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The Rams head is listed of having architectural and historical significance to the village and has been stood, in a form or another, for much longer than the village of Grappenhall itself, as recorded in the Domesday Book of 1086.

With such a steep history comes our most famous folk tale. It’s known that the image of the grinning cat carved into our neighbouring Church was the inspiration for Lewis Carolls Cheshire cat in Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. Rumour has it that Caroll, who was only born a short drive west in Daresbury frequented the village and tap house throughout his childhood.

Original log-burning stoves are just one of many unique features of The Rams Head. The most famous is the original village well, next to the prominent bar. The well pre-dates the existing building by 150 years but has been expertly preserved with walkover glass so you can still take a peak into history.


With the un-touched countryside on our doorstep, we are proud to have such a beautiful landscape as our neighbour. An obvious paradise for explorers into natural woodland or for avid walkers with four legged friends through neighbouring towns and villages, you’ll be spoilt for choice with local walks.

If arriving by water is more your style, the Bridgewater Canal wraps around the pub making the perfect pit-stop to wet your whistle and fuel up on indulgent classics.


Both our terraces prove to be quite a sun-trap, watch the world slowly pass by along the cobbled lane of the village or hide away in our back garden, perfect for dining late in to the evening in our cosy huts all year round.


Relax into your surroundings and take in the beauty of Grappenhall with man's best friend by your side. With surrounding dog friendly walks, our pub is more than welcoming for you and your pooch.

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