Welcome to Knutsford.Net
Knutsford.Net – is a non-profit, local and community website for Knutsford and it’s surrounding areas. Whether you live here or plan to visit, this site is for you. Knutsford.Net contains information and links to local community groups, clubs, businesses, accommodation and events. It contains historic information, emergency telephone numbers, suggestions on what to see and what to do, as well as providing a visual portal of what our wonderful town has to offer.
As a visitor you will most certainly be romanced by the historic ambience that encompasses the town. At the same time be delighted with the many charms there is to see and do. Princess Street (also known locally as Top Street) and King Street lower down (also known as Bottom Street), form the “hub” and can boast of a large number of restaurants, pubs, coffee shops, boutiques, antique shops and art galleries. At the top end of King Street is the pedestrian entrance to Tatton Park. The Tatton estate was formerly home to the Egerton family, and has given its name to Tatton parliamentary constituency.
King Canute (Knútr in Old Norse) was the king of England (1016–1035) and later king of Denmark, Norway and parts of Sweden as well. Local tradition says that he forded the River Lily, which was said to be dangerous then, though other reports say it was the Birkin Brook at or near Booth Mill.
In 2017, Knutsford was awarded the best place to live in the North West beating Kendal, Lymm, Saddleworth and West Kirby on the Wirral. The accolade was given by the Sunday Times (dated 19th March 2013) which stated that the little attractive town, surrounded by country fields is about earning a living and lifestyle. It even enjoys a Curzon Cinema, antiques galore and three luxury car dealerships (including the busiest Bentley showroom in the country). The paper went on to say, a minor outcry was the opening of an Aldi in the town. However, all was forgiven when the locals found a taste for it’s very reasonably priced caviar. So much so, Aldi was had to build an extension to the store, all within a year of it opening.
Warrington Horse Show 2018
Pub in the Park
The Warrington Horse Show 2018 takes place on May 28th in the grounds of Tabley House. There is something for everyone, with Shetland ponies, Shire horses, Show Jumpers, and even a Pet Dog Show.
It is terrific day out, whether competing, supporting a rider or simply wanting a day out to relax and watch what’s going on. What could be nicer than meandering around the show arena’s, watching the competitions and demonstrations and all with the grand Tabley Hall as the backdrop.
- Horse arenas: show jumping, shire horses, side saddle, heavy horses, carriages
- Dog show, working & protection dog demonstrations
- Falcon display
- Archery skills workshops
- Craft & farmers market
- Delicious refreshments & catering
- Donkey rides
Pub in the Park
Tom Kerridge’s food and music festival, Pub in the Park, is coming to Cheshire! 2018 will see the laid-back summer celebration coming to Knutsford from 7 – 9 September 2018 after its sell-out debut last year in Marlow.
You can expect cracking music from household names including Razorlight, Tom Odell, Scouting for Girls and Sophie Ellis-Bextor plus top chefs including Tom Kerridge himself, Candice Brown, and Angela Hartnett will take to the stage for live cooking demos.
Pop-up pubs and restaurants will be serving their award-winning food for festival-goers to feast on, including Tom Kerridge’s The Hand & Flowers and The Coach, Pipe & Glass, The Hardwick, The Star Inn and many more. Expect bars serving every tipple from craft beer to artisan gin and lots of shopping so you can take something home with you. Sounds like a lush day out!
Pub in the Park