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Nantwich is a beautiful historic town in Cheshire. It contains many old buildings which were built after the great fire of Nantwich in 1583.

Crown Hotel

Someone who is born within the town's boundaries is called a 'Dabber'.

Get in[edit]

By train[edit]

Nantwich is on the Crewe to Shrewsbury line.

By car[edit]

Nantwich is 9 miles from Junction 16 of the M6.

By coach[edit]

Birkenhead to Portsmouth service calls at Nantwich

By bus[edit]

There are frequent buses to Crewe and Chester from Nantwich bus station

By boat[edit]

The Shropshire Union Canal has a basin at the western end of the town.

Get around[edit]

The town centre is relatively small, with everything within walking distance.


Churche's Mansion
  • 1 St Marys Church. The 14th-century church is often referred to as the cathedral of South Cheshire. St Mary's Church (Q15979424) on Wikidata St Mary's Church, Nantwich on Wikipedia
  • 2 Nantwich Museum, Pillory Street. It stands next door to the former Nantwich jail and across the road is a replica of the original pillory. The museum has displays about the town's past including the leather industry and salt mining and a salt ship. Nantwich Museum (Q6964392) on Wikidata Nantwich Museum on Wikipedia
  • 3 Nantwich Aqueduct. Navigable aqueduct designed by Thomas Telford in around 1826. Nantwich Aqueduct (Q17565049) on Wikidata Nantwich Aqueduct on Wikipedia


  • Guided tours, +44 1270 537359. Guided tours of the town can be arranged by contacting the Tourist information Centre where a 'Walkabout Tour' leaflet is on sale.
  • Swimming. Go in the outdoor brine pool at Nantwich Baths.


  • There are many attractive small independent shops in Nantwich.
  • There is a good market on Thursdays and Saturdays in the market hall near the central square.


Chinese restaurants[edit]

Chinese take-away[edit]

Italian restaurants[edit]

Indian restaurants[edit]

  • Bengal Station, Station Building (formerly Nantwich Railway Station), Station Yard, +44 1270 620600.
  • Indian Ocean, 27, Welsh Row, +44 1270 629968.
  • Naaz Tandoori and Balti, 13 Pillory Street, +44 1270 629800.


  • The Black Lion, 29 Welsh Row, +44 1270 628711. Reputed to be the oldest pub in Nantwich as it was built in 1664.
  • The Boot & Shoe, 82 Hospital Street, +44 1270 625193. A typical traditional period town pub close to Morrisons. Food is served from noon to 8PM every day. Beer garden, with heated patio area and bouncy castle for the kids in the warmer months
  • Crown Hotel, High Street, +44 1270 625283. 16th-century coaching inn in the centre of Nantwich.
  • Harrisons Café Bar, +44 1270 626066. The first café-bar to open in Nantwich.
  • The Malbank Hotel, 14 Beam Street, +44 1270 626011. A busy town centre public house serving meals between the hours of noon and 8PM everyday.
  • The Oddfellows Arms, +44 1270 624758. An attractive old pub with exposed beams and period features.
  • The Railway Hotel. The Railway (unsurprisingly by Nantwich station) has live bands on Fridays and Saturdays.
  • The Red Cow, 51 Beam Street, +44 1270 628581. Beer garden and children’s play area. All food is home-made.
  • The Shakespeare, 35 Beam Street, +44 1270 610550. Inn close to the bus station
  • The Union, 15 High Street, +44 1270 626046. A town centre pub offering a wide range of lunches and bar snacks.
  • The Vine, 42 Hospital Street, +44 1270 624172. Offers a range of hot meals, sandwiches and light bites.
  • Wickstead Arms, Mill Street, +44 1270 625139. A warm and friendly traditional town centre pub. Food is served all day.
  • Ye Olde Vaults, 48 High Street, +44 1270 626282. Bar meals served M-Sa between 11:30AM and 3:30PM.



Go next[edit]

Routes through Nantwich
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