September 27th, 2019

Double Awards Success for the Pheasant Inn

Staff at the five-star Pheasant Inn in Tattenhall are celebrating after winning a prestigious dining award in a renowned annual publication. The latest edition of the Good Pub Guide has named the inn Cheshire’s ‘County Dining Pub of the Year’…

August 2nd, 2019

The Pheasant Nominated as 2019 Cheshire ‘Pub of the Year’

Staff at two Cheshire inns owned by Nelson Hotels are celebrating after being nominated for a prestigious award. Both The Pheasant Inn in Tattenhall and The Fishpool Inn in Delamere will compete for the title of ‘Pub of the Year’…

July 9th, 2019

Pheasant Inn ranks in best of Cheshire inns in AA Pub Guide

We are over the moon to have received another fantastic recognition, this time in the prestigious AA Pub Guide 2020!  The 21st edition of the pub and inn bible  shines the spotlight on over 2,000 inns, taverns and pubs across the country and…

June 12th, 2019

The Pheasant Inn as seen in Cheshire Living magazine!

We are very excited to be featured in the latest edition of Cheshire Living magazine! The fantastic article highlights the incredible efforts of group executive chef Jamie Leon to showcase the best of Cheshire’s seasonal produce in our latest menu. You…

October 8th, 2018

Chocolate Week at The Pheasant Inn

Chocolate Week returns for its 14th consecutive year from 15th to 21st October, and Head Chef Matt has decided to do something a bit different to a traditional pud this year! He’s cleverly concocted a chocolate themed 3 course special menu to…

July 12th, 2018

School’s Out for Summer

Finding things to do to keep the kids entertained for the six week holidays can often be challenging! We’ve pieced together some fun activities around the Pheasant Inn (both indoor and outdoor – just in case the British weather isn’t…

June 7th, 2018

Summer Chicken, Quinoa and Vegetable Salad Recipe

Honey and mustard glazed chicken breasts served with herbed quinoa and young vegetable salad, pink grapefruit dressing and toasted sesame seeds   Step 1 2 chicken breasts 100g demerara sugar 100g honey 2 tablespoons wholegrain mustard 1 teaspoon soy sauce Mix…

May 9th, 2018

Winter Escape

Winter Escape from £59.50 per person Escape to the beautiful county of Cheshire this winter. Enjoy a crisp countryside walk, or take a look at the many activities in the area, then unwind afterward in our ambient surroundings. Our summer…

March 5th, 2018

British Pie Week at The Pheasant Inn

What’s the best thing to put into a pie? Your teeth! The pie has long been a popular staple of traditional British cuisine, in fact so much so that our nation has dedicated a whole week to the pastry encased…

February 28th, 2018

Drinks of the Season

January – March 2018   Ke Bonta Cortese, NE Italy  Bottle Price – £17.95 Glass from £3.20 A great value white wine made from one of Italy’s most noble white grape varieties. Cortese (Also famous for producing Gavi)  produces wines…

February 1st, 2018

Flippin’ Delicious Pancakes

Join us for Pancake Day at The Pheasant Inn! Enjoying pancakes on Shrove Tuesday has been tradition for over 1000 years, with us Brits consuming an estimated 170 million on this day alone! Head Chef will be serving up some…

January 9th, 2018

Burns Night – Thursday 25th January

The Pheasant Inn are celebrating Burns Night with a traditional Scottish menu. Robert Burns was a celebrated Scottish Poet who published his first book of poems in 1786. He went on to produce a number of songs which are still…

November 16th, 2017

The Pheasant Inn named Cheshire Dining Pub of the Year

The Pheasant Inn in Higher Burwardsley has been crowned ‘Cheshire Dining Pub of the Year’ in the 2018 Good Pub Guide awards. Situated in a picturesque, rural location high atop the Peckforton Hills, and renowned for its stunning panoramic views,…

October 4th, 2017

Celebrate Curry Week & Chocolate Week!

