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The Cheshire Tavern

4.0
4
16 Reviews
£25 and under
Gastro Pub

In 2020 Doorbar Taverns Ltd acquired The Cheshire Tavern, with one plan in mind.

To bring new life into a historic Congleton building with a troubled past, throwing the old ways aside and offering our customers both ales and traditional British pub dishes that are locally sourced from carefully selected partners at affordable prices.

Doorbar Taverns Ltd is a family run business with Congleton roots stretching back many generations.

Doorbar Taverns was set up with one very special lady close to our hearts. Dorothy 'Dot' Doorbar.
Dot provided inspiration and the determination to succeed.

During her lifetime she ran many pubs in Congleton and helped the local community thrive and work together.

A legacy now passed to her grandson Matthew, who, along with his partner Adam aim to achieve their plans for The Cheshire Tavern and its future.

"We would like to thank our customers for their continued support and wish everyone a safe return to our venue".
Matt, Adam & The Tavern Team

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Booked 3 times today
  • Dining style

    Home Style

  • Cuisines

    Gastro Pub, British

  • Hours of Operation

    Bar
    Mon 17:00–23:00
    Tue–Thu, Sun 12:00–23:00
    Fri, Sat 12:00–00:00
    Lunch
    Tue–Fri 12:00–14:45
    Dinner
    Tue–Thu 17:00–19:45
    Fri 17:00–20:45
    Sat 12:00–20:45
    Sun 12:00–19:00

  • Phone number

    01260 279637

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Business Casual

  • Executive Chef

    Matthew Oliver-Eaton

  • Catering

    We provide on-site catering for special occasions. With a range of styles and affordable options. <br /><br />We tailor your package to suit your needs. <br /><br />Please see our website for Function Enquiries.<br /><br />www.thecheshiretavern.co.uk/functions<br /><br />

  • Area

    Congleton

  • Cross Street

    West Road/West Street/Clayton Bypass

  • Public Transit

    West Road - Opposite Congleton Bike Shop

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Dog Friendly, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Vegan, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Extra space between tables
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff is vaccinated

Menu

At present, we do not have menu information for this restaurant. Please see their website or wait to visit the restaurant to learn more.

What 16 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.0
4 based on recent ratings
  • 4Food
  • 4.2Service
  • 3.9Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cheshire

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall1food1service3ambience3

    The food was over cooked and burgers we had were rock solid.

  2. KB

    KarenB

    Cheshire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 21 November 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great service and value for money. Friendly, attentive staff and the Sunday roast dinners were excellent. Lovely atmosphere. Thank you Cheshire Tavern 😊

  3. RC

    ReginaC

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 November 2021

    overall1food1service1ambience1

    We booked in for 8:45pm and we turned up for our booking at 8:50pm. When we arrived, we have been told that last booking for food was 8:45pm; however, we were told that the kitchen was already closing down? Surely if the last booking for food is 8:45 then the kitchen should not close down until the last booked table has been served, it’s just pure common sense. When we sat down, it was evident that the staff were annoyed at us just by their poor service. I tried to order a pint of corona (which is clearly marked on the menu under draught), I was told that it comes in a bottle but why have it under draughts with prices for half and full pints?? My friend ordered a pina colada but we were told that it wasn’t available…I worked in hospitality and bars for the last 5 years, it doesn't take much to make a cocktails unless it comes pre-made in a can. It was a poor evening and we eventually left after we couldn’t even get the drinks we wanted to order. Poor service and poor attitude from staff. Would not recommend.

  4. RE

    RayE

    Cheshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 November 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    They were very busy but standards were still high so we were very happy with the service we received

  5. C

    Chloe

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 November 2021

    overall1food2service2ambience1

    Unfortunately for me and my partner it was a disappointing experience. We were not made aware when arriving to the restaurant that there was a limited menu, meaning we were seated and drinks order placed before being told there were limited supplies. This was disappointing considering being at the venue at 6:00pm which is prime tea time. Customers arriving after us were turned away. This is disappointing considering how quiet the restaurant was. Also when being seated the restaurant was basically empty and we were placed right next to two people that were just drinking on a low uncomfortable table for eating. Overall this experience was disappointing and I most definitely would not return again.

