To where we are now. Our journey started back in 2000 in Swinton at the original Crompton’s restaurant and having gained six valuable years at our original home, we decided it was the right time to enhance the business further and pack our bags and move to this vibrant village we love
Our philosophy was to deliver good value for money wholesome food, but to offer it in a more easy eatery approach, a decision that proved so right and we’ve never looked back !With the business enjoying year on year success and now comfortable in our 23rd year, we have enjoyed the last 16 of those valuable years here at the Waterside. We encourage all our customers to enjoy our serene and tranquil location set immediately upon the busy yet peaceful Bridgewater canal
Having survived the dreadful period of the Covid pandemic and indeed forced closure of our business, we decided that its just not us to ‘wait and see what happens’, to the contrary we developed the building even further and re-modelled the whole first floor into what we believe to be the trendiest boutique hotel around for miles. We currently have 4 individual styled rooms (soon to be 6!) all of which enjoy en-suite bathrooms and 3 having the beautiful Bridgewater canal to look out on when you wake in a morning. Click here to be redirected to our booking page where all the information you need is waiting to be read.
The Waterside is both contemporary and comfortable whilst making the most of the original features of its period home. (Once we believe a Polish off licence and convenience store called W.m Browse amongst other uses
As our motto states, we believe it is ‘ perfect for parties, cosy for couples and ideal for individuals’ and which bill you fit, we sincerely want you to ‘Eat, Drink, Relax & Enjoy’, an easy instruction we feel when faced with an unpretentious menu of tempting delights that beg to be tried. Whether you choose to dine inside including our newly revamped ‘Lighthouse Lounge’ or in the main area of the restaurant, your preference may be to dine ‘al fresco’ where our well kept garden seats a further 140 people.
With our kitchen being led by the hugely experienced and very talented Head Chef Mr. Gary Hewart, closely followed by his skilled and attention to detail seeking Sous chefs Jordon Thacker & Andrew Bailey, then we have Jason Wood our very experienced C.D.P then our commis all playing a huge role in producing our varied and extensive menu that incorporates a wide selection of starters, a number of ‘easy eatery’ main courses, featuring lunchtime sandwiches and wraps, home-made burgers, fish dishes and pasta dishes, as well as our ever popular steaks served to your liking
A dedicated dessert menu which includes our now famous cheesecake offerings to conclude your experience, all in all this showcases of our teams personal talents
Gary and his team’s ethos is simple, “take fantastic ingredients sourced from some of the best local suppliers, combine them carefully and produce a menu that we are proud to put our name to” taking the hassle out of dining. Whether you are popping in for a quick bite at lunchtime or a more leisurely dining experience in the evening, we feel sure you will not be disappointed with what we deliver to your table.
You can just stop by for a drink where you will always be welcome and of course we love to see the children as families are high on our priority guest list and you can even bring your pooches too !!!
So, finally, relax with a hard earned drink in your hand, relish our tranquil setting and first class food where we know you will be coming back for more and now with the added comfort of not having to worry about getting home, you can walk upstairs to complete your evening all concluding in some peaceful R & R.