A Great Pub in Northwich
The Bulls Head Davenham
Northwich is an old town in the heart of the Cheshire plains and lies between the rivers Weaver and Dane, located roughly 18 miles east of Chester and 15 miles south of Warrington. Northwich was once the cornerstone of British salt production that goes back centuries; in Roman times the town was known as Condate or “Confluence” when they were attracted to the area by the river crossing possibilities.
Today, Northwich has a population of 19,924 (as per 2011) with very little being done here having anything to do with salt. That being said, salt has been extracted from the brine underneath Northwich since the Bronze age. Bet they wished there were pubs in Northwich back then!
There are lots to see and do in the area – especially when the sun’s out! Here’s a quick list of three activities that will leave you wanting to visit our dog friendly pub in Northwich as soon as you’re done!
Anderton Boat Lift
Designed by Edward Clark and opened in 1875 to aid small boats to bridge the 50-foot gap between the canal and the weaver navigation, the Anderton Boat Lift uses hydraulic water tanks to move boats up and down in a counter-balance style that creates a magical situation about the activity. If heights aren’t your thing, you might want to give it miss and stay in the visitor’s centre, but if you don’t suffer from vertigo it’s definitely worth a visit if you’re in the area.
Arley Hall and Gardens
The Arley Hall and Gardens offers a home feeling from its impressive fireplaces, stained glass and beautiful ceiling and paneling that is mostly made from oak trees. Visitors get to have the insight and the history of the family that has inhabited the hall for over 500 years. One can even tag along with his dog for a walk since there are excellent and beautiful sceneries. You will also get to enjoy the gardener’s Kitchen Café.
This is a magnificent home and resident of Viscount Ashbrook. The architecture of these residents gives the visitor an idea of history due to the skills used and paintings. It was constructed over 13 years from 1832 and designed by George Latham. The flowers in the gardens are beautifully maintained and designed using modern and traditional means and occupy an area of over 8 acres. This is an ideal place for picnics for families. While in Northwich, you better check this one up.
Vale Royal Falconry Centre
A center on the outskirts of Northwich where birds such as hawks, falcons, and owls are conserved. The visitors are taught how to interact with these birds and try their hands at handling and recall – under supervision of course! Visits to the site are on appointments. The Vale Royal Falconry Center also bring you a Meerkat experince, wedding entertainment and even Stag and Hen parties!
How to Find Us
When you’ve seen enough gardens, birds, and boats why not visit our traditional country pub in Northwich. You’ll find us by taking the 3rd exit at the Kingsmead A556 roundabout that will put you onto London Rd heading into Davenham. Traveling along London Rd for approximate 0.3 miles you’ll arrive at the Bulls Head in the centre of Davenham, where you’ll find the pub on your left.