Painstakingly restored, this charming inn has many original features, including a stone tablet in the bar dated 1722 and inscribed 'Nil nimium cupito' (‘I desire nothing to excess’). Also visible is a verse above a door written by local Arley Hall estate-owner, Rowland Egerton-Warburton, who had the inn remodelled in 1875. Regular real ales are Lees Bitter from Manchester and the pub’s own Great Budworth Best Bitter. Start your meal with deep-fried Cheshire brie with cranberry and claret compôte, or potted crab; then move on to steak, ale and mushroom shortcrust pie; slow-cooked lamb shank; or cheese and onion pie.
Open all year
Open all week
Open all day
Lunch: Monday to Saturday 11.30–9.30, Sunday 12–8.30
Dinner: Monday to Saturday 11.30–9.30, Sunday 12–8.30
Food and drink
Restaurant menu available
Main course from11.95
Credit cards accepted
Coach parties welcome, notice required
Allowed in bar
From M6 junction 19 or M56 junction 10 follow signs for Great Budworth.