Shoulder of Mutton
  • Holcombe Village
    Lumb Carr Road
    BL8 4LZ
Shoulder of Mutton is a traditional country pub situated in the heart of Holcombe Village, Ramsbottom just below Peel Tower.

Since it's beginnings in 1751, The Shoulder of Mutton has been an important part of village life. 

In the early days, The Shoulder of Mutton had a rather chaotic reputation with it's association to cock fighting! The Old Holcombe Game Fowl Show was another event which would take place at the Shoulder of Mutton dating back 170 years! 

It's historic links don't end there, The Shoulder of Mutton withstood World War 1 and 2, and it's cellars were even used as a make-shift air raid shelter! Shrapnel damage can still be seen on the exterior on the pub today from World War 2!  There is history in every inch of the Shoulder of Mutton! 

It's no surprise that The Shoulder of Mutton is firmly cemented as part of the local community, the heart of the small village of Holcombe, just outside of Bury. 

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What's on offer at this Beautiful Pub? 

If you enjoy a walk up Holcombe Hill to Peel Tower to take in the panoramic views, you'll absolutely want to stop off at The Shoulder of Mutton on your way home.

The pub has a cosy feel, with an open fire and comfy seating. After a long walk, or a visit to Holcombe and Ramsbottom, the Shoulder of Mutton is the place to wind down! 

This family friendly Country Pub and Restaurant offers a great selection of real ales plus Sunday Lunches using locally sourced ingredients. Dog friendly in the bar area, your 4 legged friends are catered for too, with water bowls and treats available. 

There are a number of beers and ales to choose from including Flat Cap, London Pride, Moorhouse's Blond Witch, Timothy Taylor's Landlord and much more. 

Menus that offer everything from delicious starters and traditional pub classic mains to steaks and burgers from the grill and mouth watering desserts - there is something for every taste.

The children are catered for too, with a separate menu which includes their favourites from pasta to mini versions of the grown up favourites. 

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Live Events and Entertainment

The Shoulder of Mutton is at the heart of the local community and offers a range of great events which you can get involved with. Whether you like live music, or want to get involved in singing yourself, there's an event for you! 

From quiz nights to karaoke and even an open mic night, there are events for everyone to get involved with. They often welcome bands and singers to play in the pub which is always a wonderful night! 

Their open mic night takes place on the last Sunday of every month, and it is always a popular night for locals and those who are visiting the area!

If you prefer something less musical, they put on quizzes for you to put your mind to work! 


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Amazing Home Cooked Food will keep you coming back for more! 

Starters cover all tastes and include Bread and Olives, Garlic Bread, Fresh Mussels, Cajun Halloumi Fries or you can enjoy a warming bowl of homemade soup.

With Mains there are all the pub classics including Fish & Chips, King Prawn and Mussels Stew and Lancashire Cheese Pie.

From the Grill you can choose from a range of steaks and burgers with homemade sauces and the usual sides.

Vegetarian options are available with Halloumi Burgers, Cheese Pie, Garlic Smothered Baguette and Lancashire Cheese and Red Onion Toastie all with a spot on the menu.

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Delicious and Wholesome Sunday Lunch!

Sunday Lunch is a Great British Tradition and there's no exception at The Shoulder of Mutton! With fluffy Yorkshire Puddings adorning your choice of roasted meats, plus all the usual seasonal veg and lots of gravy - this is one meal that you won't want to miss out on! 

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A Huge Selection of Drinks to suit everyone!  

They have a selection of drinks, whether you prefer beer, ale, wine, gin or anything else your heart desires- there are many options to choose from! 

Why not try one of their flavoured gins with premium tonic? Or perhaps a cask ale? 

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To make an enquiry or book with The Shoulder of Mutton, call 01706 893 622 or click the links at the top of this page.  

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In June 2022
P Berry said

Very enjoyable and good quality.