The large mere with boats for hire on the edge of town. Also there are many other nice meres with pleasant walks around them within a few miles, Colemere especially.
- The Red Lion, 18 Church St, SY12 0HD, ☎ . Popular restaurant.
- The Black Lion. popular restaurant
- The Railway. serves good inexpensive food
- The Boat House, The Mereside, ☎ .
Elesmere has at least eight pubs and a social club. Good pubs to visit are The Swan, The Railway, The Market, and the Red Lion which is on the edge of town near to the mere and next to the church.