Roebuck Inn impresses the judges to make two Great British Pub Award Finals

The team at the Roebuck Inn are so chuffed to have got past the ‘fierce judging’ in round two and make it successfully through to two finals of the Great British Pub Awards.

The first final is that of ‘Community Pub of the Year’. In 2020 and 2021 the Roebuck Inn became a community ‘Pub Hub’ and remained open for every one of the 34 weeks of lockdown. During this time the Hub sold and delivered in excess of 20,000 ‘Just Heat’ dishes out to the community. Wine, ale and lager was sold ‘to go’, even a ‘Shrub Hub’ appeared, selling anything from Lavender, to geraniums and the odd bag of compost! Add to this a Hamper business in lockdown 2 and the most amazing fresh fish and chips, hot drinks to go, walkers baps, and ‘Just Heat’ Roast Beef lunches of lockdown 3 and everyone will agree the Roebuck Inn deserves to be recognised as ‘Community Pub of the Year 2021’.

The Roebuck Inn has also made the final of the ‘Best Pub with Rooms 2021’ after many acknowledgements from Alistair Sawday’s, Booking.com and the National press. We are very proud of our bedrooms and all the recognition we have received for them. They are unique in style and comfort and the service we offer in support of the bedroom business to a very high standard.

So a potential double is possible at the awards which are run by the Morning Advertiser, the Pub Industry’s oldest publication.

Please see the letter we received below….

Great British Pub Awards 2021 

Congratulations! We are delighted to inform you that your recent entry into the Great British Pub Awards 2021 really impressed our judges and Roebuck Inn has been shortlisted as one of our National Finalists in the Best Pub with Rooms category and the Best Community Pub Category. 

It’s a fantastic achievement to be part of the final shortlist in these categories and you should be immensely proud of what you have done during such a difficult time for all pubs across the country. You now stand a chance of being crowned as the National Champion for your category. 

Livestream

All National Finalists are invited to watch the Great British Pub Awards 2021 livestream on Tuesday 28th September where the National Champions in each of the awards categories and will be announced. Further details on how to watch the awards and stream the announcement live into your pub will follow. 

Winner’s lunch

All category winners will be invited to a winner’s lunch on Tuesday 12th October at 12pm – 4pm in Manchester, where we will be announcing the overall Great British Pub of the Year.  Further information and details will be announced after the livestream on Tuesday 28th September. 

Congratulations once again.

With kind regards, 

The Great British Pub Awards Event Team

 

Roebuck Inn makes the second round of the Great British Pub Awards 2021

The team at the Roebuck Inn are very excited to be in the second round of ‘fierce judging’ for the Great British Pub Awards. In 2020 and 2021 the Roebuck Inn became a community ‘Pub Hub’ and remained open for every one of the 34 weeks of lockdown. During this time the Hub sold and delivered in excess of 20,000 ‘Just Heat’ dishes out to the community. Wine, ale and lager was sold ‘to go’, even a ‘Shrub Hub’ appeared, selling anything from Lavender, to geraniums and the odd bag of compost! Add to this a Hamper business in lockdown 2 and the most amazing fresh fish and chips, hot drinks to go, walkers baps, and ‘Just Heat’ Roast Beef lunches of lockdown 3 and everyone will agree the Roebuck Inn deserves to be recognised as ‘Community Pub of the Year 2021’.

The Roebuck Inn has also made the second round of judging for the ‘Best Pub with Rooms 2021’ after many acknowledgements from Alistair Sawday’s, Booking.com and the National press.

So a potential double is possible at the awards which are run by the Morning Advertiser, the Pub Industry’s oldest publication.

Foodie Treble achieved as we get ready for opening (again!)

We are proud to announce we have achieved a ‘Foodie Treble’! In December just before ‘lockdown 3’ the Cholmondeley Arms was chosen by the Good Pub Guide as ‘County Dining Pub of the Year 2021’! This was a really fantastic achievement for the Cholmondeley Arms kitchen team led by Andy. It is the third time the ‘Chum’ has won this award 1996 and 2001 and now 20 years later we’ve achieved the honour again!

In January 2021 the Church Inn was chosen by Michelin for their Pub and Good Food Guides with a Michelin Plate for 2021. This is the sixth year in a row that the Church Inn has collected this distinction and remains the only pub in Cheshire with a Michelin Plate. Richard and his team, like the Cholmondeley Arms team, have worked through a difficult year with great commitment and culinary excellence. We are very proud of this consistent performance.

Now in March 2021 the Roebuck Inn has been chosen in the Estrella Damm Top 100 Gastro Pubs 2021. The Roebuck is the highest ranking Cheshire pub and this award underlines an amazing year, where the Roebuck Inn has remained open through every lock down and made a great name for itself as a ‘Pub Hub’, serving the community with ‘Just Heat’ Meals and great Fish and Chips every Thursday and Friday. Andy and his team have maintained a very high standard of cooking during lockdowns and of course when open too. This award comes on the back of Head Chef Andy’s nomination at this year’s Pub industry ‘Oscars’, for the ‘Outstanding Industry Contribution Award’ recognising Andy’s lockdown efforts at the Roebuck Inn Pub Hub. The Hub Team have already been presented in February 2021 with a ‘Covid Community Hero Award by our MP Esther McVey. Great recognition for a year of great effort keeping the hub open for our local community!

We are very proud of all the teams, for their amazing achievements over the last few months of very challenging times for us all.

Well done everyone! Good luck Andy!

 

‘Knits’ford Ladies knit tea cosies for charity.

Every week we are delighted to welcome the ‘Knitsford’ Ladies Knitting club at the Roebuck Inn for brunch, coffee, teas and two hours of knitting and chatter.

Back in October they were set a challenge by our owner Tim. To knit a festive tea cosy that could be used at the Bulls Head, our sister pub across the lane. Late in December Steph from the Bulls Head and Megan from the Roebuck Inn judged the six that were put forward for the competition.

As you will see all the tea cosies were wonderful. It was very hard indeed to pick a winner. The effort that had been put in to each tea cosy was worthy of a prize. £50 of Roebuck Inn vouchers in the end went to the ‘Rudolph the Red Nosed Roebuck!’

Thank you to all the ladies that took part and £60 was raised for the Christie Hospital in Macclesfield.

Here’s to Easter!!!

The Roebuck Inn reviewed in The Guardian

A Grade II-listed building in the village of Mobberley dating back to 1708, the Roebuck was brought back to life in 2016 after a long closure. It’s a welcoming bistro-cum-classic old English inn, serving an interesting mix of dishes from stone-baked pizza to sharing platters, or mains of rotisserie chicken and tempura monkfish – and the Sunday roasts are top-notch, all with roasted duck fat potatoes. Read More

GOING FOR THE TREBLE!

We are very excited to announce that Cheshire Cat Pubs and Bars have been nominated for three very prestigious awards at the 2019 Casual Dining Awards, taking place in London on Wednesday 27th February. We feel very honoured to be nominated for two such special awards as ‘Employer of the Year’ and ‘Multi-Site Operator of the Year’ and are also very proud of our sister pub, the Cholmondeley Arms, for being nominated for ‘Pub of the Year’. Our owners, Tim Bird and Mary McLaughlin, are heading off to the Big Smoke as guests of our excellent wine suppliers, Boutinot, to attend the awards ceremony, and we will keep you posted on the results of our nominations.