Frodsham was a good place to finish Cheshire’s Beer Guide entries this year, a typically attractive market town with an excellent tuna cob from the Devonshire bakery. Lots of smart people in a town looking like a Beaconsfield with half-timbered buildings.
More listed buildings than you could ever wish for too, though lacking the petro-chemical illumination beauty of neighbouring Runcorn.
The new Beer Guide entry could only really be called the Cholmondley Arms, but an attractive exterior disguises a huge disappointment inside. Not open at 12, disinterested service, and an odd selection from the Marstons list with a poor Revisionist whatever-it-was.
Once again I was virtually the only customer too, a worrying trend.
At least it had attractive windows.
Fortunately, Frodsham has an exceptional pub in the Helter Skeleter, I’ve seen some differing views on this one, but again I enjoyed a good age range of customers, a lack of prentension, and good Salopian Oracle (NBSS 3.5).
Frodsham has good hills to walk off the cobs and beer, but even better exercise was available at the Cheshire Cheese…