Just a short train journey from the hustle and bustle of Manchester is the beautiful village of Marple.
Marple village may only be small, but we all know some of the best things come in little packages.
From the stunning country walks to the mouth-watering independent restaurants, this place has so much to offer.
If you’ve never visited this northern gem, here are a few reasons why you should…
Ever feel like the small plate you’ve been served isn’t exactly great value for your hard-earned money?
You won’t feel like that at Chaat Cart! This South Indian Street Food venue offers small plates packed with big flavour and you’ll have the opportunity to try numerous items from the menu rather than restricting yourself to only one main course.
Using British produce but sticking to the South Indian nametag, this restaurant really is one of a kind.
If your friends and family enjoy a social meal, this is the perfect place to come as the dishes are designed to be communally enjoyed, meaning you will likely find yourself discussing the delicious dishes.
For the increasing number of vegans out there, this restaurant offers a wide range of vegan marked dishes allowing you to get stuck in and enjoy the food just as much as your pals.
That’s not all, as the Chaat Cart also offers an extensive list of gins to accompany your food or just to enjoy after you’ve finished your meal.
Anyone who has visited Altrincham may recognise the name, with the second site being set up there in June 2018.
This restaurant is a Cambodian style cuisine, with a fantastic reputation within the area, and for good reason!
Being the only Cambodian restaurant in the North West and the second in England, this Marple restaurant really is one not to take for granted! The different plates available are full of flavour, so we’re really lucky to have this right on our doorstep.
It isn’t the most well-known restaurant in the country, which is all the more reason to give it a go!
This sushi restaurant might be small but its food is mega. Only seating between 8-10 people, this restaurant really is something special.
It also offers a takeaway option for anyone who doesn’t fancy eating in. Everything about this place is spot on, from the clever names, that incorporating names from Marple, to the incredible presentation of the dishes. (Their Dragon Maki is actually presented in the shape of a dragon).
You can even see your chef in action making up your meal just metres from your table – food doesn’t get any fresher than that!
If you are a lover of sushi, you need to try Sushi Haus!
The canals and locks in and around Marple are something it is really known for due to its stunning and historic nature.
The canals consist of 16 locks making it a fantastic walk to go on with your family, friends, a run, cycle or even a dog walk!
It’s just a 20-minute walk to a breath-taking aqueduct, it is definitely worth giving a go!
Only being once a year, you definitely need to jump on the beer wagon! It’s recommended to get this penciled in to ensure you don’t miss it as you’ll be waiting a while until the next one.
The idea of the event is somewhat simple but rather spectacular. The day consists of a 4KM charity run, stopping at three craft beer shops along the way with a pint to finish the race.
If you’re just looking for a new route to run with a great bunch of people, you don’t have to stop for a beer. The pint-stops are optional, so you can power through to the finish line and enjoy your hard-earned beer at the end.
Not the biggest fan of beer? Don’t worry! There’s an alternative option of gin & tonic available at each stop. Fancy it? Find out more.
Another great example of a small plate’s restaurant. It offers both breakfast and lunch menus which include delicious home-baked goods.
If you are partial to a good loaf or fry-up, this is the place to go. They also offer exquisite tapas dishes, which has been rated as outstanding. Why not give it a go yourself and see if you agree with its remarkable ratings!