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, The Pheasant Inn also features in the Good Pub Guide’s Top 10 UK Country Pubs of the Year.

Every year the editors of the Good Pub Guide take the opportunity to rate the very finest Dining Pubs across Great Britain. The rise of the Dining Pub over the past 20 years has been one of the key features of the industry – and the Good Pub Guide awards celebrate the very finest right across the country.

The guide compliments the Pheasant on its attractive interior highlighting the traditional low beams and the impressive double fireplace, and also describes “Local beers on handpump, 13 wines by the glass, ten malt whiskies and local farm cider served by friendly, helpful staff; quiet background music and daily newspapers. From picnic-sets on the terrace, you can enjoy one of the county’s most magnificent views right across the Cheshire plains.”

Nelson Hotels operations director, Andrew Nelson, comments: “We are delighted to have been awarded Cheshire’s dining pub of the year, along with being named one of the UK’s Top Ten Country Pubs.  The industry is extremely competitive with many excellent operators throughout the UK, so to be recognised in this way is an accolade indeed.  Thanks go to the entire team whose hard work and dedication is imperative to our success”.

The Good Pub Guide has remained Britain’s bestselling travel guide for over 30 years. The only truly independent guide of its kind, its comprehensive updates, meticulous attention to detail and countless reader reports ensure that only the very best of the nation’s watering holes make the cut.


The Pheasant Inn is privately owned and operated by Nelson Hotels, a family owned collection of individual hotels and inns in Cheshire.

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