Monday, 16 December 2019 18:11

The Bears Paw

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The Bear’s Paw dates from the 19th century and is managed by a family run company based in Cheshire. They bought The Bear’s Paw in 2008 after seeing its potential to be a thriving gastro pub with rooms.

Sadly, a few a few weeks before re-opening, there was an electrical fire which destroyed much of the building resulting in a complete re-build and an investment of £2.5million. The family were delighted to open the doors of the newly refurbished Bear’s Paw Inn in May 2009.

The restaurant serves locally-sourced seasonal produce, freshly cooked and has been recognised for its quality with an AA Rosette dining award. Cheeses all come from within a 30-mile radius of the inn, with the majority of seafood coming straight from the trawler in Lancashire. The delicious ice-cream comes from the popular Cheshire Farm Ice Cream.

Six real ales, all from local micro breweries, take centre stage on the bar with many various guest appearances seen throughout the year.

The Bears Paw is a dog-friendly inn!

Online booking service available here. To reserve a table call 01270 526317. Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

School Lane, Warmingham,
Sandbach, CW11 3QN

13 mins - 6.3 miles from The Bostock Estate

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Monday, 16 December 2019 17:55

The Golden Pheasant

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The Golden Pheasant serves traditional British dishes created with local produce. It also offers accommodation in the heart of the beautiful Cheshire countryside.

With open fires, wood-burning stoves and cosy corners, there are plenty of secluded spaces in which to tuck yourself away, relax and enjoy a delicious pub meal. The spacious dining area and stylish garden room are airy and bright with a great outlook over the old bowling green and children’s play area.

The Golden Pheasant is dog friendly.

Online booking service available here. To reserve a table call 01565 722 261. Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Plumley Moor Road, Plumley
Cheshire WA16 9RX

15 mins - 8.4 miles from The Bostock Estate

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Saturday, 24 March 2018 12:31

The Smoker

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In February 2018, The Smoker underwent a £750,000 refurbishment to transform the 400-year-old, iconic thatched coaching inn situated in the village of Plumley.

With its roaring fires and new décor, the inn offers a warm and welcoming environment. There is a full range of cask ales and beers, a large selection of wines, and an extensive menu, along with daily specials.

The pub has plenty of parking along with gardens and patio areas to enjoy a drink or meal during the warmer months.


The Smoker first opened its doors in 1597, a year when William Shakespeare’s ‘The Tempest’ was first performed and the King James Bible was published for the first time in London.

The only pub in Britain called The Smoker, it was named after Smoker, a smoky-coloured charger owned by the first Lord de Tabley, who raised the Cheshire Yeomanry against the threat from Napoleon. The horse was bred as a racehorse by the Prince Regent. Racing calendars from 1790 and 1793 show that Smoker won 12 of his 19 races and was only unplaced twice.

No online booking service available. To reserve a table call 01565 722338 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., including your phone number in your request.

SatNav: WA16 0TY

10 miles, 18 minutes from The Bostock Estate

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Friday, 23 March 2018 16:42

Peckforton Castle

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Entering Peckforton Castle is like going back in time. Initially passing through the gatehouse lodge, the entrance continues with a forest drive before reaching the Castle's open carriageway, protected by a portcullis.

With two restaurants, an amazing cellar bar, 'falconry encounter' and off road Land Rover experience, along with a myriad of events throughout the year, Peckforton is well worth a visit. The Sandstone Trail also passes through the surrounding 4,000 acres of forest.


Peckforton Castle was commissioned by John Tollemache and completed in 1851. He became a Lord in 1876 in recognition of his services to agriculture. The father of 24 sons and one daughter, through two marriages, sadly only 12 of his sons survived him after he died aged 85 in 1890.

The last member of the Tollemache family to live in the Castle was Lord Bentley.

The Castle was used as a hostel for 200 physically disabled children evacuated from the London area during the second World War.

English Heritage awarded Peckforton Castle the status of a Grade I building in 1952 and remained unused until 1969, when it was acquired and used as a private club known as The Treasure Trap. The Castle was sold to the current tenants in 1989 and in 2001 was one of the Government’s first venues to be licensed for civil ceremonies beyond a Registry Office.

1851 Restaurant

The 1851 Restaurant is holder of three AA Rosettes and a Taste Cheshire Award. The dining experience features classical French and modern British cuisine with carefully selected, locally grown and reared produce, selected by the Head to best reflect the season and the region.

The Restaurant is open from 6pm each evening and from midday for Sunday lunch. The restaurant is available for parties of up to 8 people and bespoke fine dining packages are also available on request.

Please note, no children are allowed in the restaurant.


2010 Brasserie

The informal and cosmopolitan 2010 Brasserie is located in the former scullery of the Castle, and still houses many of the original kitchen features including two cast iron cooking ranges dating back to the 1840s.

An extensive menu offers light meals such as panini, sandwiches and soup, along with more substantial meals including fish and chips and braised local beef. The knights and maidens menu is offered to younger guests.

