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On yer bike for Bike Week 2016

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                      Next week, 11th to 19th June, is Bike Week, an annual opportunity to promote cycling, and to show how cycling can easily be part of everyday life by encouraging ‘everyday cycling for everyone’. The week aims to get people to give cycling a go all… Read more »

Join us for National Fish and Chip Day on 3rd June

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  Fish and chips are possibly the ultimate pub food, and on Friday 3rd June there’s even a special day to celebrate the nation’s favourite dish. Fish and chips might be the UK’s favourite double act, but their roots aren’t as British as you might think. When fish were scarce in winter, thrifty housewives would… Read more »

The lavender’s on its way!

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              Here at the Swettenham Arms, we’re very lucky with our location. Nestled in a network of country lanes and footpaths, we’re just by the Quinta Lovell Arboretum giving a perfect rural feel. At the back of the pub is our famous Lavender Meadow, two acres of glorious lavender… Read more »

Celebrate St George’s Day at our quintessentially English pub

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                  Here at the Swettenham Arms, we’re proud to be a Great British pub – but today, 23rd April, we’re also proud to be an English pub! It’s the anniversary of the death of England’s patron saint, St George of dragon-killing fame, and we thought we’d celebrate… Read more »

Twilight wildlife around the Swettenham Arms

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                With the nights finally getting longer and the weather getting warmer, evening walks and twilight drinks at the pub are becoming more of a reality. We’re lucky enough to have a fantastic outside space at the Swettenham Arms, from our stunning lavender meadow to our two beer… Read more »

Birdwatching around Swettenham

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                For those of you who know the Swettenham Arms, you’ll know how lucky we are with our location. Set at the end of a winding country lane right by the River Dane, our nearest neighbour is the Quinta Lovell Arboretum and wildlife reserve, a 16 hectare site… Read more »

Celebrate Mother’s Day 2016

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                This year, Mother’s Day, also known as Mothering Sunday, is 6th March. Here’s how to make your mother’s day: Flowers: Flowers are a traditional gift for mother’s day, especially spring flowers such as daffodils which are just coming into season. The language of flowers varies a little,… Read more »

Why is eating seasonal food better for you?

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                These days, with modern transport and refrigeration systems, we can all eat what we want at any time of year. Strawberries in January? Asparagus in November? No problem! Having so much choice available all year round is great, but we’ve started to lose our awareness of what… Read more »

Valentine’s Day around the world

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                  Valentine’s Day is best known as a celebration for lovers – but its roots go back thousands of years. The exact identity of the original Saint Valentine isn’t clear, and the Catholic Church recognises at least three separate contenders, all of whom were martyred for different… Read more »

Walks around Swettenham

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                      Was your New Year’s resolution to take more exercise and generally get fitter? If so, you’ve got that in common with around two thirds of other people who made resolutions. It can be hard to build exercise into a working week, so make the… Read more »

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