Sunday Brunch is specially ‘laid’ for you by our ‘chicks’ from our Church Inn sister pub!

Brunch on Sundays at the Roebuck Inn couldn’t be fresher as Hermione, Cecilia, Melly, Lizzy and Bridget… our resident chickens lay the eggs for your brunch each day.

Under the watchful eye and tender care of Karen the Church Inn Chicks are laying well.

They can be seen on the way to the bowling green at the rear of the pub and they are so happy to be settled in Mobberley.

We collect the eggs daily and they are then stored ready to be cooked as part of our relaxed Sunday Brunch from 10.30am to 12.30pm.

The eggs are gorgeous and about as fresh as you will get. So come on down and kick back and, as Lionel Ritchie sang, enjoy the ‘easy like a Sunday morning’ feeling.

Clare completes the Cheshire Cat ‘Quad’ Cycle ride

The finish line at The Bulls Head

The finish line at The Bulls Head

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!!

Better late than never!

The original fire place has been stripped out.

The original fire place has been stripped out.

Building work on the Roebuck Inn commenced on Monday 14th November 2015. This was a month later than planned due to amendments to our plans for this famous building.

The builders have set about stripping out the building and you can follow the restoration via the homepage of this website.

All being well we should be ready to open in late March early April ready for some lovely spring weather hopefully!?

We are building six bedrooms, two on the ground floor and four on the first floor of the main house as well as an intimate bistro and kitchen with a training kitchen for our young chefs.

The website will be updated with news as and when it happens with the restoration pictures going up weekly.

Restoration works will start in late September 2015.

Old-RoebuckMany visitors to the Bulls Head and indeed the Church Inn are asking what is happening with the Roebuck Inn?

All being well, work will commence in late September/early October 2015 with an aim to be open for business by March 2016. The build scheme being undertaken is the biggest we have done to date and with the added complexities of it being a grade two listed building (like the Church Inn) time has to be taken to ensure the scheme is perfect.

The addition of six guest bedrooms naturally adds time to the scheme because the infrastructure has to be built to service all the functionalities needed for boutique bedrooms. There will be two bedrooms on the ground floor and four bedrooms upstairs in the main house. This will leave room for a small intimate bistro through the original entrance seen in the old photograph above.

Obviously we do not want to spoil the surprises of this new addition to our business, but it is safe to say that the Roebuck Inn will complement the Bulls Head and the Church Inn in offering something different for guests and locals alike to enjoy.

As things progress we will let you know here on the news pages. With photos added to the gallery page….

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