The nursery rhyme, “Pop Goes the Weasel”, actually refers to the act of having to pawn your suit after spending all your money in the pubs of Clerkenwell.
One version of the rhyme had the line “Up and down the City Road/In and out the Eagle/That’s the way the money goes/Pop goes the Weasel!”
Eight out of 10 adults count themselves as pub goers and more than 15 million people drink in a pub at least once a week.
There are approximately 54,000 pubs in the UK.
The use of animals as pubs names was introduced because at the time most of the country was illiterate. This resulted in pictures of swans, horses or dogs being used to mark houses where beer was brewed.
Also known as Peover Superior, the village of Over Peover is situated 5 miles south of the historic town of Knutsford in the county of Cheshire. This ancient parish is mentioned in the Domesday Book, the survey undertaken after the Norman Conquest, and dates back to Anglo Saxon times and before. The name Peover means Bright Stream or Shining Water and refers to The Peover Eye, the river which forms one of the parish boundaries. You can read more about the fascinating history of the village and Peover Hall in the book written by Barry Wienholdt and John Mottershead and published to commemorate the Queen’s Golden Jubilee in 2002.Today, Over Peover is a modern rural community in a peaceful and attractive countryside environment.
We’ve put together a festive offering that’s faithful to the Great British pub. But it’s not all about the Turkey! We shall be offering our regular menu with the addition of Christmas dishes, so celebrate with friends, family and colleagues to soak up a truly local traditional Christmas atmosphere. Whilst booking is advisable to secure your table and cracker, don’t worry about pre-ordering and deposits, you can order on the night. Available from Friday 1st December – Friday 22nd December.
LOCALS PARTY In many pubs during the old days it was customary for the landlord to entertain his locals for Christmas so we’d like to say thank you to all our regulars with a complimentary bite to eat, a free drink and entertainment to get you in the festive spirit. Friday 1st December : From 7pm (£2 ticket for charity – purchased in person)
PENSIONERS LUNCH Come with Friends or family and have a knees up, great fun for those that tend to miss each other over the festive week. Join us for a two course Christmas lunch, tea / coffee and entertainment. 3pm until 5.30pm £15ph. Pre-booking required. Tuesday 12th December
CHRISTMAS MARKET TRIP No Christmas is complete without a trip to Manchester’s world famous Christmas markets. With lots of unusual gifts and festive food, you will have plenty of opportunity for Christmas shopping in a great atmosphere direct from your local! Saturday 16th December : 1pm – 9pm (Tickets can be purchased from the bar – £10)
CHRISTMAS EVE We soak in the wintry atmosphere of Christmas Eve with the cosy fires burning in the hearths of The Dog as we gather together to celebrate Christmas with your favourite tipple and a sing-along.
CHRISTMAS DAY Yuletide felicitations to one and all, join us whilst your Turkey or indeed Goose is being finished off for a pre – lunch drink and of course to show off that new Christmas Jumper. Open for drinks only 12-2pm
BOXING DAY Thanks to Queen Victoria who made this day a holiday we can continue to celebrate with friends and family, we can’t promise there won’t be a mince pie or two on offer but we can promise you a break from the cooking. Open all day.
THE HUNT AT THE DOG The Cheshire Forest Hunt will be setting off from The Dog so come and join us for breakfast to see them off. Saturday 30th December (subject to weather…advise to check the day before)
NEW YEAR’S EVE Join us for “The Chimes” and celebrate bringing in the New Year in style with a three course sumptuous dinner, live entertainment and a glass of Prosecco. Dress to Impress. From 7pm £60ph (Standing tickets available. Limited to 50 tickets at £10 – includes glass fizz at midnight)
NEW YEAR’S DAY Whether you are as fresh as the Winter morning or a little hung-over start the year as you mean to go on and join us for a stress free day with your feet up at The Dog.
Tuesday 31st October
Join us for our ‘Rocky Horror Charity Night’ Fancy dress is a must! Includes a welcome drink, entertainment and a killer bite to eat! Prepare for things to get a little spookey!!!