Al Fresco Dining

The courtyard adjoining the Brasserie compliments the location with additional space and offers a modern al fresco dining experience.

16 miles, 31 minutes from The Bostock Estate

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Saturday, 18 November 2017 09:25

The Wheatsheaf

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This former coaching inn built in 1890, has been extensively refurbishment and restored by the Pear family to create a contemporary gastropub.

The family aim to provide an outstanding offering of modern Btirish food, great beers, wines and cocktails served by friendly engaging staff.

Menus range from nibbles and hot homemade baps, light lunches to a full traditional starter to pud finish. They also cater for children.

Private Dining

The Wheatsheaf has a private dining room ideal for business functions with the ambience of an boardroom. It offers free superfast fibre Wi-Fi, a projector, screen, whiteboard and dedicated servers during food service.

Event Venue

The Cheshire Suite, with its own fully stocked bar with draft beers, can be used independently, or in conjunction with the private dining room. Where fully seated arrangements are not required the Suite can offer space for up to 70 guests, or up to 40 guests where dinner is required.

Further information

You can book online:

Private Dining Room/Cheshire Suite or tables of eight or more telephone: 01270 762013 or email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Address: 1 Hightown, Sandbach, Cheshire, CW11 1AG


7.6 miles, 18 minutes from The Bostock Estate

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Thursday, 02 November 2017 12:52

The Bowling Green

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Traditional Chop House

UP-DATE: The Bowling Green is set to re-open early February 2020 under NEW MANAGEMENT

Established in 1650, this steak and chop house has recently been sympathetically refurbished and offers guests a cosy atmosphere and a warm welcome from the super friendly staff.

In their own words:

“A Chop House isn't a restaurant or a pub, it’s a meeting place for the community with much more than just beers to drink.

We have exceptional fresh coffee, local real ale and fantastic local produce to cook with. The Chop House is a British Institution dating back to the 16th & 17th centuries.

Harking back to times when meat was king, portions were hearty and provenance was everything. Our chefs serve personalised butchered steaks – served by the ounce – and chops all cooked on open charcoal grills or spit roasts, alongside daily specials inspired by the best ingredients the British Isles has to offer.”

There is plenty of parking at the front and rear and dogs are welcome.

More on their Facebook Page here & Instagram here


4 miles, 8 minutes from The Bostock Estate

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Monday, 30 October 2017 18:39

The Fox and Hounds

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Traditional Country Pub

The Fox and Hounds at Sproston serves freshly prepared quality food using locally sourced produce.

Whether you want to drink fine ales at the bar or get comfy in front of the log fire for a full dining experience guests are always welcome.

The Chef and his team have personally sourced local fresh ingredients to produce an excellent menu, and a carefully chosen Wine List to complement it.

The pub also has a selection of beers and spirits from Marstons and its local Micro Brewery Merlin.

All steaks are sourced from local farms and are 28 day aged. The seafood is sourced from the West Coast of England from sustainable sources.

Cheshire Life Dining Pub of the Year 2017/18.


4.5 miles, 9 minutes from The Bostock Estate

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Monday, 30 October 2017 18:32


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Pizza, Pasta, Grill

Wildwood’s bright and airy restaurant offers a great selection of pizza and pasta, grills and seasonal specials. All are produced by using simple ingredients and serving up deliciously fresh food, every time.

You can grab a light bite and cocktails with colleagues, have lunch with your little ones, pre-cinema meal or celebrate a special event.

5.5 miles, 11 minutes from The Bostock Estate.

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Monday, 30 October 2017 18:29

Bombay Quay

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Indian Restaurant Bar and Lounge

The recently opened Bombay Quay endeavours to ‘tickle your taste buds’ with real wholesome food from the Indian sub-continent.

The menu is based on the highest quality products and fresh seasonal ingredients from all corners of South East Asia. The chefs are masters in creating classical dishes, marrying traditional with modernity.

Bombay Quay promises to only use the freshest and the finest ingredients, carefully selected by their head chef enabling him to create dishes full of freshness and flavour.

If you require a particular dish which is not on the menu, their chef would be happy to create this for you. 

4 miles, 9 minutes from The Bostock Estate.

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Monday, 30 October 2017 18:03

The Dog

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Traditional Country Pub

Situated in the heart of Over Peover, The Dog ‘serves an honest pint’, with a range of cask ales to choose from. Enjoy in front of a roaring fire in the cooler months or sat in the beer garden when the sun makes an appearance.

The menu offers seasonal dishes and regular classics prepared fresh from the kitchen every day.

Also on offer is a selection of fine wines and champagnes from around the World.

There are plenty of great walks from The Dog. Just ask the bar staff when you are in and they’ll gladly advise and have a pint waiting for you when you return!

The Dog has six beautifully presented en-suite rooms and guests will find everything they need for a relaxing and comfortable stay.

11.9 miles, 23 minutes from The Bostock Estate.

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