The Badger Inn
“Home-cooked food and local ales close to the canal” - AA Inspector
CHURCH MINSHULL, CHESHIRE
Once known as the Brook Arms after the local lords of the manor (who had a badger as part of their crest), this brick-built late 18th-century inn is popular with walkers and boaters from the nearby Shropshire Union Canal. Local ales from Weetwood and Tatton breweries keep the drinkers happy, with diners lured in by platters, salads, steaks and main courses such as home-made pie of the day, seasonal greens, and a choice of mash or chips; pea, asparagus and rocket risotto. Look out for the June beer festival on Fathers’ Day weekend.
- Children welcome
- Children's portions
- Free Wifi
- Parking available
- Coach parties accepted
- Open all year
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About the area
Nestled between the Welsh hills and Derbyshire Peaks, the Cheshire plains make an ideal location to take things slow and mess around in boats. Cheshire has more than 200 miles (302 km) of man-made waterways, more than any other county in England. The Cheshire Ring is formed from the Rochdale, Ashton, Peak Forest, Macclesfield, Trent and Mersey and Bridgewater canals. This route takes you through a lot of Cheshire, and bits of other counties as well.
While exploring the county’s waterways, covering ground on foot or admiring the typical white plaster and black timber-frame houses, make sure to have a taste of Cheshire’s most famous produce. Although Cheddar has become Britain’s most popular cheese (accounting for over half of the cheese sales in the UK), it was once Cheshire cheese that was in every workman’s pocket back in the 18th century. Its moist, crumbly texture and slightly salty taste mean it goes well with fruit, peppers or tomatoes. As well as the usual white, there are also red and blue veined varieties.
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