Best bitter: Locally brewed beers such as the nectar-like Eastgate Ale can be sampled at the Pheasant Inn, in Higher Burwardsley

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 | 01928 731404
  • Helter Skelter, 31 Church St, Frodsham WA6 6PN | 01928 73336
  • Ring O’ Bells, Bellemonte Road, Frodsham WA6 6BS | 01928 732068
  • Goshawk, Station Road, Mouldsworth, CH3 8AJ | 01928 740900‎
  • Farmers Arms, Chester Road, Kelsall, CW6 0SJ | 01829 751 784‎
  • Morris Dancer, Chester Road, Kelsall, CW6 0RS | 01829 751291
  • The Boot, Boothsdale, Willington, CW6 0NH | 01829 751375
  • Rising Sun, High Street,
CW6 0DX | 01829 732423
  • Swan Hotel, 50 High Street, Tarporley CW6 0AG | 01829 733838
  • Shady Oak, Bate’s Mill Lane, Tiverton 
CW6 9UE. 01829 730718
  • Beeston Castle Hotel, Whitchurch Road, Beeston CW6 9NJ | 01829 260234
  • Pheasant Inn, Higher Burwardsley CH3 9PF |  01829 770434
  • Bickerton Poacher, Wrexham Road, Bickerton SY14 8BD | 01829 720 226
  • The Sandstone, Nantwich Road, Broxton CH3 9JH | 01829 782333
  • Blue Bell, Bell O’ th’ Hill, Tushingham SY13 4QS | 01948 662172
  • Horse and Jockey Inn, Grindley Brook SY13 4QJ | 01948 662723
  • Willeymoor Tavern, Tarporley Rd, Whitchurch SY13 4HF | 01948 663274

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.