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The Shady Oak Pub

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Bar, British, Pub
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Bates Mill Lane | Tiverton, Tarporley CW6 9UE, England
+44 1829 730581
12:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Thu 12:00 - 20:00
Fri - Sat 12:00 - 21:00
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Cheshire, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Great pub, great campsite. By the canal and lovely views and relaxed feeling, amenities are good without being ultra modern and the pub on the canal is an added bonus. You can sit there all day and watch the world go by.

Thank Carts7
Merseyside, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2017

The food is very, very good. The Sunday roast is exceptionally good value and you always get a warm welcome

1 Thank marion1232017
Chester, United Kingdom
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39 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017

My partner and I cycled here a few times and also visit on the motorbike during Summer. We usually just have a drink and sandwich. We struggle to get seats outside at times which is fair enough as the view of the canal is lovely. Nice atmosphere and nice food, will be visiting again this summer!

Thank Stephanie H
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2017 via mobile

Fireside delicious meal with great service. We took our son (7) for Saturday lunch. Friendly, welcoming and without delays. Lovely facilities. Wish it were closer to the High Peak where we live!!

Thank Ian P
Chester, United Kingdom
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 January 2017 via mobile

My family and I visited this pub last weekend for our usual Sunday get together, the place had a lovely atmosphere,real log fire which was very warm and welcoming, the staff were really lovely & friendly we were waited on hand and foot 😀 looks like a change in management?? Food was great we all left satisfied and stuffed !... More 

Thank shellymcn
Mollington, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 January 2017

visited this pub recently for their usually good Carvery (1st time in September) but sadly the whole experience has left a nasty taste in our mouths literally! the meat tasted 'off' and the vegetables soggy and overcooked. It wasn't topped up freshly as per our last visit which made me wonder if it was stuff left over from previous week?... More 

6 Thank kingjanet621
Shanklin, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017

For the second time in two weeks we walked to this pub only to find it closed.Their Web site states it is open but they seem to close it without warning.Given this is a pub on the canal path they really are taking a chance with future custom.When we were there last in the summer they closed the kitchen very... More 

6 Thank steve h
Chester, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017 via mobile

What can you say about a pub that never seems to be open!? It doesn't stick to stated opening times !DONT WASTE YOUR TIME OR PETROL TRAVELING HERE!! You'll only be disappointed and have to go else where as i did on new years day !!(to name but 1of a few occasions) such a shame and waste of a lovely... More 

4 Thank 123 P
Chester, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

Me, my partner and family we went for a Sunday dinner and the food was amazing, you could eat as much you'd like, lots of room for sitting area and outside area too if the weather is nice and looking outside at the boats, we couldn't of asked for anywhere better to stay to eat our Sunday roast! Will be... More 

Thank lindashepard
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31 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 December 2016 via mobile

Appalled by The Shady Oak. This used to be a lovely rural pub but is clearly on a death wish. We had booked a table for 11 to meet family from Derbyshire and Lancashire at 1pm. Received a call at 11.30 to say the chef was ill and there was no food. Absolute nightmare on Boxing Day. Landlord did not... More 

7 Thank TravellerEdinburgh

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$20
Bar, British, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available
Good for
Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
12:00 - 20:00
12:00 - 20:00
12:00 - 20:00
12:00 - 20:00
12:00 - 20:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Bates Mill Lane | Tiverton, Tarporley CW6 9UE, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cheshire  >  Tarporley
  • Phone Number: +44 1829 730581
The Shady Oak is a newly refurbished country free house under the ownership of a family business. The pub is situated on the side of the Shropshire Union Canal, with beautiful views of Beeston and Peckforton Castle from our large beer garden. We serve food daily, as well as a wide range of lagers, ciders, traditional ales, wines and tea and coffees. The Shady Oak also has a campsite on the grounds, with hardstanding pitches for caravans and many pitches for tents, with the option of electric hook up on every pitch as well as a well maintained shower block and washing facilities. In the pub, we allow dogs up in our 'top bar' to allow a separate area for those who may wish to drink/dine with their canine friends.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?