The Fitzherbert Arms (Good Pub Guide)
The Fitzherbert Arms sits in the pretty village of Swynnerton on Lord Stafford’s Estate. The pub bears the family name and though closed for some time has now been fully restored by pub entrepreneurs Mary Mclaughlin and Tim Bird who have pubs in Cheshire too in a joint venture with Lord Stafford.
The Pub pays homage to the old Sywnnerton Smithy with tables made from old anvils and a Blacksmith’s furnace with tools and water troughs.
The Pub has over 30 Ports sold by the bottle of which 12 are also served by the glass and half bottle decanter. The pub has close ties with the Symington family who have five generations of Port making history in the Douro Valley.
The menu is modern British with all the ‘Fitz’ favourite dishes you would expect and the wine list offers some worthy differentiation on the grape front.
The pub has its own pub walk and well behaved dogs are welcome in the bar and the snug.
Private Dining is available at the Fitz as well as Port tasting classes and the pub has its own car club too.
The pub has three fires making for a cosy winters night and a wooden terrace and small garden for long summer days.
Ales come from within a 35 mile radius of the pub and feature great favourites such as Fitzherbert Best and Synnerton Stout.
Children under 10 are welcome until 7pm and there are no highchairs so guests are asked to bring their own booster seats etc.