Robinsons Brewery has announced that the Stockport-based brewer and pub company has acquired the Swettenham Arms, in Cheshire’s Dane Valley.
The popular pub and wedding venue sits in the picturesque village of Swettenham, next to the Lovell Quinta Arboretum, between the towns of Congleton and Holmes Chapel.
The Swettenham Arms has been successfully operated by the Cunningham family for the past 28 years, who are stepping back from the business and the pub is famous locally for its lavender field, delicious food and the classic car and motorbike meets held in the summer. The Cheshire pub will now see it future secured with the sixth-generation family brewery, adding to Robinsons growing estate of 23 managed pubs and inns.
Former owner of the Swettenham Arms, Frances Cunningham said:
“While it’s been sad for me to finally say goodbye to the Arms, I’m excited to see it go forwards with its new owners.
“Most of my wonderful staff will be staying on for continuity, and I hope the Arms will continue to be both the local asset and popular destination it’s always been.”
William Robinson, Joint Managing Director of Robinsons Brewery, said:
“We are proud to be acquiring a magnificent property, set in a stunning location. The Cunningham family have built a strong business with an excellent reputation, and we look forward to building on that success when we add the Swettenham Arms to our collection of Managed Pubs and Inns at the end of August”.