The Six Best Country Pubs in Cheshire, or so we think

Cheshire is a beautiful area of the UK, perfect for idyllic countryside walks and full of cycle tracks, bridleways and stunning gardens just waiting to be explored. After a long walk or bike ride Cheshire is the perfect place to settle down by the fireside and enjoy a traditional pub lunch.

To help you find your favourite we’ve put together a list of our top six best country pubs in Cheshire

Carters Arms, Wilmslow

Serving delicious classic pub grub, including burgers, as well as something a little bit different the Carters Arms in Wilmslow is the ideal place for foodies. Tuck into a hearty bowl of wings, splurge on the burgers or make the most of their wood fired oven and choose from four pizzas. If you’re feeling more refined the afternoon tea is not to be missed, with fresh sandwiches, delicate cakes and scones served up with all the extras.

The Pheasant Inn, Tattenhall

Mind your head as you enter the traditionally decorated rooms of the Pheasant Inn’s, filled with beautiful low beams and cosy décor. The wooden panelling, flagstone floors, pretty garden and stunning views all add to the idyllic setup of one of the best country pubs in Cheshire. On the menu you’ll find British classics like black pudding, pork crackling, beef Wellington and lots more – all cooked to perfection.

Boars Head, Middlewich

A friendly, countryside pub, the Boars Head is a dog, wellies and families welcome establishment with friendly staff and an excellent range of drinks to boot. Visitors can enjoy real cask ales, chilled lagers, an extensive wine list, spirits, mixers and more in the cosy setting. Dishes include favourites like fish and chips, sausage and mash and gammon steak, with a few surprises such as New York Chicken, Chicken Tikka Massala and creamy mushroom spaghetti.

The Fishpool Inn, Northwich

Set among the rolling fields and the beautiful greens of the Delamere Forest The Fishpool Inn is cosy and well decorated with plenty of character and history retained in the 18th Century building. Watch the chefs in the open fronted kitchen as they whip up rustic pizzas, caramelised pork belly bites, lamb, mint and apricot burgers, Welsh Valley lamb, Fisherman’s pie and lots more –  all using fresh seasonal ingredients from the local farms.

Beartown Tap, Congleton

The local outlet for the Boartown Brewery the Beartown Tap in Congleton is the perfect place for those who love beer and pub grub. There are two regular beers, both from the local brewery, as well as four changing beers to choose from, while the menu consists of British favourites. The décor is not to be missed, giving the Beartown Tap an upmarket twist on traditional pub interiors, and the beer garden is a must in the summer.

The Faulkner, Chester

Located in a quiet area of Chester, the Faulkner serves up fantastic fare, with a drinks menu to match. Enjoy the pretty terrace or head inside for a modern, stylish take on pub interiors. Food includes baked camembert, lamb rump, pan fried seabass, pork belly and more succulent dishes cooked to perfection using locally sourced, seasonal produce.

Where to stay?

Our favourite hidden treasure in Cheshire is the four star Mere Court Hotel. Offering guests an AA Rosette Restaurant, explore the 7 acres of beautiful gardens before settling down for a delicious meal. All of the rooms offer incredible views across the garden and stylish interiors perfect for a comfortable stay.

Stay at Mere Court Hotel