• Nadia Fortune

5 Cheshire Beer Gardens In and Around Tarporley You Should Definitely Visit This Year

Updated: May 2

The weather’s warming up, we can meet friends and family outside, and pubs and restaurants with outdoor space can welcome you back again.

So, here’s five of our favourites in and around Tarporley, where you can enjoy that catch up over a cold drink and good food.

Tollemache Arms, Alpraham

As one of only two pubs in the small village of Alpraham, along the A51 between Tarporley and Nantwich, this 16th Century country pub boasts probably one of the largest outdoor spaces in this list, so you’ll have as much room as you need.

Cosy nooks and group-friendly tables abound on the patio area, some under heaters, with many more tables spread across the vast grass area, backing onto uninterrupted views across the enviable Cheshire countryside.

The kids can burn off energy in the play area and furry friends are not forgotten, with water bowls aplenty on hand for refreshment after that long walk along the canals.

There’s a good range of ales, lager and cider on offer and the wine list also provides a nice choice, alongside a food menu tempting you with anything from light snacks to juicy steaks and their very popular Sunday roasts.

So, The Tollemache is a great choice to get the last rays of sun, while relaxing with something cold in hand, among good company, with great service from the team.

There’s plenty of free car parking, but make sure you enter your reg number to avoid a charge.


The Tollemache Arms, A51, Alpraham, CW6 9JE

What3Words: schooling.orchids.reckoned

The Dysart Arms, Bunbury

You may recognise this characterful little gem as the star of ITV’s drama, Home Fires. Remember the fighter plane that crashed in the village? This is the pub.

With the village church towering above it, The Dysart Arms has a delightfully colourful and sunny garden and prides itself on its very popular food and drink, where its true fame lies.

There's a choice of seating in the marquee or on the open tables, with knowledgeable staff always on hand with a smile to offer advice on the dishes. There’s an excellent choice, whatever your fancy.

If you’re taking your dogs along, be prepared for everyone (customers and staff alike) to stop and say hello and offer a cuddle. They love pooches here.

The car park is compact and gets full quite quickly, but you can leave your car a very short distance away behind the church, too.


Bowes Gate Road, Bunbury, CW6 9PH

What3Words: lawns.store.mural

The Rising Sun, Tarporley

Situated in the centre of Tarporley, you'd be forgiven for thinking the Rising Sun had no outside space to speak of.

Ok, so it's not a garden, but head to the back of this recently fully-refurbished establishment and you'll find ample patio space filled with plenty of tables and chairs, some under cover, with heating.

There's a great bustling vibe here and the team are always friendly and ready with a large choice of good food and drink.

It's very popular with the locals, so until indoor dining is fully reopened, be prepared to wait for a table.

It's worth it though.

The small car park for use by the pub’s guests does also get quite busy, but the free village parking next to it should give you a spot.


High Street, Tarporley, CW6 0DX

What3Words: rocker.tourist.sprains

The Morris Dancer, Kelsall

Another pub restaurant that underwent an extensive overhaul a few years ago, The Morris Dancer is in the centre of Kelsall village and boasts a large patio to the rear, underneath a very pretty bougainvillea roof, with a further terrace and garden area.

There’s even more space at the front of the pub, so you’re almost always guaranteed a spot somewhere.

Plenty of comfortable seating gives you lots of choice on where to enjoy your prosecco or pint, while watching the kids clamber over the old tractor in the field.

Whether it’s for a relaxing drink or the much-missed pub Sunday roast, you can't go far wrong here.

As with all the other pubs on this list, the warm friendly service is one of the reasons this place is ever popular.

There’s a large car park, so parking is never usually an issue here.


Chester Road, Kelsall, CW6 0RZ

What3Words: revision.pizzeria.merely

The Goshawk, Mouldsworth

Located overlooking the bowling green and opposite the train station, The Goshawk’s charm has brought visitors from far and wide to the little village of Mouldsworth.

And it’s easy to see why.

The delightful 19th Century former coaching inn has a terrace area where you can soak up the sunshine, while enjoying delicious food and drink.

The team here always welcome you with warm smiles and eager service.

It may be a pub that you discover along the way to or from Delamere Forest, but it’s definitely worth a stop.

There is a car park here, but the spaces can be quite compact.


Station Road, Chester, CH3 8AJ

What3Words: optimally.arming.gratuity


If you do visit any of these places for the first time, let the team know where you found out about them.

Please contact each venue directly for specific reservation enquiries.

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© Nadia Fortune - 2021

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