Royal baby: 10 places in Cheshire to celebrate the newest member to the Royal Family
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Raise a glass, or cup of tea, to Prince William and Kate Middleton’s new baby – we pick 10 pubs, bars and restaurants in Cheshire to indulge your quintessentially English side
Union Jack clad fans, along with the rest of the nation, have waited patiently for the arrival of William and Kate’s second child. The Royal Mint will celebrate the new sibling to Prince George with the release of a new £5 coin – but if this isn’t your idea of a celebration then never fear – Cheshire Life have got 10 more ways to commemorate the occasion in Great British style, from an indulgent afternoon tea to a good pint of beer.
Great Northern Tower, Unit 1A, Watson Street, Manchester, M3 4EE. 01618 348802
Epernay’s stylish balcony with excellent views of the city is the perfect place to raise a glass to the newest Royal. Nestled within the heart of Manchester city centre, the champagne bar is a luxury haven for cocktail lovers. With a list of over 80 different cocktails to choose from, indulge your curiosity or perhaps have a glass of vintage champagne.
The Yew Tree Inn, Bunbury
Long Lane, Spurstow, Bunbury, CW6 9RD. 01829 260274
Celebrate with a slap up meal at the award winning Yew Tree Inn. Built in the 19th century by The Earl of Crewe, the pub fuses character and history with a quirky, modern interior. Fresh and locally sourced produce is at the heart of their menu, which changes every eight weeks. Expect dishes like crispy belly pork, fish pie and spiced butternut squash tagines. They also take their beer seriously and you will find a good range of craft beers, lagers, stouts and porters.
Residence Restaurant and Bar, Nantwich
9 Mill Street, Nantwich, Cheshire, CW5 5ST. 01270 629100
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Toast the Royal baby in the opulent surroundings of a 16th century mansion. Residence’s list of cocktails reflects an extensive, eclectic array of styles, but their helpful bar staff are more than willing to create your own specific drink. Select your perfect tipple and take a seat on one of their large open terraces to enjoy the afternoon sun.
Peckforton Castle, Peckforton
Peckforton Castle, Stone House Lane, Peckforton, Tarporley, Cheshire, CW6 9TN. 01829 260930
For a fabulously British treat, opt for an afternoon tea at Peckforton Castle. Dine like royalty at this Grade 1 listed building on the top of Peckforton Hills. You’ll enjoy fabulous views of the Cheshire countryside while tucking into pastries, fancies and sandwiches are on offer alongside a pot of tea of your choice. If you’re feeling regal, swap your tea for a glass of Joseph Perrier champagne or a measure of Bombay Gin and tonic.
The Farmers Arms, Poynton
90 Park Lane, Poynton, Stockport, Cheshire, SK12 1RE. 01625 875858
Sip a celebratory pint of award-winning cask ale and tuck into delicious food in a warm and friendly atmosphere at The Farmers Arms, Poynton. The pub boasts a traditional English menu of home-cooked comfort food, grazing boards using much locally sourced produce and a range of 28-day aged steaks and burgers from the grill.
The Pheasant, Higher Buwardsley
The Pheasant Inn, Higher Buwardsley, Tattenhall, CH3 9PF. 01829 770434
Order a round to toast Kate and Will in an award-winning country pub that dates back to 1650. A Michelin Good Pub venue and the recipient of an AA Rosette, expect to find cosy and elegant décor and spectacular, panoramic views outside. Head there on a Sunday to feast on the highly recommended roast dinner.
Papas Fish and Chips, Warrington
68 School Brow, Warrington, Cheshire, WA1 2TA. 01925 572222
If you fancy staying in, celebrate by indulging in a take away of one of the nation’s favourite meals – fish and chips. With a focus on sustainable produce, Papas were recently awarded the North West Fish and Chip shop of the Year Award at the 2015 National Fish and Chip Awards. Aiming to purchase the highest quality fish responsibly, they seek to meet the needs of today without compromising the needs of future generations.
The Brink, Liverpool
15 - 21 Parr Street, Liverpool, L1 4JN. 01517 030582
For an alcohol free way to embrace Royal Baby fever, head to The Brink in Liverpool. Try the delicious sounding Shampagne Cocktail – that’s elderflower, lime, orange blossom and soda, served in a champagne flute with strawberry garnish. The UK’s first ‘dry’ bar and restaurant are even offering Royal Baby themed mocktails to commemorate the occasion.
The Philharmonic Dining Rooms, Liverpool
36 Hope Street, Liverpool, Merseyside, L1 9BX. 01517 072837
Raise a pint of real ale in celebration at this fascinating Victorian pub. The decadent building, which has the country’s only Grade I listed toilets, was formerly a gentleman’s club. Now it’s just a great place to go with friends for a pint of beer.
Crewe Hall, Crewe
Crewe Hall, Weston Road, Crewe, Cheshire, CW1 6UZ. 01270 253333
Indulge in an afternoon tea in the same place as Royals of old. Relax in the Sheridan Lounge in the old hall and you’ll be greeted with a glass of sherry on arrival. You’ll sit in what was once Lord Crewe’s dining room where he entertained King George V and Queen Mary during their visit in 1913. A selection of treats from the Victorian kitchen is served on elegant tea stands, including freshly baked scones with clotted cream and homemade fruit conserve.
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