A few weeks back we got chance to check out the new Vegan Menu at the Midland in Marple. Here’s what we discovered…
Famous for the Regent Cinema, spectacular walking routes famous with ramblers and Manchester’s own Tony Wilson, Marple is an excellent choice for those wanting to escape the city. And now, it’s also home to one of the best country pub dining experiences, all thanks to The Midland Pub and Restaurant.
If you’ve ever visited Marple yourself it’s hard to miss The Midland Pub. Situated right on Marple Bridge, The Midland is just off the beautiful River Goyt. If you arrive at The Midland during daytime you’ll be treated to some spectacular views. Legend has it that the river is haunted by a girl who was drowned by Royalists – luckily for us, there were no tricks in store for us at The Midland, only treats!
Recently renovated, The Midland makes the most of its country pub decor. With plenty of nooks and crannies to get lost in, the pub has inviting, yet modern feel.
Our visit to the Midland coincided with the launch of the new Vegan Menu. It wasn’t so long ago that visiting an area like Marple would cause many an issue in finding somewhere that caters for both veggies and vegans but The Midland simply has it nailed.
Served from 12 pm daily, the menu includes a wide selection of scrumptious starters, mains and dreamy desserts. Prices start from a very reasonable £8.50 too! Why can’t everywhere be like this?!
Starters at The Midland Marple
For starters, I kept it simple with the Wholefood Vegan salad, packed with enough flavour and zesty ingredients to get anyone’s taste buds going. It’s also available as a main option for those aiming to keep it healthy.
Lizzie plumped for the Roasted Lentil Falafel with Lebanese style dip, lemon & thyme dressing and crispy rustic toast. The dip works wonders with the falafel stopping the dish from being too dry. We would order this again no problem.
Mains at The Midland Marple
After the success of the starters, we were onto our mains. Lizzie went for her favourite, (and very much not on the Vegan menu I have to add) Battered Halloumi served up with a generous portion of twice-cooked chunky chips and a pea puree, otherwise known as Manchester Caviar in these parts. Cooked extra crispy without too much grease, The Midland take on halloumi ‘fish and chips’ does not disappoint and is far better than most we’ve tried recently.
For my main, I choose the Roasted Aubergine, Spinach and Harrisa Burger. It was served with the largest red pepper I’ve ever seen on a burger along with a light couscous salad – a welcome change from fries.
Notes and Observations
- When you arrive the restaurant is to the back/carpark side of the pub. I’d recommend grabbing a drink in the bar before or after your meal too where you can expect a warm welcome and great atmosphere.
- If you are looking for your next Bottomless Brunch venue, The Midland could be just the place. You can enjoy two freshly-prepared courses, plus bottomless Prosecco, for only £29.95 each. It’s available every Friday 12pm – 9pm & Saturday 12pm – 5pm. Contact the venue for further details.
- Visiting during the day? Check out The Midland lunch menu! Priced at a more than reasonable £12.50 for two courses and £15.50 for 3, it’s packed with lots of veggie and vegan options. (Available Monday – Friday, 12pm-6pm).
Overall, The Midland Pub and Restaurant impressed with its modern decor and homely feel. In fact, we plan on going again for a day out, attempting one of the many walking routes in the local area before ending up at The Midland.
If you’re looking for a village pub for your next day out or family get-together the Midland will not disappoint!
The Midland Pub and Restaurant Marple
26 Brabyns Brow, Marple Bridge, Stockport SK6 5DT
Don’t forget to check out the full Vegan menu at The Midland by clicking here
Other places to check out in Marple
Planning on having a day out in Marple? Here are three places we recommend you check out:
Hare and Hounds – Dooley Ln, Stockport SK6 7EJ
One for the cask ale lovers. Low beamed ceiling, pub comfort food and a warm welcome make this a great place to stop after a long walk.
La Dolce Vita Restaurant – 27 Stockport Rd, Marple, Stockport SK6 6BD
Italian Restaurant and Pizzeria popular with locals. Good veggie options.
The Norfolk Arms – 2 Town St, Marple Bridge, Stockport SK6 5DS
Another popular pub with both locals and visitors. Great beer garden to boot too!