Discover 10 dreamy beer gardens you can visit on the 12th of April.

If all goes to plan, shops, hairdressers, gyms and outdoor hospitality will reopen on the 12th of April. Up to 6 people, or two separate households, will be able to meet in a beer garden for food and drink. So you can meet a group of up to 6 people from different households, or a maximum of two households can join to form a group of any size. And we couldn’t be more excited.

So here’s The Cheshire Business Directory’s top 10 pubs to visit when we get the green light. Think rural idylls, freshly cut grass, bees dancing over daisies and the sun warming your face. Oh, yes.


Swettenham Arms

The Swettenham Arms is an independent, family-run pub in a stunning, rural location between Congleton and Holmes Chapel. A welcome oasis for walkers, cyclists and horse riders, the pub is nestled between quiet country lanes, lavender fields and a quaint village church. The pub is also attached to the Lovell Quinta Arboretum, a 28-acre site, perfect for an evening stroll. They have three large beer gardens open for al fresco dining.

The team at Swettenham are well known for their hearty Sunday lunches, all freshly prepared with quality ingredients. Featured in CAMRA’s Good Beer Guide, this really is an absolute gem.

Ready to book?
Email: info@swettenhamarms.co.uk
Phone: 01477 571284


The Pheasant Inn, Burwardsley

The team at The Pheasant are delighted to be reopening on Monday the 12th of April. From this date, their outdoor dining will resume, as well as stays at their marvellous self-catered property, Pennsylvania Cottage.

The extensive garden menu features a range of pub classics, as well as delectable homemade cakes. So grab a table in the pub’s beer garden and soak up the idyllic views of the Cheshire Plain.

For more information:
Call: 01829 770 434
Email: info@thepheasantinn.co.uk


The Dog at Peover, Knutsford

Dating back to 1805, this stunning village location remains a much-loved local. Take a stroll around Tatton Park and then settle down for a delicious lunch and a pint in the beer garden. The Dog’s chefs use fresh, locally-sourced ingredients to make an array of tempting dishes. Their fish and chips really are a little piece of heaven.

Booking lines will be open from the end of March, so keep your eyes peeled for more news on their website. But if you can’t wait that long, try their at home delivery service.


The Fox and Hounds at Sproston

As well as their tables on the grass area, the team at The Fox and Hounds have set up a stunning marquee to extend their outdoor dining service. With impressive lighting, the marquee is a council-approved venue, offering comfort and warmth, whatever the weather.

This superb country pub serves freshly prepared food, made with a selection of locally-sourced produce. Just a stone’s throw away from junction 18 of the M6, this is a great meeting point for family get-togethers.

To book:
Email: info@foxandhoundssproston.co.uk
Call: 01606841180


The Wheatsheaf, Sandbach

The Wheatsheaf has a luxury outdoor terrace area. Covered and heated, you can wine and dine here come rain or shine. Guests can enjoy an impressive food and drinks menu, as well as a range of bespoke afternoon teas. And for added safety and comfort, each table has a Perspex dividing screen.

The team at The Wheatsheaf are currently taking bookings for up to 6 people.

Check out their online booking system for more details.


 The Bells of Peover, Knutsford

The Bells are opening up their beautiful beer gardens on the 12th of April. Set in picturesque Cheshire countryside, and opposite the impressive St. Oswald’s church, their outdoor dining area features landscaped gardens and modern patio areas. Devoted to supplying the best produce and the highest quality ingredients, the team at The Bells serve a range of dishes, all fresh to order.

Diners can join a range of footpaths straight from the village, making it a firm favourite with dog lovers across the county.

All of their bookable tables will offer shelter for diners, with many more tables available daily on a first come, first served basis (weather permitting).

Call: 01565 722269


The Badger Inn, Church Minshull

Dating back to the 18th century, this black and white timber-framed inn is nestled in the heart of the Cheshire countryside. Diners can make the most of the nearby walks along the weaver way and around the aqueduct marina to Minshull lock.

Their beer garden boasts idyllic views across St. Bartholomew’s church. Check out the pub’s quirky outdoor seating on their Facebook page.

The Badger Inn will be open on April 16th to both drinkers and diners, Friday to Sunday.

Call: 01270 522348


The Fishpool Inn, Delamere

A much-loved, county favourite, The Fishpool Inn sits on the edge of Delamere’s enchanting forest. Diners can sit on the outdoor terrace and soak up the pub’s splendid surrounds. The spacious beer garden is a great place for the children to explore. A popular gastro inn, The Fishpool serves a delicious array of beautifully prepared classics, including their tasty handcrafted pies and scrumptious beer-battered haddock.

Early booking is advised.

Call: 016060 883277
Email: info@thefishpoolinn.co.uk


The Chester Fields, Chester

Situated just outside Chester, The Chester Fields has a large garden area. The team are busy preparing for alfresco dining from April the 12th. Complete with heaters and quirky sheltered spots, you can enjoy proper pub classics, whatever the weather. And brand new for spring, their oak and smoke menu is filled with a range of yummy, wood-fired pizzas.

They’ll be initially operating on a first come, first served basis, but check out their website for more information.


The Plough Inn, Eaton

Come and enjoy this quintessentially British beer garden. Think hay bales, daffodils and heated lamps.

Their outdoor heated tent is available to diners come rain or shine. And with a brand new spring menu on offer, there really is something for everyone.

The team at The Plough are very excited for their April reopening, and have advised booking to avoid disappointment.

To find out more:
Call: 01260 280207

They are also taking bookings via Facebook and Instagram messenger.


The Cheshire Business Directory stand with local businesses. We know just how difficult this period has been for business owners, especially those in the hospitality industry. So the team here are wishing you all the very best of luck upon reopening.

We are one of Cheshire and Greater Manchester’s largest business directories. We work with local businesses to grow their reach and drive their sales. We connect people and industries, and offer support to businesses across the local area. And with a combined social media following of over 140K, we can get all eyes on your business.

So if you want to promote your business to a local audience, get in touch today. And let’s make it happen.

Contact Kerry on 07501 896445.

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