Rochdale local area guide

A town and metropolitan borough in Greater Manchester, Rochdale is home to several historic landmarks and spans far to include several towns and villages such as Heywood, Middleton, Littleborough, Whitworth and Milnrow.

About Rochdale

Named after its largest town and birthplace of the Co-operative movement, the borough of Rochdale is steeped with history and filled with award-winning attractions, lively events and vibrant communities. The mix and variety of local amenities available as well as the many highly rated schools are a few reasons why Rochdale is a chosen destination for people moving.


Best places to eat in Rochdale

Copper Pot – This contemporary, authentic Indian restaurant that also serves traditional dishes is well-loved by locals and commended on their friendly service. Sandbrook Park, Copper Pot, Sandbrook Way, Rochdale OL11 1RY Blue Diamond Chinese Restaurant –A longstanding family-run restaurant, enjoy authentic dim sum dumplings to classic chow mein takeaway favourites. 222 Oldham Rd, Rochdale OL11 2ER La Mancha – This tapas bar has a variety of notable Spanish dishes. Great for sharing with friends or family, they also cater for larger groups with fixed menus. 5 The Butts Ave, Rochdale OL16 1ES The Italian Room – With an impressive range of well presented Italian dishes, this modern restaurant also features specials not to be missed. 567 Bury Rd, Bamford, Rochdale, OL11 4DQ Nutters Restaurant – A fine dining, award-winning restaurant owned by celebrity chef Andrew Nutter and his family, their menu uses only the finest local and regional produce. Edenfield Rd, Rochdale, OL12 7TT


Our favourite pubs in Rochdale

The Baum – Located in the Rochdale town centre next to Rochdale Pioneers museum, the birthplace of the Co-op, this relaxed pub serves ales and great British food. 33-37 Toad Ln, Rochdale OL12 0NU The Birches –Close to Healey Dell nature reserve, take a well-deserved rest at this local pub with a twist. Their menu consists of Thai food, from Tom Yam soup to Thai Green Curry they’ve got it. 145 Market St, Whitworth, Rochdale OL12 8RU The Healey – In the suburbs of Rochdale, this traditional pub is renowned for its range of cask beers and quality food. 172 Shawclough Rd, Shawclough, Rochdale OL12 6LW Owd Betts – A country pub that dates back to 1796, enjoy the stunning views of Rochdale, Manchester and Oldham with your pint. Edenfield Rd, Rochdale OL12 7TY


Places to go for walks in Rochdale

Watergrove Resevoir – Above Wardle village, this trail offers picturesque views, fishing and bird watching opportunities. Easily reachable by bus or car, there’s free parking available. Wardle Road, Ramsden Road, Wardle, Greater Manchester, OL12 9EN Hollingworth Lake – Take in the fresh air walking around the lake itself or stroll through the wider country park. There are many eateries all within walking distance including Lake Lounge, Wine Press and The Beach. Littleborough, OL15 0AQ Healey Dell Nature Reserve – Located approximately  1 .5 miles outside of Rochdale town centre, bordering Shawclough and Healey, this beautiful nature reserve is a wildlife sanctuary. 121 Dell Rd, Rochdale OL12 6LW

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