Crabwall Manor Hotel & Spa

Mollington, Chester

Crabwall Manor Hotel & Spa is an historic 17th Century manor house just a short drive from Chester city centre. Following a multimillion-pound refurbishment the hotel now boasts a beautiful selection of elegant rooms as well as a spa and indoor swimming pool.

For diners, the Earl of Chester Restaurant, serving both traditional English and world food, has wonderful views over its own patio and the ground beyond. For those wanting something more casual the Bar Lounge offers classic options and lighter snacks. There is also 24 hour Room Service available.

The Spa at Crabwall Manor offers an 18-meter heated indoor pool, sauna, steam room, massage showers and a whirlpool. In addition, guests have use of the well-equipped gym, aerobics studio and treatment rooms offering a range of spa treatments including aromatherapy massage, facials and hand and feet treatments.

Crabwall Manor offers free parking and is just five minutes from the M56 motorway.

Parkgate Road, Mollington, Chester, CH1 6NE
Tel: +44 1244 851666

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About Crabwall Manor


    Catch some zzz’s

    Master Suites

    Our hotel boasts three spacious Master Suites all individually designed with indulgence, relaxation and comfort in mind. Perfect for a romantic break, discovering historic Chester or a well earned treat after a long day at the office.

    • 24 hour room service
    • Complimentary toiletries
    • Free parking
    • Free wifi access
    • Hairdryer
    • Heated Towel Rail
    • Ironing facilities
    • Large flat screen TV
    • En suite bathroom with large bath and shower
    • Private lounge with seating
    • Tea and coffee making facilities

    Room Information
    Retaining the character of the Manor House and the Clock Tower, the original features have been enhanced with stylish decoration and plush carpets and soft furnishings. Each suite comes with a spacious private lounge, intimate dining area and large en suite bathroom.

    Junior Suites

    Our Junior Suites are the perfect way to relax. Crabwall Manor Hotel is proud to offer four of these sophisticated, spacious suites. With the extra room and large bathrooms they are an excellent choice for those wanting real luxury, and perfect for those looking to stay a little longer.


    • En suite bathroom with bath and shower
    • Complimentary toiletries
    • Lounge seating area
    • Flat screen TV
    • Ironing facilities
    • Hairdryer
    • Heated Towel Rail
    • Tea and coffee making facilities
    • Free wifi access
    • Free parking
    • 24 hour room service

    Room Information
    Our Junior Suites provide both privacy and comfort for the discerning guest. With sumptuous double beds, each suite has either its own distinct lounge area with a sofa and an easy chair, four poster bed or balcony. Flat Screen TV and and a spacious bathroom with both a bath and shower.

    Superior Rooms

    At Crabwall Manor Hotel our Superior Rooms have all the luxury of our Classic rooms but are even larger. Stylish and tranquil, each Superior Rooms blend classic design with contemporary comfort, something we would all like to grow accustomed to.

    • En suite bathroom some with bath and shower and others with just shower
    • Complimentary toiletries
    • Double/Twin capabilities
    • Flat screen TV
    • Ironing facilities
    • Hairdryer
    • Heated Towel Rail
    • Tea and coffee making facilities
    • Free wifi access
    • Free parking
    • 24 hour room service

    Room Information
    Our Superior Rooms are fitted and furnished to the highest standards and can be for either Double or Twin requirements. Complete with a desk and chair the Superior room is perfect for the business person who needs to stay in touch with the outside world with our complimentary wifi access. The additional space and sofa beds also make these rooms the ideal choice for families.

    Classic Rooms

    Our Classic Rooms stylishly combine the feel of the traditional manor house with comfortable contemporary design. Spacious and fitted and furnished to the highest standards, our Classic Rooms can suit either Double or Twin requirements.

    • 24 hour room service
    • Complimentary toiletries
    • Double/Twin capabilities
    • En suite bathroom with shower, most with a bath
    • Flat screen TV
    • Free parking
    • Free wifi access
    • Hairdryer
    • Heated Towel Rail
    • Ironing facilities
    • Tea and coffee making facilities

    Room Information
    Our Classic Rooms stylishly combine the feel of the traditional manor house with comfortable contemporary design. Spacious and fitted and furnished to the highest standards, our Classic rooms can be for either Double or Twin requirements.


