About The Davenport Arms
About The Davenport ArmsThis historic pub known locally as the ‘Thief’s Neck’ has recently been refurbished, offering cask ales and homemade food in traditional surroundings.View more about About The Davenport Arms
About The Davenport Arms
Soak up the sunshine and enjoy a tipple in our beer garden.
Well-behaved four-legged friends are welcome.
We host regular entertainment, from pub quizzes to live music… pop in for a pint and let us entertain you.
We are a family friendly pub and welcome all well-behaved children.
Feeling peckish? Come dine with us! We offer Great British homecooked dishes served with a smile… and best of all no washing up!
Great Cask Ales
Join us for a pint. We pride ourselves on our beer and offer some of the cask ales in town.
We're fortunate enough to be based in an area of natural beauty, special architectural or historic Interest. Pop in for a pint and discover more.
Live sport is shown at our pub. Please give us a call for listings.
We have a large car park for our guests to use.
Keen walker? With close proximity to many trails and hidden walks, there’s plenty to explore right on our doorstep. Round off your ramblings with a pint of Robinsons ale.
Excellent Wi-Fi access is available for free.
Welcome to the Davenport Arms, known locally as the Thief's Neck. Once part of the famed Capesthorne Estate dates back to the 18th Century in which the Davenport family were the game wardens to the King's hunting preserves. As hereditary foresters of the King, the Davenports had the authorised power to put poachers to death without trial. Hence, the crest of the Davenport coat of arms originally was a serf's head with a rope around its neck, signifying that the Davenports had the power to hang without appeal to the King. This same crest can still be seen today from the pub's pictorial. The legend has it that the tree which stands outside the Davenport Arms was used to hang wrongdoers, hence the nickname 'The Thief's Neck' let us hope that any louts stay on their best behaviour! There is outdoor seating to both the front and rear of the pub. The rear of the pub boasts a large area to sit and for children to play in with views of the adjacent fields, the local cricket pitch and livestock. Recently, the team began renting the rear space for those wanting small functions such as weddings, christenings and birthdays. So whether to party or spend a relaxing afternoon with friends and children, The Davenport Arms makes the perfect venue.
Davenport Arms 550 CHESTER ROAD
Mon - Sat 11am - 11pm
Sun - Noon - 10.30pm
Food: Mon - Sat
11.30am - 3pm
Sun Noon - 3pm
Fri & Sat 6pm - 9pm, a full menu is served. booking is advisable.
*Festive and Bank Holiday opening hours may vary, so please see detailed list in pub or ring before you set out.
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