When it comes to pure indulgence, if there’s one place that knows the score, it’s this place. A quaint wine and cheese bar located in Ramsbottom, Bury, The Mouse Trap is the elegant antidote to the city’s street food dominated dining scene, offering a generous helping of all the ‘good stuff’. And when we say ‘good stuff’, we obviously mean cheese.
Providing chilled out vibes without the bare bricked walls and exposed pipework that seemingly became synonymous with ‘all things cool’ over the past decade, The Mouse Trap opts for a relaxed, homely setting – with quaint finishes of warm-toned woods, cosy seating and low lighting. It’s so welcoming, in fact, that all it’s missing is a nice, warm bubble bath.
Specialising in the best artisan cheeses around, the venue is the perfect place to have a graze and a catch-up, with a menu literally packed full of cheeses, as well as bread, nibbles and sharing platters. Opt for perfectly presented boards made up of pies, scotch eggs, cheese, grapes, crackers and chutneys, or create your own with three or five cheeses of your personal preference.
From the ‘Lancashire Platter’ – which is packed full of Lancashire-made cheeses – to the ‘Boujee Board’ and, of course, vegetarian options, there’s a little something for everyone, with tons more bits and bobs available for those who simply fancy a bit of bread and a small plate of mouse nibbles with their glass of vino.
Grab a seat within the cosy space and order your dream graze, before tucking into the bar’s fantastic selection of wines and cocktails, which pair perfectly with the venue’s showstopping boards. Plus, the wine and cheese bar now offers a bottomless brunch with unlimited wine or cocktails, alongside gooey cheese fondue or raclette.
Expect full-bodied red wines imported from all over the globe, as well as crisp, refreshing whites hailing from Italy, New Zealand and beyond. If wine doesn’t quite tickle your fancy, you can also opt for a summery Aperol Spritz, as well as Espresso Martinis, Pornstar Martinis, G&Ts and so much more.
Open Wednesday-Sunday, cheese lovers can get their fix from 12 noon, or alternatively, pick up some tasty wheels and slabs from The Mouse Trap’s very own cheese emporium just down the road from The Mouse Trap or online here.
The Mouse Trap can be found at 47 Bolton St, Ramsbottom, Bury, BL0 9HU. Find The Cheese Emporium at 4 Princes Court, Silver St, Ramsbottom, Bury, BL0 9BJ.