Good Food Award Review

The Church Inn at Mobberley, Church Lane, Mobberley, Knutsford, WA16 7RD have now been awarded the prestigious Good Food Award for Gastro Pubs 2020. Over the last twelve months we have evaluated customer feedback and this Gastro Pub has demonstrated exceptional levels of food quality, service and value when compared to our industry benchmarks in their category. Read More

Thank you to our ‘Festive Walkers!’

The annual ‘Church Inn Festive Ramble for Charity’, took place at 2pm on Saturday 28th December. Thankfully the weather was dry, clear and relatively mild, but there was some serious mud to contend with! We were led by Brian, a true rambler, who had researched the walk we undertook on our behalf. Tim our owner also took part to ensure all made it safely through a challenging (only because of the mud) but enjoyable walk.

Big thanks to Brian, it was a really good 3 miles of fun. A massive thank you to all that took part for the charity. We had around 20 walkers, with two babies strapped safely to parents and 7 pet dogs on leads. Everyone made it and within 1 hour and 40 minutes everyone was back safely at the Church Inn for a mulled wine on the house.

On the day we raised in excess of £150 for the new Christie’s Hospital in Macclesfield. Once again thank you to all. It was lovely to catch up with everyone!

See you next year! When we will be doing the walk on the Bank Holiday (Boxing Day) on Monday 28th December 2020. See you all there.

Gin Tasting

Gin tasting at the Church Inn!

We are now offering Gin Tasting at the Church Inn. After many years of Gin at our Cholmondeley Arms pub on Lord Cholmondeley’s estate we are bringing their knowledge and experience to the Church Inn. The Cholmondeley Arms offers a choice of over 400 gins from around the world and have been famous for their amazing collection for nearly eight years now.

With the Gin renaissance showing no signs of decline and with Mobberley’s own Big Hill Distillery now operative it is timely for us to bring the ‘love of gin’ to Mobberley and the Church Inn. So, if you have a group of friends and want to learn more about England’s favourite spirit then book your tasting with us.

How do I Book?

Email us at info@churchinnmobberley.co.uk or ring us on 01565 873178 and ask for Siobhan and Rowan

Church Inn does the Food and Drink Double!

After a marvellous year for the Church Inn team, from receiving National recognition to the success of ‘Pub in the Park’……we are delighted to announce that the Church Inn has been recognised in the Good Beer Guide 2020, for the first time since the pub was rescued from closure back in 2013 by Tim and Mary our owners!

To get in the Good Beer Guide is the ‘perfect match’ to the Church Inn also being confirmed in the Michelin Guide 2020 for our food, all in the same month! Good news for the Kitchen team and good news for the Bar team too.

Siobhan our general manager at the Church Inn said “We are naturally very proud indeed of this recognition from two very thorough publications…who have visited on numerous occasions to ensure we are to a high standard, consistently. The whole team play a part and work very hard indeed to deliver great food and drink. We are proud to use very local suppliers for all ale and our food too and they too must share in this recognition..Cheshire and Manchester Ales at their finest and great farms, bakers and butchers across the same region, local and proud togther”

 

 

Our First ‘Tour De Cat’ is a great success

On Sunday 13th October at 8.30am sharp, 18 cyclists braved the weather and took to the country roads that link our six wonderful pubs. They left from the Church Inn in Mobberley after registration.

With all the rain we did think we would have a poor showing, but to get 18 cyclists was amazing! In front of them was a one hundred mile challenge, taking them in to Staffordshire, to our Fitzherbert Arms pub via our Cholmondeley Arms and Three Greyhounds Inn before returning to Mobberley to pick off the Roebck Inn and Bulls Head. With the rain falling it was a gruelling, yet rewarding trip. Every rider had to collect a tiddlywink at each pub until they had the six. A Burger and a pint or three were waiting!!

Everyone completed the Cheshire Cat 6 other than three who missed out the Fitzherbert Arms, but did do the ‘Cheshire 5’ instead. The photos tell the story of how delighted everyone was to have risen to the challenge.

All the riders arrived back safely to the Bulls Head in Mobberley with the exception of three riders who had started at the Fitzherbert Arms and circled round to finish there rather than the Bulls Head.

All enjoyed a drink and a burger ‘on the house’ before they took part in (Cheshire Cat owner) Tim’s cycling ‘Tim-bola’ which raised a few more pounds for our company charity ‘Action Against Hunger’. On the day we raised £315.00 for the charity! Which is a really great result. Despite the weather, the cyclists loved it and most importantly loved our pubs!!

We would like to thank cycling enthusiast Sam, from our bank HSBC, for supporting the event and for supplying the British Cycling Jerseys and books as prizes in the ‘Tim-bola’.

Bigger thanks have to go to Adam from our wine merchants Boutinot. Adam is a very keen cyclist too and made all the arrangements for the event with the help of Tim and the pubs too. Adam also helped with the wines for the ‘Tim-bola’ and cycled the 100 miles for good measure!

This is the first time we have held the ‘Safari’ and it will now be an annual feature on the Cheshire Cat calendar! Thank you to all the cyclists who took part, including Rory who travelled from London to have a go!

See you all next year!