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BEST WESTERN Old Mill Hotel & Leisure Club

Springwood, Ramsbottom, Bury, Greater Manchester, BL0 9DS

Ratings & Awards

3 stars Hotel inspected by the Tourist Board (Visit Britain) for level of service and facilities. (Reflected in the number of stars awarded)
Silver CSR award from Green Tourism.

Hotel Amenities

  • Free Internet
  • Free parking onsite (60 spaces)
  • Gym
  • Pets Allowed
  • Jacuzzi
  • Sauna
  • Indoor Pool
  • Restaurants
  • Bars
  • No Lift
  • 24hr service
  • Hotel And Bedrooms All Completely Non Smoking

Get in touch

08445 76 76 76
*local rate

near the BEST WESTERN Old Mill Hotel & Leisure Club, Bury

The World Black Pudding Throwing Championship

People travel to Ramsbottom from as far afield as Australia to compete in the Black Pudding Throwing Championships. Revisiting the old Yorkshire-Lancashire rivalry, competitors use black puddings to knock stacks of Yorkshire puddings off a shelf.

Available : Sep 2013 (annual)

UK Backward Running Championships

Held in Manchester's Heaton Park, the UK Backward Running Championships sees competitors negotiate a mile-long course backwards. Although it looks comical, it's a surprisingly demanding exercise and great workout - when fitness aficionados try it they never look forwards. (Sorry.)

Available : May 2013 (annual)

Heaton Hall and Park

Heaton Hall and Park makes the grand claim of being the largest municipal park in Europe. Consisting of 600 acres of beautiful parkland, gardens and pastures, it is listed Grade II on English Heritage's register of historic parks and gardens.

Available : Apr - Aug 2013; Thu, Fri, Sat, and Sun only (annual)

National Winter Ales Festival

For anyone suffering from the January blues, CAMRA returns with the National Winter Ales Festival in Manchester's Sheridan Suite. Presenting a selection of 200+ British and foreign beers, ales, ciders and perrys, it's just what's needed for a fun night out.

Available : Jan 2014 (annual)

MEN Arena

From Kylie and Take That to Classical Spectacular and World Swimming Championships, the 23,000-capacity Manchester Evening News Arena in the city centre is one of Europe's largest indoor events venues hosting pop, rock, classical, comedy and sporting events.

Available : Daily

The Modern Bar & Restaurant

A private lift transports guests to The Modern Bar and Restaurant at the top of a glass-covered landmark building in Cathedral Gardens. Dark woods and warm tones create a homely interior where the focus is on modern British cuisine prepared with local ingredients. Enjoy panoramic views and an ever-changing cocktail menu in the sixth-floor bar.

Available : Daily


Glass-covered Urbis in the city centre offers five floors of temporary exhibitions exploring city life from modern urban culture, design, architecture and graffiti to music. See innovative displays in the Corridor Gallery or relax in the smart café bar.

Available : Daily

Suffragette City

Celebrate real girl power in Manchester every Wednesday afternoon: discover how the Suffragettes fought for equal rights, where they displayed their first militant action and how women fought for free birth control on the Suffragette City tour.

Available : Wed only

Radical City Walk

Explore Manchester's radical heritage on the Radical City Tour. Cultural revolutionaries, middle class reform and democratic rights are all covered on the Urbis city tour around Manchester...

Available : Mon only

The Triangle

State-of-the-art The Triangle shopping mall in Manchester's original Corn Exchange Building stocks fashionable womenswear in East, street style in Roxy and designer jewellery in Green + Benz. Top Manchester DJs spin discs in the centre's trendy Zinc Bar & Grill.

Available : Daily

Harvey Nichols

Harvey Nichols on Exchange Square offers three floors of high-end and designer fashion, a foodmarket and a restaurant, bar and brasserie. Ease tired feet and get pampered in the Urban Retreat Hair & Beauty Salon.

