Category: Blog


Why We’re One Of The Best Pubs To Visit In Cheshire This Christmas

Nothing says Christmas like a quintessentially British countryside pub. Roaring log fires, hearty homecooked comfort food and red wine by the bottle. At The Lion, we have all 3 and more! We might be biased, but we reckon we’re one of the best pubs to visit in Cheshire this Christmas. But don’t just take us… Read more »

Getting into the Halloween Spirit – Spooky Stories and Events in Cheshire

As the autumn leaves fall and the air turns crisp, we’re embracing the Halloween spirit here at The Lion. As Halloween approaches, our staff have been sharing their own spine-tingling tales, and discussing their favourite Halloween events in Cheshire to help us celebrate spooky season as best we can. Get involved with us! In this… Read more »

Slow Summer Staycations – Our Favourite Trend Of 2023

The pandemic helped us Brits to fall back in love with the summer staycation, a long-forgotten concept that had been lost amidst our decades-long love affair with Mediterranean cuisine, Balearic seas and French vineyards. Our desire to leave these shores in pursuit of foreign climes was curtailed back in 2020, with COVID rendering foreign holidays… Read more »

Cheshire Summer Events 2023, What’s on nearby?

With the sun shining and the days getting longer, now is the perfect time to explore the vibrant festival scene and immerse yourself in the cultural experiences that Cheshire has to offer. At The Lion we LOVE a summer event and like to support our neighbours with their fantastic offerings. So, our team decided to… Read more »

The Best Rosé And White Wines On Our Menu, From Our Team

The late British wine critic Michael Broadbent believed that: “Drinking good wine with good food in good company is one of life’s most civilised pleasures.” At The Lion, this is a doctrine that we certainly subscribe to, and we aim to provide our customers with the perfect setting to enjoy our delicious wines, as well… Read more »

St George’s Day – Celebrating Our Best British Food

With April upon us, St George’s Day is just around the corner and here at The Lion we’re looking forward to celebrating the best of what our nation has to offer. Though we’re just a few miles from the border with Wales, we’re proudly situated in the North West of England and so in anticipation… Read more »

Why Stay At The Lion?

If you’re looking for the perfect retreat in the beautiful British countryside, The Lion at Malpas is the ideal place to stay. Nestled in the heart of a picturesque, quaint Cheshire village, The Lion has offerings like no other. This is a truly quintessentially British inn that boasts luxurious bedrooms, heavenly locally sourced food experiences… Read more »

The Most Romantic Food in Cheshire At The Lion

What better way to celebrate February, the month of love, than a romantic meal for you and your significant other at one of the most romantic places in Cheshire? We always say the best way to a person’s heart is through great food! Our team at The Lion at Malpas have carefully selected some of our… Read more »

Our Favourite ‘Be Good To Yourself’ Dishes

Over Christmas, we’ve indulged, we’ve been merry, and we’ve definitely stuffed ourselves silly! But now, it’s time to face the reality of January and get back to what they call ‘real life’!  Fitting back into your old, pre-Christmas routine is often something people dread. So why not try something new this year to get you… Read more »

Cheshire Walks To Beat The January Blues

After the long and exciting run-up to Christmas, all the festive parties, celebrations, and a MOUNTAIN of Christmas food, the January blues can really hit hard! The festivities are over, yet mornings and evenings are still dark. In fact, doesn’t the month just seem to drag on forever? It’s not all doom and gloom though…. Read more »