While the city of Chester is a thriving hub of urban activity, those seeking a more tranquil visit to the northwest will find its surroundings idyllic too. Wider Chester offers travellers a glimpse of village life, picturesque views and a rural pace of life that many find relaxing.
Read on to find two country pubs in Chester worth considering during your journeys in the northwest.
Ring O’ Bells on Village Road in Christleton, Chester
An award-winning rural restaurant and pub, the Ring O’ Bells has a high-end menu alongside a well-stocked bar, which ranges from classic to contemporary. Food-wise, it’s renowned for selling traditional pub fare as well as modern dishes featuring locally sourced ingredients from suppliers in the region. It has also made a name for itself producing stone baked pizzas and a delicious Sunday roast dinner.
International ciders and lagers are served alongside locally brewed craft ales, while the Ring O’ Bells also provides a coveted and carefully tailored wine list.
The Hare, High Street, Farndon, Chester
A family-run pub in the quaint village of Farndon, The Hare offers a fine selection of food and drink to suit all tastes. It has a list of wines blended and imported by the pub, and the beer served is also brewed on site. Situated near the meandering River Dee, the Hare is surrounded by stunning countryside, making it an excellent base to plan walks and cycling excursions. It also has two cottages for guests seeking a staycation spot.
If your travels take you to Cheshire, both these country pubs have plenty to offer.