Just outside Wrexham, but set in a country estate of gentle hills, woods and meres, this astonishing Tudor manor house stands at the end of a long, sweeping drive. Timber framed gables overlook award-winning gardens, whilst the interior retains many characteristics of its origins. Brick fireplaces, nooks and crannies, alcoves and quiet corners all help to create an overriding feel of an Edwardian country house. Splendid real ales from breweries like Stonehouse and Weetwood head up a great selection of ales, with real ciders adding local colour. From the kitchen emerge contemporary British dishes. Starters chime in with pan-fried pigeon breast with a blackberry and juniper jus, which might be followed by pan-fried sea bass fillets with crab risotto and langoustine bisque; or game suet pudding with mash and red wine gravy. A range of sandwiches and wraps offer lighter lunchtime options.
Open all year
Open all week
Open all day
Opening times: 11.30–11 (Sunday 11.30–10.30)
Lunch: all week 12–5
Dinner: Monday to Saturday 5–9.30, Sunday 5–9
Credit cards accepted
Play area available
Allowed in bar
Allowed in garden
From Chester towards Wrexham on A483 take A5156 signed Nantwich (dual carriageway). 1st left into Old Wrexham Road. Pub 500 yards on right.