It’s the 11th National Dog Day on August 26th. Originally set up on 2004 as a way of gaining attention for the plight of rescue dogs, the event also helps to celebrate the our relationship with man’s (and woman’s) best friend. Suggestions for celebrating including volunteering to walk dogs at your local rescue centre, offering to walk a neighbour’s dog, treating your canine chum to a new bowl or lead or just putting some time aside to spend with him or her.
Here at the Swettenham Arms, we’ve got another suggestion for how you can celebrate. We’re a dog friendly venue in a stunning rural area, so if you’re looking for a top day out with Fido, look no further! Set between Brereton Country Park and the Quinta Lovell Arboretum in a network of rural lanes, footpaths and bridleways, you can enjoy a country walk here on any level you like. We’ve got dry hardcore stone paths, lovely splashy muddy woodland, a stream, the Dane Valley and the river Dane all on our doorstep, so grab that dog lead and root out your walking boots.
Once you’ve finished your walk, come and see us at the Swettenham Arms. We’ve lots of outside seating at the pub, including a beer garden by the Arboretum and lots of seating in our glorious lavender meadow. There’s even a little pavilion-style shelter with benches. If the weather’s not conducive to sitting out (it is the British summer, after all!) we welcome dogs into our stone-flagged bar area.
So what are you waiting for? Celebrate National Dog Day with a day out in the Cheshire countryside with your dog, particularly if he or she is a rescue dog. We can guarantee a great walk, delicious homemade food and a warm welcome. (We can’t guarantee the weather, sorry!)