2014 Cheshire Life Traditional Dining Pub of the Year sponsored by Stephensons
PUBLISHED: 08:50 01 October 2014 | UPDATED: 10:14 30 October 2014
The nominations for the 2014 Cheshire Life Traditional Dining Pub of the Year Award. The winner announced at the Hilton Hotel, Deansgate, Manchester, on Monday October 27th 2014
Yew Tree Inn, Bunbury
Crowned Cheshire Dining Pub of the Year 2014 by the Good Pub Guide, a fixture in the Good Food Guide and showered with other coveted awards, the Yew Tree is a handsome village inn built by the Earl of Crewe in the 19th Century and now restored to its former glory. Traditional dishes from ingredients sourced from neighbouring farms are enjoyed with great beers and fine wines amid splendid period beams and fireplaces or on a lovely summer terrace.
Badger Inn, Church Minshull
Dating from c1770 and sporting fine period oak beams, the Badger Inn epitomises an indelible piece of English heritage: the village pub. There’s the warmest of welcomes, a wide range of well-kept beers and carefully-chosen wines and the food, served in delightful surroundings is hale, hearty and wonderfully appetising British fare. Five delightfully furnished en suite bedrooms point towards the Badger’s history as a coaching inn.
Leather’s Smithy, Langley
While Napoleon was busy retreating from Moscow in 1812, one William Leather obtained a licence to sell ale and porter at his stone-built smithy on the edge of the scenic Macclesfield Forest reservoir. More than 200 years later Leather’s Smithy is renowned as one of the best and most popular country inns in east Cheshire with snug ambience, real fires in winter and a menu ranging from simple sandwiches to lobster thermidor.
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