You can’t beat a good pint – and you can’t beat drinking it in a good pub. Crewe has plenty of country-style pubs for you to eat, drink and relax in and The Rising Sun in the beautiful village of Wistaston is one of our favourites.
Just two miles west of Crewe town centre, this traditional inn has a warm atmosphere and service is always friendly. Decor inside is rustic with plenty of traditional beams and polished wooden floors. There’s a large garden and patio area outside and the bar serves a wide variety of quality cask ales as well as artisan gins, cocktails and wines by the glass or bottle.
The Rising Sun serves food all day and most of the menu is classic British pub grub. Starters include Scottish mussels, oak-smoked chicken liver pate, stilton and peppercorn mushrooms, as well as sharing platters. The kitchen is proud of their pub classics and alongside a variety of steaks, gourmet burgers, seasonal salads and hand-finished pies, you’ll also find the likes of hand-battered Atlantic cod and chips, hunter’s chicken and lasagne. Table options are available for groups of all sizes.
It’s no wonder that The Rising Sun has become the traveller’s choice and its location marks a popular route for both walkers and cyclists. The Crewe to Nantwich Greenway is a rural promenade between the two towns, offering a traffic-free stretch with lovely views to the countryside. The five-mile route takes around 30 minutes to cycle and a variety of walking routes start and finish at the pub. An interesting feature of the Greenway is the portrait bench, featuring three life-sized local heroes – a Railwayman, a Roundhead Soldier and a Roman Soldier.
Take in the views across the green fields and then head back to the pub for a pudding. The dessert sharing platter for two is an indulgent spread of caramelised vanilla cheesecake with raspberry sorbet, a mini Eton mess, triple chocolate brownie with salted caramel, and chocolate ice cream with shortbread crumb. You’ve earned it.