The Pheasant Inn

Chester, Cheshire

Revamped with its laid-back informality intact, a super-comforting, super-welcoming inn with sweeping views, popular with walkers and all


12 rooms


Rooms sleep 2 – 4


Pheasants scatter across the fields and the views, on a clear day, stretch to Liverpool. Gloriously positioned on a former farm in the Peckforton Hills, the Pheasant has been stylishly revamped. The old laid-back feel has survived the smartening up of dark beams in bustling bars where pots of jasmine scent the air and Weetwood Old Dog comes from the cask; for sheer cosiness, book a table by a fire (there are three). The food is more refined than your average pub grub, and is informally and delightfully served. Our lamb rump with broad beans, radish and apricots was full of flavour, our salmon with pancetta came with a creamy chive butter, and the sticky toffee pudding was pleasingly light. Deli boards and all-day hot beef sandwiches are also on the cards: just the job after hiking the Sandstone Trail. The staff are the best and if you stay the night – why wouldn’t you! – the 12 bedrooms, some traditional (soft carpeting, sumptuous drapes, dark oak furniture), some contemporary (wide oak boards, exposed stone walls, atmospheric lighting) are split between the inn, the stone barn and the ‘stables’; go for one with a view.


  • Swimming pool
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Parking on premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • WiFi
  • Spa
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Bar
  • Barbecue
  • Licensed premises
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Tennis court
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Books and toys
  • Children welcome
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair
  • Cot available


  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles


  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

& pricing

Booking information

Check in
Check out
Open all day.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.

Dog treats and advice on walks.

The inn is on the 34-mile Sandstone Trail. Dog-friendly dining areas.

Lunch & dinner £6.75-£19.95. Bar meals £3.95-£8.50. Sunday lunch £12.50.


Nightly price
from £95
Singles from £85.
8 Twin/doubles
From £95
1 Family room for 4
From £135
3 Suites for 2
From £105


We visited for Dinner last night for the first time. To say we were impressed with the food and service would be an understatement! We were so impressed, not only with the high standard of beautifully presented,hot food, but also the staff couldn't have been more attentive( asking after ever course if we had enjoyed it) We really felt that we had been looked after the whole evening! Could you pass on to your Kitchen staff, and waiting on staff our appreciation? We will definitely be returning!!!

Pat, Middlewich

the best inn I have ever been to.lovely staff.lovely food.loveleyviews.


A lovely pub with rooms, which has fabulous views across the Cheshire below, seemingly hidden in countryside but actually within easy reach from the M6 motorway. Our room was in a converted barn across the courtyard. It was plain to see that the designer had made clever use of the building features using quality fabrics & materials. The dinner menu was full of original ideas which exceeded expectations. Service is very high standard. The steak suet pudding was to die for and for me the highlight was the cheeseboard of local cheeses. This establishment is a gem and we'll be staying here again.


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The neighbourhood

Local points of interest from Lucy Nelson

  • If you enjoy walking or hiking then the Pheasant’s location is ideal for you since it is situated in the middle of one of the biggest walks in Cheshire -the 34 mile Sandstone Trail.
  • Located next door to the Pheasant Inn is the Candle Workshops where you can either have a go at making your own or leave it to the professionals and bring back a nice souvenir.
  • With over 40 irresistible flavours of ice cream and sorbet, outdoor adventure play areas,gift shops, kids quad bikes, mini golf and much more, the Ice Cream Farm has everything you will need for a fun day out in Cheshire.
  • Beeston Castle. This ‘Castle of the Rock’ is famous for its spectacular views, which take in no less than eight counties on a clear day. There are beautiful woodlands to explore around the castle, with wildlife trails for the children to follow.
  • Chester is the oldest racecourse in the UK, possibly the world - the first recorded race was held in 1539! With over £10 million invested over recent years, whether you come away a winner or not you’ll be sure to have a fantastic day out!
  • Caring for 8000 animals, representing around 400 different species, in 110 acres of award-winning zoological gardens this is Britain’s biggest zoo - and it welcomes 1.4 million visitors a year!