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Refined cooking and stylish accommodation

At a glance

AA Pick of the Pubs
Bar menu
Open all year
Dog friendly
Free Wi-Fi

With its prominent central gable and some nods towards typical Cheshire black-and-white half-timbering, this stylish 19th-century gastro-inn has clearly had a lot of money spent on it. Acres – well it seems like acres – of reclaimed antique oak flooring, leather sofas surrounding a huge open fireplace, bookshelves offering plenty of choice for a good read, and more than 200 pictures and archive photos lining the oak-panelled walls. The bar, in which stands a carved wooden bear with a salmon in its mouth, offers a half dozen cask ales from local microbreweries, including the somewhat appropriate Beartown in Congleton, Weetwood in Tarporley, and Tatton in Knutsford, as well as Hereford Dry Cider. Whether you’re sitting out front looking across to the churchyard or in the clubby interior, there’s plenty of comfortable dining space in which to sample wholesome, locally sourced food from wide-ranging daily menus that expertly blend the classic with the modern. Great for sharing are the imaginative deli boards, which come laden with local cheeses, charcuterie or pickled and smoked fish, and don’t miss the Sunday roast lunches.

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Opening hours

  • Open all year
  • Open all week
  • Open all day
  • Lunch: Monday to Thursday 12–9.30, Friday to Saturday 12–10, Sunday 12–9
  • Dinner: Monday to Thursday 12–9.30, Friday to Saturday 12–10, Sunday 12–9

Food and drink

  • Set menu available

Price guide

  • Credit cards accepted


  • Parking available
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Garden
  • Coach parties welcome, notice required


  • Children welcome
  • Children's menu
  • High chairs
  • Baby change


  • Accessible toilets


  • Dog friendly
  • Allowed in bar
  • Allowed in restaurant
  • Allowed in garden

Getting here

M6 junction 18, A54, A533 towards Sandbach. Follow signs for village.

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