Mar 15, 2017

Join us for Mother’s Day!

Join us at Pesto this Mother’s Day and indulge in our brand new afternoon tea menu whilst enjoying a glass of bubbles (or two).

The refreshed menu is enough to get everyone’s taste buds tingling and is the perfect thank you treat for mums.

To spread the Mother’s Day magic a little further, guests dining with us at Pesto at Cabbage Hall and Pesto at the Dicconson Arms on the 25th and 26th March will be given a secret envelope – but Mum’s The Word! It cannot be opened until your next visit, when you will discover if you’ve won an Italian afternoon tea for two.

Be sure to book in advance if you plan to share the special day with us and you could be in with a chance of winning this fantastic prize.

Ts and Cs: Top prizes of ‘Italian Afternoon Tea for two’ to be up to the maximum value of £25.90, cannot be redeemed for cash.  If the envelope is opened or presented before the bill – and not opened by a manager – it becomes void. Only available at Pesto at the Dicconson Arms or Pesto Cabbage Hall. Management reserve the right to withdraw this promotion at anytime. Only redeemable at the restaurant you originally visited. 

Feb 27, 2017

This March enjoy our £8.95 & £10.95 menus anytime Mon-Thurs at Pesto at the Dicconson Arms

Here at Pesto at the Dicconson Arms we’ll be commemorating our second birthday with a number of special events over the next month.

We’ll be extending our daytime offer promotion throughout March so that customers can now enjoy three piattini from our special £8.95 and £10.95 menus all day and evening Monday to Thursday.

Click here to view our lunch menus.


We’ll also be launching our anniversary celebrations by giving away a bottle of Prosecco to guests who share a birthday with us. Guests celebrating their birthday between 27th February and 4th March will receive a bottle of Prosecco on the house when they visit us for a meal during this week.

Terms and conditions: free bottles of Prosecco are subject to availability. Prize cannot be redeemed for cash and must be consumed with a meal at Pesto at the Dicconson Arms between 27th Feb and 4th March 2017. You may be asked for ID to prove that your birthday falls on the relevant dates. Only one redemption allowed per person. Pre-booking required. Over 18s only.

Feb 15, 2017

New menu available now!

Spring is nearly here – and that means it’s time for a menu make-over! We can’t wait to share some of our fantastic new dishes with you. To whet your appetite here’s an idea of what could be hitting your plate very soon.

Our brand new Verdure al forno is a tasty way to help towards your five a day! We lightly season and simply roast in the oven a range of fresh colourful, seasonal vegetables.

Public - Verdure al Forno

Our Melanzane is back by popular demand. We’ve improved and refreshed this tasty dish. We build a tower of sliced aubergine, with tomato, herbs, Gran Moravia and mozzarella cheese and top it with breadcrumbs. It’s a popular (and delicious!) option for vegetarians.

Public -Melanzane Parmigiano

We’re introducing two new pizzas. The first is a hot and spicy pizza with a ‘njuja topping. Beware – it’s spicy! The second is a delicious pizza topped with tomato, mozzarella, tuna and diced red onion. We’re sure this pizza will make waves with all you fish fans.

Finally our penne all ‘arrabiata is simple but classic edition to the menu. We serve penne pasta with a spicy tomato and chilli sauce and finish with Gran Moravia cheese.


To view the new menu click here.

Pesto at the Davenport Arms is open!

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Our new site, Pesto at the Davenport Arms in Marton, is now open!

We’ve transformed the former tavern with an investment of £600,000.

The design of the project has been led by Neil Gatt, co-owner of Pesto Restaurants. commenting on the development, he said: “It has been a pleasure to work on the transformation of this traditional pub. The building is a key local landmark and we want Pesto at The Davenport Arms to continue to be a valued part of the community.

“This has been achieved through the combination of an inviting exterior and a relaxed, contemporary interior, creating a welcoming dining experience for all.”

We’ve incorporated an outdoor beer garden and central bar, offering a broad range of cask ales. The 120 cover dining space also features open fires, low beams and bright, spacious areas, giving the restaurant a laid back feel.

Don’t just take our word for it! Come and visit us and experience for yourself!

Jan 30, 2017

We’re looking to treat a special couple this Valentine’s Day!

