Three Greyhounds Inn
Relaxing, civilised and welcoming, with enjoyable food and drink all day
The good pub guide review
Our readers have long been impressed by this beacon of hospitality in its sea of green fields, and that looks unlikely to change. Staff are unfailingly welcoming, the choice of drinks is extensive and the food is highly regarded, and the former farmhouse has had a recent spruce-up outside and in to ensure it stays on top of its game. The rooms are linked by open doorways and the décor throughout is restful: candles and soft lighting, thick rugs on quarry tiles or bare boards, and dark grey walls hung with modern black-on-white prints. There's an appealing variety of wooden dining chairs, cushioned wall seats, little stools and plenty of plump scatter cushions around all sorts of tables; do note the one made from giant bellows. A smashing choice of drinks includes a dozen or so interesting wines by the glass, over 50 brandies and six local cider brandies, a farm cider and Three Greyhounds, Cheshire Cat, Byley Bomber, English Ales Black Hound Stout and a cider on handpump; unobtrusive background music and board games. Above the old farm barns is a restored private dining and party room called the Old Dog House. The big side lawn has picnic-table sets under parasols, with more tables on a decked side verandah with a Perspex roof. Shakerley Mere nature reserve is just across the road (you can walk around the mere). The pub is owned by Tim Bird and Mary McLaughlin of Cheshire Cat Pubs & Bars.
The good pub guide food review
Rewarding food includes weekday lunch specials, home-baked pork pie, sharing platters, seafood crockpot, duck liver and brandy pâté, ale-battered haddock, cod cheek, king prawn, salmon, mussel and bacon chowder, sweet potato, chickpea and roasted pepper curry, Yorkshire pork chop with black pudding mash, and desserts such as apple and blueberry crumble, boozy vanilla ice-cream and a cheeseboard with a port menu.
Three Greyhounds Inn, Holmes Chapel Road, Allostock, Knutsford, Cheshire, WA16 9JY
Pub Group: Cheshire Cat Pubs & Bars
Weekdays: 10.30am-11pm Mon-Thurs; 10.30am-11.30pm Fri
Winter: 10.30-10.30 Mon, Tues, Sun; 10.30am-11pm Weds, Thurs; 10.30am-11.30pm Fri, Sat