The Swan at Kettleshulme
Eating Out in Cheshire
Charming 16th-c pub with enjoyable food, good beer and an attractive garden. A lovely place, this is a pretty white cottage clad in wisteria. The interior is snug and cosy, with latticed windows, very low dark beams hung with big copper jugs and kettles, timbered walls, antique coaching and other prints and maps, ancient oak settles on a turkish carpet and log fires; the dining room has an open kitchen. Marstons Bitter on handpump with a couple of guest beers such as Hawkshead Windermere Pale and Wincle Waller, ten wines by the glass, 30 gins and a dozen malt whiskies served by courteous, friendly staff. The front terrace has teak tables, while another two-level terrace has further tables and steamer benches under parasols. The pub is handy for walks in the relatively unfrequented north-west part of the Peak District National Park.
Bar food times: 12-8.30; 12-4 Sun; no food Mon
Lots of fresh fish on the menu includes bouillabaisse, smoked haddock kedgeree, dover sole with brown shrimp and caper butter and gurnard with mussels, wild mushrooms, smoky bacon and tarragon fricassée; they also offer sandwiches, camembert fondue, potted beef with balsamic onions, wild mushroom and truffle oil risotto, moroccan-style lamb and apricot tagine, beef bourguignon, free-range duck breast with sweet and sour morello cherry sauce, steaks cooked in their new Josper oven, and puddings such as chocolate torte with salted caramel ice-cream and orange and treacle sponge pudding.