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1851 Restaurant at Peckforton Castle

Stone House Lane, PECKFORTON, Tarporley, CW6 9TN

The Rosette award for this establishment has been suspended due to a change of chef. Reassessment will take place in due course under the new chef. This place may look like a medieval castle, but numeric in the restaurant's name denotes the year this mightily imposing building was finished, straight out of the imagination of a wealthy Victorian gent. Today's hotel and wedding venue does justice to the lofty ambition of its originator, with pampering treatments, events, luxe bedrooms and a host of outdoor activities on hand. The 1851 Restaurant has made the hotel a dining destination, too, with Mark Ellis bringing in passionate foodies for his pin-sharp contemporary cooking. The slick and stylish dining room matches the modern thinking in the kitchen, with a shimmering wall of wine bottles as you enter. There's a sense of fun in the naming of dishes - cheese on toast, for example, is a simple and clever construction of whipped Cheshire cheese, sourdough, grelot onions and a piquant brown sauce. Regional produce is used to good effect with Goosnargh chicken and local rabbit prime examples. Main course Hereford beef is a fine fillet, cooked just right, and served with rib pudding, or go for Loch Duart salmon cooked at 44 and cured in beetroot. Finish with a creative zesty lemon number, or a lasagne of Valrhona dark chocolate.

Further information

Tel: 01829 260930
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Open all year.
Sunday lunch available.
Days closed for lunch: Mon-Fri

Restaurant information

Cooking type: Modern British
Number of seats: 65
Accessible for wheelchairs.
Steps for wheelchair: 10
Disabled toilets.
Vegetarian meals available.
Children welcome.
Children's portions.
Parking available.


Restaurant price guide

Sunday lunch: £19.95
Prices are for guidance only. Please check when booking for current rates.



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A49. At Beeston Castle pub right signed Peckforton Castle. Approx 2m, entrance on right
Nearest station: Chester, Crewe

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