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The Cholmondeley Arms, Malpas, Cheshire

Packed with character and most certainly one of a kind, The Cholmondeley Arms in Cheshire is a quirky pub with rooms that sits on Lord Chomondeley’s estate within an old Victorian schoolhouse dating back to 1862.

Quiz Night

Enjoy an exciting evening of entertainment with a Cholmondeley Arms quiz every last Tuesday of the month, kicking off at 8pm. View offer

Sunday Stay

Perfect your weekend with an exciting Sunday escape with prices starting from only £50 per room when you spend over £50 in their amazing restaurant! View offer

Midweek Stay

Stay between Monday-Friday with a three-course dinner and breakfast included, before retiring to your quirky bedroom. Prices per couple starting from only £135 View offer

The Cholmondeley Arms, Malpas, Cheshire

Wrenbury Road, Cholmondeley, NR Malpas, Cheshire SY14 8HN, 01829 720300, Visit Website

Vaulted ceilings tower above mismatched tables and chairs, and old school blackboards display a calendar of events at the pub, while two green wingback Chesterfield armchairs sit in front of a roaring open fireplace. Welcome to The Cholmondeley Arms in Cheshire. Oh, and don’t be surprised to see a stag’s head mounted on the wall or a random basket filled with lacrosse sticks.

Renowned for its traditional and seasonal dishes, the pub has a string of awards to its name, including Winner of ‘Best Food Offering in the UK’. Whether it’s the ale braised beef or Congleton Wagyu beef burger that takes your fancy, you’ll be in foodie heaven. Even dogs love it here, with the jar of treats on hand and Belgian beer just for them (alcohol free, of course), it’s not only one of the best gastro pubs in Cheshire but also one of the best dog friendly pubs.

Don’t forget to book one of the rooms at The Cholmondeley Arms so you can enjoy that extra tipple – well there are over 300 gins to go at! With each of the rooms named after fictional or famous teachers and headmasters, you’ll have fun reminiscing back to your childhood.

  • 6 rooms
  • Dog friendly
  • Child friendly
  • Bar
  • Restaurant
  • Open fire
  • Extensive gin selection
  • Award winning, traditional food
  • Located opposite Cholmondeley Castle
  • Walking trails
  • Beer garden
From £75

The local area

Located in the sleepy village of Malpas, nestled deep inside the Cheshire countryside, The Cholmondeley Arms is surrounded by picturesque walking trails. You don’t have to travel far to discover many things of great beauty, from Beeston Castle and Woodland Park, to Cholmondeley Castle Gardens and the Sandstone Trail, nature and history lovers will be in their element. Why not take it up a notch and get the adrenalin rushing with some skydiving, or enjoy an exciting day at Chester Racecourse. For those who like to take things a little slower, Delamere Forest Golf Club is within 40 minutes of the pub, and there are several local fisheries on the doorstep.


  • Designated dog friendly rooms available
  • Listed by the Telegraph in the top ten places to stay with your dog
  • Winner of ‘Best Food Offering in the UK’
  • Winner ‘Best Pub Group in the UK’ 2016/17
  • Children under the age of 10 years old are welcome in the pub until 7.00pm, and the garden until 9.00pm
  • Children above the age of 10 are welcome beyond this time
  • There is a selection of smaller portion plates from the menu for children


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