Our History

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The Swettenham Arms is a delightful 16th Century Inn concealed behind a 13th Century Parish Church.

A former Nunnery, the inn was used as a resting place for weary funeral parties. Whilst relatives and loved–ones stayed overnight, the bodies were taken to the church via an underground tunnel for funeral the following day.

Today, St. Peters Church still towers over the car park, its’ melodious bell chimes occasionally intercepting the peace of the tiny Cheshire village.

Meanwhile, present day visitors to the Swettenham Arms are drawn by the prospect of food and refreshment after a pleasant stroll/bike ride in the surrounding countryside, or from a visit to The Quinta Arboretum next door!

  • “One can not improve on perfection! Excellent day out.”

    Angela Smith
  • 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
  •  “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
  • “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
  • “Delightful setting and atmosphere.”

    A. Sutton
  • “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
  • “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
  •  “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
  • Thank you so much for all of your help and hard work which contributed to our wedding. 

     

    Rebecca and Phil, August 2014
  • “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
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