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Why is eating seasonal food better for you?

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                These days, with modern transport and refrigeration systems, we can all eat what we want at any time of year. Strawberries in January? Asparagus in November? No problem! Having so much choice available all year round is great, but we’ve started to lose our awareness of what… Read more »

Valentine’s Day around the world

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                  Valentine’s Day is best known as a celebration for lovers – but its roots go back thousands of years. The exact identity of the original Saint Valentine isn’t clear, and the Catholic Church recognises at least three separate contenders, all of whom were martyred for different… Read more »

Walks around Swettenham

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                      Was your New Year’s resolution to take more exercise and generally get fitter? If so, you’ve got that in common with around two thirds of other people who made resolutions. It can be hard to build exercise into a working week, so make the… Read more »

What are your resolutions?

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                  It’s that time of the year again, when we all make our resolutions for the 12 months ahead and reflect on where we were this time last year. It’s no surprise that a 2014 poll of almost 1,700 UK residents found that most of us will… Read more »

Our favourite Christmas carols

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              If you haven’t been into the Swettenham Arms lately, then you won’t know that our Christmas is in full swing! The decorations are up, the fires are lit and we’ve got some (tasteful!) Christmas music playing. Carols are a big part of creating a festive atmosphere and can… Read more »

Christmas at the Swettenham Arms

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                  Ding dong merrily on high, in heaven the bells are ringing! It’s almost December, and here at the Swettenham Arms we’re getting into the Christmas spirit. Our real log fires are lit, our comfortable cushions are plumped up and the decorations are out in force. We’ve… Read more »

Around the world in eight dishes

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                      At the Swettenham Arms, we like to do things a little differently and add a dash of originality. That’s why we’ve introduced our ‘Round the World’ culinary cruise offer during November– it’s not only great value for money but gives you the chance to… Read more »

Forgotten tip proves heart-warming tale

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                  Running a pub, we meet a lot of different people all the time. Many of them become regulars, and we get to know them well, others come for one off celebrations or as guests. Sometimes, we’re reminded of just how lovely some of our customers can… Read more »

A brief history of Swettenham

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              For those of you who don’t know Swettenham, it’s a very pretty place with some interesting buildings.  The entry on the village in the Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales, a six-volume work by the Reverend John Marius Wilson compiled between 1870 and 1872, reads as follows: SWETTENHAM, a township and a… Read more »

Singer Russell Watson celebrates his marriage at the Swettenham Arms

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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. We’re very proud to have been chosen to help him celebrate such a special occasion. Singer Russell is well known for both operatic-style and pop… Read more »

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