Two of our favourite weeks in the culinary calendar feature in October! It’s both Curry Week and Chocolate Week from 9th-15th and we’ll be serving up the following specials – For Mains: Lamb rogan josh, chana masala, saffron rice and…

September 28th, 2017

Drinks of the Season

Autumn and Winter mean cosy evenings by our roaring log fires or crisp afternoons out on our beautiful terrace. Nick Gent from our supplier Rodney Densem Wines has handpicked some delicious tipples for you to enjoy this season.    …

September 19th, 2017

Feast on our Patriotic Puds!

As a nation we love our puds, so in honour of British Food Fortnight at the end of the month, we’ve created a Patriotic Pudding Plank for you to enjoy. Featuring the finest desserts created by our nation, this sharing…

April 20th, 2016

April’s wine of the month

We’ve teamed up with our trusted wine supplier Rodney Densem Wines to bring you a new monthly feature – Wine of the Month! Our chosen tipple for April is Los Gansos Noir from Chile, and it is the perfect accompaniment…

August’s wine of the month

Rosé wine is a delightful alternative to white and we’ve seen a noticeable rise in its popularity. This month our wine expert, Nick Gent, Buying Director at Rodney Densem Wines, has chosen Grant Burge “Benchmark” Shiraz Grenache Rosé from Australia. Nick comments “this refreshing rosé…

Award winning Welsh chef Dion joins Nelson Hotels

Award-winning chef Dion Jones – the first ever Briton to win the prestigious French International Escoffier Challenge Grand Final – is joining Cheshire-based Nelson Hotels as Sous Chef of the group’s new gastro pub The Fishpool Inn in Delamere, which…

December 6th, 2016

Bailey’s and white chocolate cheescake recipe

Impress friends and family this festive season with Head Chef Matt’s delicious dessert recipe – as featured on our Christmas Fayre menu! Ingredients:  500g mascarpone cheese 400g cream cheese 6 leaves of gelatine 100g white chocolate 200 ml baileys 150ml…

BBC Olive magazine visits The Pheasant Inn

We’re delighted to be featured in the May Issue of BBC Olive Magazine! This month’s BBC Olive magazine features a glimpse of rural Cheshire as they treat their taste buds to some of Cheshire’s finest produce from local favourites, including…

June 27th, 2016

BBQ Spice lamb rump recipe

Ingredients: 4 lamb rumps 1kg English peas in the pod 200g broad beans 1 packet of breakfast radish, cleaned & halved 1 bunch of white asparagus, peeled 500g Delamere goat’s cheese 50ml truffle oil 200ml double cream Unsalted butter 1L…

April 5th, 2017

Beef Wellington Recipe

Ingredients 400g flat cap mushrooms, roughly chopped sea salt and freshly ground black pepper olive oil, for cooking 750g piece of prime beef fillet 1-2tbsp English mustard 6-8 slices of Parma ham 2 x slices ready to serve / eat…

Bolesworth Classic

Bolesworth Classic, Cheshire – an event not to be missed! The Pheasant Inn has the most idyllic location situated high atop the Peckforton Hills in Cheshire allowing for some of the most scenic of views that this beautiful county has…

May 17th, 2016

Bolesworth International returns June 2016

The Pheasant Inn has the most idyllic location situated high atop the Peckforton Hills in Cheshire allowing for some of the most scenic of views that this beautiful county has to offer. But the stunning panoramic views are not the…

Britains 10 Best Roast Dinners!

