Sister pub to the Harkers Arms in Chester, this is a great place for a spot of lunch. The food is delicious, the bar and service is fantastic and there is a large, very well maintained beer garden that is perfect on a summers day.
Wouldn't hesitate to recommend this to anyone.
This pub is on a route that I drive relatively frequently, but frustratingly for years didn't have the opportunity to call in. When I finally made it a priority to visit, I was far from disappointed. As you whiz past it on the B5130 in Alford it always looks cosy and welcoming, grand and solid. Perfectly in keeping with the houses of Alford, most of which were built as a designed village in the mid-19th century by Sir Richard Grosvenor, 2nd Marquess of Westminster. The architect was John Douglas and the place has a very unique feel to it.
As a side issue, Eaton Hall is just outside the village and can be partly seen from the road, on the left as you exit Alford towards Chester. It was reconstructed in 1874 by the Duke of Westminster and he built a large chapel with a bell tower that bears a stricking resemblance to the better known Big Ben clock tower. It is reported that There is no place like home was played on the bells each time the Duke approached the house.
So back to the meat of this review With wonderful open fires, mismatched furniture, excellent beers and wines and a mouthwatering menu, this place is definitely worth a visit. It's a stones throw from the A41 and about a 15 minute de-tour from the M53. Personal recommendations include their delicious homemade beef burger (about £9) and divine bread and butter pudding (£5). It's at the upper end of the relaxed gastro-pub dining spectrum, and rightly so. If I had to be picky, the only down side about this fabulous pub is that someone has to drive to get there!
The staff are welcoming and informative. You can sit in the slightly more formal conservatory or the bar area. And there is a lovely garden at the back, away from the road. Dogs are allowed, well welcomed in fact, in the front bar. I'm already looking forward to my next visit :o)
This award winning pub is situated in the beautifully serene village of Alford.
The key ingredients to The Grovenor Arms' success lie in a dash of quality food, a heaped tea spoon of real ale and good helping of customer service.
The food being served in Grosvenor is excellent gastro pub fayre with good hearty portions. Both the steak burger and fish & chips are popular dishes. The ales on offer change regularly and are a real treat for those that prefer beers supported by CAMRA rather than nitrogen filled lagers.
An excellent village pub with good grub and an excellent selection real ale.
Excellent food and a range of wines and ales.
Good, contemporary informal dining, outside in the garden is pleasant when weather permits.
Had an excellent family lunch at The Grosvenor Arms today and our experience was that it continues to maintain high standards of food and service. The atmosphere is friendly and welcoming and the staff could not be more helpful or pleasant.
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