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!

  • Can’t praise highly enough. From the warm greeting of the manager, to the lovely waitress who got some cushions for my friend’s leg (recently broken) to the fabulous food it was all superb. The Lovell suite is an ideal setting for a summer event as with the French doors open the smell of the lavender meadow wafts in. Thank you all for a brilliant evening!

    Ruthe30 via TripAdvisor, August 2018
  • Dear Mark & Team.The meal was excellent and the staff were very efficient, Bill & Brenda Leech

    Bill & Brenda Leech
  • Just returned from a lovely lunch with friends. The pub is spotless and very welcoming. All staff without exception were polite, helpful and happy. The food was delightful. There were five of us and everyone enjoyed their food. We thoroughly enjoyed everything about our visit and would certainly return without hesitation.

    Jaybsunny, via TripAdvisor, November 2018
  • What a delightful pub/restaurant. The menu was extensive and the food was absolutely delicious. It is a bit remote, but well worth the trouble getting there.

    Mavis1955 via TripAdvisor, January 2019
  • Wow,amazing food and service, highly recommend, loved it, something going on nearly every night during the summer, also has lavender fields and an arboretum.

     

    Graham Newman, via TripAdvisor, September 2018
  • “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
  • 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
  • “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
  • Party of 6 celebrating a Birthday on a Saturday lunchtime. Given the excellent tripadvisor reviews, booked a table in advance – we were not disappointed! It was fairly quiet when we arrived but soon became very busy. Service was quick and efficient and they looked after us with regards to a surprise birthday cake which we had taken along. The menu choice is good and the roasts are not limited to Sunday, therefore I opted for roast lamb dinner – gorgeous! It is the best roast dinner I have eaten for a long time in a pub! Other members in the party had chicken, pie, salmon and all enjoyed their meals and very reasonably priced for the quality of food. It is also a lovely drive out and we will definitely be returning again!

    EdwardsBlue, via TripAdvisor, October 2018
  • Just to say we had an excellent day and really enjoyed a lovely meal, beautifully served.  The service was wonderful and everyone made us feel welcome.  We were particularly appreciative of the high level of efficiency and professionalism amongst such young staff and are mindful of the fact that a lot goes on in the background to make the day go smoothly and for our enjoyment which we do not see. We are not regular customers but as trueborn Swettenham folk really enjoy coming home and it being so worthwhile.  We will see you next year.

     

     

    Chris Edwards, December 2017
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