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The Best Places to Eat with Outdoor Covered Seating in Cheshire

By Jenny Schippers – 10th March 2021
Outdoor covered seating in cheshire

The Best Places to Eat with Outdoor Covered Seating in Cheshire


The 12th of April 2021 is a very important date for the hospitality industry in Cheshire as the government restrictions are lifted slightly and many are finally allowed to re-open their doors, with outdoor seating only.

So whilst we all have to wait until the 17th of May to sit indoors and enjoy a drink or something to eat, we can at least rug up and meet friends (rule of six) outdoors from a meal from the 12th of April onwards.

The hospitality industry has been really badly hit during the pandemic and sadly not all pubs, bars and restaurants will have survived so whilst we mourn the loss of some fantastic small, independent businesses it is really important to get back out there (safely) and show our support to those that are still fighting.

To help you find where locally will have outdoor seating available from 12th April 2021 in time for restrictions lifting, I have put together a handy list below of outdoor covered seating in Cheshire.

Some also have heaters or fire pits but not all so double-check with the venue before booking. Please ensure you check social media pages prior to visiting with many requiring you to book a table ahead.

If you have any further venues to add, please drop me a message @girlabout.cheshire on Instagram.

The Best Places to Eat with Outdoor Covered Seating in Cheshire


Little Manor, Thelwall – Tipi with fire pit

Pickering Arms, Thelwall – covered seating with heat lamps

Church Green, Lymm – covered seating with heat lamps

Arley Hall (The Cruck Barn) – an enclosed barn with seating adjacent to the café

London Bridge, Stockton Heath – covered seating with heat lamps

Corks Out, Stockton Heath – covered seating with heat lamps

The Terrace Gin & Cigar Bar, Warrington – open fires and heated covered terrace

The Waterside, Green King Pub & Grill, Warrington – covered seating

The Old Fishmarket, Warrington Town Centre – covered seating with food outlets close by (decorative umbrellas have now been taken down)

Hollies Farm Shop, Little Budworth – outside seating adjacent to cafe TBC (work ongoing)

Frozen Mop, Mobberley – heated tipi (TBC)

White Horse, Chester Racecourse – heated outdoor huts

Piccolinos, Alderley Edge (and Stockton Heath) – outdoor heated covered terrace

Black Dog, Waverton – dining domes

1539 Restaurant, Chester – outdoor heated covered terrace

Ring O Bells, Christleton – tipi with fire pit

Boars Head, Nantwich – tipi with fire pit (TBC)

Plumley Garden Centre, Knutsford – covered outdoor seating (TBC)

Okells Garden Centre, Tarporley – outdoor covered seating area adjacent to the cafe (TBC)

The Kinderton, Middlewich – outdoor covered seating with heaters

The Hart of Hartford – outdoor covered seating with heaters

Glebe Farm, Astbury – covered outdoor seating adjacent to the cafe (TBC)

Hickory’s Smokehouse, Chester/Poynton – outdoor covered seating

Oddfellows, Chester – outdoor covered seating with heaters

The Mere Golf Resort – outdoor covered seating with heaters

Con Club Altrincham – rooftop tipi with heaters

Bench Bistro Bar, Nantwich – outdoor covered seating and tipis

The Barn Owl, Lymm – canalside covered huts

The Rams Head, Grappenhall – outdoor covered huts

The Vicarage, Holmes Chapel – outdoor covered/heated terraces

Swish Lounge, Crewe – newly opening with covered outdoor seating

A la Turka, Stockton Heath – outdoor covered terrace (TBC)

The Bulls Head, Mobberley – marquee. Also covered seating at The Roebuck in Mobberley TBC

Cheshire Pub Co – Frozen Mop, The Ship at Styal, The Churchill Tree, The Dog at Peover – will all have covered outdoor seating (TBC)


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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