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To all our customers, the Church Inn, Mobberley re-opened on 18th June 2013 following a change of ownership and significant restoration and refurbishment works.

We wish to point out that any reviews prior to this date do not relate to our wonderful pub nor do sites such as Trip-advisor, facebook, twitter or beer in the evening.

If any customer has comments that will help us improve the service we offer please contact us directly oninfo@churchinnmobberley.co.uk as we do not acknowledge such websites as Trip advisor, beer in the evening or other sites that can be sadly used maliciously, in an attempt to damage reputations. Life is too short…so we would like you to contact us directly and we will help you in any way we can. We need positive feedback so we can continue to succeed.

Please visit “contact us” from our website to email us any constructive comments you may have or indeed any queries. You can also keep up to date with upcoming events and exciting news by following @churchinnmobb on Twitter. Below are some reviews…

Many thanks

The Church Inn Team.

 

New seasonal dishes arrive at the Church Inn in Mobberley.

Our Head Chef Lloyd and his team of chefs introduce some lovely new dishes for our ‘summer in to autumn’ menu. Below are the highlights….

New starters include…

  • Beetroot Cured Salmon, with sauce Gribiche, cucumber ribbons and rye bread £6.95
  • Endive, Wirral Watercress and Apple Salad, creamy lemon and shallot dressing £5.25
  • Crayfish and Crab Lemon Mayonnaise ‘Martini’ with spiced mango, avocado and gin purée £6.95
  • Locally Shot Pigeon, pan fried with a potato rosti and ‘blood peach’ chutney £7.50

On the new seasonal main courses we have..

  • Roast Breast of Chicken, tarragon stuffing, crushed herb potatoes with a white wine, cream sauce and Wirral watercress £14.95
  • Cheshire Lamb Rump wrapped in Cumbrian cured ham, with Bury black pudding, creamed cabbage and a heritage tomato and oregano compote £16.95
  • Roasted Aubergine and Globe Artichoke Tart, sautéed potatoes, dressed rocket leaves and sauce verte £11.95
  • The Mobberley Nicoise! Grilled Salmon, fine beans, poached quail eggs, cherry tomato, pea shoots, black olives and apple balsamic dressing. £13.95

On the new ‘Tavern Favourite’ main courses we have..

  • Lambs Liver sautéed with onions and bacon and served with creamy mashed potato and buttered greens £13.95
  • The Church Inn’s Deep Dish Pie served with chips and Yorkshire peas £14.00
  • 28 Day Salt aged Rose County Cote de Boeuf, chips, watercress salad and your choice of either Béarnaise butter or a green peppercorn sauce £24.95

and for new homemade puddings we have…….

  • The Queen of Puddings £5.50
  • Plum Crumble and vanilla ice cream £5.00

For the full menu click here.

For the Sunday menu Click here

For the full Light Lunch menu click here

Other things to enjoy at the Church Inn…..

Brunch on Sundays
From 10.30 am until 12.00 pm every Sunday
Relax, read the papers and enjoy brunch with friends before that gruelling pub walk!

Private Dining
We have two private dining rooms at the Church Inn. Please don’t hesitate to contact us for details

Wine Tasting?
We offer wine tasting evenings on Wednesday, Thursday and Fridays.

Clare completes the Cheshire Cat ‘Quad’ Cycle ride

Outside the Church Inn in Mobberley

Outside the Church Inn in Mobberley

Regular customer Clare and cycling buddy Paul are the first customers to complete what is now called the Cheshire Cat Quad. They cycled between our four Cheshire Pubs and the total distance they cycled on Friday was 62.2 miles at an average speed of 17.1mph. The duration of the ride was just under 5 hours with a 30 minute refuel break of bananas, toast and tea at our Cholmondeley Arms pub near Malpas and a 20 minute puncture stop on the A49 at Bartington!!!

They were somewhat hampered from the start on the navigation front as they could not set the route on Paul’s new Garmin so had to wing it on memory!! This meant Clare and Paul probably did not go the most direct route!

They left our Three Greyhounds Inn in Allostock near Holmes Chapel at 8.30am heading towards the A556 through Northwich and Hartford(!) before hitting the A51 and then picking up the A49 at Oakmere. They then took a quiet route through Eaton village before climbing the Wrenbury road and arriving 29 miles later at our Cholmondeley Arms pub.

