Access:- The drive, car park and bridge at Willeymoor Lock Tavern are private and for customers only whilst using the pub
There is no public right of way and no public access to the canal towpath or Sandstone trail. If you would like to combine a walk in the area with a visit to the pub, please pre-book on 01948 663274
The Willeymoor Lock Tavern is located two miles North of Whitchurch on the main A49 Tarporley Road at Bradeley Green opposite the Greenbank Business Park
When arriving by car - this is the only vehicular access - the car park is located 100m down our drive off the main A49 Tarporley to Whitchurch road at the junction with Bradeley Green Lane (do not attempt to gain access from A41 as the pub is cut off from the actual village of Willeymoor - see map below)
All visitors have to cross a footbridge (or lock if they wish to do so) over the Llangollen canal to gain access to the pub - this can be tricky for those with mobility issues - please give us a call if you are at all concerned
From Chester/Malpas: follow A41 towards Whitchurch, at No Mans Heath - Bickley crossroads turn left on to the Bickley road (sign posted for Bickley Marbury). At the end of the road turn right on to A49 towards Whitchurch. the Willeymoor Lock Tavern is 2 miles on the right
From Warrington/Tarporley: follow A49 via Tarporley to Whitchurch - the Willeymoor Lock Tavern is 3 miles past Coffins garage (Bickley) on right
From South (Whitchurch/Wrexham/ Shrewsbury/Wem/Telford/Nantwich): at Whitchurch bypass follow the road around the town to its most northen exit - A49 Hill Valley roundabout. Turn left onto to A49 Warrington road, the Willeymoor Lock Tavern is 1 mile past this roundabout on left.
Cheshire or Shropshire ??? A question we are constantly asked.......our postal address is Whitchurch, Shropshire, SY13 4HF, however, the pub is actually part of the parish of Tushingham, West Cheshire, with its car park sitting in the parish of Wirswall, East Cheshire......!
To add to confusion, some pub guides list the pub in Cheshire (Good Beer Guide), & others, in Shropshire (Good Pub Guide, AA).
Willeymoor Lock Tavern is located besides the Llangollen canal on the Shropshire Cheshire border with unrestricted moorings
Many customers arrive on foot whilst navigating the Sandstone trail or just strolling along the canal
We are non-residential - nearby there are luxury hotels (Hill Valley Golf & Spa, Carden Park, Hawkstone Park, Peckforton Castle, Portal Hotel Golf & Spa ), Farmhouse B+B's and quality Caravan & Campsites (Canal side, Grindley Brook, Mile Bank Farm, Whitchurch) and Sunny Oak a privately operated caravan & campsite adjacent to the pub.