Yew Tree Farm.... your local guide

Wanderguide by

Rachel Whittingham

Yew Tree Farm.... your local guide

Our recommendations for your stay here

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Walking & Cycling

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Sandstone Trail
Rachel:We are just a couple of miles away from some great places to pick up walks on The Sandstone Trail. With elevated views and walks for all abilities... we provide a map and book of walks from the farm and on the trail itself.
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Chester Attractions

What to do and see in Chester

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Chester City Walls
Rachel:Why not walk the Roman walls and take in all the sights of Chester including The River Dee, the racecourse and of course our very own cathedral.
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Grosvenor Shopping Centre
Rachel:As well as the Grosvenor Shopping centre For those visiting Chester for the first time then the elevated ‘rows’ in the city centre offer a lovely shopping experience with many independent shops situated on the upper rows.
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Chester Racecourse
Rachel:We have a really super racecourse in Chester literally next to the city walls. Boasting restaurants and bars it’s right in the heart of the City
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Chester Cathedral
Rachel:Our magnificent cathedral quite often has exhibitions on and a whole calendar of events. Take a look at their website for details.
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Chester Boat Hire
Rachel:Why not take a cruise along the river from Chester. In the summer rowing and motor boats are available for hire.

Children's Activities

What to do with the kids while you're here.

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Manley Mere - Sail Sports and Adventure Trail
Rachel:There are many reasons to like this place... great waterspouts venue, lovely cafe but most of all the adventure trail. Swings, bridges, water... this is a really fabulous place for kids of all ages. We love the 'dunking' chair. Top tip- take towels and go in old clothes!
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The Ice Cream Farm
Rachel:So we are literally a stroll down the lane from the famous Ice Cream Farm. Great place for younger children as many activities for them to take part in: indoor water play, softlyplay, outdoor activities and of course how many flavours of ice cream can you get in one cone!!
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Chester Zoo
Rachel:We’d say 90% of our guests stay with us so that they can visit the zoo. We’re less than 10 miles away too!
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Beeston Castle
Rachel:English Heritage have some great activities for children in the holidays. Why not visit their website to see what’s on while you’re here.
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Buttercup Stables and Trekking
Rachel:Just a few minutes drive up the road is Buttercup stables. They offer hacks around the area for all ages and abilities.

Where to eat

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The Pheasant Inn
Rachel:Just a five minute drive from the farm situated in the Peckforton Hills on The Sandstone Trail. Beautiful views from this pub... great stop in all seasons.
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The Yew Tree Inn
Rachel:Super pub in the village of Bunbury just a ten minute drive from the far. Dog friendly in bar area.
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The Cholmondeley Arms
Rachel:Super pub restaurant just across the road from Cholmondeley Castle & Gardens. One of our favourites. Great menu and dog friendly.
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Rising Sun
Rachel:Super little pub in the middle of the cosmopolitan little village of Tarporley. Only a ten minute drive from the farm via the unmistakable landmark of Beeston Castle. Dog friendly and really good pub food especially the roast dinner on a Sunday.
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Piste Wine Bar & Restaurant
Rachel:When we fancy a real treat we head over to Piste in Tarporley. Excellent food and atmosphere. Best seats are downstairs by the bar.
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Little Tap
Rachel:Fabulous little Tapas bar in Tarporley. Really great atmosphere... compact and bijou and super friendly staff.
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Alison's Country Kitchen
Rachel:Lovely cafe in our village... they make a great breakfast and super cakes. Tapas by night(Thurs & Friday only). Right on our doorstep in our lovely village of Tattenhall.
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Fish & Chips @ No:3
Rachel:Just 2 minutes away in the car our own little village of Tattenhall has a really super Fish N Chip shop.
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Tattenhall Spice
Rachel:Fab little Indian restaurant and takeaway in the heart of our village of Tattenhall.

Wanderguide map

  1. Sandstone Trail
  2. Chester City Walls
  3. Grosvenor Shopping Centre
  4. Chester Racecourse
  5. Chester Cathedral
  6. Chester Boat Hire
  7. Manley Mere - Sail Sports and Adventure Trail
  8. The Ice Cream Farm
  9. Chester Zoo
  10. Beeston Castle
  11. Buttercup Stables and Trekking
  12. The Pheasant Inn
  13. The Yew Tree Inn
  14. The Cholmondeley Arms
  15. Rising Sun
  16. Piste Wine Bar & Restaurant
  17. Little Tap
  18. Alison's Country Kitchen
  19. Fish & Chips @ No:3
  20. Tattenhall Spice

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