A MOBBERLEY hotel has been named as one of the best in the UK as part of an annual Sunday Times list celebrating the finest places to stay.

The Roebuck Inn is one of just 10 north west inclusions in this year’s Sunday Times Travel ‘Best Places to Stay: 100 great British hotels’ edition.

Included in the ‘posh pub’ category, The Roebuck is one of three pubs in the village run by Tim Bird and Mary McLaughlin of Cheshire Cat Pubs and Hotels, who brought the Mill Lane venue back from a lengthy closure in 2016.

Mary said: “We are absolutely chuffed to bits – we are chuffed for the team. They are a young team and have developed within the business over the past few years.

“It’s a credit to Mobberley and the great spirit of the locals.

“We wanted to differentiate to give the local community something that bit different – it’s not just another pub.

“We have created a lovely little ‘petit hotel’ and bistro. It’s informal with that bit of class and pizazz about it.

“It’s quite eclectic, with a really relaxed style throughout and quite a grown-up feel.

“We are delighted with the success to date. We haven’t done a lot of overt advertising – it’s a lot of word of mouth.

“We get a lot of weekend visitors to Mobberley, coming for their country break and embracing all the village has to offer with that semi-rural feel.”

The Sunday Times travel writers are briefed to identify comfort, service and value as well as less tangible qualities including personality and warmth.

The 100 places to stay slot into one of ten categories: country, seaside, family, posh pubs, foodie, city, spa, romantic, budget and B&B.

This year’s list includes 35 new hotels and 40 have made it onto the list again from previous years. It will be published in the Sunday Times this weekend, October 15.