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The Sandstone

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Nantwich Road, Broxton, Chester CH3 9JH, England
01829 782333
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12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Set in beautiful Cheshire countryside, with magnificent views of the...
Set in beautiful Cheshire countryside, with magnificent views of the sandstone trailThe pub has a great reputation for locally sourced and freshly cooked food. The menu is quintessentially English and changes both daily and seasonally. We have some of the finest Cheshire real ales and guest ales from the surrounding areas.We look forward to welcoming you to the sandstone soon.
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Good for:
Families with children
Large groups
Doing business
Local cuisine

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  • 101
    Excellent
  • 39
    Very good
  • 10
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Very enjoyable meal in a Cheshire pub

We'd not eaten here for a few years, so made a return visit. Food was excellent, but vegetarian options were few. I had the halloumi wrap off the lite bite menu, which was divine. The only veggie main on offer was cheese and onion pie, so the veggie choices are too limited, sadly. My other half had... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 17, 2015
Maria O
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Chester, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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159 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Chester, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
74 reviews 74 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

We'd not eaten here for a few years, so made a return visit. Food was excellent, but vegetarian options were few. I had the halloumi wrap off the lite bite menu, which was divine. The only veggie main on offer was cheese and onion pie, so the veggie choices are too limited, sadly. My other half had steak and ale... More 

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Chester, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

I love the halloumi wrap - please don't ever take this off the menu!!! Good service although it was a fairly quiet weekday evening.

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London, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Went quite late on a Sunday after booking a table - staff clearly couldn't be bothered. After 25 minutes sat there being ignored we left and went to a lovely place just round the corner. Shame as I was looking forward to it, I know it's hard after a busy day - however if you don't want the business -... More 

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Chester, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
93 reviews 93 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

The main part of the place looked quite good but the conservatory area could do with a complete makeover. In more salubrious establishments the eclectic mix of furnishings might work but here it looked a bit tatty. The table we sat at had been 'wiped over' so many times it was sticky, my jumper kept sticking to the table top.... More 

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Shropshire, United Kingdom
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56 reviews 56 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

Went here at lunchtime on Sunday. A really good looking, warm and welcoming inn right on the Sandstone trail, so is an excellent stop off/ starting point for a walk either before or after something to eat. We sat in the conservatory area looking out onto the garden and the hills. A lovely space with a really good amount of... More 

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Wirral
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21 reviews 21 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

Had the beef roast. Came with a huge Yorkshire pudding gorgeous roasties and lovely mixture of veg. Was the nicest roast dinners I've ever had apart from my own!

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Wrexham, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

We came to this restaurant for lunch over Christmas when we walked some of the sandstone Trail. There were 8 of us in total , 4 adults, 4 children. We did ring ahead to check the pub was open but I am sure they would have fitted us in anyway. There is a nice beer garden which I am sure... More 

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Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015 via mobile

We came here after being told there was a 2 hour wait at a previous pub and had just missed the serving time. However the kind chef told us he would make us a meal. The other staff were so welcoming and helpful too! The food was delicious (I highly recommend the fish and chips!) and the atmosphere was fantastic.... More 

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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

Lovely place to eat I would happily eat their again and would recommend it to anyone who isn't sure on where to go and have a nice meal!

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Nantwich, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

Six of the family met here for luncheon today (7.12.14) - a good time was had by all! Excellent food, large portions, and we were pushed to finish four sweets between the six of us. Thank you Matt & team!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Nantwich Road, Broxton, Chester CH3 9JH, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cheshire  >  Chester  >  Broxton
  • Phone Number: 01829 782333

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: British

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine

Description

Set in beautiful Cheshire countryside, with magnificent views of the sandstone trailThe pub has a great reputation for locally sourced and freshly cooked food. The menu is quintessentially English and changes both daily and seasonally. We have some of the finest Cheshire real ales and guest ales from the surrounding areas.We look forward to welcoming you to the sandstone soon.
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 11:30 pm

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