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Time for us to get to work on our lavender

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If you haven’t yet been to see our stunning lavender meadow, then hurry, hurry, hurry! It’s been looking magnificent all summer, and now the flowers are starting to draw to a close. You’ve still got time to come and enjoy a drink in the beer garden, breathe in the fragrance of our thousands of plants… Read more »

There’s something for everyone at The Swettenham Arms

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Like all businesses, the Swettenham Arms has evolved over the years. We’ve worked very hard to make our beautiful rural venue a destination pub, and we think that we’ve finally succeeded in offering something for everyone! Here’s what we do. Walkers, cyclists and nature lovers: the area around the pub is a paradise for walkers. If… Read more »

The Swettenham Arms – the perfect venue for all car fans

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                As many of you will already know, we’ve been running our classic car and motorbike evenings for a few years now. They’re extremely popular, and we’ve had people turning up in pretty much anything with an engine! We’re had some lovely Silver Ghost Rolls Royces, classic Aston… Read more »

Swettenham walks: Brereton Country Park

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Although most of our customers know that we have the beautiful Quinta Lovell Arboretum right behind the pub, not everyone knows that we have lots of other walk options as well. At this time of year, there are stunning views across the Dane Valley as well as hedgerows full of wild flowers to brighten your… Read more »

Our classic car and motorbike evenings

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              Now that our ‘season’ is under way (our first event was on April 9th), we thought we’d explain a bit more about our classic car and motorbike evenings for people who might be thinking of coming along but don’t know what to expect.  We first started our classic… Read more »

Craft beer at the Swettenham Arms

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  Do you remember when the most difficult choice you had was whether to choose beer or lager? Now, walk into most independent pubs and you’ll be confronted with an array of ‘craft beers’, from the local to the unusual. Some craft breweries are so small that they only serve a very small local area,… Read more »

A host of golden daffodils

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                Today is St. David’s day, and one of the national symbols associated with Wales is the daffodil. It normally makes its appearance in March, but the fine, warm weather we’ve been having recently means that the daffodils are now out in the Arboretum and along the verges… Read more »

Cheer yourself up this January

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    Did you know that January 21st is supposed to be the most depressing day of the year? In fact, it’s been nicknamed ‘Blue Monday’ as it coincides with the end of the Christmas period and the time when most of us are feeling the squeeze on our budgets. Days are short, the weather’s… Read more »

A look back at 2018

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            Well, what a year it’s been here at the Swettenham Arms. As ever, a highlight of our year is the classic car and motorbike meets we hold every week, from about May until such time as the weather makes it difficult! This year our Tuesday meets have been more… Read more »

Why you should dance the night away at the Swettenham Arms

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              Whether you can’t get enough of Strictly or you’ve got two left feet, Christmas is the time of year when most of us can be persuaded to strut our stuff on the dancefloor. Did you know, though, that dancing has some major health benefits? Studies show that it can… Read more »

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