PUBS and restaurants across Northwich will be opening their doors again when lockdown is eased on Saturday, July 4.

Residents across town are spoilt for choice when it comes to the number of places to grab some food and drink.

Fortunately, dozens of businesses in Northwich had already made public safety a top priority before the coronavirus pandemic.

As part of the Guardian’s Backing Local Business campaign, we’re giving a shout out to all the cafes, pubs and restaurants across town that have a five-star food hygiene rating.

Northwich Guardian:

That is the top ranking possible, meaning hygiene standards were rated as ‘very good’ by Cheshire West and Chester Council’s inspectors.

Some businesses listed below may not be ready to open safely yet, while some are taking advance bookings and may already be full, so check with each business before heading out this weekend.

Cheshire West and Chester Council expects 75 per cent of bars and restaurants will reopen on Saturday, but their capacity will be limited due to social distancing measures remain in force.

Meanwhile, many businesses will be cashless and only accept contactless payment, and customers may also be asked for their names and addresses to be recorded as part of the track, test and trace measures to manage any future spikes in Covid-19.

Bars, cafes, pubs and restaurants in Northwich with a five-star hygiene rating:

Abda, Crown Street

Antrobus Arms, Northwich Road, Antrobus

Arabica, Gadbrook Park

Asda cafe, Barons Quay

Blue Barrel Inn, Chester Road

The Blue Cap, Chester Road

Bombay Quay, London Road

Bratts cafe, Witton Street

Bulls Head, London Road, Davenham

Castle Cafe, Chester Road, Castle

Chime, Hartford

The Clock Tower, Chesterway

Cock of Budworth, Warrington Road, Great Budworth

Costa at Barons Quay, Leicester Street, Northwich Retail Park and Tesco

Cumin Cottage, High Street, Weaverham

Davenports Tearooms, Warrington Road, Dutton

Define Food and Wine, School Lane, Sandiway

Devenhams, London Road, Davenham

The Fishpool, Fishpool Road, Delamere

Fourways Cafe and Grill, Chester Road, Oakmere

Forest View Inn, Oakmere

Frankie Howard’s, Witton Street

The Green Dragon, Witton Street

Hare and Hounds, Station Road, Crowton

Hartford Hall, School Lane, Hartford

The Hollybush, Warrington Road, Dutton

Jade Buddha, Chester Road, Cuddington

KFC, Chesterway

The Kingfisher, Kingsmead Square

Kingsmead Spice, Kingsmead Square

Leigh Arms, Warrington Road, Dutton

Lodge, Winnington Lane

McDonalds, High Street

The Moorings, Upland Road, Anderton

Noodle Nana, Barons Quay

Oakwood Marina Tea Room, Davenham Road, Rudheath

Patersons Cafe Bar, Manchester Road

The Penny Black, Witton Street

Penny Farthing Tea Room, Runcorn Road, Barnton

The Plough Inn, Beauty Bank, Whitegate

Poppy Rose Furnishing and Tearooms, Witton Street

Pretty Princess cakes and bakes, Albion Road

The Quayside, Witton Street

Riverside Inn, Warrington Road, Acton Bridge

The Salty Dog, High Street

The Seafarer, The Arcade

Slow and Easy, Manchester Road, Lostock Gralam

Spinner and Bergamot, Warrington Road, Comberbach

Stanley Arms, Old Road, Anderton

Station House Cafe, Station Road, Delamere

Sticky Paws, Barons Quay

The Stronghold, Forster Avenue, Weaverham

The Swinging Witch, Crown Street

The Tea Rooms, Barbers Lane

The Village Restaurant and Coffee Bar, Blakemere

Vale Royal Abbey Arms, Oakmere

Vinnies, Market Street

The Wheatsheaf, High Street, Weaverham

White Barn Hungry Horse, Forest Road, Cuddington

Wildwood, Barons Quay

Winnington Park Recreation Club, Winnington 

Have we missed your business off the list?

All the businesses above were detailed on the website, but if your bar, cafe, pub or restaurant should be on the list, email