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The Church Inn

At a glance

AA Pick of the Pubs
Bar menu
Restaurant menu
Open all year
Dog friendly

Tim Bird and Mary McLaughlin have certainly put this old inn back on the map, together with their other pub in the village, The Bulls Head. The Church Inn has a stylish country appeal, pleasing locals and destination diners alike. On the edge of the village and opposite the 12th-century St Wilfrid’s church, it is ideally situated between the bustling towns of Wilmslow and Knutsford and only eight miles from Manchester Airport. Surrounded by rolling Cheshire countryside, the attractive summer dining terrace and rear garden lead down to an old bowling green that boasts panoramic views across neighbouring fields. In the bar and boot room, a range of locally sourced ales includes Mallory’s Mobberley Best, named after Mobberley-born mountaineer George Mallory; Tatton Brewery’s Ale-Alujah may be making a guest appearance. A choice of intimate dining areas provide relaxed and comfortable seating for the perusal of the extensive menu, which includes country tavern favourites such as steak and marrow burger with mature cheddar, chips, tomato, caramelised onion and cumin chutney. Gluten-free choices are a real strength: start a feast with halloumi, roasted tomatoes, red onion, aubergine, courgettes and sun-blush tomato and red pepper coulis, and follow perhaps with corn-fed chicken breast, tarragon gnocchi, roast baby vegetables with lemon and tarragon sauce. If you can manage a pudding, the home-made vanilla baked brûlée will round things off nicely, or look to a daily-changing board of Cheshire artisan cheeses. Canines are more than welcome in the bar and the boot room; a bowl of dog biscuits, together with dog ‘beer’ (meat-based stock) to refresh them, are very thoughtful touches.

Opening hours

  • Open all year
  • Open all week
  • Open all day
  • Lunch opening: all wk, all day
  • Dinner opening: all wk, all day

Food and drink

  • Restaurant menu available
  • Real ales: Dunham Massey Mallory's Mobberley Best, Tatton Brewery Ale-Alujah, guest ales
  • Real ciders: Ty Gwyn, Apple County Cider, South West Orchards

Price guide

  • Credit cards accepted


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


  • Children welcome
  • Children's portions


  • Dog friendly
  • Allowed in bar
  • Allowed in garden

Getting here

From Knutsford take B5085 towards Wilmslow. In Mobberley left into Church Ln. Pub opposite church

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