After what felt like a particularly long January, Valentine’s Day is almost upon us! And while you might opt for the ease of flowers and a card, why not be a little more adventurous this year? With most restrictions lifted and more options than ever before to go out and about, we say, go big or go home this February 14th!
Cheshire has so much to offer for couples seeking to make their day special, and certainly has many a romantic story to tell. Did you know the famous BBC adaptation of Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice, starring Colin Firth, was partially filmed in Lyme Park?
Here are some of our romantic Valentine’s Day ideas in Cheshire…
- Carden Park spa day
If you’re a Cheshire native, you’ll have probably heard of Carden Park! This award-winning luxurious retreat is nestled in the heart of the countryside, and offers treatments guaranteed to relax you and your other half. Recently awarded Europe’s Best Luxury Destination Spa, as well as a whole host of other achievements, you’d be hard pressed to find anywhere else in the county that can offer such an amazing experience.
Head to its website today to view its wide range of treatments and to book yourself in for the day.
What’s more is that Carden Park is just over a 15-minute drive from us! We’d love to welcome you after a long day spent chilling, where you can enjoy one of our spectacular meals and stay overnight in one of our boutique B&B bedrooms.
2. Brunch in the city
Having breakfast together is a tried and tested couples activity! And if getting crumbs in the bed doesn’t sound like much fun to you, why not head out to the beautiful city of Chester to one of its many brunch spots this Valentine’s Day?
For classic options, there’s Northgate Street’s Marmalade, the Flower Cup on the rows, and Little Yellow Pig in Hoole. For pancake lovers, Hanky Panky offers a wide range of delicious options, and there’s even an all-vegan option at Shrub for those who follow a plant-based diet.
Or, if you fancy an early lunch in the countryside, The Lion is open from 11am every day, including on Valentine’s Day of course!
And, of course, a day of shopping needs to follow… Luckily, Chester has all you need to have a fun-filled day of finding the best high street bargains!
3. A romantic Valentine’s Day walk
If you and your other half like nothing better than pulling your walking shoes on and getting your steps in, then there are endless places for you to do that in the beautiful Cheshire countryside this Valentine’s Day. From historic houses to wild woodland, there’s plenty dotted along our landscape that mean it won’t just be another lap around the block!
Why not check out our previous blog on the best dog walking routes in Malpas and Cheshire, or our blog on the best castle visits in Cheshire on our sister pub, The Swan at Tarporley’s website? You don’t have to have a furry friend with you to have a great time, enjoy the scenery and explore our beautiful surroundings (though we certainly recommend it!).
4. Afternoon Tea
If you and your other half can’t resist the simple charm of an afternoon tea, then you’re in luck – at The Lion, we offer an amazing set menu for two people! Pop by to enjoy our selection of loose-leaf teas, English cut sandwiches, homemade cakes, baked scones, jam and thick clotted cream.
Book a table via our contact page.
5. Wine and dine at The Lion at Malpas
Once you’ve finished your busy day of essential couple time, there’s no better way to end it than by coming to The Lion for a delicious meal for two. We use the very best local ingredients to provide our guests with both traditional hearty pub meals, as well as more eclectic fine dining options to keep things interesting!
We also have a wine list that was selected by a leading wine expert, Jon at Define Wines. And, of course, to round off your evening, our to-die for desserts will leave you full and satisfied. Head to our Food and Drink section to view all of our menus.
And if you’d like to extend your Valentine’s Day, why not stay the night, too? We have availability in our beautiful boutique rooms. Head to our contact page, or speak to one of our friendly team members on 01948 807070.