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The Cheshire Cat: The Cheshire Cat
Given that we were on the 'Chasing the Cheshire Cat' mini-roadtrip, it was only fitting that our lunch stop was at the Cheshire Cat pub/inn, in Christleton.
Even though it was Sunday, and the place was quite full, the service was fast and efficient. Our orders were taken in 2-3 minutes, and food began arriving 10 minutes later, with minimal interval between the courses. The menu looked more imaginative than your average pub lunch - among things we had were creme brulee, chicken, mushroom and pork pate, hunter's chicken, seabass. There was also a good selection of wine and beer (sadly, not for me as I was the driver on the trip).
Prices were reasonable for somebody used to eating in London. For the two of us - each ordered a starter, main, desert and coffee (plus soft drinks for me and wine for the other half) - we paid GBP 70, which included about 10% tip.
Favorite Dish: Close call between hunter's chicken and creme brulee!Related to:
- Food and Dining
- Road Trip
BLACKHOUSE GRILL: Good steaks - nice seafood
We had a very nice meal here. Steaks are the primary offering but seafood and other dishes were also featured on the menu. It's a buzzy, modern restaurant located near the wall in downtown Chester, part of a chain from the NW with one location also in London.Related to:
- Food and Dining
- Family Travel
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Lyme Park Coffee Shop: Nice Tea
The coffee shop is on the Lyme Park Estate, not far form the Information centre, and set next to an old mill pond. It was formally a mill building and you can sit outside.
Favorite Dish: We had tea and Bakewell tart (not pudding) and it was very tasty, though not for you calorie counters.Related to:
- Museum Visits
- Historical Travel
The Cat and Fiddle.: Pub with a view!
Built in 1830 by John Ryle, A Macclesfield banker and Freemason. This pub is a landmark for those travelling on the Buxton to Macclesfield Road (A537). It is officially the second highest Inn in Britain at 1690 feet, but there is some controversy as to whether the measurement is accurate, so it might actually be higher than The Tan Hill Inn!
Popular with walkers, it also has a reputation as being a bikers pub - most weekends the car park has an array of machines.
The A537 is apparently Britains bendiest road, and also the most dangerous - many motorcyclists have been killed. There are plenty of warning signs at regular intervals warning bikers against speeding, but it doesn't seem to deter everyone.
To be continued.....
Favorite Dish: My most recent meal was a sandwich - I was driving to Liverpool airport, and I'd stopped to enjoy the view/stretch my legs. I enquired if they sold sandwiches to take away, there was a short discussion between 2 staff, then I was asked what sandwich I'd like. After a short while, the lady returned with a polystyrene box containing a large bread cob, crammed full of hand carved boiled ham, with a side salad, mayonaisse and garnishing.
I think I paid about £2.50. It was delicious! The ham was very tasty.
A few years ago, I ate in the restaurant, after enjoying a days walking. I had Cumberland sausage, mashed potatoes and onion gravy, with a half pint of Guiness. It was quite good, and very filling! I can't remember how much I paid.Related to:
- Road Trip
- Hiking and Walking
The Cat And Fiddle: A famous pub on an Infamous road
I used to go here in my Biking days and have a swift coca cola. On any a given summer Sunday afternoon the pub car park is packed with bikers. This is down to the pub being situated on the Infamous and arguably 'The most dangerous road in England' scores of people (mainly bikers) have been killed on this road but they still come in there droves on this challenging bit of black top and meet at the pub.
Favorite Dish: I have only ever eaten a sandwich here and to be honest it was nothing special but i come here for the drive up and the fantastic scenery that you can see if you sit outside.
The location ensures that this pub remains popular!
Apparently this pub is the second highest in Great Britain or so i am informed!
Hare and Hounds - Werneth Low: Room with a view!
The Hare & Hounds is situated in the popular country park known as Werneth Low, some 800 feet above sea level with panoramic views overlooking five counties! Outside there is a telescope positioned on the patio for customers to survey the stunning views. Being close to Manchester Airport, planes can be seen banking down almost at eye level! Historically this used to be a farmhouse with two cottages owned and run by a local farmer. At one stage part of the area outside was a racecourse so many locals would come to watch the horses. In the car park there is a WW2 bunker which housed telephone lines and connections to Whitehall. Going even further back in time there is an ancient burial ground in the field next door! Coming back to the present day this destination food house has nooks and crannies, three open fires and a total of 148 covers inside and a further 80 outside for the summer months.
Favorite Dish: I have had too many to pick out one.
The menu constantly changes on the boards which are situated all over the pub on the walls and i have yet to have a mediocre meal there.
The Bells Of Peover: Generals Patton and Eisenhower watering hole
The Bells Of Peover (pronounced 'Peever')
is a small country pub that is tucked away in the picturesque village of Lower Peover.
This place is absolutely gorgeous and a definete 'must see' if you decide to visit Cheshire. If you do not wish to dine here just have a drink sit outside (weather permitting)and have a quiet drink amongst the beautiful beer garden and put the world to rights.
you can also pay a visit to St Oswald's Church which dates back to 1269
Favorite Dish: Last time i went i had French onion soup which was delicious which was then followed by a traditional British Sunday roast
which came with all the trimmings and enough to fill a horse and for the location very reasonably priced.
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