Pub Co 16 Hospitality reveals new look and locally-inspired new menu at 16thCentury Inn


This month, historical Cheshire Coaching inn The Swan in Tarporley has reopened its doors to an exciting new menu based around the brand-new Josper fire oven, and a fresh new look sympathetic to its 16thcentury roots.  

Owners, 16 Hospitality have made a significant investment to fund the refurbishment, with the new interior celebrating the building’s original features, such as the open log-burning fire and exposed beams.  Modern touches have been incorporated, with a contemporary colour palette, glass display’s and stunning images taken by local photographer, Helen Baly.

The menu has also received a radical overhaul, featuring grills from the new Josper indoor barbeque, and hearty hotpots packed full of flavour and taste, reminiscent of its coaching inn roots. Proudly going back to basics, this new menu celebrates the essential requirement any diner needs for an enjoyable meal – taste.  Favourites include One Pot Chicken, Slow-cooked Oxtail Casserole and Grilled Peach & Arugula Salad.

Stuart Norman, development chef for The Swan, explained: “The exciting addition of our new indoor barbeque offers diners a range of quality meats to choose from, infusing them with an authentic, smoked taste. Customers can expect their plate to be full of fresh, quality ingredients, unhampered by any fuss or frills. We can’t wait for guests to sample the new dishes and hopefully impress them with our take on great pub food.”

As well as introducing a revolutionary menu to The Swan, guests also have the opportunity to drink from a new ground-breaking wine menu. The wines have each been individually hand-picked by established wine expert Jon Campbell, who sources exemplary wines from quality-driven corners of the wine world.

Edward Barlow, founder of 16 Hospitality, who currently own five pubs across Cheshire and Anglesey, described his excitement about the new development and stated.

“We strive to provide guests with a bolthole where everyone feels welcome, whatever their age, stage or requirements, and consistently provide them with great food and service.

“This renovation has given us the opportunity to better service our wide range of guests and the new food options have been selected for their focus on taste and quality ingredients.

“It is part of our strategy to continuously develop our sites and services, with plans to expand our portfolio in the North West in the very near future – watch this space!”

In addition to the restaurant and bar facilities, The Swan also boasts 16 comfortable rooms, complete with all the modern conveniences required for a restful stay.

You can find out more about 16 Hospitality by visiting



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