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1851 Restaurant at Peckforton Castle

AA rating
Rosette award to be confirmed

Fine cooking in a grand hotel

AA Inspector

At a glance

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

The Rosette award for this establishment has been suspended due to a change of chef. Reassessment will take place in due course under the new chef. This place may look like a medieval castle, but the numeric in the restaurant's name denotes the year this mightily imposing building was finished, straight out of the imagination of a wealthy Victorian gent. Today's hotel and wedding venue does justice to the lofty ambition of its originator, with pampering treatments, events, luxe bedrooms and a host of outdoor activities on hand. The 1851 Restaurant has made the hotel a dining destination, too. The slick and stylish dining room matches the modern thinking in the kitchen, with a shimmering wall of wine bottles as you enter. There's a sense of fun in the naming of dishes - cheese on toast, for example, is a simple and clever construction of whipped Cheshire cheese, sourdough, grelot onions and a piquant brown sauce. Regional produce is used to good effect with Goosnargh chicken and local rabbit prime examples. Main course Hereford beef is a fine fillet, cooked just right, and served with rib pudding, or go for Loch Duart salmon cooked at 44° and cured in beetroot. Finish with a creative zesty lemon number, or a lasagne of Valrhona dark chocolate.

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Opening hours

  • Open all year
  • Closed for lunch: Monday to Friday
  • 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


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

Additional information

  • Seats: 65
  • Private dining available
  • Private dining seats: 160

Getting here

A49. At Beeston Castle pub right signed Peckforton Castle. Approx 2 miles, entrance on right

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Chester, Crewe
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