Church of England Diocese of Chester Swettenham

Local links and things to do

Local Businesses

The Swettenham Arms, one of Cheshire’s favourite country inns, serving gastro food, and dating back to the 16th century. It's located opposite St Peter's Church. 

The Lovell Quinta Arboretum<span style="font-size: 1rem;"> was the life-long passion of the late Sir Bernard Lovell, founder of the nearby world famous Jodrell Bank Radio Telescope. He set out to collect all the species in W.J. Bean's definitive "Trees and Shrubs Hardy to the British Isles" published in the 1970s.</span>

Over the Arboretum's 28 acres are some 800 species and cultivars, totalling around 2,500 individual trees and shrubs. It is a significant collection, of particular value to arborists, horticulturalists and gardeners, and fascinating to anyone who likes to see, and learn about, Britain's great variety of woody plants.

The LQA lies behind the Swettenham Arms pub/restaurant in Swettenham village, off Congleton Lane, near Holmes Chapel in Cheshire. Enter "Swettenham Lane" in sat navs, not the published postcode. Access is through the gate behind the grassed seating area left of the pub entrance. The LQA is open every day 9 am to sunset, except Christmas Day. An admission fee is payable to help maintain the collection and public access. Visiting groups are welcome and guided tours are available by prior arrangements.

The Tatton Garden Society, established in 1962, fosters interest and expertise in gardening and gardens. Members enjoy many benefits, including talks by experts and visits to gardens of note. Contact the Society for information on membership and for details regarding the Arboretum:

Telephone: 01565 831981
<span style="font-size: 1rem;">Email: [email protected]
</span><span style="font-size: 1rem;">Website: www.tattongardensociety.org.uk
</span><span style="font-size: 1rem;">www.lovellquintaarboretum.co.uk</span>

Clonter Opera, a cultural centre providing stimulating, high quality and accessible entertainment for all ages. Clonter runs public events through the year, including opera, jazz, folk and gospel, as well as running educational projects. It shares facilities with other performing arts organisations and charities.

Nearby, Welltrough Hall Farm, with its adults-only caravan park. The farm sells its home-reared beef too. 

The website for the Swettenham Parish Council can be seen by clicking here.