The Cholmondeley Arms | Pub in Cheshire | Alastair Sawday's Special Places to Stay

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The Cholmondeley Arms - Pub in Cheshire

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Wrenbury Road Cholmondeley, Malpas, SY14 8HN, Cheshire
England, United Kingdom

Light-flooded former schoolhouse with a glorious oak bar offering an impressive selection of gins... and great devilled kidneys on toast

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As prim and proper as a Victorian schoolmistress on the outside, as stylish as Beau Brummell within: the sandblasted brick walls of this old school house rise to raftered, vaulted ceilings and large windows pull natural light into every corner. The glorious carved oak bar dominates the main hall and apart from the malted charms of Cholmondeley Best Bitter and other local cask ales there are a staggering 366 varieties of ruinously good gin to discover, with the aid of a well-thumbed guide or one of the many charming staff. And when the dinner bell goes study the menus on antique blackboards or opt for sharing the amazing seafood trawler board followed by their legendary steak and kidney pie. Seldom has going back to school been this much fun.

Children welcome
Children of all ages welcome in some public rooms (highchairs not necessarily available).
Wireless internet access available in the bar.
Vegetarian meals
Good vegetarian options on the menu.
Dogs welcome
Dogs welcome in some public rooms.
Handpumped ales
Pub serves four or more handpumped ales.
Wine list
Pub serves eight or more wines by the glass.

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Caroline - Cheshire wilmslow, United Kingdom

September 2017
"Stayed one night on way up to Cumbria. Lovely welcoming pub with a gorgeous bar The food and friendly service very good . Our room was lovely too but the bed could have been better. We will go back there another time for sure."

Sue - Havant, United Kingdom

October 2015
"Staggering in through pouring rain we were warmly greeted and immediately invited to sit by the fire with a cup of tea. After settling into our comfortable bedroom we went back to the bar and restaurant area, had an excellent meal that included slow roast belly of pork, fish pie and Cholmondley Eton Mess and slept soundly after a tiring journey. The following morning we had an equally good breakfast and a long and interesting chat with the owner, who happened to be sitting next to us eating his own breakfast. This seemed to sum up the laid back atmosphere of such an interesting setting."


June 2015

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Lunch & dinner £7.25-£17.95. Sunday lunch £14.50. Not Christmas Day.


Open all day.

Paw prints Bringing your dog
Handy to know:

Land where a dog can exercise chasing a tennis ball. Many walks nearby: the Sandstone Trail, Cholmondeley Castle Gardens, Beeston Castle.

Dog treats:

Biscuits on the bar, water bowls, Doggie Beer and good walks.

Dog fee:

Dogs £10 per stay. Max. 2 per room.

Bringing your dog

Wrenbury Road Cholmondeley, Malpas, SY14 8HN, Cheshire


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