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!

  • “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.” Mrs and Mrs Poole, January 2015.

    Mr and Mrs Poole, January 2015
  • Dear Mark & Team.The meal was excellent and the staff were very efficient,

    Bill & Brenda Leech

    Bill & Brenda Leech 8.5.13
  • “One can not improve on perfection! Excellent day out.”

    Angela Smith
  • Big thanks to you and your staff for our Golden Wedding Celebration

    Nothing was too much trouble

    Anne & Bill Owen 19th May 2013
  • Thank you so much for a truly magical day. From start to finish you went above and beyond to provide us with excellent and professional service.  We had so many compliments from the guests……. the food, the drink, the staff, the lavender!  

    Mr. and Mrs. Latham, August 2014
  • “We know we can recommend to friends and never be disappointed.”

    Mrs S Brown, Holmes Chapel
  • “Very enjoyable meal and very good service, Thanks.”

    Mr Grindrod, Bollington
  • “On behalf of the members of the Cloud Group of Women’s Institutes, I wish to thank you and your staff for providing us with a superb day on July 1st, helping us to celebrate 100 years of the WI. The lunch was most enjoyable and the weather was perfect, in fact a little too perfect,- being the hottest day of the year!!  Your staff were wonderful and very attentive and members thank them for the endless jugs of iced water they supplied to them. We all had a great day, and many thanks again to yourself and the team for their total efficiency.  It is wonderful to have a great team who take pride in the work they do.”

     

    Sue Clark, secretary, Cloud Group WI, July 2015
  • “Delightful setting and atmosphere.”

    A. Sutton
  • “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
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