The Smoker Plumley OpenWe’re now fully open. To book a table please call or email us.


In February 2018 The Smoker underwent a massive £750,000 refurbishment to bring it right up to date and make it into a really comfortable, relaxing place to enjoy great food and drink.

The Smoker first opened its doors in 1597, a year when William Shakespeare’s ‘The Tempest’ was first performed and the King James Bible was published for the first time in London. The pub is a 400 year old iconic thatched coaching inn and is the only pub in Britain called The Smoker.

The inn was named after Smoker, a smoky-coloured charger owned by the first Lord de Tabley, who raised the Cheshire Yeomanry against the threat from Napoleon. The horse was bred as a racehorse by the Prince Regent. Racing calendars from 1790 and 1793 show that Smoker won 12 of his 19 races and was only unplaced twice.

The Smoker

Chester Road, Plumley
Knutsford WA16 0TY

Tel: 01565 722338

To Book a Table

To enquire about booking a table please email us at Please include your phone number in your email.

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