As it's my birthday this week I have arranged for sandwiches, and yes Rob, there will be chips also! This is on me of course, so don't put anything in the kitty for food.
A new venue for us. Halton is an interesting old village, and although being surrounded by Runcorn it retains a degree of old-world charm.Notes:-
The easiest approach is from the Daresbury direction.
Come off M56 at Junction 11 taking A56 Eastward towards Warrington and Daresbury. Just over 1 mile along the A56 you have the Daresbury traffic lights: turn left here on to the Daresbury Expressway, signed A558 Runcorn. Keep on the Expressway for some 3 miles until the second roundabout. At second roundabout take the first exit in the direction of Chester and Northwich, A553. However you must keep to the left-hand lane following the brown sign to Halton Castle (The carriageway is marked "Halton/ The Brow") At the bottom of the slip road turn left at the traffic lights to go up Halton Brow. At the top of Halton Brow follow the road right onto Main Street and the Norton Arms is 100yds on the left.
(If car park is full overflow parking will be on Summer Lane, which is the left turn at the top of Halton Brow)
From Stretton and Hatton go through Daresbury village to the A56, turning turn right towards the traffic lights. At lights take the A558 Runcorn on to the Daresbury Expressway as above.
From Warrington (on A5060) or from Stockton Heath (on A56) continue through Walton on the A56, then at Daresbury lights turn right onto A558 as above.
The approach from M56 junction 12 is still difficult following the road re-structuring arising from the Mersey Gateway project, and is NOT recommended.Map Link:- Web Map Link (opens in new tab) , SJ537822