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The Swettenham Arms

Swettenham Lane, SWETTENHAM, Congleton, CW12 2LF

Concealed from the road by the parish church, this ancient inn stands next door to the renowned Lovell Quinta Arboretum. A comfortable pub full of quiet corners, it draws an appreciative year-round crowd. In the newly refitted bar is a generous selection of real ales, lagers and ciders and 12 wines by the glass. Diners choosing from a winter menu, for example, can expect to find Cheshire gammon with fried duck egg and hand-cut chips; a choice of puff-pastry pies; braised ox cheek with smoked mash and bordelaise sauce; lamb Madras with rice; and Portobello mushroom, pepper, courgette and aubergine stack with white wine sauce. Many dishes benefit from the inn's home-grown vegetables. Sandwiches and ploughman's are available from noon till 6pm, and there's a children's menu. The building itself is tucked into a former Tudor nunnery and has an intriguing record of ghost-sightings. Maybe you'll meet Sarah, the black-clad nun.

Further information

Tel: 01477 571284
Please quote 'The AA'.
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Principal beers

Timothy Taylor Landlord, Sharp's Doom Bar, Bollington Best, Courage Directors, Moorhouse's Pride of Pendle, Slater's Top Totty, Black Sheep, Beartown, Wells Bombardier, Fuller's London Pride, Tatton, Marston's Wainwright


All week
11.30am-close (Closed Mon-Fri 3.30-6 Winter)


Children welcome.
Children's play area.
Dog friendly.
Coach parties catered.



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M6 junct 18 to Holmes Chapel, then A535 towards Jodrell Bank. 3m right (Forty Acre Lane) to Swettenham (NB do not use postcode for Sat Nav; enter Swettenham Lane)

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