My wife and I stayed here at the beginning of December. Although the décor of the hotel was a wee bit tired in places everything else was excellent.
Very friendly staff, excellent food both at dinner and breakfast. Comfortable beds and a very warm swimming pool.
The rural location also makes for a restful night away from the bustle of Chester.
To be picky they had run out of all draught bitter except Boddingtons and didn't even have bottled ale but this is a very minor quibble which didn't spoil the overall experience.