A day out in the country

The Quinta Aboretum

The Quinta Arboretum Wildlife and Nature Reserve was the lifelong project of Sir Bernard Lovell. The Arboretum offers wonderful walks amongst beautiful trees and extends for around 30 acres, accessible through our picnic area at the side of the pub.

The perfect place for children to let their imaginations run free and use natural country surroundings with wide open spaces. There are wooded areas, ponds and a lake for all the family to enjoy, as well as 5000 species of trees and a variety of wild animals including rare butterflies, hares, squirrels and rabbits.

And after a healthy walk in the peaceful Arboretum why not treat yourselves to hearty home-cooked food. We are a family friendly pub and children are always welcome.

We ask that all visitors to the Arboretum keep dogs on leads and generally respect the area. Visitors will find an honesty box at the gate and are asked to pay a contribution of £2.50 which helps towards the upkeep of the area and protection of the wildlife. The Arboretum is managed today by the Tatton Garden Society.

Dane Valley Walks

The Dane Valley, an area designated as of special scientific interest (SSSI) is one of the hidden gems of Cheshire. The River Dane was acknowledged in l994 under the Wildlife & Countryside Act l98l as a SSSI site notified for its fluvial geomorphology cutting a course though the soft sand and gravels of the Cheshire Plain over many thousands of years to create a scenic wooded valley.

This is rich dairy country, with prime grazing for the county’s famous cattle. Swettenham Meadows above the brook are full of wildflowers all summer long, and today are managed as a nature reserve by Cheshire Wildlife Trust.

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Click here to view an interactive map of local walking, cycling and horse riding routes.

  • “We know we can recommend to friends and never be disappointed.”

    Mrs S Brown, Holmes Chapel
  • Just to say we had an excellent day and really enjoyed a lovely meal, beautifully served.  The service was wonderful and everyone made us feel welcome.  We were particularly appreciative of the high level of efficiency and professionalism amongst such young staff and are mindful of the fact that a lot goes on in the background to make the day go smoothly and for our enjoyment which we do not see. We are not regular customers but as trueborn Swettenham folk really enjoy coming home and it being so worthwhile.  We will see you next year.

     

     

    Chris Edwards, December 2017
  • “We discovered The Swettenham Arms through BritStops – what an excellent find! Lovely walk through their gardens – amazing history. Fantastic meal with caring service. Highly recommended. Thank you!”

    Russell M, via TripAdvisor, October 2019
  • Thoroughly enjoyed our evening meal in this hidden gem. We had the Swettenham Arms recommended to us as we were staying nearby. We hadn’t booked as being a Thursday night we thought it would be fairly quiet, but it was almost full. The friendly manager found us a table and informed us that they still had a half price meal deal on… which greatly surprised us! The dining room was pleasant and cosy, and our drinks and food arrived and we certainly weren’t disappointed. All the staff were extremely friendly and helpful. We will definitely return very soon….and hopefully the half price offer will still be on!

    DelLancashire, March 2018, via TripAdvisor
  •  “Just to thank Glyn and the team for making Louise’s wedding reception such a successful and enjoyable event.  We have had a number of guests commenting on the quality of the food and the excellent service.” 

    The Green family
  • “Delightful setting and atmosphere.”

    A. Sutton
  • We went in February on a Thursday night, when the offer was on, very busy but no undue wait. Good selection of beers, wines on menu and excellent food. Even on full price the menu is good value for money and would definitely go back, so one to add to your list to explore

    dwilson39, via TripAdvisor, February 2019
  • “Called in today and the place is a typical English pub. Beams, horse brasses and a lovely atmosphere. I have been before and the place gets really busy at the weekends. Great place for a pub lunch so try it if you are in the area.”

    Amazo1949, via TripAdvisor, September 2019
  • “One can not improve on perfection! Excellent day out.”

    Angela Smith
  • Can’t praise highly enough. From the warm greeting of the manager, to the lovely waitress who got some cushions for my friend’s leg (recently broken) to the fabulous food it was all superb. The Lovell suite is an ideal setting for a summer event as with the French doors open the smell of the lavender meadow wafts in. Thank you all for a brilliant evening!

    Ruthe30 via TripAdvisor, August 2018
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