Thursday, 20 April 2017
#219 Leigh Arms, Little Leigh, Cheshire : 2000 to 2016
The Leigh Arms is probably the only pub that we've visited from different waterways on each occasion.
Our first visit there was on the evening of Sunday 3rd September 2000 on our return from a long trip to Manchester.
By the time we'd moored up it was almost 8pm and, with it being a Sunday, we were expecting it to be a close run thing as to whether we'd be able to get any food. As it turned out, the food had just closed for the night when we arrived, but the chef was willing to prepare us a Chilli Con Carne as there was still some left - so, what could have been a disaster turned into a very pleasant evening!
On that occasion we'd been travelling along the Trent & Mersey Canal heading south, back towards the Midlands.
Our most recent visit was on the evening of Sunday 14th August 2016 and this time we were travelling along the River Weaver having moored at Acton Bridge.
Although we were earlier in the evening this time (about 7pm) the food service had stopped at 6pm, which seems to be quite common these days on a Sunday. So, we had a pint, discovered that the Riverside Inn was a short walk away and, with it being a Marston's pub, was serving food until 9pm. We decamped and spent the rest of the evening in the Riverside Inn.