The Swettenham Arms.

One Of Cheshire's Finest Country Inns

As we move forward into the new lockdown (from 5 January), we are continuing to serve delicious homemade takeaway food and non-alcoholic hot and cold drinks from 10am to 6pm every day. Please see our Food page for more details and the menus. Please note that we can’t provide seating or serve alcohol currently. Thank you to everyone who has supported us during a very difficult 2020, hope to see you all in 2021.

You can download our Covid-19 procedures here with details of what we’re doing to keep you safe.

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Celebrating our 27th 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 her staff, Frances Cunningham offers you a traditional, warm, country welcome.

 
 
 

 

 

 

  • Very busy on this visit as part of a large group. Staff welcoming. We had a longer than usual wait but the food was excellent when it arrived.

    supergran1950, via Tripadvisor, March 2019
  • “Very welcoming and totally enjoyable.”

    Adrian A. Coast
  • “Called in today and the place is a typical English pub. Beams, horse brasses and a lovely atmosphere. I have been before and the place gets really busy at the weekends. Great place for a pub lunch so try it if you are in the area.”

    Amazo1949, via TripAdvisor, September 2019
  • “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
  • “I felt I had to write and thank you for the lovely evening we enjoyed on Friday, 30th Jan for an 80th birthday party. The setting outside and in was lovely and the food extremely good, as was the service. A special thank you to Glyn and staff.  I was very pleased with everything and had most favourable comments from all the guests, I would have no hesitation in recommending the Swettenham Arms to anyone.” 

    Mr and Mrs Poole
  • “We know we can recommend to friends and never be disappointed.”

    Mrs S Brown, Holmes Chapel
  • “Such a lovely pub, the food is amazing every time I go. I enjoy that I can take my dogs with me. The staff are very friendly and it is a lovely atmosphere.”

    hannah-clairex, via TripAdvisor, October 2020
  • One of the very best pubs I have ever been in. 

    Paul Myler, via Google Reviews, December 2020
  • “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
  • “Had Sunday lunch at this coaching house today. Large car park and excellent welcome on arrival. Excellent atmosphere staff very knowledgeable and attentive. Excellent food main course was Cheshire Lamb which was succulent and tender. If you are in area recommend you try.”

    MalcolmB, via TripAdvisor, July 2019
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