The newly refurbished Fitzherbert Arms has won its first award after scooping the Sawday’s ‘Favourite Newcomer’ award, which was formally presented to them by Lord Stafford this week.

The judges were impressed with the pub’s enticing décor, featuring creative interiors and pieces such as a blacksmith forge and unique anvil tables.  The guide also praises the mix of customers from dog-walkers and ale-drinkers to those who have travelled from further afield to enjoy the quality food and impressive range of 30 ports, the pubs speciality.

The pub has also received rave reviews from locals who praise the beautiful feel, a friendly vibrant team, as well as the platefuls of seasonal and flavoursome food ranging from seafood platters, steak and stout pies, crumbles, brownies and port-poached pears.

Located in the heart of Swynnerton Village, on Lord Stafford’s estate, the Fitzherbert Arms, which bears the family name, re-opened its doors in February 2016 following its restoration through a joint venture between the Estate and Cheshire Cat Pubs and Bars owned by award winning duo Mary Mclaughlin and Tim Bird.

Tim Bird, comments: “We are thrilled that everyone is enjoying the ‘Fitz’ and being presented with the Alistair Sawday ‘Best Newcomer’ Award, within seven months of opening, is great recognition of the team and the pub.  It is very appropriate that Lord Stafford was on hand to present Leanne Wallis and the team with the award. He has been hugely supportive of the pubs restoration and is very proud to see this famous pub thriving again.”

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