The Bulls Head
“A 200-year-old pub with lots going on”
This little brick-built gem, with its cobbled frontage and buckets of bright pelargoniums, thrives as both a village local and also a destination eatery. One attraction is the range of seven real ales from Cheshire microbreweries within 35 miles of the pub – Dunham Massey, Merlin, Redwillow, Storm, Tatton and Wincle – but you’ll need more than one visit to make acquaintance with them all. Yet another, Weetwood, brews Mobberley Wobbly (aka Mobb Wobb) for the pub; it’s a pint of this that is enjoyed with the ‘legendary’ hand-crafted steak and ale pie with chips and ‘not so mushy’ peas. Smart, traditionally styled dining rooms ensure a comfortable and convivial setting for wholesome home-cooked food. The pub hosts two car clubs: the ‘Three P’ Club, which stands for ‘Pub, Porsche and Pint’, and for which you have to own, borrow or hire said German vehicle; and the Goodfellows, for which you must own anything but a Porsche. The clubs raise money for local charities including the village church. The pub garden comes into its own for the village fête and dog show held on the August Bank Holiday. Umbro – makers of the England football kit from 1954-2012 – began here in the 1920s, when Harold Humphrey launched the business from the back room of the pub.
- Children welcome
- Children's portions
- Free Wifi
- Parking available
- Coach parties accepted
- Main course from: £11.95
- Open all year
- Wide selection of Ales
- Micro Brewery Ale
Also in the area
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.
Places to Stay
Recommended things to do
Why choose Rated Trips?
Your trusted guide to rated places across the UK
The best coverage
Discover more than 15,000 professionally rated places to stay, eat and visit from across the UK and Ireland.
Choose a place to stay safe in the knowledge that it has been expertly assessed by trained assessors.
Plan your next trip
Search by location or the type of place you're visiting to find your next ideal holiday experience.
Read our articles, city guides and recommended things to do for inspiration. We're here to help you explore the UK.