    Come dine with us


    Whether you prefer sophisticated à la carte dining, a relaxed bar meal, afternoon tea or a refreshing drink, Crabwall Manor Hotel has a range of tempting options to choose from. The Earl of Chester Restaurant is renowned for its freshly prepared food and fine wines. For those wanting a more informal dining experience the Bar Lounge menu is available with classic options and lighter snacks to satisfy all appetites. If a truly indulgent treat is what you are looking for, Crabwall Manor Hotel can offer you a decadent traditional afternoon tea. With delicious savoury sandwiches, scrumptious cakes and fresh scones all served with classically refreshing tea, or coffee if you prefer. Crabwall Manor Hotel has a range of tempting options to choose from.


    The Earl of Chester Restaurant

    The perfect choice for sophisticated yet relaxed dining at the hotel. The wide and varied menu offers the best of classic and contemporary cuisine, all freshly prepared by our expert chefs. You will be looked after by our friendly restaurant staff from the moment you are seated at your table, and for those who enjoy a glass of something fruity, we have an extensive wine list for you to choose from.


    Private Dining

    We have a number of rooms that are suitable for private dining. With its sense of history and beautiful original features, Crabwall Manor Hotel makes a stunning backdrop for any occasion. Whether you are looking to hold an intimate family get together, a special occasion or celebration, we have the perfect setting to make it one to remember.




    Opening Times

    Bar Lounge Opening Times Every day 10.00am until 10.00pm Restaurant Opening Times Every day 6.30pm until 9.30pm

    Looking to make a reservation?

    Use our quick booking system below or call us on 01244 851666



    Planning an Event?


    Crabwall Manor Hotel offers a delightful venue and is an ideal location for any type of business event. Our facilities are suitable for training seminars, conferences, meetings, presentations, corporate hospitality and social and networking functions.

    • Free parking
    • Free wifi access
    • Direct links from M6, M56 and M53
    • Manchester Airport 35 miles
    • Liverpool John Lennon Airport 25 miles
    • Chester Railway Station 8 Miles
    • Air conditioning
    • Day and 24 hour Delegate packages
    • Tailor made meetings
    • 48 stylish en suite bedrooms
    • Spa and Fitness Suite on site

    Family Celebrations

    If you are looking for a beautiful and unique setting to celebrate your special occasion then Crabwall Manor Hotel is just perfect. Our Jacob and Lyle Suites will give a real sense of grandeur and luxury to any occasion. Take a stroll along our Gallery to the Conservatory, with its beautiful views it is an idyllic setting for any event.

    Crabwall Manor is perfect for Christenings and Naming Ceremonies, for Anniversaries and Private Dining and for your Christmas and New Year Celebrations. Our events team can help you with your arrangements for a Funeral Reception with menus carefully compiled to make things as simple as possible. So what kind of event can we host at Crabwall Manor? Whether it be a magical wedding, private dining for a family occasion, an anniversary, birthday party, afternoon tea, funeral or christening, the choice is really yours. Our dedicated events coordinator is here to help ensure your celebration is truly memorable.

    Your celebration is exactly that, yours, so all of our menus can be tailored to your exact requirements. We can help you arrange a disco to dance the night away, table decorations and chair covers, even flowers and gifts for your guests. If you would like to stay with us and extend your visit a little longer, we have 48 beautifully designed bedrooms and a relaxing and revitalising spa for you to take advantage of during your stay. For further information please contact us, we are more than happy to help.


