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Our five favourite things about autumn

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                Summer’s nearly over, but we’re getting read for autumn. Here at the Swettenham Arms it’s one of our favourite seasons, and we’re having fun at the moment putting together a fantastic autumn menu for you to try. Here’s what we love about this season: 1. Autumn leaves… Read more »

Getting married? Here’s part one of our wedding checklist

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              Getting married is one of the biggest decisions a couple can make together, so it’s important to get it right. Whatever you want from your special day, thinking about the details well in advance is the best way to make sure of a memorable, happy ceremony. There’s so… Read more »

Outdoor games at the Swettenham Arms

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                The phrase ‘it’s child’s play’ usually means that something’s very straightforward, but sometimes it’s not that easy to keep your children occupied. Studies show that children concentrate and focus better once they’ve had a chance to expend some energy, but if you’re trying to enjoy a family… Read more »

Burglar’s remorse 22 years later

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                    Eagle-eyed viewers may have noticed our very own landlady Fran Cunningham on the local TV news last week. Life as a pub landlady isn’t always straightforward, and Fran was on TV to talk about one of the more unusual incidents that’s happened in the 21… Read more »

All about afternoon tea

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                        Afternoon tea has become a quintessentially British tradition, but where did it come from? As trade routes opened up with China in the 19th century, tea became easier to import and more and more people started to drink it. Around this time, Ann,… Read more »

The perfect Father’s Day

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                  Father’s Day was first held in America in 1910 to  celebrate paternal bonds and the role of fathers in society, and it’s now celebrated all over the world, usually in June. In the UK, Father’s Day this year is Sunday June 15th so now’s the time to plan… Read more »

Celebrate National Asparagus Month

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                      May is National Asparagus Month, and we’re celebrating this most seasonal and British of vegetables. The season runs from April until June, but the middle to end of May is when this tasty vegetable is really at its peak, and you can find it… Read more »

Swettenham’s wildflower walks

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It’s been a fantastic spring for wildflowers, and the lands and footpaths around the pub are bright with dozens of varieties. Come for a walk in the Quinta Arboretum next door to us, follow the footpath to Brereton Country Park or the River Dane or just stroll around the lanes, and you could find: In… Read more »

April is National Pet Month

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   April 1st to May 5th is National Pet Month, an event held every year with four main aims: to promote responsible pet ownership to raise awareness of the benefits of pets for people and people for pets to help raise the profile of services available from professionals who work with animals to promote the… Read more »

How to hold an Easter Egg hunt

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                Here at the Swettenham Arms, we’re gearing up for Easter. The spring flowers are making the area around the pub and the churchyard opposite look really pretty, and the trees are decked with fresh green leaves. Take a short walk along the footpath towards the River Dane,… Read more »

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