The Pheasant Inn is delighted to have been included in Esquire magazine’s Top Ten Sunday Roasts! The Pheasant Inn’s delicious roast dinner was voted ‘Best For Walking Off The Roast’ an accolade which we certainly agree with! The article highlights…

September 6th, 2016

British Food Fortnight Special Menu

t's British Food Fortnight at the end of September and in celebration Head Chef Matt has created a 3 course menu that showcases the best of British autumnal produce. Matt's British Food Fortnight menu: Starter Terrine of British Ham Hock and Leek, wrapped...
August 28th, 2016

British food fortnight specials

With us being a traditional countryside inn, we decided the best way to celebrate British Food Fortnight at the end of September was to feature an extra special menu that highlights some of the very best of our British produce!…

March 7th, 2017

British pie week

What’s the best thing to put into a pie? Your teeth! The pie has long been a popular staple of traditional British cuisine, in fact so much so that our nation has dedicated a whole week to the pastry encased…

February 23rd, 2016

British pie week at The Pheasant Inn

The pie has long been a popular staple of traditional British cuisine, in fact so much so that our nation has dedicated a whole week to the pastry encased delights. Show your patriotism at The Pheasant Inn as we celebrate…

October 31st, 2016

British Sausage Week at The Pheasant Inn

Thanks to everyone who took the time to vote in our recent Facebook sausage poll! We’re delighted to announce the winning flavour is… Venison & Wild Boar! This will be featured during National Sausage Week (31st Oct-6th Nov) alongside our three…

October 8th, 2015

British Sausage week celebrations at Nelson Hotels

Sausages are one of our nation’s best loved products and British Sausage Week, now a recognised event within the British culinary calendar, marks an annual celebration of the taste, quality and diversity of the traditional British Banger. Promoting the hard…

October 9th, 2016

Celebrate curry and chocolate week with us

Curry is so popular with us Brits that it’s almost considered a national dish! So we couldn’t ignore National Curry Week and the chance to celebrate with curry-themed Starter and Mains specials. Coincidentally National Chocolate Week falls in the same week,…

April 16th, 2014

Cheshire Gastro pub secures prestigious AA Rosette

Nelson Hotels are delighted to announce that The Pheasant Inn at Burwardsley has been awarded an AA rosette in recognition of the inn’s consistently outstanding food.  The AA inspector remarked that “dinner was the highlight of the stay” with an…

May 24th, 2017

Chilli, Ginger and Lime marinade recipe

BBQ season is here and we’re hoping this summer will be a sizzler. Now is the perfect time for al-fresco dining, so we thought we’d share a delicious BBQ chilli, ginger and lime marinade with you. This marinade works perfectly…

October 13th, 2016

Christmas and New Year break in Cheshire

Christmas is a very special time of year at The Pheasant Inn and we would be delighted for you to join us in our festive celebrations! Whether you’re looking for a scrumptious seasonal meal with colleagues, an indulgent family lunch on Christmas Day, a…

Cooking…it’s not my job, it’s my passion

So many people ask me why I became a Chef; it’s the same questions for all Chefs I suppose…. Why would you want to work those unsociable hours? Why not get a 9-5 job?! Do you cook at home? I…

October 5th, 2016

Curry Week and Chocolate Week at The Pheasant Inn

Two highlights of the annual foodie calendar, National Curry Week and National Chocolate Week both fall on 10th-16th October - and we feel compelled to celebrate both! Head Chef Matt has cleverly pieced together a special 3 course menu, which...
January 5th, 2017

Drinks of the season

Nick Gent from Rodney Densem Wines has handpicked 3 deliciously tasting alcoholic beverages as his top picks for the season! Victoria Park Sauvignon Blanc, SE Australia  Bottle Price £22.95, glass from £4.10 This Sauvignon Blanc is pale straw in colour with…

February 1st, 2018

Flippin’ Delicious Pancakes

Join us for Pancake Day at The Pheasant Inn! Enjoying pancakes on Shrove Tuesday has been tradition for over 1000 years, with us Brits consuming an estimated 170 million on this day alone! Head Chef will be serving up some…

General Manager, Adrian Modoi

When did you join Nelson Hotels? I started in 2007 and progressed to Bar Manager of Nelson’s Bar at the Grosvenor Pulford Hotel & Spa. I was very keen to progress within the company and so I was delighted when…

January 1st, 2015

Get your share of country air this summer

Get your share of country air this summer… Summer is here and the arrival of the warmer weather encourages us out from the gloomy hibernation of the winter months and into the sunshine of the outdoors (fingers crossed!). The Pheasant…

