The Station Hotel has won the coveted title of ‘Best Kept Pub’ in Ellesmere Port.

In a hotly contested competition, the historical Station Hotel (situated near Ellesmere Port train station) has beaten off contenders to lift the prestigious award. The Station Hotel narrowly won the award ahead of second place pub, The Wing Half.

Ellesmere Port is known for its exemplary pubs, each with its own unique character, quirkiness, sense of impending violence and levels of dilapidation. Among those pubs, The Station Hotel stands head and shoulders above the rest.

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During this year’s contest, The Station Hotel was commended on some its more unique aspects, such as its European-style wooden shutters on the windows, its unique ‘partially open’ glass in the windows that manage to let air into the pub, and its subtle pub sign that isn’t too ‘in your face’ so as to look out of place in the beautiful surroundings.

The subtle sign, that doesn’t use awful bold gaudy colours like some signs.

The Station Hotel was expected to finish as runner up for the second year in a row to The Grace Arms but, as that pub is being demolished later this year to make way for a mosque, it was disqualified from the running.

Locals describe The Station Hotel as a friendly pub where you’re always welcome, and always invited to participate in a good-natured game of fighting.

The Station Hotel really is a credit to Ellesmere Port, and will go on to the national competition to find the UK’s Best Kept Pub later this year.

The unique ‘partially open’ windows that let in the air