We visited the Mainwaring Arms for Lunch today, following out ill fated trip to the Cholmondley Arms. As always the cask beer was in good condition with a selection to choose from. They also have handled pint glasses if you prefer them.
They only had fillet steak, I would have ordered a rib-eye, rump, or sirloin if they had it, but had to be content with the gammon but we were both pleased with what we had. Friendly service, the only complaint we have is that the pub was very cold. There is no visible heating apart from three open fires. The fire in our section of the pub, (the pit) was not at all warm, not enough coal was used to form a good base and the logs were damp. The fires need to be lit well before opening time and dry wood is a must. The old leaded windows look great but do let in one hell of a draught and you may find you will need to leave your coat on.
All in all we like the Mainwaring, it is quaint, traditional, has history and could have excellent open fires that add to a good atmosphere. This review is not intended to put you off, indeed I would encourage you to visit and if it was not for the poor fire it would be a 4.5 from me!
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