April 30th, 2016

Head Chef Matt’s Asparagus recipe

May is National Asparagus Month, and Head Chef Matt has whipped together a delicious starter which will feature on our specials board throughout the month. Why not try your hand at this dish at home? Take a look at the…

Head Chef, Paul Prescott’s favourite summer recipe

“A few of my favourite summer ingredients are strawberries, summer cabbage, summer squash and courgettes. Ideally summer food should be light and simple, with great emphasis on fresh flavours and interesting ingredient combinations.” Ingredients: 1kg courgettes cut into chunks 250g…

June 27th, 2016

Hotel Group eyes top spot in Dining Awards

ONE of Cheshire’s leading hospitality groups is seeing double after scooping nominations for a prestigious award. Two venues owned and run by Nelson Hotels have been shortlisted in the Cheshire Life Food & Drink Awards for 2016. The Pheasant Inn…

November 18th, 2016

How to create our Butcher’s sharing board

One of our customer favourites is our delicious Butcher’s Sharing Board – as recently featured in ‘In A Pub’ Magazines article which you can read here. We divulged our secrets to them, as to how we piece together the perfect…

March 10th, 2014

Introducing Laura Lautrete, our new General Manager

2014 is looking to be a great year for The Pheasant Inn! Not only have we undergone a January make-over, but we have also welcomed on board a new General Manager. Read on to find out more about Laura Lautrete,…

January 1st, 2016

January’s wine of the month

Domaine Boyar “Deer Point” Cabernet Sauvignon, Bulgaria – Cost £4.35 Bottle Price £18.50 125ml – £3.40 175ml – £5.30 250ml – £6.50 Subtle blackberries on the nose, with a palate rich in red fruit characters as well as integrated tannins…

June 29th, 2016

July’s wine of the month

Our Wine of the Month, as chosen by Rodney Densem Wines is Parlez-Vous Cabernet Rosé, France. Buying Director, Nick Gent says; “A beautiful pale pink and drier style rose from Southern France. This sophisticated wine has bags of summery strawberry…

June 1st, 2016

June’s wine of the month

June’s Wine of the Month is Miguel Torres, Santa Digna Cabernet Sauvignon Rose, Chile which is £22.50 for a bottle and from £4.00 by the glass. Nick Gent, Buying Director at Rodney Densem Wines comments: “As we move into the warmer months,…

Keeping up with the custards, The Pheasant Inn review

The Pheasant Inn has been rewarded with many positive reviews over the years, but most recently a thorough insight into the Pheasant’s offerings, with a blog written by two Pheasant fans, entitled Keeping Up With The Custards. People visit The…

December 6th, 2016

Landscape magazine visits The Pheasant Inn

Landscape Magazine recently paid a visit to The Pheasant Inn, where they enjoyed some of our delicious winter fare. Head Chef Matt also shared his recipe for a ‘Fruity Christmas chutney’ for their readers to try their hand at this…

June 4th, 2016

Linguine with pancetta and asparagus recipe

We love using fresh, seasonal produce from around Cheshire here at The Pheasant Inn, and recently we ran a competition on Facebook where we asked customers to share their own favourite asparagus dish! The winner came from Suzie Butler and…

June 17th, 2016

Make a Dog-friendly pit stop at The Pheasant Inn, Cheshire

If you’re looking to get out and about with your canine companion this summer, why not make a pit-stop at The Pheasant Inn? We’re situated in a dog walker’s paradise – located right on the 34 mile Sandstone Trail and…

October 9th, 2016

Make us your Winter Bolthole

Escape to the cosy comforts of The Pheasant Inn, Cheshire this Winter. Throughout October and November, Sunday – Friday*, stay with us for just £85 per room – including our delicious full English breakfast! If you also choose to dine with…