The return journey was repeated until they once again arrived at Oakmere but then they continued on the A49 past Weaverham up to Bartington and the puncture repair stop. Once on familiar turf they went on quieter roads through Comberbach , Great Budworth and on to Knutsford. The final leg was turning left onto the B5085 to our Church Inn pub in Mobberley for a quick photo before a downhill finish to The Bulls Head for 1.30pm to meet their family and have a much needed lunch and relax in the sunny beer garden.

On arrival at the Bulls Head Clare told us…..

“Paul and I both felt elated and relieved to have completed the ‘Cheshire Cat Quad’ especially as our navigation failed due to our inability to programme it correctly rather than technological failure! We had a brilliant cycle with favourable weather conditions and warm hospitality shown at all of Tim and Mary’s pubs. We will be by no means the fastest but at least we are the first to complete what will be a great cycle ride for many”

“Thank you for setting up a most enjoyable challenge”

Previously loyal customer and very keen cyclist Jonathon was the first of our cycling customers to complete the ‘Cheshire Cat Pub to Pub to Pub (Trio) Challenge’ last winter 2013 when we had just three pubs in Cheshire.

If you are a keen cyclist and want to be listed as a ‘Cheshire Cat Quad Cycling Challenge beater’ then let us know by emailing us at info@cheshirecatpubsandbars.co.uk We can then help you plan your trip and ensure your photo is taken with your trusty bike at each pub. You will get your photo in our ‘hall of fame’ and we will welcome you at the final pub with a drink on the house!!

Rambling Rector Summer Ale is on its way!!

PumprectorSimon our landlord has been working behind the scenes to bring a new ale to the Church Inn from the Wincle Brewery for the summer months. The ale is a hoppy amber to blonde ale with a refreshing aftertaste. Our Reverend Ian Blay has ‘blessed’ the ale and it features him on the badge.

A Rambling Rector is of course a wild rose climbing plant but the words are very much suited to our rector as he too likes to ramble across the fields of Mobberley and is often to be found in a flowery shirt as the badge reflects!!

Ian is known as our ‘man of the froth’ because of his undying love for cask ale. He has been known to ‘ramble’ after a pint or two in the speaking sense too!! Big thanks to Ian for his support of what promises to become a favourite ale of many.

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New Sherries arrive

NEW-SHERRIES-ARRIVE!!Four new sherries have arrived here at the Church Inn to help celebrate our ‘Grape’ range. With over 50 wines, 14 Ports, 10 Brandies and now 10 sherries the grape is truly celebrated here. Sherry is back in vogue and can be enjoyed with ice as an aperitif or even at different stages of a meal or you can enjoy sherry in your Bloody Mary instead of Vodka for a far more classic taste.

The first of our new sherries is Pedro’s Fino which is bone dry, the Intense floral character is complemented by almond and fresh apple notes giving a fresh finish. An excellent match for our whitebait nibble or Crayfish Cocktail.

Then we have the Oloroso which is warm and rounded in style. Full-bodied, with a nutty complexity; expansive on the palate. Excellent with rich foods such as our Shepherd’s Pie or our Pot Roast shoulder of lamb.

The third sherry is an Amontillado, the subtle and delicate bouquet, suggests notes of hazelnut on the nose, yet with light reminders of yeast but smooth on the palate giving a fresh finish. This is a dry to medium sherry and would work with our Pork Belly dish or indeed a cheeseboard.

Finally we have a Palo Cortado, a dry sherry from the Palomino grape. This wine combines the richness on the palate of the Oloroso with the delicacy on nose of the Amontillado. From the cellar of Cayetano del Pino, this is a truly magnificent example of the style and would work wonderfully with our Duck main course.

All these sherries from Jerez have wonderful labels that are full of colour and atmosphere. So maybe as the weather gets warmer you can enjoy a cool Fino on the terrace here at The Church Inn!!

Ginger donates local Mobberley pig!!!

GINGEROur ‘Nose to Tail’ week celebrates the local Mobberley pig with our Head Chef Lloyd and his kitchen team cooking up some great dishes for everyone to enjoy alongside our normal menu.

‘Ginger’ who is pictured enjoys a very happy life with many offspring at Foden Lane Nursery in Mobberley where visitors are very welcome. Ginger produces pigs for us to enjoy and only one or two make it to the dinner table the rest live happily together with Ginger keeping an eye on them at the nursery.

