The Swettenham Arms.

One Of Cheshire's Finest Country Inns

Celebrating our 24th year

Nestled in the heart of the Cheshire countryside between Congleton and Holmes Chapel, you’ll find one of Cheshire’s favourite gastro country inns, the Swettenham Arms, dating back to the 16th century.

Modern British cuisine, every day of the week.

We’re committed to sourcing as much local, seasonal food as possible and transforming it into culinary delights for fabulous Sunday lunches and gastro style meals throughout the week as recognised by Michelin and other good food guides….

Your idyllic Cheshire wedding venue.

With a blend of modern cuisine and a warm, traditional welcome, the Swettenham Arms offers a picturesque and tranquil setting for civil weddings and celebrations.  The Lovell Suite provides the perfect space for your wedding reception accommodating up to 120 guests. For further details contact Frances Cunningham, Proprietor.

Wines, beers, ciders and beautifully kept real ale.

The Swettenham Arms prides itself on pulling the perfect pint and is regularly featured in CAMRA’s Good Beer Guide.  It’s a free house, so you’ll always find a fabulous selection of real ales, lagers and ciders as well as the best wines.

A traditional, country pub welcome.

After a gentle stroll through the neighbouring Quinta arboretum enjoying the abundance of wildlife and nature, step into the warmth of the Swettenham Arms, with roaring fires and hearty food, to while away a couple more hours…..

Together with their staff, Frances and Jim Cunningham offer you a traditional, warm, country welcome.





  • “Just to say a big thank you for everything you did for us on our wedding day on 5th September! Everything was fabulous and we appreciated how hard you and the team worked!  Thanks again, Hannah and Rob Barber”

    Hannah and Rob Barber, September 2014
  • Thank you so much for a truly magical day. From start to finish you went above and beyond to provide us with excellent and professional service.  We had so many compliments from the guests……. the food, the drink, the staff, the lavender!  

    Mr. and Mrs. Latham, August 2014
  • “Dear All, Just a short note to say a huge thank you for making our wedding day the magical time it was.  Glyn’s support advice and guidance prior to the day was superb.  Throughout the day all your staff were exemplary with all our guests commenting on the quality of service and food.  the day passed off all too quickly but we will never forget the efforts you went to in providing us with what we had dreamt of.  Thank you again, Colin and Amanda”

    Colin and Amanda, August 2015
  • “The fresh flowers were an absolute delight.”

    Mr & Mrs Liversage, Oxon
  • “Thank you so much for hosting such a wonderful day for our wedding reception.  The food was spectacular – with lots of people commenting on the high standard.  The staff were great and Glyn was helpful and attentive the entire day.  It was a beautiful day in a wonderful venue, so thank you.”

    Amy and Dom Papineau

    Amy and Dom Papineau, March 2015
  • “On behalf of the members of the Cloud Group of Women’s Institutes, I wish to thank you and your staff for providing us with a superb day on July 1st, helping us to celebrate 100 years of the WI. The lunch was most enjoyable and the weather was perfect, in fact a little too perfect,- being the hottest day of the year!!  Your staff were wonderful and very attentive and members thank them for the endless jugs of iced water they supplied to them. We all had a great day, and many thanks again to yourself and the team for their total efficiency.  It is wonderful to have a great team who take pride in the work they do.”


    Sue Clark, secretary, Cloud Group WI, July 2015
  • “Thanks to Glyn and the team for a lovely evening at our Ruby Wedding party on 14th August, 2015.  The food was lovely and the service perfect.  Thank all your staff for us.  All our family and friends thought the Swettenham Arms was a lovely venue. Thank you once more for all your help on the night and before.” Mike and Christine Oswell, 14th August 2015.

    Mike and Christine Oswell, August 2015
  • “Nothing was too much trouble for anyone and notably a friendly attitude pervaded.  Needless to say, the food was superbly cooked and enjoyed by us all.  So once again many thanks for your brilliant work.” T. Murphy

    T.Murphy, September 2014
  • Everyone had a great time and said it was the best wedding they had ever been to!  Tom and I had the most perfect day and we will never be able to thank you enough.  It was a day we will truly remember forever.   

    Mr. and Mrs. Latham, August 2014
  • Dear Mark & Team.The meal was excellent and the staff were very efficient,

    Bill & Brenda Leech

    Bill & Brenda Leech 8.5.13
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