Big Hill Distillery opens at the Church Inn

Ben Kaberry and Dave Clayton of Mobberley have opened their Big Hill Distillery at the Church Inn in Mobberley. They have been distilling the award winning ‘Spirit of George Gin’ for nearly a year with great success and needed bigger premises to meet demand for their premium craft Gin.

The Gin pays homage to Mobberley’s famous mountaineer George Mallory who lost his life in 1924 on the ‘Big Hill’ ……Mount Everest. He lost his life with climbing partner Sandy Irvine who’s nephew Peter Summers attended the grand opening (see picture). The opening ceremony was attended by all the people who helped get the distillery open on time from painters to plumbers as well as friends and family. MP Esther McVey was there with Cllr. Peter Coan to cut the ribbon and chat with guests as well. Of course, to raising a glass to the ‘Spirit of George’.

The Church Inn (maybe the best country pub in Manchester)

Call me Stephen. Some days ago – never mind how long precisely – having little or no food in my belly, and no ingredients in particular to interest me at home, I thought I would drive about a little and see the countryside part of the world. My constant search in life (a touch less dangerous perhaps than Ahab’s for the great white whale) is for the ultimate country pub. I have so many things in my mind that I need satisfied that I never seem to find what I’m looking for. With the Church Inn at Mobberley I think I may have finally found the best country pub in Manchester and Cheshire.

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Our famous bike park

A bike park fit for an Olympian!? Cycle to the church Inn and park your bike up in our cycle park dedicated to the Olympic cycling team of 2016. Refuel on great ales or many soft drink options as well as our famous Venison Burger!

We are the best in the North West!

We are very proud to announce that our Church Inn has won ‘Best Pub for the North West’ for the second time in three years! At the Pub and Bar Awards at BAFTA in Piccadilly, London on Wednesday 23rd May. Our sister Pub the Fitzherbert Arms has also won ‘Best Pub for the West Midlands’.

So, we are doubly delighted with this great news!

Big congratulations go to our GM Simon and the entire Church team. Simon attended the awards presentation with Henry our front of house staff member.

Hard work and passion has persevered…. well done everybody!

Not only did we win we met Martin Keogh the Arsenal legend and BBC pundit!

We’ve won best in the county!

The 2018 Pub and Bar Magazine Awards are back and the judges have chosen the best Pubs and Bars in their respective counties. We are proud to announce the Church Inn has been chosen as the best pub in the county of Cheshire! Our sister Pub the Fitzherbert Arms has also won in Staffordshire, for the second year running! So, we are doubly delighted with the news!

The awards presentation will once again take place at BAFTA, 195 Piccadilly, located in central London on Wednesday 23rd May. As well as coming top in the county, we are also in with a chance of winning best Regional Pub and Overall National Pub of the Year, both of which will be announced on the evening! It is an honour to have been awarded best in the county and we are excited for the Church team who all played a part in this!

We will keep you updated once the 23rd May is over…. Wish us luck!

Bring in your old photos of the Church Inn from yester-year.

One of the oldest pubs in Cheshire, the Church Inn has been around since at least 1715. Looking back we think there may well have been an old ‘Tavern’ on the site of the current Church Inn earlier than this.

It is unlikely that a 12th century church would be left lonely for so long! Churches and pubs go together afterall.

The Church Inn is grade two listed and within the pub are some wonderful features such as the 280 year old horse hair and lime plaster wall in our
private dining room named after George Mallory. Next time you are in the Church Inn please ask us to show you our historic private dining rooms.
One thing we are struggling to find are old photos of the Church inn from yester-year. So we are asking you, our guests, to help. If you can find any
old photos of the Church Inn then please bring them in. We will re-photograph them and present you with a £10 Church Inn voucher for your efforts!  We want to build an historic gallery for all to enjoy.

You will see the photos we have to date but we are looking for photos from the 1980’s back in time as far as one can go….so have a look and see what
you can find. We look forward to building our collection.

Local artistic talent at the Church Inn.

From the most amazing cake (for Amanda’s birthday) to artists impressions of the Church Inn exterior and a characterful portrait of ‘a conversation’ in
the Church Inn pub. We appreciate the inventiveness and creativity. Any artists that wish to capture the characterful atmosphere of the Church Inn are very welcome. We will make donations to our (very) local Mobberley school as a way of ‘paying’ for the art and thanking the artist. We would encourage art students to have a go too. We look forward to seeing your art whether it be a sculpture, a carving or indeed a painting.

Baldrick pays the Church Inn a visit

It’s not often a Knight walks in to the Church inn for a meal, especially one as well known as Sir Tony Robinson, who was most famous for his
portrayals of the long suffering Baldrick, in the various series of Black Adder.

It was appropriate we found a photo of Baldrick with a pheasant! Sir Tony enjoyed his visit very much and was only too pleased to have a photo taken
with our Landlord Simon. Yes my lord……..