Available : Daily

The Printworks

The Printworks is a futuristic family entertainment complex in Greater Manchester. It offers non-stop entertainment in the form of nightclubs, bars and restaurants, a 20-screen cinema, an IMAX screen, a health club, plenty of shops, galleries and more.

Available : Daily


A trendy bar in a former fish market in the Northern Quarter, Bluu, so-called after the Blue Note Jazz Club, has a lively ground-floor bar, intimate basement lounge and private outdoor terrace. Fine dining is available in the upstairs restaurant.

Available : Daily

Socio Rehab

Signature drinks and customised blends such as chocolate and gingerbread cocktails are concocted in this low-lit, atmospheric lounge bar in the trendy Northern Quarter where you can relax on egg-shaped stools. Socio Rehab also hosts inventive themed nights.

Available : Daily

Wheel of Manchester

The 60-metre-high Wheel of Manchester in Exchange Square offers 360-degree views of Manchester's ever-changing cityscape from its 42 pods, while commentary highlights local landmarks. Enjoy the 13-minute ride in heated, air-conditioned eight-seater capsules or sip champagne in the VIP gondola.

Available : Daily

Manchester Arndale

An expansive city-centre shopping mall, Manchester Arndale has over 200 stores under one roof including high-street favourites, trendy shops and a music store with a stage for live gigs. For additional purchases browse fashion and food at Arndale Market.

Available : Daily

People's History Museum

The People's History Museum is dedicated to the conservation, interpretation and study of material relating to the history of working people in Britain. Housing an accessible, comprehensive collection, the museum is the first national museum to be located in Manchester.

Available : Daily


Sankeys, east of the city-centre in Ancoats, is a hub for techno and house lovers and a stalwart on the Manchester scene. Attracting some of the biggest DJs in the world, it hosts regular and one-off club nights every month.

Available : Daily

Matt and Phred's Jazz Club

The region's first dedicated live jazz club, Matt and Phred's in the Northern Quarter is a laidback, bohemian jazz joint with a relaxed dress code. Its homemade pizzas are as renowned as its late-night jam sessions. Arrive early to secure a seat!

Available : Daily; not Sun

Grinch Wine Bar

A bustling city centre wine bar and bistro, Grinch Wine Bar's eclectic menu is famed for its delicious stone-baked pizzas. There's a budget-friendly wine, champagne and cocktail list plus happy hour 5pm-7pm daily. On Saturday nights, soul and jazz classics play upstairs.

Available : Daily

Chaophraya Thai Restaurant & Bar

The traditional city-centre Chaophraya Thai Restaurant & Bar has cushion seating and the à-la-carte selection includes modern interpretations of traditional Thai cuisine. At lunchtime, chefs prepare dishes at the Yee Rah Sizzler Grill. Enjoy a Singha beer at the Chaophraya Thai Cocktail Bar or book a table upstairs in the award-winning restaurant.

Available : Daily

Mint Lounge

This funky 500-capacity underground club in the Northern Quarter hosts DJ nights and live music gigs from reggae, jazz, and Latin jazz to soul and chilled grooves. The Mint Lounge has a chill-out room, great cocktails and serves Afro-Caribbean food.

Available : Daily


Central nightclub, South, hosts DJ and former Inspiral Carpets' organist Clint Boon's Disco Rescue every Saturday night, belting out old skool classics plus a dose of 60s, 70s, Northern soul, punk rock, Motown and funk in a fun, relaxed environment.

Available : Daily

The John Rylands Library Deansgate

A beautiful 1890s Victorian, neo-Gothic building with a vaulted roof, the refurbished John Rylands Library on central Deansgate houses the oldest-known New Testament piece and an early edition of Chaucer's Canterbury Tales.

Available : Daily

Vinyl Exchange

The two-storey Vinyl Exchange, in the eclectic Northern Quarter, stocks secondhand and rare CDs, records and DVDs. Expert staff cover indie to experimental music with one whole floor dedicated to dance music and vinyl records.

Available : Daily

Festival of Fantastic Films

The Festival of Fantastic Films is a three-day convention for fans of sci-fi, fantasy and horror films. It features multiple screenings, interviews with special guests, panel discussions, art and poster exhibitions, and memorabilia auctions.

