Local Businesses

Post office

An outreach post office service is provided at the Community Centre, Delamere, two days a week, on Wednesdays and Fridays.  You can post parcels, buy stamps, draw cash from your bank account (free of charge), and use other Post Office services.
Opening hours:
Wednesdays 9.30am to 2pm
Fridays 9.30am to 1pm
Mobile number during post office hours 07763 254163
At other times 01565 723712


Delamere Stores on Station Road provides a wide range of goods including newspapers and magazines, groceries, fresh bakery produce, dairy produce, local fruit and vegetables, wines and spirits as well as freshly-made sandwiches and hot pies.

Hollies Farm Shop on the A49 Tarporley Road sells a wide range of local produce and quality gifts. It has a popular Coffee Shop, caravan park and holiday Forest Lodges.

Tarporley Garden Centre on the A49 Tarporley Road offers a wide range of plants and gardening products, garden furniture, giftware and cards, as well as a popular restaurant.

Stonyford Cottage Gardens and Nursery on Stonyford Lane lies in a sheltered valley on the edge of the forest, and has been featured on the BBC Gardeners World programme.  An ideal stop for lunch or tea when walking the Oakmere Way.

Easy Life Garden Machinery on Farm Road provides a wide range of garden machinery, servicing and repairs.

Winsors/Willington Fruit Farm on Chapel Lane sells fruit and vegetables along with its Winsors Cheshire Dry Cider and award-winning home pressed apple juice.

Pubs and restaurants

The Abbey Arms (named after the nearby Vale Royal Abbey) on the junction of Chester Road and Abbey Lane is a popular dining venue.

The Boot Inn in Boothsdale is a picturesque country pub with great food that is a favourite retreat for walkers.

The Cabbage Hall on the A49 Tarporley Road has a Pesto Restaurant serving Italian food as well as a selection of real ales.

The Fishpool Inn on the junction of the A54 and B5152 has recently been renovated and has an exciting new menu.

Fourways Café and Grill next to J&S on Chester Road provides good all round fresh cooked food, including a traditional full English breakfast.

Delamere Forest Café at Linmere Visitor Centre in the forest serves a wide range of freshly made hot and cold food and drinks.

Station House Café is located next to Delamere Station on the edge of the forest, offering a wide range of full meals, sandwiches, cakes, pies and drinks.

Places to stay

Abbeywood Estate on Chester Road includes an arboretum, formal and informal gardens, a garden café, a functions space and self-catering apartments.

Delamere Forest Camping & Caravanning Club site offers easy access to the station and the facilities in the forest.

Fishpool Farm Caravan Park in Fishpool Road is a privately owned family-friendly caravan and camping site with 50 pitches, all with electric hook up, open 11 months of the year.  The park is a short walk from the Fishpool Inn and 2 miles from Delamere Forest.

Vehicle sales and servicing

Nick Tomlin Cars on Chester Road specialises in quality used car sales as well as servicing and repairs.

J&S Accessories on Chester Road is one of the biggest motorcycle and accessories stores in the country.

Alexander Caravan Services on Farm Road has a fully insured workshop catering for servicing and repairs of all caravans, motorhomes, trailers and horseboxes.


Kelsall Hill Equestrian Centre, based at Organsdale Farm in Delamere is a nationally known venue for equestrian events.

Willington Hall Riding Centre provides serious riding lessons and hacking, for serious adults and children, on serious horses and ponies.


Delamere Forest Golf Club off Station Road is widely regarded as one of the best heathland golf courses in England, and welcomes visiting golfers as well as the many local residents who are members of the club.

G.D.M Gardening Services,  all aspects of gardening work undertaken to a high standard with competitive rates.  Please contact Mike on mobile 07803 701734 or 01606 882944.

NJG Architectural Design at Dairy House Farm, Chester Road, Oakmere, provides architectural plans and advice for any build project, large or small. Call 01606 301171