Our Ghost

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Given the nature of the history of our Inn, it may not be too surprising for customers to hear then that have been a number of ghost sightings in the area, including one at the inn itself!

On 15th November 2005 a customer was enjoying a meal in the dining room. During the meal, a ghostly apparition appeared at the fireplace

The ghost appeared to be the figure of a nun dressed in black. She spoke to the customer and said “My name is Sarah”. She revealed that she was 35 years old and seemed very sad in her demeanour. She was floating on stairs. The customer was quite agitated about the experience and left the pub very quickly, leaving her husband wondering what had happened to cause the upset.

The customer subsequently went to see the local vicar of St. Peters Church (opposite); Chris Kemp who confirmed the ghost had been seen on previous occasions.

Since then, we have been informed that in 1952 the rectory was exorcized by the local vicar to release troubled spirits. In January 2006, The Congleton Paranormal Society conducted a vigil at the pub during the night. The findings of which were published in the local press. More vigils are planned. Paranormal magazine ‘Ghost Voices’ also produced an article on the Swettenham Arms in May 2009. 

  •  “I wish to thank you for a lovely event spent at the Swettenham  Arms last Friday to celebrate my son’s birthday.  All of the staff from the start to finish were extremely pleasant and helpful.”  T. Murphy.

    T. Murphy, September 2014
  •  “Just to thank Glyn and the team for making Louise’s wedding reception such a successful and enjoyable event.  We have had a number of guests commenting on the quality of the food and the excellent service.” The Green family, 31st July 2015

    The Green family, July 2015
  • 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
  • “Service & food were very good and we enjoyed our visit.”

    Mr & Mrs Liversage, Oxon
  • “The fresh flowers were an absolute delight.”

    Mr & Mrs Liversage, Oxon
  • “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.” Mrs and Mrs Poole, January 2015.

    Mr and Mrs Poole, January 2015
  • “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
  • “The facilities and service have been excellent.  Staff have been very attentive. The ambiance has been ideal for our conference away from the office.”

    Business client, October 2015
  • “First class food and service. Thanks.”

    Miles O’Brian
  • “We would just like to thank you and the staff at the Swettenham Arms for the really splendid 80th birthday celebration we had on Sunday afternoon, 7th February. The banqueting room looked magnificent and the meal was out of this world – our guests all remarked on the quality. Glyn organised the proceedings very well so everything ran very smoothly. Compliments to the chef and the kitchen staff and the ladies waiting on table were just lovely. Thank you Fran for suggesting Roy Peters he was just great with the music during the meal and throughout the afternoon. It was a really memorable day for us and thank you all very much for making it so. We will have to visit you in the summer when the sunflowers and lavenders are out!”

    80th birthday party, February 2016
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