Resting proudly at the heart of a little Cheshire village called Daresbury, the Ring O Bells country pub is warm, welcoming and has character in every nook and cranny.

Originally Daresbury’s courthouse, the early 19th century building still has a session room where court proceedings once took place, and at the front of the pub there is a listed old stone horse stop and trough decorated beautifully with flowers and hanging baskets.

As well as a plethora of original features, at the Ring O’Bells pub you can also enjoy a traditional pub menu serving the best of British seasonal dishes lovingly prepared by our talented chefs. We are also proud to have been accredited for our quality real ales with the Casque Mark Award and voted 'CAMRA Halton Real Ale Pub of the Year 2007'.


Daresbury is a charming and quaint village in Warrington close to the M56 in leafy Cheshire. The area is most famous for being the birthplace of Lewis Carroll (real name Charles Dodgson), author of Alice in Wonderland. He lived here from 1832-1843.

The Lewis Carroll association has made Daresbury a place of pilgrimage for literary lovers, boasting a Lewis Carroll Visitor Centre. To mark the centenary of his birth, enthusiasts from all over the world donated to a memorial fund. The money raised was used to create the Lewis Carroll Memorial Window, a striking stained glass window depicting the colourful characters like the White Rabbit, Caterpillar and the famous Cheshire Cat from his stories. The window was designed by Geoffrey Webb in 1935 and can be seen in the Daresbury’s parish church, All Saints, which is close by to The Ring O Bells pub.

The village has just 20 houses, a post box, a lawnmower shop and, of course, a local and traditional pub by the name of the Ring O’Bells. The country tavern is just off the one main road in Daresbury opposite the parish church. Inside the Ring O’Bells Inn you’ll find an original session room where court proceedings once took place. Renovated in 1999, the session room still stands from the building’s days of being Daresbury’s courthouse. Other fascinating characteristics include a listed old stone horse stop and trough to the front of the pub.

The Ring O Bells’ historic features are only part of what makes this rustic gem so special. You can enjoy a family-dining experience all year round, especially in the colder months when the open fire is crackling and we have candlelit tables and welcoming staff. During the summer, you can relax and enjoy al fresco dining in the beer garden with friends and family. Visit us for a mouth-watering Sunday lunch or why not treat your palate to some award winning real ales? Pre-book your table online today.

Once you have enjoyed dining in our country pub, why don’t you and the family walk off your Sunday roasts with a pleasant stroll through the nearby Walton Hall & Gardens? This popular destination offers a number of family attractions including pitch and putt and a children’s zoo.

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Ring O'Bells

Chester Road, , WA4 4AJ


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  • Car Parking
  • Disabled Facilities
  • Family Friendly
  • Historic Pub
  • Wifi

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