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  • 520 Chester Road, Sandiway, Northwich, CW8 2DN
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  • 01606 883006
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  • Open 08:00 - 23:00

AS OF THE 20TH MARCH WE ARE CLOSED

It is with great sadness we have called last orders in all our pubs for the time being to support the fight against COVID-19. But don’t worry, we are busy working on opening our doors again with the safety of our teams and customers as our number one priority. While we continue to follow government guidelines, we’re getting excited for the day we can meet again and raise a glass in the pub.

Until then, stay safe, and don’t forget us!

The Blue Cap

 

OUR VIRTUAL PUB IS OPEN!

While our pubs are closed, we’ve decided to open a virtual pub, The Lock Inn. We know many of our customers are feeling cut-off from their friends and for some a visit to the pub is the only social contact they will have in a day. The Lock Inn aims to help tackle loneliness and isolation by offering activities and entertainment to encourage interaction. We’re starting with a WEEKLY INTERACTIVE QUIZ on Wednesdays at 6pm and ROCK AND ROLL BINGO every Friday at the same time, with more events and community support activities planned over the coming weeks.

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MEETINGS, EVENTS & HOTEL BOOKINGS

All meetings, events and hotel bookings have been cancelled at this venue up until 3rd July 2020. If you have an enquiry about your booking, please call 0345 60 86 040. For cancellation queries click here.

Welcome to the

Blue Cap

 

A charming stone-built pub dating back to 1716, The Blue Cap stands on the site of an even older pub, a heritage in keeping with this attractive and historic part of Cheshire. The pub is situated in the village of Sandiway, just the other side of the historic Sandiway Golf Course from the beautiful architecture of Hartford, and the attractive roman town of Northwich. The attractive Grade II listed Church of St. John the Evangelist is Sandiway’s most prominent landmark, one of the area’s many buildings designed by renowned Sandiway-born architect John Douglas. Just over a mile away, across the village, lies Oakmere Hall, another Grade II listed building; imposing and attractive, built from Lancashire freestone. The tree-lined streets of Hartford also house a notable Douglas treasure – Whitehall, a magnificent stuccoed-brick country house dating from 1835. Located amidst a picturesque stretch of countryside, The Blue Cap is a perfect spot to relax with traditional pub food and leisurely Sunday lunches, along with a bottle of fine wine or a glass of refreshing cask ale. The Blue Cap has stood in Sandiway since 1716, but an even older pub sat on this attractive spot of Cheshire countryside before it. Originally the Sandiway Head Inn, this traditional inn offered a respite from the uncomfortable, jolting coaches which used to take locals and travellers through the area. The first landlord was a local man, Thomas Gardiner or Garner, and in 1822, when Elizabeth Bull took over, the pub name was amended to The Blue Cap. Its renaming was a tribute to a famous Sandiway foxhound who won 500 guineas at Newmarket, after a bet between the Hon John Smith-Barry, then first Master of the Cheshire foxhounds, and owner of Blue Cap, and Hugo Meynell, the father of modern fox hunting.

Opening Times

Important Information


Please note that our opening times are as follows: 
Monday 07:00-09:00 and 12:00-23:00 | Tuesday 07:00-09:00 and 12:00-23:00 |  Wednesday 07:00-09:00 and 12:00-23:00 | Thursday 07:00-09:00 and 12:00-23:00 |  Friday 07:00-09:00 and 12:00-23:00 | Saturday 08:00-10:00 and 12:00-23:00 | Sunday 08:00-10:00; 12:00-22:30

We're Open For Breakfast

Start the day the right way and enjoy breakfast with us.

We are open 07:00 - 09:00 weekdays and 08:00 - 10:00 Saturday and Sunday.

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