Tickets are £20 each. Starts from 7.30pm.
We have had a great start to the summer at The Dog so far, with beautiful weather, a jam packed beer garden at the weekends and lots of updates to our food and drinks menu, as well as some great seasonal specials.
We are loving all of your great photos being sent to us via our social media @dog_peover and if you haven’t noticed by our banner outside the pub and on our social media… We are having a Beer and Gin festival 4th-6th August!
You can book tickets for this event by calling The Dog or by popping in and letting us know how many of you will be attending. But it’s set to be a great weekend with lots of fun for the whole family with a BBQ, entertainment, a selection of British cask and craft ales and of course some of our favorite beers and ales!
We are also hosting a Gooseberry Competition on Sunday 6th August so come on down and join in on the gooseberry action…. Our gooseberries are massive this year.. how big are yours? Get in touch at The Dog if you would like more details on this.
Summer isn’t complete without a great party so we want to welcome everyone to this festival. And of course because everyone loves sitting in the beer garden when its summer we want to remind you all to book if you are visiting us at the weekends to avoid disappointment and also we would love to encourage you all to join us in the week to catch up with friends in good surroundings, with great food and drinks choices, whether its for breakfast, lunch or an evening meal we are open 7 days a week!
We have also given The Dog a fresh new lick of paint to brighten it up for summer and we also have plans for more updates to our outside area very soon so keep your eyes peeled for this…
The Dog has a great local community and we love and want to thank all of our regulars who support us as well as all the new faces we continuously see at The Dog, so whether you are new to the Over Peover, Chelford, Knutsford area or you live miles away and want to visit us, we welcome you all with open arms and count you all as family! We will look forward to seeing you all over summer and keep your eyes peeled on our social media channels on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook for any updates.
What a lovely spring we’ve had so far, with plenty of sunny days and lots of laughter in the beer garden it’s safe to say you are all embracing the English sunshine just like we should.
We have had such a busy April with the Grand National and Ladies Day, Easter Weekend which couldn’t go missed without an Easter Egg hunt of course and all of the walkers we’ve had popping by after their long Spring walks in the countryside…. Our weekends have never been busier.
With all this reminiscing on what happened in April, lets move onto what’s coming up in May – Our Country and Western Night is just around the corner on the 18th May which is only £20 a ticket and includes Tex-Mex food, Bourbon Cocktails, Beer and a DJ – Put your cowboy boots on and show us how to Two Step your way to the bar. Whilst we are on the theme of drinks our range of local ales is forever expanding… with our latest addition being ‘Spuirrel’s Jump’ by The Cheshire Brewhouse – This golden bitter ale is a light, dry and refreshing NZ Pale Ale with tropical and citrus in abundance, heavily hopped with four New Zealand hop varieties. It’s a new favourite at The Dog and we regularly update our guest ales so you can always try something new on every visit!
Don’t forget we do the best cooked breakfasts at The Dog and serve until 11am, 7 days a week, so whether you’re an early riser or like to have a lie in at the weekends you don’t need to miss out on our breakfast menu. Along with breakfast we also have brilliant facilities for weekday meetings or if you just want to sit in a corner and bring your office to us one day, we have all sorts of snacks, coffees and cool drinks available. Also for you ladies who lunch we have a great range of sharing platters, mains and sweet treats along with something for the little ones.
Our weekends have been so busy, especially over Easter so we would recommend booking if we are planning on visiting us on a Saturday or Sunday so that you don’t miss out on our ‘Cheshire famous’ roast dinners. We are proud to say our roast dinners are pretty darn good! So make sure you don’t miss out….
If you would like to go on one of our local walks please ask a member of staff, so that we can send you in the right direction. Walking through Over Peover and seeing all of the beautiful wildlife, especially now that all of the animals have hatched their babies, you may see the odd chick or two.
We hope to see you very soon.