Originally an old Smithy, the newly refurbished Pointing Dog is effortlessly establishing its pedigree as the go-to all-day restaurant and bar in Cheadle Hulme.
At its heart is a reliable offering of classic Sunday roasts, Josper steaks and a selection of pizzas alongside a seasonally changing menu. Crafted drinks prop up the bar with guest ales and a range of boutique spirits matched only by the quality of small producer wines available by the glass or bottle.
The new design offers guests a range of dining options from the bar and main dining room to two private dining rooms and a huge patio should the weather exceed expectations.
Pointing Dog serves up a menu that takes traditional pub dishes to new heights with Josper grilled 28-day aged cuts, pizzas, sharers and sandwiches for lighter bites together with bottomless brunch and a fizz-fuelled afternoon tea for those who want to indulge their naughty side. Starters include a spin on the classics with a Ham & Mustard Scotch Egg with Cauliflower Cheese Purée to a Spiced Lamb & Poppy Seed Sausage Roll with Mango Chutney.
Traditionalists can enjoy Ale Battered Fish and Triple Cooked Chips; and Gloucester Old Spot Sausages with Spring Onion Mash, Bacon and lashings of Gravy. An extensive Steak menu of handpicked cuts from the finest producers across Britain and the US range from an 8oz Sirloin (35 day aged) to the larger 10oz USDA Rib Eye, or, sharpen your steak knives for a 16oz Chateaubriand for two or the perfectly cooked 18oz Côte de Boeuf from the Welsh Cambrian Mountains, served on the bone.
Fresh from the oven is an inviting Pizza offering. For those that like it hot, the fiery Salami Pepperoni with Peppadew Peppers, Green Chilli, Mozzarella and Jalapeños is a must, whilst toppings range from marinated Garlic King Prawns, Pancetta, Fennel and Old Spot Sausage to Smoked Mozzarella and Caramelised Pineapple.
At the weekend, grab friends for a Bottomless Brunch with dishes of Smashed Avocado, Flat Mushroom, Roasted Tomato and Poached Eggs on Sourdough Toast to the traditional English Breakfast, all washed down with a plentiful supply of Bloody Marys, Espresso Martinis or Prosecco by the glass for £22. If brunch is too early for you, the Afternoon Tea hits the spot with elegant sandwiches and pretty desserts and at £14.95 with tea and coffee up to £19.95 with a glass of prosecco it’s sure to get tails wagging.
Whatever your drink of choice, you’re likely to find something to suit from expertly crafted cocktails, rows of boutique spirits as well as an extensive selection of world wines. Global beers and ciders are available on tap including Amstel and Shipyard to Camden Hells and Blue Moon available by the bottle, and guest ales will also be making an appearance.
Expert mixologists are on hand to shake up favourite serves. Savour the sweet taste of a Berry Julep (Maker’s Mark Bourbon, Courvoisier VS Cognac, blackberries, raspberries, mint and sugar syrup); go vintage with a Tom Collins (Bombay Sapphire gin, lemon juice and sugar syrup topped with soda), or stay out for the night with an Espresso Martini (Chase vodka, Kahlúa, vanilla syrup and espresso).
Where Scandinavian chic meets country retreat, Pointing Dog offers a host of light and airy spaces for all occasions. Weathered copper, high beam-lined ceilings and large windows create an inviting feel, whilst antique brass, aged table tops and a colour palette of deep blues, greys and millennial pinks add pops of colour for a sophisticated look. Soft velvets, warm leathers and geometric prints and wallpapers with touches of metallic add to the modern, relaxed vibe.
The decadent island bar is a focal point, and two private dining rooms accommodate drinks receptions and sit-down functions as we can cater for a range of sizes. The outdoor patio, for 190 guests, is an ideal space for birthdays, celebrations and family get-togethers when the sun is shining, and there is even a picnic area for those who want to grab a bench and watch the sun set cocktail in hand.