Available : Oct 2011 (annual)

Night & Day Café

High-ceilinged Night & Day Café in the Northern Quarter is part café with wi-fi, and part bar with impressive absinthe selection. The low-lit live venue hosts original music from international and local acts - no tribute or cover bands allowed.

Available : Daily

Room Restaurant

Huge windows look onto bustling King Street from Room Restaurant and lounge bar. Antique blends with contemporary with its vaulted ceilings and modern fittings and the retro cuisine includes the best of British comfort food and traditional desserts. Try their signature Roomberry cocktail from the extensive drinks list during cocktail hour 5-7pm Monday to Friday.

Available : Daily; not Sun

Lounge 10

Behind Lounge 10's Grade-II listed city centre façade lies a Parisian nightclub interior of chandeliers, red velvet and provocative art. Enjoy indulgent French cuisine plus an extensive wine and champagne list. Singers, dancers and magician offer live entertainment while the last Friday of the month hosts a late-night supper club.

Available : Daily

Manchester Literature Festival

Manchester's Literature Festival is a city-wide celebration of new literature and spoken-word entertainment, attracting writers from around the globe. Watch out for readings from well-known national and international authors, with special attention also given to independent publishers and magazines.

Available : Oct 2013 (annual)

Manchester International Festival

The Manchester International Festival is unique in consisting solely of specially commissioned work. It presents a series of large-scale world premières at venues across the city centre, many of which then begin international tours.

Available : Jun - Jul 2013 (biennial)


Manchester's award-winning urban digital arts and music festival, FutureEverything presents a programme of experimental performance and exhibitions at venues across the city. The festival also expands its focus beyond the arts to include lively debate on environmental and global issues.

Available : May 2013 (annual)

Family Friendly Film Festival

If you're looking for things to do with the kids during the interminable summer holidays, Manchester's Family Friendly Film Festival presents screenings and workshops at venues across the city. The programme includes award-winning features and shorts, as well as UK premieres.

Available : Aug 2013 (annual)

Queer Up North

Held every year in May, Queer Up North is a groundbreaking three-week festival that showcases new lesbian, gay and queer work across the arts. Events take place in venues all over Manchester and include exhibitions, talks, shows, cabaret and performance art.

Available : May 2013 (annual)

Manchester Jazz Festival

The annual Manchester Jazz Festival features a programme of international performers with concerts throughout the city. Catch open-air and indoor shows at venues including Albert Square, St Ann's Square, the Green Room and the Bridgewater Hall.

Available : Jul 2013 (annual)

Manchester Food & Drink Festival

Long renowned for its famed Rusholme Curry Mile, real ale pubs and Chinatown, Manchester has also earned an enviable reputation for its many chic, world-class restaurants. The 11-day Food & Drink Festival celebrates the city's culinary status in style.

Available : Oct 2013 (annual)

x.trax Platform 4

The x.trax showcase returns to the parks, fountains, squares and gardens of Manchester for more outdoor street art and theatre. The three-day festival features work by acts from the UK and across the world.

Available : Aug 2013 (annual)

Manchester Pride

Manchester stages one of Europe's biggest Pride events, offering a host of parties, parades and celebration as the city sways in a fiesta of fun. The packed programme of events reflects the wide range of interests of the LGBT community.

Available : Aug 2013 (annual)

Manchester Comedy Festival

The Manchester Comedy Festival brings some of the top names in comedy to join home-grown talent at venues across the city. This year's line-up of slapstick and subversive talent goes to show that Manchester doesn't take itself too seriously.

Available : Oct 2013 (annual)

Manchester Irish Festival

The Manchester Irish Festival, one of the biggest in Europe, celebrates the Emerald Isle with over two weeks of partying, music, comedy, theatre, sport and dance around the city.

Available : Mar 2013 (annual)

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BEST WESTERN Old Mill Hotel & Leisure Club
Greater Manchester
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