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!

  • Started with a very friendly welcome and a very good range of cask beers. Quite an extensive menu and the food really was exceptional. This was supported by the friendly staff.

    Alan M, via TripAdvisor, October 2019
  • “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
  • What a great place to eat. Friendly staff offering great service and the food is excellent at very reasonable prices. Will happily make the hour’s journey again, highly recommend.

    Grifferoad, via TripAdvisor, November 2019
  • 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
  • Cloondine, via TripAdvisor, February 2019
  • Dear Mark & Team.The meal was excellent and the staff were very efficient, Bill & Brenda Leech

    Bill & Brenda Leech
  • “We love this place. We get to go a couple of times a year and it has always been proper gastro level pub grub and a friendly atmosphere. Highly recommended if you’re anywhere near the area.”

    Adam D, via TripAdvisor, August 2019
  • 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
  • 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
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