The pub has been ranked in the top 10% globally.
Located in the heart of Chester Zoo, The Oakfield pub has bagged itself a top Tripadvisor award after ranking in the top 10% of restaurants worldwide.
Set inside a Grade II listed house once home to Chester Zoo’s founder, George Mottershead, the beautiful period-themed restaurant opened just two years ago – and has been gaining customer acclaim ever since, which the esteemed 2020 Travellers’ Choice Award is based on.
Simon Lockhart, Chester Zoo’s Food and Beverage General Manager, said:
“The Oakfield has only been open for two years, so to gain such a major accolade in this short space of time is a brilliant achievement. And what makes this award all the more special to us is that it’s based entirely on real opinions and genuine, honest feedback from our guests. The Tripadvisor team analyses thousands of reviews and ratings from travellers everywhere before handing out this honour – that’s why it means such an awful lot.
“I’m so proud of the team’s hard work and dedication to make our pub such an exceptional place for our guests. The Oakfield has retained the original details of the house to give it a real ‘home from home’ feeling, with precious family photos showing what the zoo was like at the very beginning. Rooted in history, it’s the real centrepiece of the zoo, where guests relax outside on the terrace and admire the beautiful grounds, or cosy up in front of the fire and enjoy the best freshly-prepared, locally-sourced food.
“The award has really given us a boost during what is a really challenging time for the zoo. The pandemic, and our long period of closure, has pushed our wonderful charity to the brink, but we’re so glad to have again been able to open our doors and continue to provide our guests with a fantastic dining experience with a difference.”
Visitors on TripAdvisor have left absolutely glowing reviews, describing the food as “incredible” and most importantly, describing the Sunday lunch as “to die for”. What more could a Northerner ask for?
All revenue generated by The Oakfield pub is used to support Chester Zoo’s many vital conservation projects, which help to protect endangered species from extinction. Chester Zoo is a registered conservation and is home to over 35,000 animals – many of which are at risk of extinction.