May 13th, 2016

May’s wine of the month

Our Wine of the Month for May, as chosen in collaboration with Rodney Densem Wines, is Torres Verdejo. Nick Gent, Buying Director, says: “this is a great alternative to Sauvignon Blanc. Produced in a region called Rueda, north of Madrid,…

June 1st, 2016

Meet our General Manager, Chris

  What do you enjoy doing in your spare time? I love eating out with friends, walking my dogs, keeping fit at the gym and spending time with my godsons.   What is your favourite comfort food? My ultimate comfort…

February 14th, 2018

Mother’s Day in Chester, Cheshire

What more could you ask for this Mother’s Day than a beautiful setting, delicious home-cooked food, and a friendly, warm atmosphere… You can spoil your Mum to a delicious 3 course meal for £30.00 per person. Please click here to view…

January 13th, 2017

Mother’s Day in Chester, Cheshire

What more could you ask for this Mother’s Day than a beautiful setting, delicious home-cooked food, and a friendly, warm atmosphere… You can spoil your Mum to a delicious 3 course meal for just £29.00 per person. Please click here to…

July 22nd, 2016

Nelson Hotel Group tastes success in culinary awards

SUCCESS was on the menu for one of Cheshire’s leading hospitality groups. Two venues owned and run by Nelson Hotels were shortlisted in the Cheshire Life Food & Drink Awards 2016. The Pheasant Inn at Tattenhall and the Bear’s Paw,…

February 19th, 2014

Nelson hotels are joining in The Great Pancake Party, 3-7 March 2014

Nelson Hotels are delighted to be supporting The Great Pancake Party and turning Pancake Day into a delicious week-long event to help raise funds for the Cardiomyopathy Association. Next month The Grosvenor Pulford Hotel, The Pheasant Inn, The Bear’s Paw…

Nelson Hotels search for the UK’s best banger!

Promoting the hard work of the British Sausage Appreciation Society, British Sausage Week running from the 5th-11th November is rapidly becoming a recognised annual event within the British culinary calendar.   Two of Nelson Hotels’ Cheshire based gastro inns; The…

November 1st, 2016

November’s wine of the month

Our Wine of the Month is Essencia di Fontana Tempranillo, UCLES, Spain as chosen by our resident wine expert Nick Gent from Rodney Densem Wines. Nick explains. “this beautiful autumnal wine is from the small region UCLES, which lies North…

September 28th, 2016

October’s wine of the month

Our resident expert Nick Gent from Rodney Densem Wines has chosen a delicious, fruity red to help take the chill off these Autumn nights. Nick comments that Cosmina Pinot Noir from Romania “is a fragrant and fruity Pinot Noir with…

February 5th, 2016

Pancake week at The Pheasant Inn

We are devoting a whole week to this wonderful English tradition! Did you know that historically, it was believed that pancakes themselves symbolised the sun and eating them would banish the evil winter and invoke warmer weather – here is to…

Perilous Pumpkin Cake

Ingredients; 300g self-raising flour 300g muscovado sugar 3tsp mixed spice 2tsp bicarbonate of soda 1/2tsp salt 4 eggs (beaten) 200g unsalted butter Zest of one orange 500g grated pumpkin 150g sultanas   For the topping/frosting; 200g soft cheese 85g unsalted…

January 1st, 2015

Pressed Duck leg terrine recipe

This year, why not thrill your guests with one of Head Chef Matt’s favourite festive starters. Word of warning; demonstrating such culinary perfection in the kitchen might mean you’re cooking Christmas dinner every year! Ingredients Terrine 1 terrine mould with lid…

December 23rd, 2015

Review from food blogger ‘The Cook Twit’

We love receiving online reviews from customers, such as this one from foodie blogger The Cook Twit; “The Loch Duart smoked salmon… looked and tasted stunning” “Butternut squash risotto… came piping hot, full of flavour and crunch with a hint…

July 29th, 2016

School’s out for Summer

Finding things to do to keep the kids entertained for the six week holidays can often be challenging! We’ve pieced together some fun activities around the Pheasant Inn (both indoor and outdoor - just in case the British weather isn’t...
August 28th, 2016

