Posts Tagged: days out in Cheshire

A host of golden daffodils

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                Today is St. David’s day, and one of the national symbols associated with Wales is the daffodil. It normally makes its appearance in March, but the fine, warm weather we’ve been having recently means that the daffodils are now out in the Arboretum and along the verges… Read more »

Treat yourself to afternoon tea, a great British tradition

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  Ah, what could be nicer than a proper cup of tea in a relaxing environment? Well, how about adding some dainty sandwiches, and a mouthwatering selection of homemade cakes? Yes, that’s right – afternoon tea is back at the Swettenham Arms. Our teas are so popular that we run them on request all year… Read more »

Easter around the world

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                With Easter almost upon us, we thought we’d take a look at traditional Easter foods around the world. Many cultures have the equivalent of our simnel cake, sweet desserts made with candied peel and nuts.  In Russia, the seasonal dish is a dessert called ‘pashka’, made from curd… Read more »

Birdwatching around Swettenham

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                For those of you who know the Swettenham Arms, you’ll know how lucky we are with our location. Set at the end of a winding country lane right by the River Dane, our nearest neighbour is the Quinta Lovell Arboretum and wildlife reserve, a 16 hectare site… Read more »

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