Although part of an excellent small chain, this is a classic English pub, dating from the mid 1700's, with looks of old oak, bookcases, and in winter - open fires. It's named after the Tollemache family, who were the Earls of Dysart.
The dining room, with its solid wooden-topped tables opens onto a pleasant garden.
Starters might include the likes of 'Ham Hock, Potato and Parsley Cake with a Poached Egg and Wholegrain Mustard Dressing'; 'Black Pudding on Creamed Leeks with a Cider Sauce'; and 'Sate King Prawns, with an Oriental Vegetable Salad and a Sweet Chili Dressing'.
For mains 'Grilled Haddock with a Herb Crust on Steamed Green Vegetables, New Potatoes and a Black Olive Dressing'; 'Grilled Rib Eye Steak, with Grilled Tomato, Mushrooms and Fries' and (in darker months) 'Half a Roasted Pheasant with Parsnip and Celeriac Mash and Cranberry Gravy'.
Finish with 'Golden Syrup Sponge and Custard'; 'Home-Made Profiteroles with Chocolate Sauce' or a Selection of British Farmhouse Cheese.
Lighter dishes, including excellent sandwiches are offered in the bar.
- Food Style: Best Pubs for Food
- Lunch: all week; mains from about £10 to £18
- Dinner: all week; mains from about £10 to £18
- Wine: a well-chosen, list kicks off at about £16 and concentrates on value throughout.. They also offer a good selection by the glass
- Children's portions: Yes, when possible
- Wheelchair access: Yes, but one step and not lavatory
- Nearest station: Nantwich Rail
- Directions: See the map at the top of the page - between the A49 and A51, by the Shropshire Canal, opposite a church
- Parking: Yes
- Closed: 25th Dec