Five of the best walking pubs in Cheshire and Manchester
PUBLISHED: 00:38 24 September 2013 | UPDATED: 12:16 02 January 2015
© Ben Blackall 2013
Five of the best "inn places"
The Black Swan
love the quirky take on country pubs, the real fires and character of this Cheshire gem. It’s a great place to hang out - and you can take your dog!
They say: ‘The Black Swan provides a relaxed, homely atmosphere for food and chats from 10am until we close. We insist on extremely friendly staff and an exceptionally high quality of unpretentious food.
‘Dogs are welcome in the bar and there is a gentle one hour walk through the fields opposite for you to build up a hearty appetite or an The Black Swan
Lower Withington, Cheshire, SK11 9EQ
01477 571770 www.blackswancheshire.com
Church Green, Lymm
Celeb chef Aiden Byrne’s archetypal country inn in leafy Lymm is a great place to end up after a walk. it not only oozes character but has a delicious menu of locally sourced food complimented by craft ales and delicious wines. Menu includes dips, Scotch eggs, mixed grills, steak and ale pie... comfort food at its very best.
Higher Lane, Lymm, WA13 0AP Church Rd, Lymm, Warrington WA13 0AW
Tremendous 18th century pub which is currently being restored by new owners who have spent several years in France. They plan to bring a little Gallic je ne sais quoi to the area with rustic dishes, great ales and a hand-picked selection of wines. The pub is only open for special occasions at the moment but should be ready for its launch this autumn. Check them out on twitter or facebook for now.
Pinfold Lane, Little Budworth, CW6 9BS
Swan With Two Nicks
Rustic beams, premium ales with cask marque accreditation, freshly cooked food, snacks, salads and daily fish specials, plus the smell of log fires, dogs at the hearth and alfresco drinks when the weather is good, forget the walk... we’re there already, dressed in our tweeds and Barbour!
Altrincham, Cheshire WA14 4TJ.
What about an urban walk instead? Artisan’s modestly priced, rustic menu is a main attraction. Flamed meat, fish and unusual pizzas. Think artist’s loft studio meets concrete warehouse: stripped back and raw. Showcasing sculptures, murals, art installations and furniture from the very best artists and craftsmen. Guests here have included Manchester music heroes Guy Garvey of Elbow and Pete Jobson from I Am Kloot.
The Avenue North, Spinningfields, Manchester,M3 3BZ
0161 832 4181 www.artisan.uk.com