Our First ‘Tour De Cat’ is a great success

On Sunday 13th October at 8.30am sharp, 18 cyclists braved the weather and took to the country roads that link our six wonderful pubs. They left from the Church Inn in Mobberley after registration.

With all the rain we did think we would have a poor showing, but to get 18 cyclists was amazing! In front of them was a one hundred mile challenge, taking them in to Staffordshire, to our Fitzherbert Arms pub via our Cholmondeley Arms and Three Greyhounds Inn before returning to Mobberley to pick off the Roebck Inn and Bulls Head. With the rain falling it was a gruelling, yet rewarding trip. Every rider had to collect a tiddlywink at each pub until they had the six. A Burger and a pint or three were waiting!!

Everyone completed the Cheshire Cat 6 other than three who missed out the Fitzherbert Arms, but did do the ‘Cheshire 5’ instead. The photos tell the story of how delighted everyone was to have risen to the challenge.

All the riders arrived back safely to the Bulls Head in Mobberley with the exception of three riders who had started at the Fitzherbert Arms and circled round to finish there rather than the Bulls Head.

All enjoyed a drink and a burger ‘on the house’ before they took part in (Cheshire Cat owner) Tim’s cycling ‘Tim-bola’ which raised a few more pounds for our company charity ‘Action Against Hunger’. On the day we raised £315.00 for the charity! Which is a really great result. Despite the weather, the cyclists loved it and most importantly loved our pubs!!

We would like to thank cycling enthusiast Sam, from our bank HSBC, for supporting the event and for supplying the British Cycling Jerseys and books as prizes in the ‘Tim-bola’.

Bigger thanks have to go to Adam from our wine merchants Boutinot. Adam is a very keen cyclist too and made all the arrangements for the event with the help of Tim and the pubs too. Adam also helped with the wines for the ‘Tim-bola’ and cycled the 100 miles for good measure!

This is the first time we have held the ‘Safari’ and it will now be an annual feature on the Cheshire Cat calendar! Thank you to all the cyclists who took part, including Rory who travelled from London to have a go!

See you all next year!

GOING FOR THE TREBLE!

We are very excited to announce that Cheshire Cat Pubs and Bars have been nominated for three very prestigious awards at the 2019 Casual Dining Awards, taking place in London on Wednesday 27th February. We feel very honoured to be nominated for two such special awards as ‘Employer of the Year’ and ‘Multi-Site Operator of the Year’ and are also very proud of our sister pub, the Cholmondeley Arms, for being nominated for ‘Pub of the Year’. Our owners, Tim Bird and Mary McLaughlin, are heading off to the Big Smoke as guests of our excellent wine suppliers, Boutinot, to attend the awards ceremony, and we will keep you posted on the results of our nominations.

 

Porsches visit Three G’s for winter drive out!

Porsche Club members enjoyed lunch at the Three Greyhounds Inn as they stopped off on their drive out day. Some of the cars joined the Three G’s car club while they were there as well. The Three Greyhounds is blessed with a good size car park and is the ideal pub for Car Clubs to stop off and enjoy lunch together.

 

Three Greyhounds Inn listed in Britain’s 25 most dog-friendly pubs

If you love having a dog, you probably love doing things that dogs love doing too – and a good walk is top of the list. We are lucky enough to live in a beautiful country, and not only that, a country that is criss-crossed with a network of public footpaths crying out to be explored. This wonderful access we are given to our countryside is one of the greatest privileges of living and holidaying in Britain. As dog owners, we naturally want to share the scenery with the company of a dog or two – or in my case, three. Yet often in the past it has been a challenge to find somewhere equally pleasurable to have a restorative drink – and perhaps a lovely meal as well – at the end of a stroll. I’m sure I’m not the only one of us who has ended up in a poky, lino-clad room tucked away down some dark corridor that describes itself as “dog friendly”. But there are plenty of civilised, dog-friendly pubs out there. The dedicated team at Sawday’s has travelled the length and breadth of Britain to find an enticing collection of places to eat and stay. And if, like me, you are eccentric and dotty enough want to bring your dog along too, you can. I call it the “tail-wagging” guide, and it has never failed me or my dogs yet..

THE THREE GREYHOUNDS
INN, HOLMES CHAPEL ROAD,
KNUTSFORD, CHESHIRE
WA16 9JY
This wonderfully renovated coaching inn is popular with families and dog walkers. Try a Cheshire cheese board with a warming cider brandy after a real walk around Shakerley Mere (right next to the pub). There is a dog’s dinner menu, doggy beer for sale and treats on the bar for well-behaved hounds, who can snuggle up or play in the large garden.

Lunch/dinner from £10.50, bar meals from £5.95. thethreegreyhoundsinn.co.uk; 01565 723455.

 

The Three Greyhounds celebrate 300 years with a village Fete!

What a great day it was for the Three Greyhounds 300th Birthday celebrations! With a dog show, an Allostock ‘bake off’ and great live music from house band, Dave and Howard, it was a day to remember!

30 dogs were registered for the dog show with five different categories such as ‘cheeky chappie’, ‘golden oldie’ and ‘Best in show’. Well done to Max the Tibetan Terrier for winning Best in Show.

We want to say a massive thank you to all our loyal customers who joined the festivities and to all the staff for their hard work!​

Great Turnout for first Car Club meet at the Three G’s

Thank you to all the car club members and enthusiasts who joined us for the first Car meet of the Season at the Three Greyhounds Inn on Sunday June 10th.

We saw club members of the Good-fellows Car Club travel down from the Bulls Head in Mobberley and we welcomed Cholmondeley Arms Car club members and Fitzherbert Arms members too added to the new club members now joining the Three G’s car club .

The cars that featured on the day can now be seen below…..

Tim the owner of the Three Greyhounds Inn was on hand to recruit 11 new members and to take photos of the cars on show.

Tim chose his ‘Favourite Car of the Day’, ‘favourite Car in Class’ and ‘cherished’ car of the day.

Congratulations to Andrew and Marion who picked favourite Car of the Day with their stunning MG, Favourite Car in Class went to this Classic Porsche below and the ‘Cherished car of the day’ was picked up by Callum with his 1985 Audi. All pictured below….

We will be sending out the next meet soon.

Thanks again for all that turned up.