Ten of the cosiest pubs to visit in Cheshire
PUBLISHED: 00:00 16 November 2015 | UPDATED: 12:41 19 January 2016
Gather around a fireplace with friends at one of our county pubs, says Beatrice Tetteh
The Chetwode Arms at Lower Whitley
The Chetwode Arms has a reputation for serving up hearty food, cask ales and a selection of wines. The traditional character of the pub is well complimented by a diverse menu of exotic meats as well as classic British beef, game and lamb. Among the choice of avant-garde fare there is a fine selection of llama, kangaroo and even reindeer. Meats are prepared on a hot bed of stone and served with grilled vegetables and hand cut fries.
Chetwode Arms, Street lane, Lower Whitley, Cheshire, United Kingdom
The Fox and Hounds in Sproston
The Fox and Hounds is a quintessential British pub with a beautifully decorated interior. Complete with leather chairs, the kind you might find in a vintage den and superb food to match, this is a place you can spend an evening chatting with friends and loved ones. Stop by and get lost in a good read by the fire with a rich cup of coffee and an indulgent dessert.
Holmes Chapel Road, Sproston, Cheshire, CW4 7LW
The Leather’s Smithy, Macclesfield
A rural 18th century pub located on the edge of Macclesfield Forest, The Leather’s Smithy welcomes visitors with its inviting fires and stone flagged bar. The pub boasts an assorted menu where each dish is lovingly prepared using produce from local sources. Just a walk away from Teggs Nose and opposite the picturesque Ridgegate Reservoir, this has remained a popular haunt for walkers, fishermen and country lovers alike.
The Leathers Smithy, Clarke Lane, Langley, Macclesfield, Cheshire, SK11 0NE
The Badger Inn at Church Minshull
The Badger Inn promises a warm welcome and a fine meal. The food here is cooked to perfection and chefs pride themselves on turning fresh, local produce into homely meals for all. The building itself is rich with 18th century character brought to life with fine Oak beams, traditional ales and clues of its heritage throughout the Inn. Take a stroll around Church Minshull where you’ll discover bucolic Tudor manors, enjoy the beautiful architecture of St Bartholomew’s church and wander along the River Weaver.
The Badger Inn, Cross Lane, Church Minshull, Nantwich, CW5 6DY
The Swettenham Arms, Congleton.
Spend an afternoon at the Swettenham Arms, where you can drink real ale provided by local artisan breweries and sample a menu created with carefully selected local ingredients, all by the pleasant open fire of the pub. The Swettenham Arms has a unique charm with its very own Lavender and Sunflower meadow created in 2005. It is said to add a dreamy ambience to the grounds and you’ll often find fresh lavender at the table when you dine.
Swettenham Lane, Swettenham Village, Congleton, Cheshire East CW12 2LF
The Windmill Inn, Tabley
A relaxing meal awaits at the Windmill Inn in Tabley, a list of traditional eats including fish and chips and steak and ale puddings are served throughout the day. Why not stop by on a lazy Sunday afternoon for the popular ‘Traditional Sunday Carvery’, served with prime roasted meat and seasonal vegetables?
The Windmill Inn, Chester Road, Tabley, Knutsford, Cheshire, WA16 0HW
The Yew Tree Inn, Bunbury
A quirky British pub in Cheshire, The Yew Tree Inn serves a seasonal menu, but you’ll always find your pub favourites including steaks, burgers and pies. The bar serves a cracking range of ales from local artisan brewers and craft beers including Brewdog, a beer quickly rising to fame among cool establishments. The Yew Tree Inn is a true village pub where you’ll enjoy great local cooking in a relaxed atmosphere.
Long Lane, Spurstow, Bunbury, Cheshire, CW6 9RD
The Lord Binning Pub, Kelsall
Some might call it a home from home and a fine one at that. Explore the flavours of fresh cooking coupled with carefully sourced wines and an excellent atmosphere. This is a true dining experience, great to enjoy with friends and family around a cosy fire.
The Lord Binning, Chester Road, Kelsall, Cheshire, CW6 0RZ
The Pheasant Inn, Higher Burwardsley
Nestled in Peckforton Hills, The Pheasant Inn is said be surrounded by some of the most scenic routes, perfect for ramblers and hickers wanting to get away. The award winning bar features four real ales and boasts a fantastic wine list to compliment some wholesome food.
Higher Burwardsley, Tattenhall, Chester, Cheshire CH3 9PF
The Alvanley Arms, Cotebrook
The Alvanley Arms is a 400 year old coaching inn, located in the Cheshire countryside. Enjoy a friendly welcome over a sip of Robinson’s Ales or browse the selection of complex wines. Just a stones throw from some of Cheshire’s best tourist attractions such as Oulton Park, Cotebrook Shire Horse Centre and Delamere Forest, you can make a day of it, ending with a bite to eat at the ever cosy pub.
Cotebrook, Cheshire West and Chester CW6 9DS