Main Street, Great Barrow, Chester, Cheshire, CH3 7HX
(+44) 01829 741 633
  • Reopening Update

    Pub and Accommodation
    We are excited to tell you that we will be opening outdoors initially on Monday 12th April 2021 at 12pm. We can still only operate a table service system with rule of 6 and you will not be able to order at the bar. This first week we will be opening earlier and hosting a series of BBQ’s starting on Monday so let’s keep our fingers crossed for good weather. All social distancing and hygiene rules must still be adhered to and wearing of masks when not seated. From 17th May 2021 you will be able to sit indoors in our newly refurbished tap room and providing the numbers are still low we will be able to operate without any restrictions in place from 21st June 2021. Rooms can be booked from 12th April 2021 on a room only/self-catering basis and we can offer full B&B from 17th May 2021. Our hours of business will be different initially so please call us or check your social media for updates.
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  • A relaxing getaway

    with a welcoming atmosphere
    With home cooked food, great local real ales and a selection of over 30 different gins.
    We focus on making all of our guests feeling relaxed, refreshed and well fed when they leave the White Horse.
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  • Home cooked food

    made with locally sourced ingredients
    We pride ourselves on producing good home made food sourced from local suppliers wherever possible, changing our menu with the seasons.
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  • Cosy accommodation

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    With 4 individual guest rooms at the inn and a cosy cottage located around the corner we are sure that we can find something to suit your needs
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The White Horse Inn, Great Barrow. Chester.

It Is The Perfect Hideaway

The pub is an old coaching inn c.18th century nestled in the centre of Great Barrow village  ideally situated on the outskirts of Chester and a perfect base for visiting the historic city and all of the local attractions such as Chester zoo, Cheshire Oaks, roman walls, the cathederal, the blue Planet aquarium, ice cream farm and much much more.

We are still researching our history but thanks to a lovely local lady  we have found out the following so far!!!

In 1838 it was owned by Samuel Higginson, and was an old thatched building before it was rebuilt by the Birkenhead Brewery.

in 1850 John Leach was Innkeeper, and in 1860 he is described as “farmer/Innkeeper”. Old Mrs Leach had a room at the back where dancing took place to concertina and tambourine and dances that “anyone could dance who couldn’t dance”. Village maidens went after Dad was in bed for “Mother didn’t mind” though the rector disapproved.

In 1893 when the Inn was being re-built, Albert Edward Spencer came to be Innkeeper and was here until his death in 1934.

Today, the pub has been renovated and updated with 4 guest rooms built into the old stables and hayloft and an additional self catering cottage built in 1906 and just a short walk from the pub.. The White Horse Inn still retains many of its original features. 

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Deluxe King Room with Sofa Bed

Situated in the old hay loft of the Inn this room features a king sized bed and a double sofa bed with en suite walk in shower room.

Tea/coffee making facilities


Free wifi

Free car parking

Please contact us to book your stay or click on the link below.

from £59.50
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King Room with Sofa Bed

Ground floor room with wider doors and lower light switches for wheelchair users. Ensuite bathroom with shower cubicle.

Note: this room is only semi accessible for wheelchair users as there is a small step into the shower which may not be suitable for people with very limited mobility.

Tea/coffee making facilities

Hair dryer

Free wifi

Free parking

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from £45.00
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Self Catering Cottage

Just a short walk around the corner from the pub we have our cosy cottage. with two double bedrooms and a sofa bed it can sleep up to 6 guests.

As well as the usual facilities that you would expect from a self catering holiday cottage, our guests also enjoy all the comforts of the BnB with large fluffy towels, crisp white bed linen and complementary toiletries plus tea and coffee facilities.

You can also book into the pub for breakfast, lunch and dinner if you would like to.

Please contact us to book your stay or click on the link below.

from £98.00 per night
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White Horse Amenities

Each uniquely decorated room in our Inn has its own distinct personality.

With quality local ingredients at the heart of our philisophy we hope that there is something for everyone. Please check out our menus tab.


We have a great selection of drinks for you to enjoy. From soft drinks for the kids to something a little stronger for the adults – pull up a chair, sit back and enjoy your time with us. 

The historic city of Chester has many attractions for all ages

We offer both outside catering and outside bar facilities so please contact us for further information.

If you would like to book a private party/event with us please contact us for further information

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