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It’s a dog’s life at the Swettenham Arms

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                Here at the Swettenham Arms, we pride ourselves on being a dog-friendly location. We’re right next to the Quinta Lovell Arboretum, a 28-acre site with shaded walks and ponds, and we’re also in a network of country lanes and bridlepaths. There’s a lovely walk from the pub… Read more »

Enjoy a walk around the Arboretum

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All year round – the Tatton Garden Society will do guided walks by arrangement around the Lovell Quinta Arboretum behind the pub. Cost £5 per person which includes the entrance fee of £2.50. The walk takes one and a half hours. Find out more on our events page.

Autumn’s here in the Arboretum

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                  We’re very lucky with the location of the Swettenham Arms – in the summer, our own gardens and lavender meadow surround us with flowers, and in spring we have the wild flowers (daffodils, snowdrops and crocuses) in the Quinta Lovell Arboretum behind us.  Now, in autumn,… Read more »

Celebrate British Food Fortnight at the Swettenham Arms

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                If you haven’t heard of British Food Fortnight (17th September to 2nd October), it’s the biggest annual, national celebration of British food and drink. It runs during the harvest season, and first began in 2002 as a way of helping support farmers and food producers after the… Read more »

The Swettenham Arms: a happy horsey destination

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Here at the Swettenham Arms, we’re well known as a destination for walkers, cyclists and classic car owners. This summer, though, we’ve been discovered by more and more horse riders. We’re at the end of a long bridleway that goes through Davenport and out onto Brereton Country Park, so we’re an ideal destination if you’d… Read more »

Summer days in the lavender

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Here at the Swettenham Arms, we’re very lucky to have what we think is a unique asset. We’ve got the UK’s only lavender field attached to a pub, and it’s now in its full glory. Hundreds of people have already made the trip to visit the lavender and we’re expecting more over the next couple… Read more »

Gone fishing: celebrate National Fishing Month

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              Fishing is the most popular participatory spot in the UK. Figures released in 2010 reported that 6.1 million people had been fresh or sea water fishing in the last two years, and numbers of anglers are at an all-time high. In fact, it’s so popular there’s now a… Read more »

Planning a summer wedding

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                        Planning to get hitched in summer 2017? There’s nothing like a British summer wedding when everything goes smoothly. This being Britain, though, there’s a chance there might a few weather-related hitches! Here’s how to plan for all scenarios. Incorporate some pretty parasols into… Read more »

Treat your dad this Father’s Day

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            Father’s Day is held on the third Sunday of June in the UK, which this year falls on the 19th. Compared to Mothering Sunday, whose roots go back centuries, it’s a new celebration invented to honour fathers, fathers in law and grandfathers.  It was introduced by Sonora Smart Dodd, the… Read more »

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