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Davenport Arms

  • Food
  • Great Cask Ales
  • Parking
  • Family Friendly
  • Beer Garden
  • Wi-Fi
  • Entertainment
  • Live Sport
  • Walks
  • Historic Interest
  • Dogs Welcome
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    Drinks Menu

    With an impressive wine list, spirits range, and award-winning cask ales; we have just the tipple for you.
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    Food Menu

    Feeling peckish? Come dine with us! We offer Great British homecooked dishes served with a smile… and best of all no washing up!
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    About The Davenport Arms

    About The Davenport Arms

    This historic pub known locally as the ‘Thief’s Neck’ has recently been refurbished, offering cask ales and homemade food in traditional surroundings.
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    About The Davenport Arms

    Beer Garden

    Soak up the sunshine and enjoy a tipple in our beer garden.

    Dogs Welcome

    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.

    Family Friendly

    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.

    Historic Interest

    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

    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.

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    Our pub is our pride and joy and we invite you to come and visit us. We'd be delighted to see you. In the meantime, browse through our gallery…
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    Contact & Opening Times


    We want to hear from you! Drop us a line & tell us about your experience in our pub. We'd be delighted to hear from you.
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    Davenport Arms

    Davenport Arms 550 CHESTER ROAD
    SK7 1PS

    Call us on: 0161 439 2435

    Opening Times:

    Hello all, 🥘 🍟 🥧 🥩 🍳 

    Well we’ve been taking baby steps and as most of you know we are serving outside under the marquees due to the small footprint inside & the fact there is NO standing or sitting at the bar.

    From next Thursday we are starting a reduced menu offering:

    Thursday & Friday 12pm - 3pm
    Saturday & Sunday 12:30pm - 5:30pm
    The bar will be open 
    Thursday to Saturday 12pm - 8pm
    Sunday 12:30pm - 6:30pm

    We are still taking baby steps to protect our staff and customers more days will be added shortly. Thank you for your patience and understanding at this strange time,
    Yvonne Family & Team

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