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The Swettenham Arms

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Swettenham Lane, Swettenham CW12 2LF, England
+44 1477 571284
11:30 - 23:00
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Sun - Sat 11:30 - 23:00
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We visited here for an evening meal, when we arrived we said we had reserved a table. The man behind the bar replied 'no chance' assuming we had just walked in. Starters were lovely. However, my main meal was 'chicken in basket' which was bland and also made me ill that night, luckily I didn't eat most of it because... More 

Thank Charbie2121
Congleton, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

we stopped here after walking around Brereton Lake with the dog. the landlord was very welcoming and we had a good chat about the cask ales he had on tap. we ordered sandwiches, i had the rare beef and my wife had prawns on gluten free bread, with a side portion of chips. the food was severed promptly. the portion... More 

Thank BuzzBevan
Island of Malta, Malta
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Beautiful pub & beautiful location. Arboretum behind is also worth a nice walk around. I went with my mum for lunch and a couple of drinks, had a lovely afternoon. Good range of beers on draught and lovely menu, well priced and well executed dishes.

Thank Lucy D
Stockport, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We went out for Sunday Lunch in February. My husband ordered gammon and I ordered the scampi. The for was superb. I have never had such delicious scampi. My husband had an extremely thick gammon with lots of trimmings. The service was a little slow but we didn't mind the wait as it was extremely busy. Desserts serve also delicious.

Thank 689lizzie96
United Kingdom
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My family and I took the opportunity to try The Swettenham during their recent half price food offer. We were pleased with the overall experience; the service was very good, food good quality and ambience nice, however I have to wonder who would pay £19 for a beef stroganoff in a pub? Which is the full menu price, the bulk... More 

2 Thank bennieboy
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The food was gorgeous. I had the chicken, leek and mushroom pie. It was full of tender pieces of meat and the tarragon sauce was beautiful. I also ordered a child's pizza, which was brilliant. My child loved it. The portion sizes are grand too, I asked to take some of the pizza home for my child later, as it... More 

Thank Sam l
Congleton, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We've been to the Swettenham for a few months now, never had anything other than really good food. Lovely pub, friendly staff and customers plus dogs. Would recommend to anyone

Thank Tim D
Sandbach, United Kingdom
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48 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The menu is similar to last year and the quality of food and the service is much better. It was busy from 7-9pm on Saturday night and quiet when we left. If anything there is too much food per course and 3 courses was not possible for me. The salmon fillet, gammon and steaks were all very well cooked and... More 

Thank GraemeCoyne
Congleton, United Kingdom
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156 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had an early evening meal and it was nicely busy. It was our first visit and we visited on a blustery night ...signposting is rather confusing. The pub is very comfortable,spacious and has a warm ambience. The main dining room with the open fire is lovely. The menu is very large which fortunately didn't impact negatively on the quality... More 

Thank CheshireDes
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27 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went here for late lunch.Not been for years so thought we would try it after reading reviews. Starters were average,I tried the mezzes which were tasteless. Mains were Lancashire hotpot,but the potatoes topping were so hard I couldnt get my fork in them,the hotpot itself was tasty but I am puzzled why they put a huge chunk of bread on... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$17 - US$25
Bar, British, Pub, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Validated Parking
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, View, Kids, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Swettenham Lane, Swettenham CW12 2LF, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cheshire  >  Swettenham
  • Phone Number: +44 1477 571284

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?