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Come and see our lavender

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                                         The Swettenham Arms is almost as well known for flowers as it is for food. Over the years there has always been a stunning display of hanging baskets and flower pots at this lovely, traditional… Read more »

Five fun lavender facts

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                  If you’re a regular visitor to the Swettenham Arms, you’ll know about our glorious lavender meadow which stretches out at the back of the pub. Rows and rows of plants provide a fresh summer fragrance for outdoor drinkers, a stopping off point for hundreds of dancing… Read more »

Get on your bike round Swettenham

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                13th to 21st June is the UK’s Bike Week, the country’s biggest nationwide cycling event. It’s not aimed at regular cyclists, although they’re welcome to join the 500,000 people taking part all over the UK – rather, it’s an opportunity for those who perhaps haven’t cycled for… Read more »

Butterflies in Swettenham

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As regulars will know,our country pub is in a beautiful rural setting. We’re lucky enough to be right next to the Quinta Lovell Arboretum, planted by St Bernard Lovell of astronomy fame, and we’re also set in a network of country lanes with high hedgerows. Now the weather’s getting warmer and the flowers are starting… Read more »

All about the spring Bank Holiday

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                Every May, the UK breathes a sigh of relief and looks forward to not one but two Bank Holidays. The one at the beginning of the month is known as May Day, and it falls on the first Monday of that month as a celebration of springtime…. Read more »

23rd April is St George’s Day

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We pride ourselves on being a traditional British pub, so to celebrate St George’s Day, 23rd April, we take a look at traditional English food, all of which can be found on our menu at various times of the year.                   Fish and chips – this firm… Read more »

Traditional foods at Easter

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                          Hot cross buns! Hot cross buns! One a penny, two a penny, hot cross buns! Nothing says ‘Easter’ in the UK like hot cross buns, but what else is eaten around the world to celebrate the festival? Brazil: A sweet that looks… Read more »

Celebrate British National Pie Week

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                    March 2nd to 8th is British National Pie week, celebrating all things pie. With the biting winds and chilly weather we’re currently having, the pie is everyone’s comfort food of choice. Here’s one of our favourite recipes – the humble cheese and onion plate pie…. Read more »

A carpet of flowers in Swettenham

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                        For those of you who don’t know us (or have only ever visited in the dark!), we’re very lucky with our location. We’re right on the edge of the lovely Lovell Quinta Arboretum, created by Sir Bernard Lovell of Jodrell Bank fame. The… Read more »

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