Welcome to the Roebuck Inn

CHARLIE (RIGHT) ROEBUCK INN MANAGER AND GEORGE HIS DEPUTY

The Roebuck Inn in Mill Lane, Mobberley had been closed for over three years. The good news is that Tim Bird and Mary McLaughlin, the owners of seven lovely individual pubs under the Cheshire Cat Pubs and Bars Banner, successfully bought the freehold of the Roebuck from Wellington Pub Company back in May 2014.

Architects drawings were completed in August 2014 and presented to the planning department of Cheshire East. The Roebuck is a grade 2 listed building dating back to circa 1708. This makes it the oldest Inn in Mobberley. The plan was to restore the Roebuck Inn back to its origins as a cosy inn with six rustic ‘boutique’ bedrooms, an intimate ‘neighbourhood bistro’ with tiered terraces and garden.

Planning was finally granted at the end of March 2015 and we took the decision to start the restoration works at the end of October 2015 rather than spoiling our neighbour’s summer with building works going on. We then applied to alter some of our plans to ensure the restoration would be even more sympathetic to the building which gave us a little delay.

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The Roebuck Inn in 1911

Back in 1911 the Roebuck was a ‘residential inn’ when Mill Lane was the main road through the village of Mobberley. The building had recently fallen in to disrepair and previous schemes had spoiled this once famous inn but we have now opened as we intended in late May but weirdly on the very day…24th May that we opened our first pub in Mobberley, the Bulls Head, straight opposite the Roebuck Inn.

We are delighted to be rescuing yet another great building. As always we hope to have given the village of Mobberley and surrounding towns and villages a restoration to be really proud of with something that will complement our other pubs in Mobberley, the award winning Bulls Head and the Church Inn.