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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 »

All the taste – without the alcohol

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                Here at the Swettenham Arms, we pride ourselves on being a country pub. That gives us multiple advantages, including a quiet, stunning location and lots of paths for cyclists and walkers. In fact, the only disadvantage we can think of is that in the winter it’s quite… Read more »

Our favourite walks around Swettenham – Swettenham Meadows

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Autumn is a lovely time in Swettenham. With the leaves changing colour in the Quinta Lovell Arboretum behind the pub, we’ve got spectacular scenery at this time of year. Over the next few weeks, we’ll be listing our favourite walks in the local area, starting with Swettenham Meadows. If you’d like to look at any of… Read more »

Five things we’re looking forward to in autumn

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  We’ve had a fantastic, long, hot summer – but now it looks like the seasons are finally changing. After a glorious few weeks with customers eating and drinking in the beer gardens surrounded by the heady smell of lavender, we’re now starting to move back inside as we’re starting to feel that first nip… Read more »

British bees in the lavender

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Mmmm, summer. The scent of the lavender, the sound of the bees droning in the nearby flowers, something long and chilled to sip at – doesn’t that sound like heaven? While you’re relaxing and enjoying the sights, smells and sounds of our lavender field, lots and lots of insects are making the most of it… Read more »

It’s ‘gin o’clock’ at the Swettenham Arms

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   If you haven’t been to the Swettenham Arms this year, then you’ve missed out on the next big thing – our summer gin bar! What could be nicer on a hot summer’s day than sipping a tall glass of something chilled, in our beer garden overlooking the lavender field? We’ve got at least 15… Read more »

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