The Davenport Arms
“Italian cooking in a former farmhouse” - AA Inspector
Opposite the oldest half-timbered church still in use in Europe, the pub dates back to the 18th century when it was a farmhouse. These days, the cooking is exclusively Italian, with the new owners offering an extensive menu of pizzas, pastas and main dishes such as meatballs in tomato, garlic and herb sauce; pork belly rubbed with fresh sage, paprika and garlic or boneless chicken thighs stuffed with Parma ham, spinach and mozzarella cheese.
- Children welcome
- 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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