UPDATE: March 1st, 2023

Luxury Hotel Accommodation, Quality Restaurant Food & Real Ales Public House Near Buxton and Macclesfield

Starting from 1st march 2023 The Stanley Arms is under new management. Paul and Emma Lawton would love to see you all for an open evening on 11th March come along and introduce yourselves and have a drink with us.

Luxury Hotel Accommodation

Choose from 7 luxury accommodation bedrooms in our barn conversion with all our hotel rooms having en-suite facilities plus colour television, tea/coffee making facilities, hairdryers and more.

The Stanley Arms also has plenty of free parking space for our guests.
Sorry, but no pets or children under 16.

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Perfect Restaurant Dining

The Stanley Arms enjoys an excellent reputation for fine food. You may have noticed that part of our address is Bottom of the Oven, an area of Macclesfield Forest.

This has given rise to probably the most famous dish on the menu – Bottom of the Oven Lamb – we are told constantly how delicious this is. Why not pay us a visit and judge for yourselves if our reputation is justified.

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Relax In The Bar

The Macclesfield pub, bar and restaurant have remained unchanged and maintain all their original features. The log fires, cask-conditioned CAMRA quality real ales, fine wines and excellent food provide a warm welcome in a friendly, relaxed atmosphere.

The public house is one of the highest in the country and within sight of the Cat and Fiddle, which claims to be the highest public house in England, though I am told that a pub in the Lake District claims to be ten feet higher!

Breathtaking Countryside

The Stanley Arms, in the Peak District National Park, is  surrounded by breathtaking countryside used frequently by ramblers, within the boundary  of Macclesfield Forest and its associated reservoirs. The Forest and  surrounding district has walks to suit everyone, from country hikes to a gentle  stroll.

The area is perfect for bird watching and organised ranger walks which  take place on a regular basis. The local scenery is terrific – explore our site to see some of the photographs depicting this.

English pubs don't get much better than this. If you have ever imagined wanting to have a weekend away from it all, lost, staying in a sleepy country pub, with superb food, good beer and sharing banter with the locals, then this place is for you.

Friendly welcome, great food, stunning setting. We were made welcome as soon as we arrived. Nothing was too much trouble - my husband's diet was catered for without fuss. Local taxi information was provided.

Delicious, value for money food.Great food. Delicious, piping hot and generous portions. The pie of the day, which was Lamb and mint, was tasty and filling, accompanied by chunky chips and 3 vegetables. Well worth a visit!