We’re looking to spread the love this Valentine’s Day by inviting our customers to nominate a couple or partner they feel are deserving of a special treat.

The lucky couple will receive a romantic meal for two and an overnight stay at the cosy Dibbinsdale Inn in Bromborough for a Valentine’s occasion to remember. A further two couples will be treated to an Italian afternoon tea at a restaurant of their choice as runners up.

To submit your nominations, simply visit your local Pesto restaurant and complete a nomination form by the 15th February.

Terms and conditions: Completed entries must be handed in by 15th February. The judge’s decision is final. The prize cannot be exchanged for the cash equivalent or an alternative and is not transferrable.  Booking of the Dibbinsdale Inn is subject to availability.

Contact details are required in order to notify winners. The winner agrees to the Promoter using their names and comments in publicity including, but not limited to the Promoter’s external website, social media pages, local press or within promotional emails.


Dec 28, 2016

We’re a Christmas card recycling donation station!



As the last of the mince pies are digested and the Christmas clean up commences, we’re helping local people put their old Christmas cards to good use with a recycling station at our restaurants throughout the month of January.

With the special donation stations, you can tidy up and do good in the process by turning your festive waste into woodland. We’re supporting the M&S Christmas card recycling scheme with the Woodland Trust and hoping to make it easier for our customers to donate with the local collection points.

We’re encouraging our customers  to take their cards to the restaurant or send them along with friends or relatives. This simple act will help create habitat for wildlife.

All donated cards will be taken by the restaurant to a local M&S where money generated through the recycling scheme will fund the planting of new trees throughout the UK. One tree will be planted for every 1,000 Christmas cards handed in, so every card counts. Since 2012 more than 32 million cards have been collected and 32,000 trees have been planted.

Drop your cards off at any Pesto by the 28th of January and help the Woodland Trust keep our countryside beautiful and wildlife-rich into the future.



Nov 28, 2016

Wear a Christmas jumper & send us an ‘Elfie’ for your chance to win!

Join in the fun by wearing a festive knit from 16th-18th December at Pesto for the chance to win a meal for 2 at your local Pesto.

Simply send us a picture (an ‘ELFIE’!) of you wearing a Christmas jumper at Pesto between 16th and 18th December to be in with a chance of winning!

Send your ‘festive jumper ELFIE’ pic to our facebook or twitter page or email

Pesto at the Dicconson Arms, Appley Bridge, will also be supporting Joseph’s Goal with their Christmas jumper weekend. Do your bit by dropping in wearing your festive jumper and making a donation to support this amazing cause!


Terms and conditions: Only pictures received by Pesto from Friday 16th to midnight on Sunday 18th December will be deemed valid. One picture will be chosen as the winner from all entries received and the winner will receive a gift voucher for a meal for two (up to the value of £35 on food only plus a bottle of wine) which must be handed in to the restaurant to be redeemed. No exchanges and the voucher has no cash alternative. 

Nov 19, 2016

We’re a donation station!

This year many of our restaurants will be supporting Christmas appeals by becoming gift donation stations for needy children this festive season.

Pesto at the Dibbinsdale Inn, Bromborough, and Pesto Widnes will be supporting Radio City’s campaign.

The radio station’s appeal hopes to help give thousands of local children across Merseyside, Cheshire and the Wirral a happy and memorable Christmas by asking ‘secret santas’ from across the region to donate a gift to a child in need at a local drop off point like Pesto.

Pesto at the Dicconson Arms, Appley Bridge, will be a donation station for Rock FM. This is the second year that Pesto has been a donation station for Mission Christmas which last year saw the overall appeal raise over £654,000 in gifts and cash supporting over 12,500 local children.

Pesto Cabbage Hall, near Tarporley, and Pesto at the Trafford Centre are both acting as a donation points for  the Lalley Toy Appeal. The Toy Appeal receives requests for support every year from schools, adoption centres, social workers and more. Each child the appeal helps will receive a bundle of around eight presents including a main present, books and board game, meaning the charity needs to receive over 15,000 donations to achieve their goal.

New and unwrapped gifts are needed for children and young people aged from 0-18 years old – with main presents for children aged 8-11 years old and older teens particularly wanted. Books, board games, play items, teddy bears, arts and crafts gifts, selection boxes and teddies are all welcome donations as well as age appropriate main presents or toys.

