Curry change at Bull’s Head, Old Glossop

Made a flying visit to Old Glossop last week and what do I find? All change.

The village with three pubs is down to two with a sign pasted on the door of the Queen’s Arms saying it’s closed due to fire. Don’t know why and don’t know when it will re-open – nothing in the local papers about it and no-one around the locked and dark place to ask.

But the bigger change is the new Indian restaurant at The Bull’s Head – and no more ‘memory man’ Mamood.

Mamood (and I apologise if the spelling isn’t right) was an institution and known far and wide for his amazing ability to remember exactly what customers liked to order – and how they liked their food prepared.

We’d got so used to having individualised Indian food – extra ginger in the daal, more chilli for our macho friend, lassi with slightly less sugar – that eating anywhere else felt like eating processed food. (Something I’ve previously blogged about here).

Lamb Handi
New food

The new broom comes courtesy of Longsight’s Lazeeza. After the shock of the new we tried out the lamb handi (very rustic preparation style of lamb on the bone with a robust spicy tomato sauce), daal (which was sadly very salty), mushroom rice and chapati (good bread, no ‘wet flannels’!).

The old place has been given a much-needed re-furb with curtains, a lick of paint and fresh flowers brightening up what could previously be quite a dingy back room.

It’s a good new menu, a friendly greeting and a pleasing environment, so I wish the new management all the best in their endeavours, even if Mamood’s particular attention to customer service will be a hard act to follow.


9 thoughts on “Curry change at Bull’s Head, Old Glossop

  1. Hi Sarah,

    Long time reader of your blog, and also live in Glossop ! Just to let you know that Mahmood and co are now set up in Hadfield, in what was the old Video Vault ! We haven’t made the trek yet, but just wanted to let you know he is alive and well !


  2. Hello

    Just wondering if anyone has a contact number and name for Mahmood’s new restaurant?! Only just realised about the change and coming from Sheffield!



  3. Have to say, visited the Aman last night and have to report that it’s the best Indian cuisine I’ve had for as long as I remember. My partner and I were treated well and had a sample of our main dish brought to us to try. To make sure we were happy. I had the Pepsilla (Chicken tikka and mince curry), it was superb. I heartily recommend this place 🙂


  4. If anyone is in contact with Allam please wish him well.
    I hope both Mahmood and Allam are back in business again soon as they are both sorely missed!


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