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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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46 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

After a good walk around the arboretum, we got a lovely welcome from Glynn and the team at Swettenham Arms. The menu has been updated, which all sounded great but we went for the fish-cakes off the specials menu followed by the Spring Lamb, which was just delicious. Portions as ever are on the large side but very tasty. When... More 

Thank Uncle_Bob_Cheshire
2 reviews
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We had a fantastic family gathering for just 27 of us plus a few little ones too! Food was great, staff were very accommodating and looked after us really well. Highly recommend the Swettenham Arms for fantastic food and friendly fab staff. Thank you :)

Thank patty1
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We originally booked for 6. Then it grew to 25 plus children. I cannot fault the service and the food. Massive family all meals arrived at same time all different. Food was fantastic clearly home cooked. How they got it to the table hot is a mystery. So kind. Loads of room. Put into lovel suite so kids could run... More 

1 Thank sara E
Liverpool, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

On Sunday my family and I booked a table for 10 adults 1 toddler and 1 baby for my sisters 30th birthday. We couldn't have wished for a better day. The staff were exceptionally friendly and welcoming on arrival. The food was perfect, especially the prawn cocktail starter. The pub/restaurant itself is so idillic you really feel like you're in... More 

Thank HanDan16
2 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Really amazing place, great selection of ales, excellent service and superb food. Well worth a visit.

Thank steve h
Macclesfield, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a lovely sunday lunch while sitting out in the sunshine. There was a half hour wait but it was very busy. However it was well worth the wait. Staff were all friendly and helpful. The setting is beautiful. Can't wait to go again.

1 Thank NAHFMH
Cheshire, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As many of the reviews have already stated the staff are lovely and its a great setting, they have a nice selection of wines by the glass or bottle and plenty of local beers to choose from BUT unfortunately our experience has been ruined by the manager/owners son whose aggressive attitude completely ruins the experience its just not worth it.... More 

4 Thank Swettenham1
Francesca143, Owner at The Swettenham Arms, responded to this review

I am having great difficulty in understanding this complaint. Firstly my son was not working on the day you say you visited and out of the area, so I wonder who was rude to you? I need to know so that I can look into the matter more closely but it is absolutely wrong to accuse and slander a person... More 

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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely location and such great potential. Unfortunately we didn't decide to stay. Everyone was complaining about the long food delays and the bar service was extremely slow. The staff did explain they were short staffed and food orders were taking well over 1 hour. It was a bank holiday Monday, and although I was surprised that the management hadn't got... More 

6 Thank MartinMcGraw
Francesca143, Owner at The Swettenham Arms, responded to this review

I have looked further into this complaint and spoken to Mr. McGraw and am pleased to say we have resolved the matter and I have invited him back to Swettenham to enjoy what is our usual quality of food an service. I wrongly understood he was complaining about my son's attitude but am glad that he was not referring to... More 

2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visited at lunchtime and had to wait over an hour for hot sandwiches which were cold when they arrived. At no point were we advised what the delay was and we eventually had to speak to the manager to find out how much longer we would have to wait for our food. He went off to find out but... More 

8 Thank Andrea B
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19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited as a family of four, waited over half an hour for an order to be taken then well over an hour for 4 sandwiches to arrive. We asked multiple times for an update of where the food was at but received no response. Staff were telling customers after us that they were not taking anymore food orders for a... More 

8 Thank kerryjanee

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$18 - US$26
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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
Romantic, Groups, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, View, Local cuisine
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?