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The Best Brunch Spots In Cheshire & Shropshire

Estate – 08.12.20

Let’s ‘lift off after lockdown’ and get back to supporting our local businesses and eateries. As the UK returns to tier restrictions, it means that we can start enjoying the things we love again, that includes brunch! With Cheshire and Shropshire both being in tier 2, that means our local brunch spots are back open for business and we couldn’t be more excited. To celebrate brunch officially being back, we’ve rounded up our favourite brunch ideas for both Cheshire and Shropshire, a stone’s throw from Combermere Abbey.

Why We’re Glad That Brunch Is Back!

We’re big fans of brunch here at Combermere Abbey! Brunch is that curious mix of breakfast and lunch, usually you’d have it between 11am and 2pm. Any day of the week, it’s perfect after a good countryside walk, leg stretch around local markets and towns, or well-earned lie-in. Brunch is a great way to socialise with your loved ones and – as many establishments now have rigid Covid safe guidelines – in a safe and secure manner too. With Combermere Abbey as your base for weekend or even midweek stays, we really can’t think of a better way to spend a morning. Here’s where we’d recommend you head out during your stay…

Our Favourite Brunch Spots In Cheshire & Shropshire

Top 4 Brunches In Cheshire

The Flower Cup is an independent botanical coffee shop, located within the walls of Chester up on the historic Watergate Row level shops. They claim on their website to serve up “Chester’s very best all-day brunch menu” and we think they’re well worth a visit. If anything, 2020 has highlighted the importance of supporting local, independent businesses – so The Flower Cup is well worth a visit during your next trip to Combermere Abbey.

Nantwich is just under 15 minutes away from Combermere Abbey and boasts a prolific Cheshire brunch spot in Olea, a quirky Italian café. It’s the season to support local and we can’t think of a better place than here; on the menu there’s some great sweets, as well as pizza, salads and even full English – a brunch must-have. You can keep up with updates on their social media.

The Pheasant Inn has great views across Cheshire, and there are some amazing walks around the Bickerton Hills to be enjoyed. Brunch is a perfect stop off after a relaxing stroll in the morning, making this inn the perfect stop off. They serve up a five-star menu and proudly overlook everything from the Cheshire Plain to North Wales from its location along the historic Sandstone Trail. For delicious, honest, homecooked food made from the finest locally sourced fresh ingredients and produce, look no further.

Top 6 Brunches In Shropshire

Battlefield 1403 is a superb farm shop that is on the outskirts of Shrewsbury, there you’ll find Sparrow’s Café – “the ideal place for a delicious brunch, lunch or afternoon snack.” Their mouth-watering food is freshly prepared to order using ingredients from the farm shop and other local sources. Plus, there’s also a child’s menu for the little ones – perfect for a family getaway at Combermere Abbey in the cottages. You can find out more about this hidden gem on their website.

Etzio is on our doorstep in Whitchurch, Shropshire and is a charming Italian cafe. They have an amazing lunch deal which is starting in the new year and their dishes come highly recommended by both us and our guests. Choose from pastas, burgers, salads and lighter bites such as paninis and sandwiches. You can even find tapas options, ideal for brunch with a twist. Keep in the loop by following Etzio on Facebook.

Peaberry Grand Café has earned a “great for brunch” Google review and is based in Shrewsbury. Being on the Cheshire/Shropshire border at Combermere Abbey, we recommend our guests take a trip to this town – there’s so much to do. If stopping for a spot of all-day brunch at Peaberry Grand Café, on the menu you can expect to find artisan food and drink including pancakes, sourdough melts, the classics and breakfasts with a twist.

Combermere Arms is walkable distance from the cottages, they welcome dogs and they also serves a click-and-collect menu for those that want to buy their brunch and eat in the cottage instead of dining out. You really can’t get much more local than this and we’d really recommend for our guests. You can find the menu for the Combermere Arms on their website, there’s something to suit everyone.

The Loopy Shrew has boozy brunch on the menu and is very well recommended. The autumn menu includes classics such as the full English and crushed avocado on toasted sourdough. You can even also find a doggy sausage or doggy bacon option, perfect when you’re coming along on a dog-friendly holiday at Combermere Abbey. The Loopy Shrew is based in Shrewsbury and is just over 40 minutes away from us, certainly worth paying a visit to.


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Finally, Park View Café at the Park View business centre is quite literally on Combermere Abbey’s doorstep in Whitchurch. Great for a brunch after exploring the estate grounds, including the woodland walk, the café has lunchtime food on the menu as well as a prolific selection of hot drinks too. You can keep up to date with them on Facebook here, they are open Monday to Friday from 11am-2:30pm, so ideal for our mid-week cottage guests.

If you have any more recommended brunch spots in Cheshire or Shropshire, please let us know on Facebook or Twitter. Or, if you’re ready to book your relaxing break at Combermere Abbey, please get in touch with our team. Perfect for a reset following the Christmas break and even better now that brunch is back.