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“A delightful experience, despite the weather!” 5 of 5 stars
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The Cholmondeley Arms
4.0 of 5 Bed and Breakfast   |   Wrenbury Road, Malpas SY14 8HN, England   |  
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Ranked #5 of 7 Malpas B&B and Inns
Nerja
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“A delightful experience, despite the weather!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2012

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!

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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North Wales
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2012

The Chomondeley Arms is a lovely little hotel that my hubby and I stayed in with friends after my friend and I completed the 10mile Pink Ribbon walk. Only downside was that there wasn't a bath but only a shower! We both would of loved a bit of a soak after the walk. The place was clean and tidy and quite quaint. It's a converted 'Headmasters' house and the restaurant was in the 'old school'. It was a charming stay with lovely food.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2012

As a former local of the Cholmondeley ( I was present on opening night in 1988 ), Please note that all reviews written before the new team took over should be discounted . The former tenant left a while after the sad loss of her husband and the place was in limbo for a few months until Tim and Mary took it on . It's now top drawer -I have no axe to grind and am not a relative or friend of the proprietors -its just that I don't want people to miss out on going there because they've read an old review . Hope you enjoy it if you visit . Jeff D

Stayed April 2012, traveled as a couple
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2012 via mobile

Superb, heaven. Had a fantastic meal with friends who were visiting from the south, who thoroughly enjoyed there stay and service. Fantastic drinks as well topped off with good looking staff ;-)

  • Stayed April 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Chester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2012

The last reviewer must be clearly mad as the Chum has changed hands since he last visited (12 months ago) !!
This place is an absolute oasis in a world of bedlem.

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2011

Just a fantastic place , perfect for a weekend getaway. The rooms were immaculate, the staff attentive and the food was fantastic.

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2011

We stayed here for a long weekend whilst visiting our daughter in Wrexham. We read some dodgy reviews prior to the pub( previously an old school) and rooms being refurbished.
However we arrived at pub on a Friday afternoon to be met with a roaring open fire and friendly staff.
We were shown to our room across the car park (the old headmasters house) which was clean and spacious with an excellent bathroom.
We went back to the pub for dinner and the food was brilliant - truly gastropub. The locals clearly agreed as the pub was buzzing.
Breakfast the next morning was good - proper fresh orange juice.
Lovely part of the world to visit and the staff were really keen to make sure we had a great time.
Must try the 40 different gins (not all at once) and Sunday lunch is a must.
No hesitation in recommending this place it is a gem

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Wrenbury Road, Malpas SY14 8HN, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Cheshire > Malpas
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 7 B&Bs / Inns in Malpas
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — The Cholmondeley Arms 4*
Number of rooms: 6
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