  6. GB

    GailB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 November 2021

    overall5food4service5ambience4

    Excellent service from James. Food arrived in good time and was hot and delicious!

  7. CP

    ChristopherP

    Cheshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 November 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Called for some food and reserved my table the day before. A very friendly atmosphere with helpful staff and the food was fabulous. Can’t fault my visit and will definitely call again.

  8. IH

    IvanH

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 November 2021

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    Our first visit to The Cheshire Tavern. The service was very good. The staff were extremely pleasant and helpful. The food was very good. It was hot and tasty and freshly cooked. Not quite as described on the menu but was good value. Portions we’re reflected in the price. Drinks are reasonably priced and the white wine was served in a cooler. James our waiter is worth a special mention.

  9. RH

    RebeccaH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 November 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Absolutely fantastic service, the two young people servicing us with our two dogs in the conservatory were a credit to the tavern! Apologies I didn’t catch their names I think it may have been James and Jess. They apologised for a wait time which we really didn’t feel was a long wait at all, especially considering how busy the pub was (which is always a good sign!) Our corgi and Akita were made very welcome and had treats brought to the table which was a lovely gesture. We really enjoyed all the food which was very well cooked, steaks and burgers were fantastic and excellent portion sizes for the price. All drinks were brought very quickly when ordered. Thank you for a very lovely evening, we will certainly be returning when back in the area. Would highly recommend.

  10. AP

    AngieP

    Cheshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 November 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Absolutely fantastic visit to the Cheshire Tavern, lovely food and great service.

  11. KB

    KarenB

    Cheshire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 7 November 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent Sunday roast, the best that I've had, would highly recommend. The staff were extremely helpful and attentive.

  12. e

    emmaf

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 31 October 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Fantastic home cooked food excellent service very good value for money cannot recommend this restaurant enough it’s wonderful

  13. TS

    TeresaS

    Cheshire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 October 2021

    overall4food5service5ambience4

    The room we were in was, what I would call functional, not much ambiance. The service was very good but we did have to wait for the adult meals quite a while, but the children’s meals came out very fast. I thought the food was good value for money.

  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Derbyshire

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 29 October 2021

    overall2food1service2ambience2

    Terrible food and no atmosphere whatsoever. Lasagna was probably lovely when made the first time spring however pre heated square price of rubber wasn’t very nice at all. Duck rolls were nuclear hit and ok but then so are all the spring rolls from Iceland. Husbands steak was ok. Staff were ok. Not overlay friendly or attentive but did the job. Wouldn’t return.

  15. TS

    TimS

    Cheshire

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 October 2021

    overall3food4service2ambience3

    Slow service. Beer spilled. No lemonade in the lemonade 😕 not great. wWon't go again. Two visits poor experince. Food was OK but took too long to be served.

  16. G

    Gr8pub

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 October 2021

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    The food was nice however the burgers weren’t as nice as before.

FAQs

The Cheshire Tavern is rated 4 stars by 16 OpenTable diners

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.

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2 people

December 2021
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Booked 3 times today
Google Map for The Cheshire Tavern

West Road Congleton, Cheshire CW12 4EY

  • Cross Street

    West Road/West Street/Clayton Bypass

  • Area

    Congleton

  • Hours of Operation

    Bar
    Mon 17:00–23:00
    Tue–Thu, Sun 12:00–23:00
    Fri, Sat 12:00–00:00
    Lunch
    Tue–Fri 12:00–14:45
    Dinner
    Tue–Thu 17:00–19:45
    Fri 17:00–20:45
    Sat 12:00–20:45
    Sun 12:00–19:00

  • Cuisines

    Gastro Pub, British

  • Dining style

    Home Style

  • Dress Code

    Business Casual

  • Public Transit

    West Road - Opposite Congleton Bike Shop

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive Chef

    Matthew Oliver-Eaton

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Dog Friendly, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Vegan, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    01260 279637

  • Catering

    We provide on-site catering for special occasions. With a range of styles and affordable options. <br /><br />We tailor your package to suit your needs. <br /><br />Please see our website for Function Enquiries.<br /><br />www.thecheshiretavern.co.uk/functions<br /><br />

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