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At a glance

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

With its red brick and black and white timbering, this higgledy-piggledy Brunning & Price pub was designed by Victorian architect John Douglas, who designed around 500 buildings, many of them in Cheshire. The spacious, open-plan interior includes an airy conservatory and a panelled, book-filled library. The range of real ales from small breweries, such as Phoenix and Weetwood, changes frequently, much to the delight of beer-drinking locals. Venison, pancetta and shallot meatballs in juniper sauce makes an interesting opener to French seafood stew; chicken, ham hock and leek pie; pink-roasted duck breast; and Mexican vegetarian burger. To see Black Forest trifle – not gâteau, note! – on the menu might nevertheless stir the memories of the more mature. A terrace leads into a small, pleasant garden, and on out to the village green.

Opening hours

  • Open all year
  • Open all week
  • Open all day
  • Lunch opening: Mon-Thu 12-9.30, Fri-Sat 12-10, Sun 12-9
  • Dinner opening: Mon-Thu 12-9.30, Fri-Sat 12-10, Sun 12-9

Food and drink

  • Real ales: Original Bitter, Weetwood Eastgate Ale, Phoenix, guest ales
  • Real ciders: Westons Stowford Press, Aspall

Price guide

  • Credit cards accepted

Facilities

  • Parking available
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Garden

Children

  • Children welcome
  • Children's menu

Dogs

  • Dog friendly
  • Allowed in bar
  • Allowed in garden

Getting here

On B5130, S of Chester

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