Here at the Swettenham Arms, we pride ourselves on being a dog-friendly location. We’re right next to the Quinta Lovell Arboretum, a 28-acre site with shaded walks and ponds, and we’re also in a network of country lanes and bridlepaths. There’s a lovely walk from the pub to nearby Brereton Country Park, where there are gravelled paths and a large lake for dogs to splash in. We welcome dogs into our stone-flagged bar area, and we’re always on hand with a bowl of water! We’ve three outdoor seating areas too for warmer weather.
We love our own dogs, and we’re confident of the quality of our steaks – but it’s still a surprise when customers actually order a sirloin steak for their dog! At £23.00 a throw that’s some pampered pooch! It shouldn’t be a surprise, though – as a nation of animal lovers, we Brits can sometimes go a bit over the top for our pets!
- In 2014, dog lover Stephanie Mariam confessed in the Daily Express to spending £4,000 on Christmas presents for her Pomeranians Harvey Moon and Connie, including £700 dog beds and £200 Swarovski crystal collars and leads
- Louis, a Lhasa Apso, won’t eat normal dog food and prefers his menu to come from Marks and Spencers. He costs owners Graham and Jo Jose around £5,000 a year.
- Owner Hayley Dexter has spent £30,000 on three-year-old Maltese Betty, including giving her her own bedroom, a custom-made four poster bed, a diamond collar, a customised pearl necklace and a crystal-encrusted fork for mealtimes.
- Meanwhile, one-year-old Chinese crested dog Prince lives a comparatively frugal life with owner, Emma Butarrazzi, with £250 a month spent on toys, food, outfits and grooming products including Clarins moisturiser.
We can’t promise diamante-encrusted collars – but if you and your dog visit the Swettenham Arms, we can promise a good walk and a great home cooked meal, plus real log fires in the winter – perfect for dogs and humans! Take a look at our current menu over at the food page.