    Crabwall Manor hotel has secured the much sought-after AIM accreditation from the Meetings Industry Association (mia). Crabwall Manor hotel in Chester has achieved silver status from the UK’s nationally recognised standard for service providers in the meetings, conferences and events industry, after a panel of independent industry assessors scrutinised the venue against a robust checklist of criteria. The process includes legal compliance, accessibility and quality checks of its facilities as well as its customer service proposition and experience, ethical codes of conduct and best practice standards. Zachary Hardman, General Manager said: “It’s fantastic testament to the highly experienced and dedicated team at Crabwall Manor hotel that we have secured national AIM accreditation as it provides buyers a benchmark of the highest standard. We appreciate that it can sometimes be overwhelming as there are so many things to consider when planning an event from location to catering, photography, speakers, delegates and marketing. However, with our AIM accreditation, buyers can immediately feel confident they are working with dedicated and experienced professionals.

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    Your Special Day

    A Timeless Classic

    Crabwall Manor is a beautiful country manor house full of charm and character. Dating back to the 11th century, our 55 bedroom hotel has both the elegance and the versitility to make your special day truly memorable.

    Our beautifully appointed function suites will accomodate wedding celebrations and civil ceremonies for up to 85 for a wedding breakfast and 150 for an evening reception. Whether you are planning a smaller intimate celebration or a larger gathering of family and friends Crabwall Manor provides the most romantic venue for your special day and memories you will cherish for years to come.

    ♥ Inclusive Package 2019 ♥

    This package has all the essentials to make your wedding arrangements stress free, giving your special day a luxurious feel and truly enjoyable.

    What’s Included

    ♥ Complimentary Bridal Suite on your special day
    ♥ 60 day guests for the wedding breakfast
    ♥ 100 evening guests
    ♥ 60 chair covers with sash
    ♥ DJ and dance floor
    ♥ Bucks Fizz upon arrival
    ♥ Two glasses of wine served with the meal
    ♥ A glass of sparkling wine for the speeches
    ♥ Red Carpet arrival
    ♥ Use of a cake stand and knife
    ♥ Dedicated Wedding Coordinator

    Looking to start planning your dream wedding at Crabwall Manor? Use our simple enquiry tool below to check availability, and to read reviews from our recent couples

  5. SPA

    Time to Unwind

    Fitness at the Crabwall Manor

    Crabwall Manor Spa boasts a relaxed and friendly atmosphere with fully equipped air conditioned gym with resistance machines, state of the art cardio equipment and a free weights exercise area. We also have an advanced personal trainer on site ( who can offer specific and tailor made exercise programmes to meet all your exercise needs and delivered to the highest standard.

    • 18 metre indoor heated pool
    • Changing rooms with lockers
    • Air conditioned gym
    • Fully trained team
    • Personal training services
    • Refreshment bar
    • Relaxation Lounge
    • Sauna, steam room and Jacuzzi
    • Fitness Classes

    For those who prefer to exercise in groups there is a studio on site which offers classes such as aqua aerobics, Pilates, Metafit and yoga to name a few. All of our classes are taught by friendly, experienced and highly qualified instructors.


    Our treatments are designed to offer the ultimate in pampering, relaxation and revitalisation experiences. The treatment rooms provide a tranquil and calm environment in which you can totally relax, a little pampering should surely be a prerequisite for any stay at Crabwall Manor Hotel. Why not take the opportunity to indulge in our invigorating body treatments and rejuvenating therapeutic techniques? There is no more pleasurable way to ease body tensions, soothe the mind and revive the spirit. We also offer a great selection of luxurious spa packages. Whether you are looking for a romantic weekend getaway, an overnight stay with friends on a girls night in or just to be completely pampered and relaxed for the day, at The Spa we have something to suit everyone. If you want to give a spa gift to a family member or loved one then Spa Vouchers are available, please contact the Spa Team directly for further information on 01244 851 585.

