On a chilled day out on a Sunday afternoon, we stumbled across this quaint little inn after spending about an hour online deciding what to do.
We thought we’d take a chance, and drove out to Prestbury, a small village South of Manchester, to enjoy a walk and a pub lunch.
The Legh Arms in Prestbury, Cheshire, was built in 1583, and was owned by The Leghs of Adlington.
According to their website, a painter visited the pub in 1719, and was asked by the landlord to paint a new sign for the inn.
The painter drew a young African American boy on one side and the Legh coat of arms on the other, and the pub infamously became known to locals as “The Black Boy”, before it adopted the more politically correct name the “Legh Arms”.
The Legh Arms serves a large selection of Robinson’s cask ales, lagers, wines and spirits, and has a cosy fire lit room, complete with sofas and arm chairs.
We tucked ourselves in a corner in one of the back rooms, watching locals eat, drink and chat away like we imagined they did every weekend.
There are also rooms upstairs, and we discovered the pub doubles as a cosy B&B for tourists or anyone looking to escape busy city life.
Only a few miles away from Macclesfield and just over 6 miles from Lyme Park, the surrounding views in the area are stunning if you wanted to head out for a weekend walk.
This pub is the perfect weekend wind-down for anyone looking to escape work life or Manchester’s busy city streets.
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