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For those in the know, Delamere Forest is a green oasis in the heart of the UK where you can enjoy forest adventures, lakeside walks and panoramic views. Once discovered, you'll visit again and again, so it pays to know where, in this idyllic part of the country, you can stop off for a bite to eat or a refreshing drink. This is our guide to the best pubs near Delamere Forest.
The Carriers Inn at Hatchmere
Enjoy lakeside dining at the Carriers Inn, a thoughtfully refurbished 16thÂ century pub on the shores of Hatchmere Lake, at the edge of Delamere Forest. There's a tempting menu with something for everyone, and there's a beer garden too, for sunny days. This dog-friendly pub in Delamere Forest is a good all-round choice. Â
Sat Nav: WA6 6NL, Telephone: 01928 787 877
A child-friendly, dog-friendly pub in Delamere Forest, The Tiger's Head is situated in the heart of Norley Village. With a solid menu of pub classics and pizzas, along with real ales and a choice of 30 gins, it's a great place to relax after a day exploring the forest.Â Â
Sat Nav: WA6 8NT; Telephone: 01928 788309
This large and friendly pub has a huge play area for children and a pleasant patio where you can dine or just enjoy a drink. The pub, a 19thÂ century former coaching inn, is owned by family brewery J W Lees, so you can expect a great pint.
Sat Nav: CH3 8AJ; Telephone: 01928 740900
Owned by one the new breed of pub operators, Brunning and Price, The Morris Dancer is a great example of what they do best. It retains all its idiosyncratic charms as one of the oldest Delamere Forest pubs, while offering a high level of service. A small but well-executed menu is complemented by a well-balanced and extensive wine list. A lovely gastro pub near Delamere Forest for a night out with friends or family.
Sat Nav: CW6 0RZ; Telephone: 01829 701 680
This family-friendly pub near Delamere Forest is in a picturesque spot on the banks of the River Weaver. It's perfect for al fresco summer dining, when you can sit on the patio or in the beer garden and enjoy views across the river. With 2 for 1 meal offers and a good range of beers, wines and spirits, it's a lovely pub for family outings.
Sat Nav: CW8 3QD; Telephone: 01606 852310
With fresh, modern interiors, which include the dramatic new 'Glasshouse' conservatory style extension, the Ring o' Bells is a vibrant pub with a great atmosphere. The menu is quite refined - more restaurant than pub - making this Delamere Forest gastro pub a good choice for a special occasion.
Sat Nav: CH3 7AS; Telephone: 01244 335 422
Here is a fabulous setting to enjoy a drink or a meal, with far reaching views across the Cheshire plains and the Welsh hills. With landscaped lawned gardens, a covered terrace and a patio, this Delamere Forest pub is lovely in the summer. And with no fewer than four log fires inside, it's a treat in winter too.
Sat Nav: WA6 9DD; Telephone: 01928 722949
Our top choice for dog friendly pubs in Delamere Forest, The Fishpool welcomes walkers and their dogs with open arms. There's water and doggy treats provided free of charge and even a range of take away treats on 'Sir Woofchester's' menu! Owners are well provided for too, with a tempting menu and a well-stocked bar.
Sat Nav: CW8 2HP; Telephone: 01606 883277
Where to stay in Delamere Forest
All these excellent pubs in and near Delamere Forest are under 15 minutes' drive from our newÂ Delamere ForestÂ location. Stay in a log cabin with a hot tub in a peaceful woodland setting, and choose where to eat and drink on your break from this guide to the best Delamere Forest pubs.