Hartford Hall Hotel81 School Lane
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Old hotel, formally a 17th century nunnery and manor house near the A556 - open to non-residents. Rumours still abound of a secret tunnel between the hotel and nearby Vale Royal Abbey, presumably to facilitate illicit meetings between the nuns and monks! Remains open till 11.30 Fri & Sat when a function is being held. Occasional live music. Four rotating cask ales from the Marstons empire.