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Innkeeper's Lodge Sandbach, Holmes Chapel

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Customer rating 8 / 10
Based on 317 reviews

Enjoy a warm welcome at this 17th-century, black and white Tudor lodge

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At a glance

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Peacefully located in rural Cheshire and close to Sandbach and Crewe, The Bear’s Head, dating from 1624, is actually two adjoining buildings – one black-and-white-timbered and the other brick built. Inside there are real fires, old beams, flagstone floors, spacious dining areas and a wide choice of cask ales and food. The en suite, modern bedrooms have TVs, desks, free WiFi, tea- and coffee-making facilities as standard; family rooms are available. A continental buffet breakfast is complimentary for all guests.


  • Rooms: 25
  • Family rooms: 6
  • Ground-floor rooms: 10

Room rates

  • Credit cards accepted

Opening times

  • Open all year


  • Dinner served
  • Last orders for evening meals: 10pm


  • Wi-Fi available
  • Freeview TV in rooms


  • Children welcome

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Nearest train station

Holmes Chapel

Nearest motorway junction

M6 junction 17
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