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The Hinderton Arms is conveniently located on the A540, just a 20-minute drive from the city of Chester. It sits on the edge of a small town called Neston, which was once a major port before the River Dee became chocked with silt, and later became coal mining hub. Now, it is a largely residential town, functioning as a suburb to the nearby cities of Liverpool and Chester. The pub sits on the site of an old court house, where local criminals were once hanged for their crimes. Traces of this macabre past have been totally erased and these days, it is a much more welcoming spot with eye-catching floral displays of its beer garden and its handsome historic exterior drawing in many passers-by. The large interior can accommodate 125 covers inside and a further 60 outside when the weather allows. Records from an 1826 Turnpike Act (toll road act) indicate that a pub has stood on this site for more than 190 years, though it was not always known as the Hinderton Arms. Back in the 19th century, it was called the Shrewsbury Arms, a name most likely taken from the Earl of Shrewsbury, who may have been the owner. It wasn’t until later that the pub adopted its current name, taking inspiration from the nearby Hinderton Hall Estate, which was built in the mid-19th century for a prominent Liverpool wine merchant. Though a loyal following of locals often come to the Hinderton Arms for a post-work pint or feed on their way home, the pub is equally popular among day-trippers and visitors from further afield who come to explore this history-soaked and garden-filled region.
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