Although still very-much serving the community as a 'local', the raison d'etre for for many for a visit here is the good food.
The menu changes with the seasons, and real effort is made to source this locally - if it's available, and the typed menu is supplemented with blackboard specials lunch time also brings good sandwiches.
A winter menu included 'Devilled Kidneys on Toast'; 'Baked Goats Cheese Salad with Roasted Bunbury Beetroot & Walnut Dressing'; 'Bury Black Pudding & Bacon Salad with a Honey Mustard Dressing & Poached Egg' and 'Tempura King Prawn with a Sweet Chilli Dip' amongst the starters.
'Homemade Pie of the Day with Pub Chips'; 'Homemade Cheese Sausages with Leek Mash and Real Ale & Onion Gravy'; 'Pan-Fried Calves Liver with Buttered Mash & Green Beans'; 'Homemade Fish Pie with Fresh & Smoked Fish' and 'Rib-Eye Steak with Chips, Rocket & Garlic Field Mushrooms' listed on the mains.
Good puds might include ''Bread & Butter' and 'Stem Ginger & Pear' - and there are also more delicate options, such as 'Granny Smith Apple Crème Brulée with Shortbread'.
Children have there own interesting menu.
- Food Style: Best Pubs for Food
- Lunch: Mon-Fri 12.00-14.30, Sat 12.00-22.00, Sun 12.00-20.00; about £10 to £18
- Dinner: Mon-Thursday 18.00-21.30, Fri 18.00-22.00, Sat 12.00-22.00, Sun 12.00-20.00; about £13 to £18
- Seats: 60, plus about 60 outside
- Wine: a well-chosen, and well explained, list has modest mark-ups & a good selection by the glass
- Children's portions: Children's Menu
- Wheelchair access: Yes
- Nearest station: Chester Rail
- Directions: See the map on this page
- Parking: Yes
- Outside eating