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!

  • “Popped in here for refreshments what out walking. Lovely setting, two nice beer gardens. Decent beer and choice. Wedding on when we were here but plenty of room to find a table outside. On summer’s day this place is perfect for a beer and a chat. Nice walk to the rear in the Lovell gardens.”

    Kraufdinner, via TripAdvisor, August 2019
  • “Had Sunday lunch at this coaching house today. Large car park and excellent welcome on arrival. Excellent atmosphere staff very knowledgeable and attentive. Excellent food main course was Cheshire Lamb which was succulent and tender. If you are in area recommend you try.”

    MalcolmB, via TripAdvisor, July 2019
  • “Delightful setting and atmosphere.”

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

    Angela Smith
  • Called in today and the place is a typical English pub. Beams horse, brasses and a lovely atmosphere. Great place for a pub lunch so try it if you are in the area.

    AMAZO1949, via TripAdvisor, September 2019
  • Visited as a family to celebration a father and son’s birthdays with other family members. It was a great meal. The host could not have been more welcoming, felt special. Will certainly be back.

    An K via TripAdvisor, December 2018
  • 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
  • Thoroughly enjoyed our evening meal in this hidden gem. We had the Swettenham Arms recommended to us as we were staying nearby. We hadn’t booked as being a Thursday night we thought it would be fairly quiet, but it was almost full. The friendly manager found us a table and informed us that they still had a half price meal deal on… which greatly surprised us! The dining room was pleasant and cosy, and our drinks and food arrived and we certainly weren’t disappointed. All the staff were extremely friendly and helpful. We will definitely return very soon….and hopefully the half price offer will still be on!

    DelLancashire, March 2018, via TripAdvisor
  • Sunday lunch with family, lovely pub/restaurant in a nice location. Booked in advance and was given a good table, excellent service and polite attentive staff. The food was piping hot and very tasty. Great pub and now a fixture on our favourite haunts – will definitely visit again.

    John S via TripAdvisor, December 2018
  • “The fresh flowers were an absolute delight.”

    Mr & Mrs Liversage, Oxon
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