After landing from a week away golfing with some chums, The Cooktwit needed to be in top form to placate The Flame. Country walks with a decent feed tends to do the trick. In stepped The Bulls Head in Mobberley. Mobberley is a quaint village set in Cheshire between Knutsford and Wilmslow. It tends to be one of the places the big North West football clubs use to house prospective foreign talent.
To all our loyal customers and our hardworking teams this is dedicated to you!! Thank you for supporting the Bulls Head in Mobberley!!!
The Bull’s Head in Mobberley, Cheshire wins award in Alastair Sawday’s guide; Pubs & Inns of England & Wales 10th edition
The Bull’s Head in Mobberley has been honoured for its authenticity with an Alastair Sawday’s pub award. The latest edition of Sawday’s much loved ‘Special Places Pubs and Inns of England & Wales’ comprises over 950 of Britain’s very best pubs with just twelve selected to receive an award in one of four categories; authenticity, commitment to the community, local, seasonal & organic produce or pubs with rooms.
The winner of the ‘Authentic pub award’ has demonstrated a passion for being an authentic, simple and unadulterated pub. The Sawday inspectors have visited more pubs than ever for this celebratory 10th edition, making each award even more of an achievement.
David Hancock, editor of Sawday’s Pubs & Inns of England & Wales says “At the Bull’s Head, you feel good from the moment you walk in. There’s a big “Hello” from behind the bar, a simple rustic chic feel and atmosphere, and the whole place feels snug, intimate and calm, plus the food and drink offer is very strong. With over 950 pubs in the guide, winning is a terrific achievement for the hardworking landlords, landladies, chefs and staff!”
Alastair, Founder of Alastair Sawday’s says “Please join our 10th anniversary celebrations by raising a glass to The Bull’s Head at Mobberley for this very real achievement. In this, our biggest ever edition, award winning pubs have had to stand out more than ever before. So each has demonstrated remarkable creativity – plus excellence and willingness to evolve – in a changing and challenging industry.”
This is what it says for The Bull’s Head at Mobberley’s entry in the guide:
You feel warmth as soon as you walk through the door. Candles glow on the tables of this pretty village pub, fires crackle, and the staff couldn’t be nicer. Under a low-beamed ceiling, six hand pumps dispense the finest local ales from Storm, Wincle and Redwillow as well as the inimitable Mobberley Wobbly – ale is king! Add in a Highland extravaganza of 70 malts and other tempting brews and you have the makings of a celebration. Chef Lloyd cooks ‘pub classics from the heart’ with full English flavours; the steak and ale pie is a fully encased masterpiece in itself, and the Irish whisky sticky toffee pudding too indulgent for words. With outside tables for sunny days, this is as good as it gets for a village pub.
I wanted to send you my thanks (and admiration) for providing a great meal last night for my wife and me. The standard of food and service, not to mention the quality of your pub is “premier league” and the type of pub that people really want to experience in my view.
Added to the fact that you serve my personal favourite micro brewed beer (Tatton Ales) and there is really not much you could have improved on – perhaps moving slightly closer to Wilmslow so that I don’t have to drive………
You have officially become my second favourite pub ever – after the Freemasons at Wiswell. A great experience all round.
Went to the Bulls Head last night and I loved everything about it. I ordered sausage and mash with red cabbage and onion gravy and then panicked, why did I order sausage?…I don’t really like sausage, I needn’t have worried it was amazing, the sausage were beautifully cooked, meaty and not one horrible grizzly bit. The mash superb, the onion gravy just right and the red cabbage, well, best i’ve ever had…can’t wait to go back next week to try the liver and onions.
The staff are friendly but still remain professional and the atmosphere is just right. I hate pubs and pub food but this is a real gem, as far far removed from pub grub as you could get and superior to most restaurants too…try it you won’t regret it.