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The Vicarage Cranage, Cheshire | Flat Cap Hotels

By Jenny Schippers – 19th September 2020
What I loved about The Vicarage:

The Flat Cap Hotel Group has taken this Grade II listed coaching inn and sympathetically yet stylishly renovated it to create a super chic interior whilst still retaining the rustic charm of the original building. Conveniently located on the A50 at Cranage, just north of the idyllic village of Holmes Chapel and sitting on the River Dane, this boutique hotel offers impeccable dining and social spaces (both indoors and out) that suit families as well as couples looking for a romantic outing.

On our visit today we pre-booked for lunch as a family. On arrival, we had our temperature automatically taken by a scanning machine, the first I have seen in a hospitality setting, and were shown to our table in the main dining room by a very pleasant member of staff.  Firstly, I was really impressed with the menu choice that included lunch, sharing plates, great Vegan/Vegetarian options, and an excellent Children’s menu. The overall atmosphere was relaxed, there was music playing throughout and I felt very comfortable being there with my children. The girls chose off the Children’s Menu and my Husband and I shared a Club Sandwich. The food came with minimal wait and was of a really high standard.

Worth paying a babysitter?

If you can, definitely do! The Vicarage has 26 individually styled bedrooms that would be perfect for a romantic weekend break. The countryside that surrounds the hotel is just stunning and there are plenty of walking trails and sites of interest within a short drive. There are Live Lounge Sessions every weekend in September (Friday-Sunday evenings) and I imagine it would be a fantastic evening out or weekend away with your other half!


A lovely welcome!

A really multi-functional space that would be perfect for a romantic weekend break but also completely welcoming of families. There is a fantastic outdoor play area that my girls absolutely loved with seating and an outside bar. The food is impeccable with a huge selection to suit all tastes. We will definitely be back!


The Vicarage Cranage

Knutsford Road,



For more information visit: https://www.flatcaphotels.com/the-vicarage/


Jenny x


This is a Girl About recommendation. This means that it was not gifted in return for a review but paid in full by our writer and the venue had no idea that I was there. We only recommend places we absolutely love, and places that we know you’ll love too!


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