Bostock Green

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About Bostock Green

Bostock Green is an extremely well preserved example of a model estate village that has survived virtually unchanged since the late nineteenth century.  It is a designated conservation area and is situated in the historic county of Cheshire, which is marked by an oak tree planted on the occasion of Her Majesty Queen Victoria’s Diamond Jubilee in 1897 … read more

Latest News

The Hayhurst Arms is now open!! Please click to see images

Do you want to know more about life in Bostock Green? You can find the latest version of the village newsletter here: Bostock-Newsletter-April-2015

22 April 2015


English Heritage listed building Bostock Smithy has now been taken over by a Middlewich couple looking to continue a long-standing tradition in Bostock Green. Bostock Smithy was first built in the village in 1798 and has been a working foundry ever since, becoming a grade two listed building in 1986. More than 200 years on from when it was initially built, Middlewich couple Lee and Becki have taken up residence at the Smithy and will keep the tradition alive.

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April 2015


Young Cheshire farmer, Jason Smith, attracted the attention of BBC’s Countryfile programme recently when they paid him a visit to film at the family farm in Bostock Green. Jason is the third generation of Smiths to raise and manage the Pedigree Holstein Bostock Herd.

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Friday, 6 February 2015


Chris Beswick, the landlord of the Hayhurst Arms in Bostock Green, was celebrating with his staff this week as the pub opened its doors to customers for the first time.

Bostock Green is a model village in the heart of the Cheshire countryside, which boasts reading rooms and a social club, village hall, bowling green, cricket pitch and pavilion. Lately however, the social club proved to be unviable and closed its doors in 2012. Chester pub company Brunning and Price acquired the lease and have spent the last six months on an imaginative root and branch transformation of the property, connecting the former social club to some historic barns at the rear of the building.

The result is truly impressive. The Hayhurst Arms is a classic country pub in style, with open fires, wooden floors, good old furniture and lots of rugs and plants. At the heart of the pub, centered on the well-stocked bar, is a large and airy room with a really buzzy, chatty and civilised atmosphere, with some more intimate rooms to squirrel away in for those who are so inclined.

Read the full story here

December 2014

Full article originally appeared in the Northwich Guardian and can be read under our News section here.

October 2014

On behalf of residents and businesses in Bostock, the Tatton Estate is urging Cheshire West and Chester County Council (CWAC) to investigate a traffic management and calming scheme to improve safety and the local environment along London Road, which passes through the centre of the historic village of Bostock Green.

A traffic management and calming scheme would enhance the Conservation Area; reduce the risk of death and injury to adults and children; reduce noise and vibration and overall environmental health to residents and the new Nursery School.

Measures could include a 30mph or lower speed limit; a part time advisory speed limit at school time; quieter road surface; traffic calming; on-street parking with physical protection; a lining and road colouring scheme and better signage to ensure traffic uses the A533 bypass. We would be delighted if you would support and share our online petition here.

July 2014

View images from the Bostock Green Village Fete here.

June  2014

Bostock Green Village Social Club is to enjoy a new lease of life as a pub restaurant which has been named in memory of a well-known local family. Tatton Estate Management has granted a new 50-year lease to Brunning and Price, part of The Restaurant Group (UK), for the Hayhurst Arms, formerly the social club, which closed in December 2012. The pub restaurant’s name pays tribute to a family who lived in the nearby Bostock Hall and created the village, in particular during the 1870s under Canon France-Hayhurst and Colonel France-Hayhurst, who made major additions and improvements to Bostock Green village, and at the end of the 20th century under Dinah France-Hayhurst, who helped many local causes.  See article in the Northwich Guardian Read more