Few pubs in the country enjoy such enviable views as this popular 17th century pub, set on a northern escarpment of the Peckforton Hills. A recent update hasn't spoilt the overall effect of the old timbered beams and open fire; and their real ales and good food attract travelling walkers and self-indulgent locals alike.
On the food front, you can enjoy freshly-cut sandwiches (between 12.00-18.00), plus various 'Deli Boards' through starters/light dishes such as 'Homemade Chicken Liver Paté with Cumberland Sauce'; 'Sizzling King Prawns Pil-Pil-style' (with chilli & garlic oil); 'Ham Hock Terrine with Tomato Chutney & Toasted Walnut Bread' and 'Grilled Sardines with Marinated Cucumber & Dill Crème Fraiche' to tempting main courses.
Dishes such as 'Homemade Steak Burger with Smoked Bacon & Melted Cheddar Cheese with Chips and Tomato & Pepper Salsa Dip'; 'Fresh North Sea Haddock in Beer Batter with Mushy Peas, homemade Tartare Sauce & Hand-Cut Chips'; 'Fine Tomato & Red Onion Tart with Baked Goats' Cheese, Balsamic & Red Pepper Dressing & Rocket'; 'Rump of Lamb with Roasted Butternut Squash & Dauphinoise Potatoes' and 'Grilled Fillet of Sea Bass with Couscous and a Compote of Peppers, Tomato & Capers' set the style.
Depending on the season, those with a sweet tooth might be tempted by 'Warm Chocolate Fudge Cake with Vanilla Ice Cream'; 'Eton Mess with Fresh Cream & Summer Fruits' or 'Apple & Sultana Crumble & Custard'.
If you have the foresight, you can book a room in one of their comfortable bedrooms.
- Food Style: Best Pubs for Food
- Lunch: Mon-Thurs 12.00-21.30, Fri-Sat 12.00-22.00, Sun 12.00-20.30; mains about £12 to £20
- Dinner: Mon-Thurs 12.00-21.30, Fri-Sat 12.00-22.00, Sun 12.00-20.30; mains about £12 to £20
- Wine: a well-chosen list travels the world
- Children's portions: Children's Menu
- Directions: See the map at the top of this page
- Outside eating
- Rooms available