Some of Cheshire’s best pubs and country inns — and some of the best pub walks in Cheshire — can be found either on or within easy walking distance of the Sandstone Trail.
Cheshire’s Sandstone Trail pubs offer good food, good beer, and a warm welcome. Some are genuinely ancient; most promise real ales and real fires; some have stunning views. Most welcome walkers, and are child-friendly, too.
Cheshire Pubs and Inns
Running from Frodsham in the north to Whitchurch in the south, the best Sandstone Trail pubs, hotels and inns include:
Bear’s Paw, 127 Main Street, Frodsham WA6 7AF.
Helter Skelter, 31 Church St, Frodsham WA6 6PN.
Ring O’ Bells, Bellemonte Road, Frodsham WA6 6BS.
Goshawk, Station Road, Mouldsworth, CH3 8AJ.
Farmers Arms, Chester Road, Kelsall, CW6 0SJ.
Morris Dancer, Chester Road, Kelsall, CW6 0RS.
The Boot, Boothsdale, Willington, CW6 0NH.
Rising Sun, High Street, Tarporley CW6 0DX.
Swan Hotel, 50 High Street, Tarporley CW6 0AG.
Shady Oak, Bate’s Mill Lane, Tiverton CW6 9UE.
Beeston Castle Hotel, Whitchurch Road, Beeston CW6 9NJ.
Pheasant Inn, Higher Burwardsley CH3 9PF.
Bickerton Poacher, Wrexham Road, Bickerton SY14 8BD.
The Sandstone, Nantwich Road, Broxton CH3 9JH. (Closed)
Blue Bell, Bell O’ th’ Hill, Tushingham SY13 4QS.
Horse and Jockey Inn, Grindley Brook SY13 4QJ.
Willeymoor Tavern, Tarporley Rd, Whitchurch SY13 4HF.
Award Winning Local Beers
There are circular walks along the Sandstone Trail from many of these pubs, too.
What’s more, many of these popular Cheshire pubs also serve local award-winning beers. Local craft beers from micro-breweries include: Frodsham Brewery,brewed at the Lady Heyes Craft Centre at Frodsham, Weetwood Ales, brewed in Tarvin; and Spitting Feathers, from Waverton, near Chester.
After a long walk, there’s nothing like some good food, a real fire, and a really good pint of locally brewed beer.