If you haven’t heard of British Food Fortnight (17th September to 2nd October), it’s the biggest annual, national celebration of British food and drink. It runs during the harvest season, and first began in 2002 as a way of helping support farmers and food producers after the foot and mouth crisis. Britain is a nation of artisan food producers, growers and cooks, but the British Food Fortnight is the only event that helps promote and support our great national larder.
Here at the Swettenham Arms, we use British produce as much as possible and support local producers. Much of our beer is artisan-produced locally, as well – so you can support the initiative by having a pint! Why not try a different beer to usual in honour of the event? Supporting small breweries is just as important as food producers, and you might even discover your new favourite tipple! We change our menu regularly to reflect the seasons, and on our autumn menu you’ll find seasonal meats such as chicken and venison, with vegetables like mushrooms, potatoes, squashes and rocket. Eating seasonally is part of eating sustainably and making sure you enjoy food at its best and most flavourful.
If you come and eat with us during British Food Fortnight, you’ll be eating at a Great British pub as well! The Swettenham Arms has been family owned and run for over twenty years, and is the perfect example of a country pub. We’re situated in the middle of a network of small country lanes, bridlepaths and footpaths, and we’ve got a huge car park – we’ve had customers arrive on foot, by bike, by classic car, by ordinary car and coach and even by vintage tractor or horseback!
To find out more or download our current menu, take a look at our food page at www.swettenhamarms.co.uk/food.