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!

  • Our wedding was a fantastic day in a wonderful venue with amazing food and service, thank you again.

    Rebecca and Phil
  • Excellent standard, in the heart of Cheshire great food very friendly service idyllic location. Highly recommended!!! It should be on the gastronomical map in the North West of England.

    Gabor B, via Tripadvisor, June 2018
  • 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
  • We went in February on a Thursday night, when the offer was on, very busy but no undue wait. Good selection of beers, wines on menu and excellent food. Even on full price the menu is good value for money and would definitely go back, so one to add to your list to explore

    dwilson39, via TripAdvisor, February 2019
  • I had a very enjoyable visit, the food was delectable and the staff were very warm and inviting. I would strongly recommend a visit.

    Maddie A via TripAdvisor, July 2018
  • 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
  • “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
  • First visit and def won’t be the last. The staff are friendly and happy. Very clean and the food was amazing, best steak I’ve had in a long time, cooked just how I asked. Hope to return soon, I will be telling everyone about this hidden gem.

    Donma E, via TripAdvisor, July 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
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