About Us


Ellesmere has always been an important settlement ever since those clever ancient Britons found that the magnificent glacial Mere was an ideal place for some genuine rest and relaxation. You know the sort of thing – a spot of fishing, gentle boating and gazing at the views and wildlife. Ellesmere still draws people in today for exactly the same reasons, and we are just a stone’s throw away from the beautiful Mere although there’s much more to do today than simply standing and staring at the Mere, spectacular though it is; For a start there are formal gardens and woodland walks with art and sculpture trails to take in and there’s the Motte and Bailey of the castle grounds. The wildlife and Heron Watch has always been synonymous with Ellesmere so you can get back to nature from the comfort of the indoor viewing area.
Through the years, the pub has been refurbished several times. The upstairs that is now used as accommodation has in the past been a glorious dance floor and hosted special events for the locals. We have a number of customers with fond memories of special occasions to them like wedding parties, christenings, weekend events and so on.
Now owned by the famous Thwaites brewery and with us, Lois and Simon, as Landlords together with our fantastic front of house, kitchen, housekeeping and maintenance staff, we strive to give you the best possible experience and help create fond memories for you to treasure.