A look back at 2018








Well, what a year it’s been here at the Swettenham Arms.

As ever, a highlight of our year is the classic car and motorbike meets we hold every week, from about May until such time as the weather makes it difficult! This year our Tuesday meets have been more popular than ever, and we’re always delighted to see what a variety of vehicles our enthusiasts bring. We’ve had everything from VW campervans, 1930s Rolls Royces, Lotuses, Allegros and pretty much everything in between. Our location and huge car park makes us a favourite venue for car enthusiasts, so we’ve also enjoyed hosting several specialist car clubs such as the Porsche Club of Great Britain. We’ve also just held our first-ever winter classic car lunch, where we provided free meat and potato pie as a thank you to all our supporters for turning out all year. The event was a huge success and we’re hoping to make it an annual fixture.

After the rush of our Christmas and New Year events, we always like to keep the momentum going with our winter sale (which starts on 2nd January). For two months, you can enjoy our delicious home-cooked food at 50% off – see the Offers page of the website for the full terms and conditions. 

From March onwards, it was spring and summer wedding season! Our beautiful rural location makes us an ideal choice for couples looking for a country wedding, and we have a smart function room and large grounds to enjoy. This year the lavender was a little late blooming due to the unusual weather conditions – we ended up having to call in help from a local farmer to water it! Normally, from July onwards the lavender meadow is in full bloom with hundreds of plants releasing their heady fragrance into the air. If you want a really spectacular background for your wedding or special event photos, look no further. 

As always, autumn was a wonderful time of year for us when we can launch the winter menu, light the log fires and cosy in ready for Christmas. With that behind us, we’re already looking forward to what 2019 will bring and we hope you’ll join us.

A very happy new year!


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