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The Crag Inn is a traditional country pub located in the village of Wildboarclough in East Cheshire. Originally a farm built in 1629 it was converted to a beer house 1825, with many of the original features remaining today. It is known as the ‘Bottom of the Hill due to its location at the bottom of Shutlinsloe ‘The 'Matterhorn of Cheshire', a shapely conical peak which rises steeply to the west of the village.
Wildboarclough's claim to fame is as the place where the last wild boar in England was killed, allegedly! The village is now a quiet backwater in the upper reaches of Clough Brook, sandwiched between the uplands of the Macclesfield forest to the west and Danebower to the east. It is a popular area with runners, walkers and cyclists.
The Crag Inn is run by the Binder Family, and features a main bar with two log fires creating a warm environment welcoming to all, including dogs and children. There is a restaurant and an outside patio area perfect for relaxing in the sun after a walk or cycle in the countryside. The bar has a selection of craft ales, beers, lagers, spirits and wines. The ales are all sourced locally including ‘Rambler’ from the Wincle Beer Company and ‘Bosley Cloud’ from the Macclesfield brewery Storm. The food is also freshly cooked and sourced locally.
Our Bar Food Menu: Homemade Soups and Sandwiches Jacket Potatoes, Scampi, Fish, Cottage Pie, Burgers and Homemade Chips and Desserts: Opening hours: Please phone us on: 01260 227239 or email us for current opening hours
Built by the 16th Earl of Derby as a memorial of his sons safe return from the south African war, this stunning little dormer-windowed Edwardian Gothic red stand parish church of St Savior is a beautiful building to visit and appreciate. Earl Fredrick Arthur Stanley had more reason to be thankful, as no less than five of his eight sons had served in the Boer war. His eldest son and his heir being the aid-de-camp to field marshal lord Fredrick Roberts, commander in chief and one of the most successful generals of the Victorian era.
A beautiful seven-mile walk is available to admire the scenery in the local area. Go up from the village to Cumberland Clough and cut across cut thorn hill to the gorgeous natural area of three shires head. Follow the river Dane along turn edge to Grad Bach and over Tagsclough Hill and back into Wildboarclough. It is a perfect activity to appreciate the naturally stunning area.
The three shires head is a series of beautiful waterfalls and plunge pools where the counties of Derbyshire, Cheshire and Staffordshire all meet at the ‘y’ shaped junction of two converging rivers in the gorgeous peak district. The deepest part was said to be5ft. There are many smaller pools and is the perfect area for families.
Wildboarclough is a beautiful village in east Cheshire, in the civil parish of Macclesfield Forest and Wildboarclough. It is a popular area for tourists at the weekends. The large house of Crag hall is the countryseat of lord Derby in which there was once a carpeted mill, which used Clough brook to power its machinery. Unfortunately most of the mill was demolished although the administration block remains.
Crag Hall is an imposing sandstone Georgian house and is the country seat of Lord Derby. It was built in 1815 by George Palfreyman, the owner of a textile printing works nearby. It has since been extended by the addition of large curved bow windows at each end of the entrance front. The house is recorded in the National Heritage List for England as a designated Grade II* listed building. With its breathtaking views of the Cheshire countryside and Shutlinsloe it is well worth a visit.
Shutlingsloe commands an excellent view over the western side of the Peak District and the Cheshire Plain. In fact you can see the Clwyd hills in North Wales on a clear day, as well as features like the enormous Mark 1 radio telescope at Jodrell Bank.
The 'Matterhorn of Cheshire' rises to only 506 metres, and is actually lower than the Cat and Fiddle Inn on the hillside opposite, but when you see the hill then the phrase appears more apt, for Shutlingsloe is steep-sided and rises to a shapely cone at the top.