Hopefully happy pigs will lead to happy customers…

New Sunday Brunch menu arrives and the team celebrate with a cuppa!!

SAYS IT ALL

SAYS IT ALL

The team stood proud as the new Sunday Brunch menu was launched this week!! Mugs of coffee and tea were gratefully received with a strong message from the team. Where would you rather be on a Sunday morning?? Starting at 10.30am until mid-day Brunch is served so come and enjoy a relaxing morning with us (see menu below).

Just to let everyone know that Brunch is purely served on a Sunday from now on and is already building up a loyal following…

You can book your table too!

Click here to view menu

They know where they would rather be!!

They know where they would rather be!!

Church Inn ‘Boot room’ goes for gold!!

goldieOur little boot room is the perfect place to change your wellies or walking boots before and after a great walk. There is room to leave your shoes too should you wish. There is even a sink to wash down your boots should you need to.

Recently a well-known local left their shoes behind while taking on the Church Inn pub walk. These shoes were quite a talking point….could the secret local be in pantomime?? Where did they get those gold shoes from? Sadly we couldn’t do a Cinderella story as before we knew it the shoes were gone in a flash…but who is the owner of these ostentatious little numbers….please let us know….might be a boy…

East Cheshire Hunt visits the Church Inn.

It was a damp chilly morning as the Bury Pork sausages sizzled on the grill and the port and King’s Ginger filled the air of the fire lit bar of the Church Inn. With tweeds and jodhpurs on show as the Hunts riders kept warm by the fire with nibbles and tipples!

The Hounds meanwhile arrived with wagging tails and hot breath!! As the Hunt Master kept them at ease within the pubs cycle park. The team came out to see them off as they ‘clip-clopped’ down Church Lane towards the Bulls Head as a rainbow appeared in the threatening February sky.

There is nothing quite like the spectacle of horse and hound in village life even on a cold winters day….. Click on an image to view lightbox gallery..

New menu arrives at the Church Inn in Mobberley!!

Our Head Chef Lloyd and his team of chefs have once again worked exceptionally hard to develop some lovely new dishes for our ‘winter in to spring’ menu….

New starters include…

  • The Church ‘sharing’ Seafood Plate of Scottish smoked salmon and pickled cucumber, crayfish Marie Rose, Whitby scampi with fresh tartare sauce, warm Cornish crab and leek tart, salt and pepper whitebait, potted Devon crab with granary toast easily enough for two or three to share as a starter.
  • Or we have Grilled Pear and Cumbrian air dried ham salad with soured cream, truffle honey and radicchio leaves
  • or a Salad of wild rocket, spinach and toasted pinenuts, with crumbled Anglesey feta and rye bread thins.
  • Duck Liver and Cognac Pâté, roasted Bramley apple compote and hot toasts
  • Cumbrian Pig Cheek slow cooked in Welsh Ty Gwyn cider, served with braised barley, a fresh herb salad and brown butter vinaigrette

On the new mains we have..

New Tavern Favourites

  • Chunky Lamb Shepherd’s Pie topped with Winchester Cheese mashed potato and served with pickled red cabbage
  • Ty Gwyn Cider battered Market Fish and Chips with Yorkshire garden peas and homemade tartare sauce

Other main meals include

  • Pot Roast Shoulder of Lamb, cooked with red wine, glazed with pomegranate molasses and thyme, served with root vegetable mash.
  • Roast Breast of Goosnargh Duck with cherry and red wine sauce, chicory and shallot tart, wilted kale and creamed celeriac
  • Grilled Hake with a herb crust, tarragon and white wine sauce, sautéed new potatoes and creamed Yorkshire peas
  • Roast Breast of Cumbrian Chicken with celeriac dauphinoise, wild mushroom sauce, braised shallots and buttered kale
  • Ricotta, basil, lemon and chilli stuffed flat cap mushroom, sautéed new potatoes, saffron and white wine cream sauce

and for new homemade puddings we have…….

  • Classic Spotted Dick and custard
  • Sticky Date Bread and Butter Pudding with rum and raisin ice cream
  • Baked Egg Custard, finished with fresh nutmeg and poached vanilla rhubarb
  • Sticky Date Bread and Butter Pudding with rum and raisin ice cream
  • Warm Bollington Chocolate and Pear Cake, with Dunham Massey Vanilla ice cream

To look through the full menu click here and the Sunday menu please click here…

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