Lovely Lavender

Created in 2005 the Lavender and Sunflower Meadow is a popular attraction  for customers during the summer months, and our show of lavender seems to get better with each passing year.  The  magnificent two-acre plot situated at the rear of the pub releases a gentle  soothing aroma in the breeze, and attracts a wealth of wildlife including a  triumphant local bee population.

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Summer weddings

It is an ideal setting for parties and BBQs and has also proven to be a very popular location for summer weddings. The Lavender Meadow provides the ultimate in romantic scenery and is a superb photographic opportunity. To our knowledge, it’s the only one of its kind within the grounds of a pub, so it’s no wonder that wedding bookings have been taken from as far away as Australia and New Zealand.

It’s also a great place to take in the view over a refreshing drink and enjoy the wonderful scenery (our Swettenham sunsets are truly spectacular!).

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  • “One can not improve on perfection! Excellent day out.”

    Angela Smith
  • The local surroundings are lovely and set in Cheshire countryside, greeted at door immediately on entering and shown to our table, drinks order promptly taken, and furnished with menus. Quick but not rushed service we are off to a good start. The only disappointment was my duck was cooked right through and I would much preferred it to be much pinker. This made what otherwise would have been a superb dish only a good one. But still a good one. Desserts were lovely, service fantastic, so very very nearly a five star rating I look forward to returning.

    Barry J, April 2018, via TripAdvisor
  • “To all the staff at the Swettenham Arms. thank you so much for making our wedding day so special.  All our guests commented on how amazing the food, service and venue was.  It was perfect, we could not be happier with how our day went. Lee and Kimberley Thompson.”

     

    Kimberley and Lee Thompson, 20th August 2016
  • “Very welcoming and totally enjoyable.”

    Adrian A. Coast
  • “Delightful setting and atmosphere.”

    A. Sutton
  • “We love this place. We get to go a couple of times a year and it has always been proper gastro level pub grub and a friendly atmosphere. Highly recommended if you’re anywhere near the area.”

    Adam D, via TripAdvisor, August 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
  • What a delightful pub/restaurant. The menu was extensive and the food was absolutely delicious. It is a bit remote, but well worth the trouble getting there.

    Mavis1955 via TripAdvisor, January 2019
  • Big thanks to you and your staff for our Golden Wedding Celebration

    Nothing was too much trouble

    Anne & Bill Owen
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