Occupying a large, attractive building in the picturesque hamlet of Hoo Green, the Kilton Inn is surrounded by rolling green fields and farmland. Its candlelit interior provides a cosy setting for dinner and drinks.
The Kilton Inn’s candlelit tables, roaring fireplaces and welcoming atmosphere make it a popular dinner venue for couples and a favourite weekend lunch spot for families. Along with its neighbouring hotel and the leafy car park they share, the pub has a prominent position on the main A50 road that cuts through the rural hamlet of Hoo Green in Knutsford.
Just over 20 miles south of Manchester and nine miles north of Macclesfield, Knutsford is considered part of Cheshire’s affluent Golden Triangle. The ‘triangle’, a set of leafy villages beloved of celebrities and footballers, is a wealthy residential area where house prices reach well into the millions. Cobbled streets, fine-dining brasseries and upmarket shops define the town today, but long before the millionaires and mansions arrived, Knutsford was recorded in the Domesday Book of 1086 as Cunetesford, which local legend attributes to King Canute, the 1016 king of England who is said to have blessed a local wedding.Read more...
Just 10 minutes away from the Kilton Inn is Tatton Park, a National Trust site and one of the north-west’s most popular heritage attractions. Here you can explore a Grade I-listed neoclassical mansion and a haunted medieval manor house, wander immaculate, award-winning gardens or take a walk through some of the estate’s 1,000 acres of listed parkland. A landmark historical site, Tatton Park has a history stretching back to 8,000 BC and has served as Stone Age hunting grounds, Bronze Age farming land and the Tudor-era home of the Egerton family. Bequeathed to the National Trust after the last Baron Egerton of Tatton died in the 1950s, Tatton Park now welcomes 800,000 visitors annually and hosts more than 100 public events a year, including the Royal Horticultural Society’s Flower Show Tatton Park. Tatton is also the name used for the local area’s parliamentary constituency, which can cite some of the biggest names in British politics as its past and present representatives, including Martin Bell, Neil Hamilton and George Osborne.
Knutsford is not short of impressive heritage buildings, with two more grand stately homes less than 20 minutes away by car. A few miles north-west of the pub is Arley Hall and Gardens, a Victorian country house built in Elizabethan style. The grand buildings provide a stunning backdrop for wedding and private events, but the grounds of the estate are open to the public for walks among the immaculate, award-winning gardens. Less than 10 miles north of the Kilton Inn is the Grade II-listed 16th-century Elizabethan house of Peover Hall and its 500 acres of 18th-century parkland. Garden ‘rooms’ filled with surprises such as secret pathways, lily ponds and walled rose gardens are hidden within the grounds, which has a number of public footpaths ideal for long walks and birdwatching.
Two miles from the pub you’ll find the north-west’s largest collection of birds of prey at Gauntlet Birds of Prey Eagle and Vulture Park. For two decades, the park has specialised in educating young people in the importance of conservation, and it continues to be one of the best places in the country to get up-close to hawks, falcons, kites and owls. There are more than 120 birds and dozens of different species represented on the site, including rare and unusual breeds. Plus, there are regular meet-and-greets and feeding and flying displays for visitors to enjoy.
Also within driving distance of the pub is the Jodrell Bank Observatory, an observatory celebrated for its involvement in the tracking of space probes and its research into meteors, pulsars, and quasars. Launched in 1945 by Sir Bernard Lovell, an astronomer from the University of Manchester who had worked on radar during World War II, the observatory is home to one of the biggest steerable radio telescopes in the world, which is so sizeable it can be seen from the trains passing on the Crewe to Manchester line nearby.Show less...