Cheshire Cat Awards and Publications

Owners Tim Bird and Mary Mclaughlin

Owners Tim Bird and Mary Mclaughlin

We are very honoured, proud and in some cases humble to have been recognised by some of the most important people and publications in our industry. We thank our entire team for working so hard to help us build our pubs and inns in to award winning places and we share all these accolades with them both past and present. We thank our loyal customers for supporting us with such enthusiasm and of course all our suppliers for helping us deliver quality and differentiation to all consistently.

Our seven pubs were either closed down or simply ‘lost causes’ and now they shine brightly for all to enjoy. We do not consider ourselves to be a ‘pub chain’ …….we have always set out to create individual pubs and Inns that offer character and atmosphere with differentiated food and drinks in each. Our people are like family and our pubs celebrate individualism…..that is what makes us special.

Company Recognition

Inn Places Guide 2017

Sunday Times Top 100 Places to Stay in the UK

Mail Online Featured in the World’s most cosy bars

The Publican Awards

Winner ‘Best Food Offering in the UK’ 2017/18

Finalist ‘Best Pub Company in the UK’ 2017/18

Finalist ‘Best New Pub in the UK’ (With the Fitzherbert Arms) 2017/18

Winner ‘Best Drinks Act in the UK’ 2016/17

Highly Commended ‘Best Food Act in the UK’ 2016/17

Good Pub Guide

Winner ‘Best Pub Group in the UK’ 2016/17

Northern Bar and Restaurant Awards

Recognised in the Northern Top Fifty Companies 2017/18 by NRB

Casual Dining Awards 2017

Finalist of the Casual Dining Pub Brand of the Year 2017

Finalist of the Casual Dining Pub Brand of the Year 2018

Sustainable Restaurant Association

Two Star Sustainability Champion 2015/16

Our Pubs Recognition


The Roebuck Inn (Opened May 2016)


Winner Alistair Sawday’s ‘Favourite Newcomer’ Pub of the Year 2017/18

Winner Eat, Drink and Sleep Awards Best Premium Casual Dining Restaurant in South Manchester/Cheshire 2017


Good Pub Guide 2017
Alistair Sawday’s Guide 2017