Sandstone Trail: Cafes and Tearooms
Some walkers prefer a nice cup of tea in a comfortable tearoom to a pint of beer or a glass of wine in a busy pub.
Luckily, Cheshire’s Sandstone Trail offers a host of friendly, family-run tearooms and cafes along the way, many of them in traditional farmhouses and rural homes.
Stop, relax and recuperate at these excellent tearooms and cafes:
The ancient market town of Frodsham has a dozen or so cafes and coffee shops, from the Cottage Tea Shop on Main Street to Costa Coffee on Church Street.
Delamere Forest Cafes
Drop in at the popular Delamere Café beside the main Linmere car park and visitor information centre, in the heart of Delamere Forest. Walkers and forest visitors are also welcome at the nearby Station House Café alongside Station Road, Delamere.
Not far from the Trail, a short stroll to the west of Delamere Forest, there’s a warm welcome and good food at the Eddisbury Farm Shop and Café, on Yeld Lane, Kelsall.
Another tearoom that actively welcomes walkers is the long-established, family-run Summertrees Tearoom, right on the Sandstone Trail on Tirley Lane, Kelsall. Or try the nearby Rose Farm Café, not far off the Trail on John Street, at Utkinton.
Upmarket Tarporley, a short, signposted walk from the Trail, has several attractive cafes and tearooms ranging from the No. 6 Coffee Shop to the Old Fire Station, both on the High Street.
At Beeston, there’s a traditional café called Flavours just off the Sandstone Trail on the A49 Whitchurch Road, close to Beeston Market.
Tearooms and Cafes at Burwardsley
The Cheshire Workshops right on the Sandstone Trail at Higher Burwardsley has a popular café, too.
Further south, on the Llangollen arm of the Shropshire Union Canal, is the Lockside Stores and Cafe beside the staircase locks, at Grindley Brook.
The pretty Georgian market town of Whitchurch, at the southern end of the Sandstone Trail, also has a wide selection of cafes and tearooms for refreshments either at the start of the end of the walk.