    • Facilities


    • Changing rooms with lockers
    • An indoor heated swimming pool
    • A mood enhancing spa suite which includes a sauna, jacuzzi & steam room
    • A Jessica nail bar – offering a variety of nail treatments
    • Signature packages specially designed for Crabwall Manor
    • Beautiful treatment rooms offering luxurious ESPA treatments







    Spa Opening Times:

    Monday to Friday – 6.30am – 10pm | Last admission 9.15pm

    Weekends 7am – 8pm | Last admission 7.15pm

    Children’s Swimming Times:

    Monday to Friday: 9am – 11am | 2pm – 5.30pm

    Saturday and Sunday: 10am – 5pm


    Season Greetings

    Click here for our latest brochure

    Experience the magic of Chester and unwrap a magical Christmas as Crabwall Manor hotel decks its halls for the festive season. From party nights filled with dancing, dining and drinking to relaxing breaks and festive lunches. Our hotel has a whole host of packages available to make Christmas a cracker! We are renowned for the warmth of our welcome and we enjoy hosting Christmas as much as our guests like being with us. Our festive celebrations are going to be the best in Salisbury, with good food and a great party atmosphere. Party Nights are available from just £24.95 per person, take a look at our brochure and you will see there’s a lot to choose from.


    Attractions in and around Chester


    Where do we start? With our 21,000 animals, in 125 acres of award-winning zoological gardens? With the 1.9 million people who come to visit every year? Or with the many conservation projects we’re involved with, at home and abroad?

    We work hard because we love animals, we care about nature, we love Chester Zoo and we want to be the BEST conservation charity in the world! Distance from the hotel 3.4 miles.


    Home to over 100 living displays including one of Europe’s largest collection of sharks, Blue Planet Aquarium offers a whole world of underwater discovery. Distance from the hotel 5.8 miles.



    Cheshire Oaks was the first and remains the UK’s largest Designer Outlet, having opened in 1995. With over 360,000 square feet of retail space, comprising more than 145 boutiques, restaurants and cafés, Cheshire Oaks isn’t merely the UK’s largest Designer Outlet. You’ll find up to 60% off the RRP in all of our brands all year round. Our range of brands offers something to suit everyone’s taste. Highlights range from athletic labels, including Nike and Adidas, and high-street favourites, such as Marks & Spencer and Next, to a selection of iconic fashion brands, including Burberry, Polo Ralph Lauren, Michael Kors and Hugo Boss. Distance from hotel 5.9 miles


    The city walls are the oldest, longest and most complete in Britain, parts of which are almost 2000 years old.

    Chester is the only city in Britain that retains the full circuit of its ancient defensive walls. Walking the complete circuit gives wondrous views down into the city and gives a fantastic insight into Chester’s long history. The main access onto the walls is at each of the four main gateways – Northgate, Eastgate, Watergate and Bridgegate, plus there are many other steps around the city, some including accessible ramps. Distance from the hotel 2.4 miles.



    Chester Cathedral is many things to many people: a vibrant community of worship, an ancient abbey, an archaeological treasure, a cultural hub, a centre of musical excellence and a unique blend of medieval and modern history.

    We’re free to enter and welcome thousands of visitors from all over the world.  We hope our website inspires you to visit Chester Cathedral. Distance from the hotel 2.8 miles.


    The vibrant heart of liverpool’s historic waterfront, the Albert Dock’s the place to play, to see, to eat, drink and stay. Blending old and new, it’s contemporary, yet cultured, fun and friendly. Distance from the hotel. 24.4 miles.




    Whether you want to hit the shops for some of the best shopping in Liverpool, eat delicious food in one of our restaurants, or treat yourself to a cocktail in one of our lively bars, you’ll always have a fun packed day at Liverpool ONE. Distance from the hotel 23.9 miles.



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How to find us



    By Car:

    If you are using SAT NAV the Hotels postcode is CH1 6NE

    From the M6 Motorway, junction 20, take the exit onto the M56 Motorway, continue to junction 14 and take first left onto A540 at Townfield Lane turn right onto the hotels drive way, keep left at the fork and enter the car park.

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    By Rail:

    Chester Train Station is 2.9 Miles by taxi.

    By Air:

    Located close to both Liverpool John Lennon Airport and Manchester Airport.

    Liverpool John Lennon – 25.1 Miles

    Manchester Airport – 33.8 Miles

Crabwall Manor Hotel & Spa

Parkgate Road,
Tel: + 44 1244 851666

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