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 Cheshire village with its ancient church and beautiful location.
We’re also connected with Sir Bernard Lovell, the famous physicist and radio astronomer, who lived next door to the Swettenham Arms for many years and founded the Quinta Lovell Arboretum which backs onto our gardens. During the Second World War, Sir Bernard led the team that developed H2S radar, the first airborne radar system developed for the Royal Air Force. He was later awarded the OBE for this work, which combined with the founding of the radio telescope at nearby Jodrell Bank to make him an important figure in British history.
Throughout October, we’re celebrating being part of Britain with Great British roast dinners. The British roast has a long and proud history, and it’s traditionally eaten on a Sunday as hundreds of years ago many households didn’t have fireplaces large enough to roast a joint. On their way to church, they’d drop off their joint at the bakers to be cooked in the bread ovens, as Sunday was the day no bread was baked. Leftover meat would be eaten up during the week as pies and stews. The tradition of the Sunday roast is still going strong today, and it’s a great opportunity to spend time with friends or family – but our fantastic value Great British roast dinners mean you can treat yourself to this traditional meal during the week, as well., without breaking the bank.
With classic dishes to celebrate England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland, our Great British roast dinners are being served throughout October and November between 12pm and 9m, MONDAY TO FRIDAY. One course £8.95, two courses £11.95, three courses £14.95. Booking is essential. We look forward to seeing you soon.