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Located in the village of Uppermill, Saddleworth. Named after a local landmark linked to Druids in bygone days and more recent history with local Poet Ammon Wrigley. Anglo-Italian would best describe the food. Italian due to the pizza and pasta offerings. Anglo due to the eclectic mix of various tastes linked to our Colonial Days.

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Saddleworth Legend has it that Druids gathered at the Dinnerstone to celebrate the summer solstice with their annual feast. Overlooking Castleshaw, the Dinnerstone is the favourite resting place of a true Saddleworth legend. Poet, Ammon Wrigley, whose statue proudly stands in Uppermill, had his ashes scattered around the Dinnerstone’s base.


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* This is a sample menu and dishes may change from day to day so may be different or not available on your visit.


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Contact Us

Contacting us or booking a table couldn’t be easier. Simply give us a call or email us directly and we will reply as soon as possible. Alternatively you can book your table now using our online system below.
Please note that due to social distancing and only being able to have 3 chefs in the kitchen, a table of 6 is the maximum amount of people we can currently have on one table.
Unfortunately this means The Poet’s Corner is not currently available for big bookings.
Also, there is a comment box as you go through the online booking procedure. Please note that we may not be able to do the special requests due to the new layout and social distancing. If you do have a special request, please contact us directly and we will try our best.
Finally we are currently not open as a bar and are only excepting bookings for dining.
Tables booked for just drinks will not be accepted for the time being.


99-101 High Street


+44 (0)1457 872 566


We are Re-Opening!

And look forward to welcoming you back

Our ‘new normal’ will still be Dinnerstone with some quirks.

Dining times initially are:
Monday – Tuesday – 5:00pm – 9:30pm
Wednesday – Friday – 12:00pm – 2:30pm then 5:00pm – 9:30pm
Saturday – 12:00pm – 9:30pm
Sunday – 12:00pm – 7:30pm

Sadly we cannot open for just bar drinks atm.

Please arrive at the time of your booking so that we can show you straight to your table.

The Poet’s Corner can be divided in to two physically distanced groups of up to 4 each or one ‘double bubble’ up to 8.

Please ‘GIVE WAY’ and only go up/down the stairs when they are clear.

The first floor has a clear one way system marked for your safety.

Please give us advance notice for special requests via 

Booking times are 1 hr 45 mins prior to 7.30pm and we’ll make sure it’s an enjoyable time.

If you feel you have any symptoms of the virus or have the virus please isolate and join us when you are clear.

Finally we are so glad to be back open and I’m sure everyone is happy to start getting out and about again and we would just like to thank you for your custom.


Andy and the Dinnerstone team


Wednesday 8th April 2020

The White Hart at Lydgate and Dinnerstone, Uppermill are to provide FREE chef pre-prepared meals for the vulnerable and offer its bedrooms FREE to key workers

The White Hart at Lydgate and Dinnerstone in Uppermill have liaised with local councils, GMP, the NHS and AgeUK in both Oldham and Tameside, to work out how they can best support those in need, both from a key worker perspective and those who are vulnerable in the local community.

The community has come together with volunteers and funds to help deliver this vital support. The committees of Lydgate Brass Band Contest, Love Lydgate, The Great Saddleworth Get Together and members of Saddleworth Round Table have all volunteered, alongside team members in both businesses.

The ambition is to deliver/provide the following in the next coming weeks;

  1. 3,000 – 5,000 FREE chef pre-prepared nutritious meals for distribution to the vulnerable in Oldham (working with AgeUK and Oldham MBC) funded through donations.
  2. Open guest bedrooms at the White Hart Lydgate for any NHS key workers, paramedics or police who would wish to isolate from their families as they are caring for or transporting Coronavirus patients. This accommodation will be provided FREE by the White Hart.
  3. The setting up of a self-service canteen to provide FREE evening meals and breakfast for the above guests – funded by Lydgate Brass Band Contest and Love Lydgate whom have pledged £2,000 and £500 respectively.

Part of this plan relies on the local community buying from the current stock of beer, hopefully to enjoy over the Easter weekend in the comfort of their own homes/ gardens. Utilising over 1,500 litres of good beer/ale from the cellars of the White Hart and Dinnerstone; which have been gifted to Love Lydgate; the plan is to set up a drive in, with a park and queue off-license in the car park of the White Hart. With the help of 20+ volunteers, all the correct health and safety procedures will be put in place to ensure social distancing is controlled, alongside offering contactless payments. In line with government guidance only single shoppers and cars with one person will be permitted.

No-one will be able to go into the premises, drink or congregate on the grounds. Beer will be available in three litre containers, with a minimum donation of £4 a litre. ALL funds will go towards providing FREE nutritious meals for the vulnerable.

Charles Brierley said; “During what is a very challenging time for everyone, I felt we could help a lot of people in need in the wider community, preparing nutritious meals that just require re-heating. As a pub, we are closed but our bedrooms are there to be used by those who need them. We’ve had an overwhelmingly positive reaction from people in the surrounding areas, offering their support, driving home the fact that working collectively in the community will help us get through this.”  

Beer will be on sale 12-4pm on Good Friday, Easter Saturday and Easter Sunday.