Surrounded by mature trees and well-tended gardens, this 18th-century, family-run pub and restaurant has a refreshing, modern interior and it's just four miles from Alton Towers. Marston's Pedigree is one of the beers on offer. With a good reputation for food, its main menu is supplemented by daily chef's specials on the fresh fish and meat boards. Expect chicken liver, port and orange pâté; or mushroom, black pudding and cheddar melt, followed by Moroccan harissa chicken; or perhaps slow-roasted lamb shank. There are light bite options such as scampi and chips; and sausage, egg and chips.
Closed: 25–26, 31 December, 1 January
Open all week
Opening times: 12–3 6–11 (Sunday 12–4 6.30–11)
Lunch: Monday to Saturday 12–2, Sunday 12–2.30
Dinner: Monday to Saturday 6–9.30, Sunday 6.30–9.30
Food and drink
Set menu available
Restaurant menu available
Credit cards accepted
From Cheadle take A552 towards Uttoxeter. In Mobberley left, through Freehay to pub at next roundabout. Freehay also signed from B5032 (Cheadle to Denstone road).