The building had fallen in to disrepair, and previous schemes had spoiled this once famous inn.
The Roebuck Inn, on Mill Lane in Mobberley, lay closed, quiet and in sore need of a sympathetic restoration and some TLC for three years before Tim Bird and Mary McLaughlin bought the freehold in May 2014.
As a Grade II listed building dating back to circa 1708, the Roebuck Inn is the oldest inn in Mobberley. The plan was to restore it back to its famous origins as a cosy inn with six rustic ‘boutique’ bedrooms and an intimate ‘neighbourhood bistro,’ with tiered terraces and gardens.
It was very important to us to do justice to this incredible place.
The building had fallen in to disrepair, and previous schemes had spoiled this once famous inn. Due to its age and the extensive nature of the refurbishment required, planning permission took nearly a year to be granted
In October 2015, we were excited to see the long-planned work begin, and finally on 24th May 2016 (bizarrely and coincidentally exactly six years to the day that we opened the Bull’s Head, situated across the lane) the Roebuck Inn opened.
Now a cherished addition to the Cheshire Cat family, the Roebuck Inn is flourishing with delicious, seasonal menus, a dedicated and passionate team of staff, cosy and opulent bedrooms, a beautiful garden, loyal regulars, five resident white fantail doves, a shop, and a wedding license!
We hope to have given the village of Mobberley and surrounding towns and villages a restoration to be proud of, with something that will complement our other pubs in Mobberley; the Bull’s Head and the award-winning Church Inn. We are delighted to have rescued yet another great building.