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Wheatsheaf, Raby Mere

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I managed to visit last night as I wanted to introduce my wife to one of my favourite pubs. She was not disappointed. My previous comments still stand! The Trapper's Hat was on fine form and the staff, as before, were very welcoming. During the second pint, we went through into the restaurant where I had a filet steak that again lived up to my previous experiences. It was fabulous. A great piece of meat, cooked to perfection. I would not hesitate to continue to recommend this pub to anyone visiting The Wirral. It should not be missed from your itinerary!
topsailjon - 8 Sep 2016 08:37
Thoroughly unspoilt village pub in archetypal Cheshire countryside. The thatched roof gives an idea of what is to come, and the inside doesn't disappoint.
It has a strong emphasis on food but this is sensibly operated separately in a more recent extension with a more modern feeling, thus preserving the character of the village local. The food was very good if not cheap, but you get what you pay for.
Onto the important stuff- the pub itself is packed with character. Multi-roomed with creaking wooden panels, it's redolent of another age. The t wo main areas are the bar room and a lounge to your right, both simply and traditionally furnished. Of particular note is the semi-snug in the bar area, that is separated by an oak partition to chest height and features one large wooden table around which is wall-mounted wooden seating, where a large group can sit. As you enter there is an old range with old bottles and posters about the area.
The beer range is strong, with a mixture of bigger names and locally brewed beers, totalling about 6-7 handpumps. Had two pints of Brimstage Trappers Hat which were in fine condition.
This is a real unspoilt gem and is certainly going out of your way for, particularly for the traditional pub enthusiast. Recommended!
Carlurmston - 21 Aug 2010 10:43
As a "Southerner" who doesn't like his beer dispnsed through a swan-kneck and sparkler, I have found this to be a truly welcoming pub with an excellent selection of beers, some of which are brewed only a couple of miles away. The staff never complain when I ask them to "take the sparkler off and pour it slowly down the side of the glass". In 20 or so visits, I've never had a duff pint and always been welcomed by locals and bar staff alike. A larges paved garden out at the back with loads of car paring as well. As Barlick says, very pleasant to sit outside the front of the pub on a summer's evening. The food served out in the converted stables is good quality and sensibly priced. This pub is a gem and a home from my local in Hampshire. Thank you Wheatsheaf!
topsailjon - 23 Jun 2010 15:42
Quite brilliant, particularly if you stumble across it coming from the Cheshire Oaks. Would be at home on the North Norfolk coast, but didn't suffer from any upmarket pretensions. Felt very at home, even standing at the bar with a pint (local beer - fantastic). Hard to fault.
mtaylor40 - 4 Feb 2010 22:35
Whitewashed thatched pub with a weathered sign on the front of the place, the smell of muck-spreading and a farm up the road, you'd think you'd got lost in darkest Devon. But no, you are on the Wirral and in a very pleasant spot indeed. Reputedly an ancient place it certainly seems that inside. Stone floors, low ceilings, snob-screened sections and larger rooms around whopping fireplaces. Dark and lived in. My type of place.

Good beer, very good beer actually. Lovely on a summer's evening to sit outside on benches in front of the pub and listen to the birds and the tractors.

Just to think, New Ferry is only up the road. What a contrast the Wirral is.
barlick - 2 Oct 2009 15:51
Out in the middle of nowhere you could easily drive past this pub without noticing it. A white thatched roof building that looks like a barn or farmhouse (only 1 small sign to identify it as a pub). Inside traditional low beams & brass ornaments. Bench type seats & heavy wooden tables. Several real ales including 2 from Brimstage Brewery. As well as that unusually for such an olde worlde place Erdinger lager on draught & another European lager whose name I didn't catch. Worth a visit but if you don't know the area be aware it may be difficult to find.
happytyskie - 5 Mar 2009 21:43
A nice pub with character and we enjoyed the choice of real ales on offer as well as the meals.
gillhalfpint - 26 Mar 2008 23:12
Very nice thatched pub not quite as local as I would like it to be. An example of a pub that can do quite a lot of food (not sampled) but still retains a traditional pub feel in the bar area with settles round the fire. Good varying selection of real ales including some from a local brewery.
Hosted a beer festival in a marquee out the back last August bank holiday that was very good.
Wirral_RealAlians - 2 Mar 2008 15:00
Its ok but i prefere the ale in the saddle club
anonymous - 22 Aug 2006 14:49
Good toasties good beer
A proper nice pub
adamisboozingasusual - 30 Mar 2006 19:31
Wirral's oldest pub (1611), Area around the fire in the bar is the oldest part. Good range of well kept real ales. Nice part of the world but tends to be over visited by the heavy-wallet brigade....
founddrunkinyourgarden - 3 Jan 2006 16:56
Beautiful pub with thatched roof set in the Wirral countryside. However getting served took forever and it was full of very snooty locals. Place seemed quite `clicky` and the carpark was full of BMWs, Range Rovers etc.
Perhaps it was because it was a Sunday evening?
Scousefire - 21 Aug 2005 19:08
Worth a visit. An at home atmosphere wit good ales.
briant3 - 29 Apr 2005 17:29
Quaint thatched pub with good ales and food in both the bar and the restuarant. real fires in winter.
vicky and JP - 20 Mar 2005 07:37

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