September’s wine of the month

Our Wine of the Month for September is ‘Stellar Organics Running Duck Shiraz Rose’ as chosen again by Nick Gent from Rodney Densem Wines. He says; “Named after the Indian Runner Ducks that roam through the vineyards during the growing…

March 17th, 2016

Spring activities in Cheshire

Spring is in the air! Now that we can finally begin to bid farewell to the dreariness of winter, the county of Cheshire begins to bloom into a hive of outdoor activity. Thoroughly enjoy your stay with us this season…

April 13th, 2017

Spring drinks of the season

Torres Verdeo, Spain Bottle Price £21.95 125ml – £3.75 175ml – £5.25 250ml – £7.50 Spain’s very own answer to Sauvignon Blanc. Young, contemporary and fresh with balanced citrus fruit and herbaceous notes.   Professor Ableforths Bathtub Gin £5.75 with…

Steak Week

Here in our quaint little country pub in Cheshire we’re ever so proud of our delicious home-made pies, and so you can imagine our delight when we came across a lovely recommendation in the food and drink section of The…

Stepping up to our hot plate is our new Head Chef

You may have heard that our much loved Head Chef Paul Prescott has recently left the Pheasant Inn, but don’t feel too sad as you can still sample his culinary delights at our sister venue The Grosvenor Pulford Hotel and…

July 12th, 2017

Summer Drinks of the Season

Bodegas Santiago Rioja Rosado, Spain Bottle Price £22.50 125ml – £4.00 175ml – £5.75 250ml – £7.80 A delicate salmon-pink rose from Spain’s most famous wine producing region. Dry and fresh with hints of crisp red apple and summer fruits….

August 11th, 2017

Sunday Getaway

The Pheasant Inn Sunday Getaway from £54.50 per person Why should your weekend stop at Sunday, join us on our Sunday Getaway and prolong your weekend fun. Our Sunday Getaway includes: An overnight stay in your choice of bedroom Dinner...
August 3rd, 2016

Taste Cheshire review of The Pheasant Inn

Taste Cheshire, the official guide to food and drink in our region, recently visited The Pheasant Inn and have shared a lovely review on their experience! Here are just a few snippets; “Our waitress said that if we needed any…

The Fishpool Inn lands top National Award

A recently refurbished pub in Cheshire has been crowned Best New Pub in the UK at the 2014 Publican Awards. The Fishpool Inn, Delamere – owned and operated by Nelson Hotels – opened in February 2013 following a comprehensive £2million…

January 1st, 2015

The man behind the menu

How did you become a chef? I was pushed into the catering industry by my mother due to a serious family illness, I had never thought about becoming a chef before until the decision was forced upon me.  I started…

February 10th, 2017

The Pheasant Inn Features on Britain’s Best Walks on ITV

If you tuned in to last week’s episode of Britain’s Best Walks  on ITV, you may have caught a glimpse of presenter Julia Bradbury enjoying an end of walk pint at The Pheasant Inn!  The episode featured a countryside walk…

The results are in for British Sausage Week!

Monday the 5th November marked the start of 2012’s British Sausage Week, and what better way to celebrate than by creating a banger filled menu for our cosy Cheshire Inns- The Bear’s Paw & Pheasant Inn. This year we decided…

January 20th, 2018

Valentine’s Day 2017

The Pheasant Inn is the ideal place for romance this Valentine’s! A beautiful setting, delicious home-cooked food, and a friendly, warm atmosphere. Along with our usual menu, we will be serving some real tasty Valentine’s specials on Tuesday 14th February…

December 28th, 2015

WIN up to 100% off your food bill this New Year!

This December, The Pheasant Inn, along with our Nelson Hotels sister properties are treating you to the chance to win up to 100% off your New Year food bill! Dine at any Nelson Hotels’ restaurant throughout December, including The Pheasant…