Pesto at the Sutton Coldfield is also looking for donations of toys or gifts that can be given to child patients at Good Hope Hospital, in particular the Child Assessment Unit and Children’s A and E department, festive period.

If you would like to help out and donate an item please feel free to drop off your gift (please note it must be new and unwrapped) at any of the restaurants mentioned above anytime throughout the week when the restaurant is open.

Thank you for your support.


Nov 01, 2016

We’re saying ‘Thank you’ with our ‘Golden Grazies’ this winter

Due to popular demand we’re bringing back our ‘Golden Grazie’ envelopes! When you dine with us at Pesto at the Dicconson Arms this winter you’ll be given a special golden envelope which may contain a very special treat- prizes include 25% or 50% off your food bill – or even your meal on us!*

To redeem all you need to do is bring your golden envelope with you UNOPENED the next time you dine with us, at Pesto at the Dicconson Arms, after your meal when your bill arrives just hand the envelope to your server who will open it and reveal if you have won one of our special prizes.

If you haven’t won a prize – don’t worry, you’ll still be put into a special prize draw to win a meal for 2.

*Terms and conditions: Golden Grazie envelopes are subject to availability. Top prize of ‘Your Meal on Us’ is to be up to the maximum value of £100, cannot be redeemed for cash and no change. Envelopes cannot be redeemed on 24th and 31st December 2016. Once redeemed all vouchers become null and void. Promotion is only valid at Pesto at the Dicconson Arms. If the voucher is opened or presented before the bill – and not opened by a manager – it also becomes null and void. Other prizes for 50%, 25% and 10% off are all off food only on the bills. Management reserves the right to withdraw this promotion at any time. Prize entry draw deadline 31 January 2017. Prize draw information: One prize to be won of a meal for two people up to the value of £40 on food only. As part of our marketing we would like to publish the names of winners on our website – if you would not like to take part in this, please tick the appropriate box on your winning voucher. 

Oct 19, 2016

New Year’s Eve 2016 at Pesto

To make New Year’s Eve extra special we have a range of magical acts performing at some of our restaurants.

Below is a list of our fabulous acts that are sure to bring 2017 in with a bang!

Pesto at the Axe and Compass will spend the evening with celebrated West End star Mike Sterling, who has performed over 1,000 times as the lead role in the musical hit ‘The Phantom of the Opera’. Along with a special female guest, the duo will take their audience on an unforgettable journey by performing a range of some of the world’s most loved musicals and opera classics. Click here for more information about the event.

cabbagePesto Cabbage Hall, near Tarporley, is holding a special evening with one of the UK’s top swing singers, David Brody. David will be performing numerous rat pack classics as well as pop hits and is guaranteed to get everyone in the party mood! For more information click here.

Pesto at the Dibbinsdale Inn, Bromborough will host a spectacular night of live music with swing singer and Michale Bublé tribute act Chris G. Chris will be performing all the classic, timeless Swing & Rat Pack hits along with a selection of Michael Buble’s hits. Click here for more information about the event.

dicconsonPesto at the Dicconson Arms, Appley Bridge will enjoy a night of glitz and glamour with West End duo, The Deadly Divas. Singing a range of West End favourites and pop classics this is sure to be a night to remember! For more information click here.

Our newest venue, Pesto at the White Horse, will enjoy an evening with West End stars the Patriot Girls. The celebrated trio will sing a range of West End hits, opera classics and boogie-woogie favourites. Click here for more information.

Image - Miranda Wilford (3)Pesto Sutton Coldfield will spend the evening with West End star and Big Band favourite Miranda Wilford. The celebrated singer will sing a range of swing and jazz classics as well as pop and soul favourites with a special male guest performer to make this a wonderful evening to remember. Click here to find out more.

Pesto Widnes will see Abba Tribute female duo ‘Agnetha and Frida’, Diana Edwards & Sarah Fearnley  (with over 16 years in the Tribute business sharing the stage with Kylie, Cher & The Eagles amongst others) perform in style singing  a range of ABBA favourites from ‘Dancing Queen’ to ‘Super Trouper’. Click here for more information about the event.

All the events above take place on Saturday 31st December 2016. Please contact the relevant restaurant direct for more information.

Please note that tickets are limited for the above events and booking is strictly in advance only.