2018 Cheshire Life Food and Drink Awards - Dining Pub
PUBLISHED: 10:21 17 July 2018 | UPDATED: 11:06 17 July 2018
The winner of the Dining Pub of the Year category announced
The Cholmondeley Arms, Malpas
This characterful building tells you what it is at first glance: an old schoolhouse (which once served Lord Cholmondeley’s estate) turned into a pub. The menu is hearty English fare with an eye to tradition but done with a good dose of 21st century savvy. It’s another of the gems in the Cheshire Cat Pubs and Bars group, and its speciality is gin...366 varieties of it!
The Church Green, Lymm
While Aiden Byrne has led the as-yet unsuccessful charge for a Manchester Michelin star, with high-style eateries such as Manchester House and now 20 Stories, The Church Green, has quietly got on with the business of serving top class British pub grub to grateful locals. And now the lounge is dog-friendly...good news for walkers around Lymm dam.
The Thatch Inn, Faddiley
As the name suggests, this is a thatched 15th century building which could serve as the dictionary definition of a traditional English pub. The menu fulfils expectations of the best of British grub too, from the prawn cocktail to the sausage and mash, the steak and ale pie, the gammon, egg and pineapple, and....what else for afters but bread and butter pudding?