Saturday 19th August 2017
Walking Cheshire’s Sandstone Trail

The Pheasant Inn, Higher Burwardsley

Pheasant Inn, Higher Burwardsley, on the Sandstone Trail

Pheasant Inn, Higher Burwardsley, on the Sandstone Trail

Originally called The Leche’s Arms and from 1869 The Carden Arms, the picturesque Pheasant Inn at Higher Burwardsley, in Cheshire, started life as a timber-framed Cheshire farmstead built around 1580. Today, it’s one of the very best Cheshire pubs: featuring real food, real fires, real ale and a view across the Dee valley to the Welsh hills that’s to die for.

Sheltered by the Peckforton Hills and with its own spring, the Cheshire sandstone buildings probably occupy a far earlier settlement site at the junction of two long-established tracks running along and across the ridge, respectively.

This charming old photograph, taken sometime in the early 1900s, shows local children perched on the wall as their parents look on. Notice the black-and-white Friesian cattle plodding up the hill, the early motorcar, and the lofty elms opposite what was then The Carden Arms. In the slightly larger original photograph, Beeston Castle, high on its crag, peeps from the far horizon on the left.

Written by abowerman on March 25, 2012 – 9:29 pm -

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