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Ways to keep warm this winter

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                It seems to have been a cold, hard winter, but it’s not that long now to the 29th March when the clocks change, moving forward an hour to give us all a bit more precious daylight. With daytime temperatures averaging around 5 degrees now, what are the… Read more »

Getting married? Welcome to part two of our wedding checklist

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  A huge amount of preparation and planning goes into the perfect wedding day, and thinking about all the details well in advance is the best way to avoid stress and slip-ups nearer the time. If you missed part one of our wedding checklist, which covered the initial planning such as choosing your engagement ring,… Read more »

How to keep your 2015 resolutions

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                If at the top of your New Year’s Resolution’s list for 2015 was ‘lose weight’ or ‘get healthier’, you’re not alone. Almost 80% of people who make resolutions list one of these as their first or second resolve, but most of us give up on our good… Read more »

Top tips for the perfect turkey

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  Most of us only have occasion to cook a turkey once a year, so it’s no wonder that unfamiliarity and a whirl of socialising and gift-giving all combine to make us feel a bit stressed on Christmas Day. Turkey disasters can vary from the bird being too dry to half-raw, so follow our tips… Read more »

How to make the ultimate mince pies

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                  It just wouldn’t be Christmas without mince pies, and it’s so much more satisfying to make your own. They also make a great last minute present – make them in advance and freeze them, then defrost a couple of hours before required. Pack them into a… Read more »

Countdown to Christmas: three weeks to go

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                      It’s almost December, and we’re starting to get excited about all the parties and social events we’re hosting. Christmas can be a stressful time, so make sure you can relax and enjoy the day with your family by getting as organised as possible beforehand…. Read more »

Countdown to Christmas: seven weeks to go

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                          Now that Hallowe’en and Bonfire night are out of the way, Christmas is the next big event in the calendar. This year, get organised with our checklists so nothing gets forgotten nearer the time. Make your Christmas cake now, so it’s got… Read more »

Christmas around the world

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                        Here at the Swettenham Arms, we’ve started the countdown to Christmas. As well as our seasonal winter menu, we’re offering Christmas party nights and a fantastic family feast on Christmas Day itself. Of course, we’ve got the traditional turkey and trimmings on the… Read more »

Best of British: roast dinners during October and November

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                Here at the Swettenham Arms, we like to think we’re a Great British Pub. We’ve got several claims to the title: the pub’s history dates back to the 16th century when the building was a nunnery, and we’re in the heart of what must be the quintessential… Read more »

Let’s celebrate British Food Fortnight

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                            British Food Fortnight 2014 (20th September to 5th October) is underway, and we thought it was a great opportunity to celebrate our love of all things home made and home grown. The event was established in 2002 to help educate the… Read more »

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