The Pheasant Inn
“Country pub with please-all modern food” - AA Inspector
Our Inspector's view
Midway along the Sandstone Trail in rural Cheshire, the far-reaching views from The Pheasant stretch as far as the Welsh hills. Pub classics done well rub shoulders with more contemporary ideas on their crowd-pleasing menu. Steamed Menai mussels followed by Italian-influenced pork saltimbocca then local Cheshire Farm ice cream is one way to go.
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Facilities – at a glance
- Seats: 120
- On-site parking available
- Wheelchair accessible
- Accessible toilets
- Assist dogs welcome
- Open all year
- Wines under £30: 29
- Wines over £30: 13
- Wines by the glass: 15
- Cuisine style: British, European
- Vegetarian menu
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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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