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The Vicarage Freehouse & Rooms

££ - £££, British,
Knutsford Road | Cranage, Holmes Chapel CW4 8EF, England
+44 1477 533393
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Overview
  • Excellent61%
  • Very good24%
  • Average8%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“brownie” (8 reviews)
“burger” (22 reviews)
“sandwiches” (16 reviews)
Open Now
07:00 - 00:00 Hours
CUISINES
Bar, British, Pub, Brew Pub, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
££ - £££
RATINGS
Food
Service
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
Knutsford Road | Cranage, Holmes Chapel CW4 8EF, England
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1 - 10 of 592 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago

We have just returned from a Sunday night stay at a special rate of £129 for two people in a cosy room, £25 per person towards dinner, breakfast included, and a bottle of prosecco. Sounds good, you might say! We thought so too, particularly as...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank SarkLover
Reviewed 3 days ago

We have not been here before but met and ate here on the back of an offer through Travelzoo. This is a warm and welcoming pub/restaurant providing accommodation if needed. The menu was well presented and reasonably extensive. Staff were friendly and attentive. The food...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Bill H
VicarageTeam, Guest Relations Manager at The Vicarage Freehouse & Rooms, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Dear Bill H, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. We are glad you enjoyed your meet up at the Vicarage and we look forward to welcoming you back for another visit. Kind regards, The Vicarage Team

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Just returned from having lunch, 5 garlic prawns to start, presentation non existant, served with two slices of rock hard bread. Mains of rump steak, very chewy and fish and chips, small portions and total lack of any presentation, never again.More

Date of visit: January 2019
3  Thank Mikeefc52
VicarageTeam, Guest Relations Manager at The Vicarage Freehouse & Rooms, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Mikeefc52, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. We apologise that your experience wasn't up to the standard that we hold ourselves to. Your feedback is taken very seriously and helps us greatly with our continual improvement. We hope to...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were booked in for Chrismas day lunch with friends and family . The prawn cocktail starter was disappointing served on a side plate with a few watery shrimps. Then came the main course we all had ordered the Turkey dinner. No cranberry sauce on...More

Date of visit: December 2018
2  Thank NoraMaria57
VicarageTeam, Guest Relations Manager at The Vicarage Freehouse & Rooms, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear NoraMaria57, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. We apologise that your day was not up to the standard that we hold ourselves to. Your feedback is taken very seriously and is very useful for us moving forward with our...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Popped in for afternoon tea with a friend after seeing it on the website, but was told afternoon tea is only available on pre order. The surroundings are beautifully decorated, and the food was wellpresented and tasty. The only downside was the inattentive service. The...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Steph B
VicarageTeam, Guest Relations Manager at The Vicarage Freehouse & Rooms, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Steph B, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. We apologise that on this occasion we did not meet your expectations. Your feedback has been noted and appropriate action with the relevant staff will be taken. Comments such as yours...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Easy to find and rather handy to get around but this was not a cosy place in the quiet countryside that I had imagined it to be. Excellent staff. I was rather disappointed that none of the three log fires was actually functional; they were...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Pokyyy
VicarageTeam, Guest Relations Manager at The Vicarage Freehouse & Rooms, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Pokyyy, Thank you for taking the time to leave a review of our restaurant & boutique hotel. Your feedback is taken very seriously and has been discussed amongst the management team. We have also passed on your lovely comments to our team of staff....More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very nice atmosphere, good food and friendly staff. Was recommended to me by someone from work and lived up to expectations :)

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank gusmick
VicarageTeam, Guest Relations Manager at The Vicarage Freehouse & Rooms, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear gusmick, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. We look forward to welcoming you back. Kind regards, The Vicarage Team

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had a great evening with friends. The bar staff were extremely friendly and helpful. Would recommend to anyone passing.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank David N
VicarageTeam, Guest Relations Manager at The Vicarage Freehouse & Rooms, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Dave N, Thank you for taking the time to send us your feedback. We look forward to welcoming you back. Kind Regards, The Vicarage Team

Reviewed 9 December 2018

A reasonable venue with some atmosphere but not a good overall experience. Five of us had a Saturday evening meal. The table was not in a good location, in the middle of the floor with a settee very close to our table with 2 smaller...More

Date of visit: December 2018
1  Thank brianfitzgerald1
VicarageTeam, Guest Relations Manager at The Vicarage Freehouse & Rooms, responded to this reviewResponded 11 December 2018

Dear brianfitzgerald1, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. We take your feedback very seriously and our management team have conducted a full investigation into your visit. Immediate action has been taken within our team with further training and development in...More

Reviewed 6 December 2018 via mobile

This visit was on a recommendation and it turned out to be a good one. Menu is varied and there is lots to choose from. We had 2 courses with coffee. Staff were attentive and friendly. Was worth the ride out and would definitely visit...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank MottramRiser
VicarageTeam, Guest Relations Manager at The Vicarage Freehouse & Rooms, responded to this reviewResponded 6 December 2018

Dear MottramRiser, Thank you for taking the time to review our boutique restaurant, we look forward to welcoming you back. Kind regards

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susanhW7566MK
13 May 2017|
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Response from Cheffron | Reviewed this property |
No. There are no gowns or slippers in the suites, we have stayed in both of them. ☺
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Alison R
7 November 2016|
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Response from Flat Cap Hotels L | Property representative |
Hello. Yes indeed. In the general areas, we politely ask pooches to stick to the stone floors - plenty of room for dogs and their companions but not intrusive to diners and guests in other parts of the venue. For... More
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Barry W
3 November 2016|
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Response from Flat Cap Hotels L | Property representative |
Hello Barry W! Thanks for the enquiry. The restaurant is all on one level and all very accessible - so no stairs or ramps to deal with. We also have an accessible room that features a zip-link bed (can either be a twin-bed... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
Bar, British, Pub, Brew Pub, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Private Dining, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
07:00 - 00:00
Monday
07:00 - 00:00
Tuesday
07:00 - 00:00
Wednesday
07:00 - 00:00
Thursday
07:00 - 00:00
Friday
07:00 - 00:00
Saturday
07:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Knutsford Road | Cranage, Holmes Chapel CW4 8EF, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cheshire  >  Holmes Chapel
  • Phone Number: +44 1477 533393
  • E-mail
Description
The Vicarage; Freehouse & Rooms is a 17th Century Grade II listed country pub & hotel - essentially a restaurant with rooms. We are foodie-hub with a locally sourced menu - everything is driven by the gardeners, foragers, farmers and suppliers of Cheshire. The Vicarage takes its inspiration from the Cheshire countryside, utilising British produce and resources while championing eco-sustainability. The menus change depending on the seasons and what can be sourced locally. All our rooms echo our own country-boutique style ... but not overdone. We strip out any unnecessary nonsense and focus on everything that matters for a quality stay. A comfy bed, all have en-suite facilities, great decor, quality coffee facilities and a cracking breakfast. A simple recipe really...
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