The Cat and Fiddle
The Cat and Fiddle Macclesfield Reviews
The Cat and Fiddle May 02, 2010
The Cat and Fiddle is a pub at the top of a pass across the peak district, between Buxton and Macclesfield. It is at the intersection of a number of hiking paths across the peaks, above Three Shires Head which is a beauty spot where Cheshire, Derbyshire and Staffordshire meet. It is the second highest pub (in terms of height above sea level) in England.
As such, it is popular with walkers and with bikers crossing the peaks. This means that they are very understanding when you hop in on a twisted ankle, in messy hiking clothes. This is useful to know because it is the most likely explanation why you are there.
The pub is nicely decorated with old photos of what it looked like in the past. There is a good roast on a Sunday, with perfectly done vegetables and good quality meat. The menu looked nice, and there is a great range of nicely cooked traditional British desserts. There is also a nice range of real ales, what look like decent wines, and if you are really struggling with the cold, some nice looking whisky.
Slightly frustratingly, you can see this pub for miles as you finish up your walk. The prospect of a nice pint and a good roast may make it easier to finish the walk on a twisted ankle, though, so that is probably a good thing.
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