It may not seem like it at the moment, but Tuesday 1st May heralds the official return of spring. Each year, the UK Bank Holiday falls on the first Monday of May, so this year we’ll celebrate our ‘May Day’ holiday on 7th May. The origins of our celebration go back to medieval times…. Read more »
After what seems like months and months of rain, it looks like we’re finally set to see some sun over the next few days. Behind the pub, the arboretum is coming to life with the daffodils well under way, the pussy willow buds forming and the bluebells already pushing their leaves through the… Read more »
With Easter almost upon us, we thought we’d take a look at traditional Easter foods around the world. Many cultures have the equivalent of our simnel cake, sweet desserts made with candied peel and nuts. In Russia, the seasonal dish is a dessert called ‘pashka’, made from curd… Read more »
Latest News From The Swettenham Arms
Treat yourself to afternoon tea
Treat yourself to our delicious vintage afternoon teas, Monday to Saturday. They’re £17.95 a head, and are really quite something! Gluten free options are available. See our events page for more details.
We're in the 2018 Good Pub Guide
We’re in it again, The Good Pub Guide 2018. Called “the pub bible for the last quarter of a century”, we are so proud to be included as a main entry once again. This year we are specialising in craft beers and lagers and putting the emphasis firmly on our British heritage.
Our new and exclusive low alcohol ale is here
Our new 2.8% cask ale is here! This table beer has been brewed exclusively for us by Beartown Brewery in Congleton. After weeks in the development stage it is now ready and is sure to be a hit. The beer is called ‘Two Dogs’ after our adorable pub dogs.
Classic car events every Tuesday
The fine weather has meant a bumper turnout for our Classic Car evenings, every Tuesday from 7pm. Find out more on our events page.
Complete refurb for Lovell Suite
We’ve had a lovely wooden floor in our Lovell Suite, with all the carpet now removed. It gives the room a lovely modern feel and we’re also redecorating – it looks amazing! If you’re planning a wedding, we’ll be arranging an open day for the Lovell Suite as soon as everything is ready.
Singer Russell Watson celebrates his wedding at the Swettenham Arms
We’re delighted to announce that the renowned tenor, Russell Watson, recently celebrated his marriage to Louise Harris with a meal at the Swettenham Arms in Cheshire with his closest family. Read more about it on our blog.
New: gluten free menu
We’re delighted to introduce our gluten free menu, ideal for those with intolerances or anyone cutting down on wheat.
New - tethering area for horses
With our quiet country location, it’s no wonder some of our visitors arrive on horseback! Now, we have a quiet and shady hitching rail available with four tie-up rings for horses and nearby seating for riders.
Free hotdogs on classic car nights
So far this year, our classic car and motorbike evenings are going extremely well and every driver or rider of a classic car or motorbike is entitled to one of our delicious bratwurst hotdogs for free. Extra hotdogs can be purchased for £3.00. Hot dogs are served at 7.30pm.
New gazebo in the lavender field
New for 2016/17 is our gazebo in the lavender field, a perfect choice for summer wedding ceremonies or photos or just to admire our lavender,
The Arboretum is blooming
The spring flowers are starting to come out in the Arboretum – daffodils, peonies and more. Take a walk this weekend and see what you can spot.
Did someone say 'G&T'?
To celebrate summer, our speciality gin bar is open for business! Choose from a wide range of speciality gins, served with Fevertree tonic and ice for the perfect summer drink.
NEW! Free baby bowl for tiny diners
We’re now offering a free baby bowl for tiny babies, a dish of creamy mash with veggies mixed together with a little white sauce. It’s been going down very well with younger customers!
Our classic car and motorbike evenings are back
Our weekly gatherings are back! Bring your cherished car or motorbike out for a run to our country pub. New for this year, our meetings are twice a week – every Tuesday and Thursday – and both cars and bikes are welcome both days.
The Swettenham Arms: Worthy Winners
The Swettenham Arms is delighted to announce winning The National Pub & Bar awards 2017 for Best Country Pub – Cheshire. Find out more on our blog page.
Planning your perfect day?
Our new 2019 wedding pack is now available. Visit our Weddings page, and you can download it from the link at the bottom.
Spring has finally sprung!
The clocks have gone forwards, the rain has stopped and we’ve got some light in the evenings! Why not get out by bicycle or on foot and come and visit us for lunch or dinner?
Classic car Tuesdays are back!
Starting from 1st May, every Tuesday thoughout the summer is Classic Car night. Bring your cherished car along from 7pm and enjoy this great social event. Complementary Bratwurst hotdog for drivers.
Our new wine list is available now
Our updated wine list is now available to download, take a look at the Bar page.
Alpha Romeo owners club meetings
The Alpha Romeo Owners Club for the North West meet here every third Thursday of the month. Free hot dog for every owner on arrival. See events page for more details.
Enjoy a walk around the Arboretum
All year round – the Tatton Garden Society will do guided walks by arrangement around the Lovell Quinta Arboretum behind the pub. Cost £5 per person which includes the entrance fee of £2.50. The walk takes one and a half hours. Find out more on our events page.
Leisurely walks and days out
Pick up details to lots of lovely walks and days out in the locality from our guide, available free at the Swettenham Arms.
50% off ‘Winter Wonderland’ wedding banquets
Getting married in November, January or February? Save 50% on food if you have 70 guests or more. Call us to arrange a viewing.