The Dysart Arms
The Dysart Arms is a lovely old pub in the village of Bunbury in Cheshire. Part of the ever-reliable Brunning & Price stable, it’s so quintessentially, traditionally British that the pub and Bunbury itself is where the ITV show Home Fires was filmed (ask your mum, or maybe your grandma).
It’s got a roaring fires, antique prints, higgledy-piggledy bookshelves kind of look, while being light and airy at the same time. There’s also a lovely beer garden overlooking the churchyard. It’s a good place to finish off a country walk – in fact, you can download a circular route from the pub’s website.
The food is typical pub classics, done well. Expect things like: ribeye steak and chips; pan-fried halibut with leek, samphire and crushed new potatoes; cauliflower, chickpea and pepper jalfrezi. Starters and sandwiches are available too. Typical dishes include chicken liver pâté or king prawn cocktail. The rump steak sandwich with Dijon mustard is particularly good. It’s also a good bet for Sunday lunch.