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.
Paul and his cycling partner arrived in sunshine at the Roebuck Inn having completed the ‘Cheshire Cat Six’. The Cheshire Cat Six is a journey around the six pubs owned by us here at Cheshire Cat Pubs and Inns. Paul had already partnered Clare to achieve the Cheshire Cat Quad a few years ago when we had four pubs but with the addition of the Fitzherbert Arms and the Roebuck Inn, Paul was ready to conquer the new challenge! As you will see Paul started his journey from our Fitzherbert Pub on Lord Stafford’s estate in Swynnerton, Staffordshire. He headed then to another Lord’s estate and our Cholmondeley Arms pub before weaving his way, supported by his co-pilot Steve, to our Three Greyhounds Inn pub in Allostock. They then headed for Mobberley..the easy part! Up the hill to the Church Inn before circling down to the Bulls Head and the Roebuck Inn bot in Mill Lane. 76 miles was recorded and then Tim own owner made sure they we fed and watered and given their bottles of fizz to celebrate their achievement.
Then it was back on the saddle for the return trip to Swynnerton! Well done lads a great effort. Who else wants to take up the Cheshire Cat Challenge??
Many 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….