The Residence

The Residence in Nantwich opened in 2007 and took the local restaurant and bar scene to a new level. Housing a cocktail bar, restaurant, private hire suite and alfresco garden terrace, set over two beautifully designed floors. Residence, Nantwich is set in a Georgian mansion house. Originally built in the 1600s, the most famous resident was former Lord Mayor of London, Edmund Wright in the 17th century.

Learn more about our historic building history here

Residence Nantwich is open every day from 11am Monday to Sunday and has a private secure car park.

Our Awards so far ....

Winner: Best Food & Drink Venue 2010 - Chester & Cheshire Tourism Awards
Winner : Best Small Business 2010 - South Cheshire Chamber of Commerce Awards
Winner: Best Bar - Northern Hospitality Awards - 2009
Winner: Diners Choice Award 2009 & 2010 & 2011- Opentable
Winner: Gold Award 2009 & 2010 & 2011 & 2012 - Top Table
Winner: Best New Start Up Business 2008 - South Cheshire Chamber of Commerce
Winner: Best Website 2008 - Chester & Cheshire Food & Drink Awards
Top 10 North West Party venue - YQ magazine 2009
Highest Quality Assured Restaurant - Quality in Tourism - 2009 / 2010 / 2011 / 2012


Owner -

BEN RAFFERTY - Managing Director

Trainee to M.D - 1986 - 2013 - I started back in 1986 as a pot washer before working my way into the service domain with roles including cellar man, hotel porter, glass washer and waiting on. From here I took the leap of faith and became a cocktail bartender in 1988 just as Tom Cruise became a global hit in the movie 'Cocktail'. I started at Mulligans Bar at the Four Seasons Hotel near Mcr Airport then bartended all over the world including Dubai, Hong Kong, Australia, New Zealand and Malaysia covering a total of 5 years and working for the likes of TGI Fridays and Hard Rock Cafe - I enjoyed every minute! After realising that I then needed to stop drinking my wages I  developed my skills as a Bar manager, Duty Manager, Marketing Manager and a Recruitment and training consultant. These roles were followed shortly by appointments as diverse as an Area Manager, Business Development Manager and finally Acquisitions Manager for 6 years in the North West. I have been involved in 36 new site openings as well as buying 23 sites for small and blue chip companies. I am now 42 years old, work with a fantastic team of staff, live near Northwich and have three gorgeous females in my life - my wife and 2 girls!