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The Sandstone

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Nantwich Road, Broxton, Chester CH3 9JH, England
+44 1829 782333
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 23:30
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Mon - Fri 12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 23:30
Sat - Sun 12:00 - 23:30
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Chester, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Arrived cold , hungry and slightly grumpy after a long walk on The Sanstone Trail . The staff were warm and friendly and let us bring our dog in the bar area. We sat by the fire and looked at the menu , great choice and my vegetarian needs were well catered for . Our waiter told us that they... More 

1 Thank Miriam S
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34 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

Restaurant was semi busy, we were greeted and shown to table, drinks order taken and served quickly, meal was order and waited about 20 mins for it to arrive, this is acceptable as it was a fresh meal, hot, well cooked food. We spoke with three members of staff who were all polite and friendly. We had hot drinks afterwards... More 

1 Thank Deano D
Derby, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

Whilst enjoying a couple of nights away in a hotel near Broxton, we needed somewhere for an evening meal, so checked trip advisor and The Sandstone was nearby and highly recommended. We have two young boys who love trying new and different foods, so for starters we had Whitebait, Olives and Chicken wings. Main courses we had Spinach and Ricotta... More 

3 Thank Gary M
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

My boyfriend and I recently went for a Saturday lunch and we were very pleased with the excellent menu and took some time to decide what to order as we were spoilt for choice. I finally decided on the gin cured smoked salmon which was searched with a side salad and a warm home made bread roll and my boyfriend... More 

1 Thank juliamakin
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016

We have lived fairly near the Sandstone for some time but never visited, so my wife booked a table for a 7.30pm midweek dinner. On arrival a nose-ringed young woman told us that there was no record of our booking, but it did not matter as the restaurant was completely empty: never a good sign in my experience. We selected... More 

1 Thank Keith H
NaomiBrown94, Front of House Supervisor at The Sandstone, responded to this review

I apologize for your less than adequate experience of the Sandstone. The young waitress that served you had only just started working for us and therefore had not been fully trained as of yet. The fact she was left un-attended on the bar is a fault of ours which is not normal practice and shouldn't have happened. We understand if... More 

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12 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016 via mobile

We visited the sandstone with our family because we don't see them much. Our orders were a little delayed to start because they were very busy, but excellent food and service. The lady serving looked a little flustered but lovely lady and fab personality, well worth the visit.

1 Thank Lisa P
Crewe, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016

Visited here for tea on Saturday, such a lovely friendly place, very welcoming staff. However, the food was simply superb, even my children polished off the lot. This was high standard cooking, you get what you pay and the price is justified for the quality and taste. My wife enjoyed a superb bottle of New Zealand Sav Blanc which she... More 

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Crewe, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016

Called in for lunch , only two other tables occupied on a Saturday lunch at half one . Shown to a conservatory area , cold and smelt damp which is probably why the Windows were open. Dead clays on windowsill and bluebottles in the Windows , I had a glass of wine my partner had a strongholds cloudy cider. After... More 

1 Thank Nicci1971
Chester, United Kingdom
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76 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016

We cycled here for a week day lunch, arriving shortly after the pub opened for lunchtime. We were greeted by a friendly lady behind the bar who took our orders and was happy to bring our meals outside, where we were sitting enjoying the sunshine. The lunch time menu had a good choice of larger and smaller meals, as well... More 

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Chester, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2016 via mobile

Had tea here tonight. I recommend the chicken breast, it has the best sauce I have ever tasted and the chicken just fell apart. Partner had the fish n chips, fish was hanging off the plate it was that large, home made chunky chips and tartar sauce accompanied the fish. Both meals have to be tried to know how tasty.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Bar, British, Pub, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Takeout, Television, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 - 23:30
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 23:30
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 23:30
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 23:30
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 23:30
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 23:30
12:00 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Nantwich Road, Broxton, Chester CH3 9JH, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cheshire  >  Chester  >  Broxton
  • Phone Number: +44 1829 782333
Set in beautiful Cheshire countryside, with magnificent views of the sandstone trailThe pub has a great reputation for locally sourced and freshly cooked food. The menu is quintessentially English and changes both daily and seasonally. We have some of the finest Cheshire real ales and guest ales from the surrounding areas.We look forward to welcoming you to the sandstone soon.

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?