Located within easy reach of many notable attractions and a short walk from The Fishpool Inn,…
The Fishpool Inn
“Striking village pub with quirky interior”
Idyllically positioned on the edge of the Delamere Forest in the picturesque Cheshire countryside, this 18th-century pub seamlessly blends the traditional with the contemporary. The extensive refurbishment in the pub’s recent past created an interior that impresses with its spaciousness. Scrubbed beams and pillars, pale floorboards, and roof windows augmented by downlighters and wall lamps together produce an unexpected light airiness. The decor is rich in furnishings such as chesterfield-style banquettes, solid wood tables and chairs, rugs, and Victorian tiles. Memorabilia from the Cheshire Polo Club, fishing rods and reels, decorated stags’ heads, and even an upside-down skiff are just a few of the artefacts hanging from walls and ceilings in this engagingly quirky interior. The cellar keeps up to eight handpumps busy, with Weetwood’s Cheshire Cat in permanent residence alongside a changing selection of local and seasonal real ales. An open-fronted kitchen produces modern British and popular European food, the latter in the form of thin-crust pizzas from the dedicated Wood Stone oven. There’s a wide selection of sandwiches, burgers, and classics like chilli con carne, fisherman’s pie, breaded scampi and lasagne. Children have their own menu, dogs are welcome, and there’s a garden to relax in.
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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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