has an amazing support network around them and we hope all our guests, both regulars and first-timers, love the transformation.
“We’ve also opened up a secondary space, called the Four Counties Room, that can be used for meetings and private dining with seating for up to 14 guests or delegates.
“The room has views over the Peak District onto the Hartshead monument itself and is available for special occasions as well as business meetings.”
The Hartshead Inn celebrated the reopening with a brand-new menu certain to tickle the taste buds of guests, with new dishes including rich beef and red wine lasagne, served with your choice of a dressed side salad or triple-cooked chips and a host of mouth-watering puddings including a warming sticky toffee pudding.
The inn is named after Hartshead Pike, the monument situated at the beacon point of the area.
It is possible to see the counties of Cheshire Lancashire, Yorkshire and Derbyshire from the Pike.
There has been a building on the hill for centuries.
The present tower built in 1863, is the third on the site, as previous towers have collapsed.
• For more information on The Hartshead Inn or to book a table visit their website: www.vintageinn.co.uk/restaurants/north-west/thehartsheadashtonunderlyne