Pubs in Knutsford
Historic towns are often home to excellent pubs, and Knutsford is no different. Between King Street and Princess Street in Knutsford town centre, there are more drinking dens than are safe to sample. That’s before we even get started on countryside inns! Nevertheless, we’ve put together a shortlist of our favourite watering holes in Knutsford to help get you started.
The Cross Keys is an excellent 18th-century, half-timbered coaching inn with bags of character and makes for an excellent place for a pint. You’ll find it on King Street bumping shoulders with some of our favourite places to eat in Knutsford, including the excellent Rose & Crown.
The Old Sessions House is one of our all-time favourites on Princess Street. It’s a supremely stylish place for a glass of wine, lager or a cocktail and offers a decent menu of gastropub eats as well.
If you don’t mind venturing away from the town centre, you’ll be rewarded with further fantastic pub options such as The Bells of Peover. You’ll find this exceptional eatery and welcoming watering hole in nearby Lower Peover, which is just a 15-minute drive from our Bucklow Hill hotel. It’s a beautiful, ivy-covered village pub that overlooks the grounds of the church and boasts a lovely deck and beer garden that comes to life in the summer.
The Bears Paw is a hidden gem in High Legh. It’s a countryside inn but easy to reach thanks to its convenient location on Warrington Road. It’s just a great pub that ticks all the boxes. The decor is on point, the food is delicious, the drinks selection is wide and the friendly faces behind the bar are excellent.
The Golden Pheasant next to Plumley Station is a family-owned wayside inn with 200 years of history, an RHS-award-winning garden and a beautiful selection of drinks for you to sample. The food menu is decent, although there are more popular eateries in nearby Peover.
One such place is The Dog Over Peover. This beautiful free house is tucked away on Well Bank Lane. It’s comfortably among the best gastropubs in Knutsford; frankly, the food rivals that of most restaurants. Visit on a Sunday and tuck into a top-class roast or any other day of the week for a delectable menu of classic British eats.