The Cholmoneley Arms is an absolute gem, in every way imaginable.
I travelled to the UK from my home in Spain to attend the Pageant of Power event at the nearby Cholmoneley Castle in the middle of June, and spent three most enjoyable nights at the 'Chum' as it is known locally.
The staff, more than ably led by Steve, are really friendly and go out of their way to help in whatever way they can. The log fire (in June!) in the bar area was a real plus for me, as I don't do getting wet at all well these days, and it hardly stopped raining for the duration of my stay, with some torrential showers thrown in for good measure - not good when you are attending an outdoor event.
The evening meals were a delight, and I would seriously recommend the Barnsley Chop. Another plus were the accompanying vegetables, served al-dente, and IMO cooked to perfection. I didn't get as far as the sweets, but apparently they are fantastic too.The breakfasts were impressive, and provided a great start to the day. The only disappointment for me was that I had to go back to Spain on Sunday morning, and so I missed the Sunday lunch which, according to the pub's extremely friendly locals, is exceptional. Next time ...
The bedrooms are a short distance across the car park, in what used to be the headmaster's house, when the pub building functioned as the Cholmoneley Estate school.The rooms are of a good size, and are kept impeccably clean and very well serviced by the staff. I was a bit worried about possible traffic noise from the road but my worries were unfounded - the windows and thick curtains kept any unwanted noise well and truly at bay. Another plus point for me was that my room was kept warm by a large radiator which was fully temperature adjustable - and the fresh pack of ground coffee everyday for the cafetiere just clinched it for me - I'll be back!
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- The Cholmondeley Arms Hotel Malpas
- The Cholmondeley Arms Malpas, Cheshire, UK