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Friendly inn with good food and local ales

At a glance

AA Pick of the Pubs
Beer festival
Open all year
Dog friendly
Free Wi-Fi

This row of cottages housed village industries before being joined together to form a public house in 1860. In summer colourful flowerbeds, tubs and hanging baskets create quite a display, while the interior – rich with dark wood furniture and gleaming brass – generates year-round appeal. A range of cask-conditioned Cheshire ales from Weetwood in Tarporley is supported by a good selection of wines sold by the glass. The menu is strong on comfort food, such as classic prawn cocktail, or corned beef hash with egg and brown sauce. Interspersed are more complex choices such as main courses of sticky sesame chilli beef with cashew nuts and noodle salad; moules frites served with skinny fries and ciabatta; and smoked duck breast and orange salad, with toasted walnuts, sultanas, star anise and orange dressing. Comfort is again the keynote in desserts such as lemon tart with Chantilly cream, or chocolate torte with boozy cherries.

Opening hours

  • Open all year
  • Open all week
  • Open all day

Food and drink

  • Real ales available: Weetwood Best Bitter and Cheshire Cat, Hydes

Price guide

  • Credit cards accepted


  • Beer festival


  • Parking available
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Garden
  • Coach parties welcome


  • Children welcome
  • Children's menu


  • Dog friendly
  • Allowed in bar
  • Allowed in garden

Getting here

South from Knutsford take A50. Turn into Stocks Lane at The Whipping Stocks pub. 2 miles to inn

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