There’s loads of great summer events going on near your favourite Cheshire Chef & Brewer. For those who enjoy Enjoy a fun day beside the river then a day at the world oldest Rowing regatta might be for you.
Are you a closet petrol head? Then come and discover the classic names in American car culture.
The legendary US marques of Chevrolet, Cadillac and Harley-Davison (along with many others) make a guest appearance over the weekend of July 2nd and 3rd at the motoring extravaganza that is the Stars and Stripes Classic American Car Show.
Held at Tatton Park and easily accessible from the M56 and M6, the show features customised hot rods, finned 50s and 60s dream machines, chromed 70s and 80s muscle cars, pumped-up pick-up trucks, powerful motor cycles, rugged ex-US Army vehicles and luxurious American motorhomes… and alongside state-of-the-art 21st century motors.
Test your skills as a gunslinger at the Wild West Shoot-Out and watch the experts take their lives in their hands on the thrilling Wall of Death.
There are also live bands playing and family entertainment including children’s fairground rides, all making for a colourful and exciting day out for the whole family.
The Stars and Stripes Classic American Car Show is open daily from 10am to 4pm; after drooling over the various Corvettes, Mustangs and hot rods why not end the day by calling in the cosy Kilton Inn in Mere. The team are passionate about their menu, allowing you to relax and enjoy our quality dishes and great service at this fantastic venue.Reserve your tableFind out more about the event
Welcome to one of the biggest and best steam fairs in the North West of England.
Located at Daresbury near Warrington and easily accessible from the M56 and M6, the popular Cheshire Steam Fair features a huge range of colourful vehicles from steam engines and vintage tractors to classic cars and motorcycles.
Other spectacular attractions include Flyin’ Ryan’s Stunt Show in the Main Arena, where you can watch daring motorcycle stunts in which riders jump over steam engines and burst through fire. Also in the Main Arena is the exciting yet graceful Birds of Prey Display, featuring magnificent, free-flying eagles, vultures and other raptors.
Kids will love the wacky ‘Crazy Bears’, six singing and dancing bears who also perform magic tricks and hold hilarious ‘meet and greet’ sessions with their fans in between their performances.
The Cheshire Steam Fair also includes the UK’s oldest Wall of Death, an autojumble, a craft and fine food marquee, fun fairs and non-stop arena entertainment.
The fair is open from 10am to 5pm on the weekend of 9th and 10th July. After your day out, why not wind down by calling into our warm and welcoming pub, the Ring O Bells, full of character in every nook and cranny.Reserve your tableFind out more about the event
Enjoy a fun day beside the river at the world’s oldest rowing regatta.
At almost 300 years of age, Chester Regatta is the oldest club rowing regatta in the world. It dates back to 1733, making it almost a whole century older than the Oxford-Cambridge Boat Race.
Like its more famous counterpart, the Chester Regatta is full of colour and tradition. Over 200 boats and crews gather on Saturday 11th June at Sandy Lane on the banks of the River Dee, as rowing teams from schools, universities and rowing clubs all over Britain come to compete.
The event consists of a thrilling series of knock-out style races over a 750-metre course for all ages and types of boat. Add to that the masses of supporters and spectators gathered on the river banks and you have one of Chester’s most exciting summer events.
Races start late morning, and an impressive array of silverware is presented to the winners at 4pm. After all the action on the river, why not call in and replenish your own energy reserves with one of our quality pub dishes, served with the occasional twist, at the Hinderton Arms. This pub can be tracked as far back as 1826, and is named so because of neighbouring Hinderton Hall.Reserve your tableFind out more about the event
The Cheshire Game and Country Fair in Knutsford is a colourful celebration of the best of the English countryside.
Taking place across the August Bank Holiday weekend of 27th to 29th, this hugely popular event has three separate arenas with a range of events for everyone. Experience the thrill of horseboarding (in which riders on horseback tow mountain boarders around a race course), see canine demonstrations at the World of Dogs Arena and cheer on the contestants at the English Chainsaw Carving Championships.
You can also see motorcycle stunt teams in action, experience incredible falconry and enter your pet dog in a stick-retrieving contest. The festival also has a wealth of food stalls, with a focus on British local and regional British produce. There’s even a real ale marquee.
Add in the excellent children’s entertainment, craft village, fishing demonstrations and the huge range of trade stalls, and you may find you need all three days to cram it all in.
After a fun-filled day at the fair, why not head down to the Kilton Inn in Mere, where the food is rooted in traditional British Cuisine and the chefs showcase a modern flair with the dishes they produce.Reserve your tableFind out more about the event