Owners of Lake District's Swan hotel open Black Swan pub in Cheshire

21 September 2012 by
Owners of Lake District's Swan hotel open Black Swan pub in Cheshire

The Black Swan pub near Congleton and Wilmslow in Cheshire has re-opened after a six-month renovation costing £500,000.

The refurbishment comes after it was taken owner by the private owners of the Swan hotel and spa in Newby Bridge in the Lake District.

The pub will offer traditional specialities, British classics and local Cheshire produce, plus a selection of cask ales including ‘Mucky Duck' brewed in nearby Macclesfield, the name derived from the pub's previous appellation.

Head chef Alex Cosgrove was previously senior sous chef at the Swan hotel in Cumbria for two years. General manager Jenny Gibbs has previously overseen the hospitality at Silverstone and Goodwood during her tenure with Compass and has recently returned from New Hampshire where she supported the launch of a boutique hotel.

The Black Swan is aimed at residents of Lower Withington as well as visitors to the village. It is also a popular spot for cyclists and horse riders.

The pub has also introduced some elements from the Swan Inn and its Lakeland setting, including a cask ale called Loweswater Gold and tea and coffee blends from Farrer's in Kendal.

By Neil Gerrard

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