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. 

  • We had a salad and a salmon sandwich with hand cut chips. All very good and a lovely place to be. Great service too.

    PBJUK via TripAdvisor, May 2018
  • The local surroundings are lovely and set in Cheshire countryside, greeted at door immediately on entering and shown to our table, drinks order promptly taken, and furnished with menus. Quick but not rushed service we are off to a good start. The only disappointment was my duck was cooked right through and I would much preferred it to be much pinker. This made what otherwise would have been a superb dish only a good one. But still a good one. Desserts were lovely, service fantastic, so very very nearly a five star rating I look forward to returning.

    Barry J, April 2018, via TripAdvisor
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  • Mothering Sunday lunch. Excellent choices all served by a very pleasant waiting staff of young ladies . We dined in the Lovell Suite , what a super light room. The meal was superb, and the place was busy.

    Pryce W, via Tripadvisor, March 2019
  • Spent my 50th at this fabulous place. Hired Lovell Suite and had marquee attached. The canapes, dressed buffet, service from staff at function and overall presentation was absolutely incredible. Glyn, the manager, was superb – communicated brilliantly and was such a professional host. Had the best time. Very highly recommended.

    Debbie F via TripAdvisor, September 2018
  • 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
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    Nothing was too much trouble

    Anne & Bill Owen
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    Mr & Mrs Liversage, Oxon
  • “A lovely sunny evening. Warm welcome. Dog friendly. A really enjoyable meal of duck breast and tasty red cabbage. Staff and locals very welcoming and helpful.”

    Eric P, Via TripAdvisor, April 2019
  • We just wanted to thank all the staff who helped make Andrew and Jen’s Wedding so special.  Everyone had a wonderful time and so many guests commented on the beautiful venue and fabulous food.

    Simon and Lynda Norton
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