The Golden Pheasant is owned by John Willie Lees brewery
of Middleton and its hand pumps regularly dispense real ales in the form
of Mild, Bitter, a seasonal speciality and the formidable strong ale,
The Golden Pheasant has acquired a reputation for serving good quality food, and justifiably so. The pub has its own chef, and has composed an imaginative menu, supplemented by mouth-watering specials.
Meals come with a choice of fries or boiled new potatoes,
both of which were fine, however our vegetables were a little cold and
bland, perhaps owing to the fact that we dined towards the end of the
evening and the batch may have been cooked up for the dinner rush.
Vegetables aside, it's a great place with a good selection
of beer and character by the boatload. The entire pub has undergone a
massively expensive refit, which instead of spoiling the appearance of
the pub, has actually added to the ambience and the quality of the craftsmanship
and materials shines through. A bowling green and huge beer garden are
The Golden Pheasant is situated close to Plumley Station, south-west of Knutsford. It may be reached by turning off the A556 at the traffic lights by the Smoker, or by the back road from Lower Peover. It has a large car park.