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1851 Restaurant at Peckforton Castle

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Restaurants are awarded from 1 to 5 Rosettes for culinary excellence. One Rosette restaurants are highly recommended in a local area and five Rosettes have reached the pinnacle of culinary excellence at a world class level.

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Fine cooking in a grand hotel

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At a glance

Open all year
Vegetarian menu
Private dining
Wines by the glass
Wheelchair access
Credit cards accepted

Peckforton may look like a medieval castle, but the clue to its true vintage lies in the restaurant's name. Conjured from the imagination of a wealthy Victorian gent, this imposing building, with its turrets and crenellations, still does justice to the lofty ambition of its originator. It’s 21st-century incarnation as a hotel and wedding venue features pampering treatments, luxe bedrooms and a host of outdoor activities, and the 1851 Restaurant has made it a dining destination, too. The stylish dining room matches the modern thinking in the kitchen. Chef Jason Hodnett has a knack for coaxing out the max from flavours; in an attractively presented starter of duck – confit leg, seared breast, served with Williams pear – or in a visually stunning main course of hake with squid ink linguine. A clean and simple dessert of meringue with refreshing flavours of lemon and passion fruit closes the show.

What's on offer?

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Opening hours

  • Open all year
  • Closed for lunch: Monday to Saturday
  • Lunch served from: 12.30
  • Lunch served until: 3
  • Dinner served from: 6
  • Dinner served until: 9.30


  • Chef(s): Jason Hodnett

Food and drink

  • Cuisine style: Modern British
  • Vegetarian menu
  • Wines under £30: 30
  • Wines over £30: 15
  • Wines by the glass: 12

Price guide

  • Credit cards accepted


  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Steps for wheelchair: 10
  • Accessible toilets
  • Assist dogs welcome

Additional information

  • Seats: 65
  • Private dining available
  • Private dining seats: 160
  • On-site parking available

Getting here

A49. At Beeston Castle pub take right signed Peckforton Castle. After approximately 2 miles, entrance on right.

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Chester, Crewe
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