Swan with Two Necks, in Welsh Row - just on the town side of the Black
Lion - has closed down and the owners, Enterprise Inns, are looking for
a new tenant to run the pub. (See item right).
There are metal shutters on the
front windows and letters and junk mail are piling up in the entrance.
The Nantwich Chronicle
of September 17, 2008, cited "dwindling pub trade" as the reason for the
closure, reminding readers that the same problem had hit The Cheshire
Cheese, the White Swan and the Millfields.
The pub currently has a flat
sign, but in years gone by an impressive 3D sign, with a sculpture of a
swan with intertwined necks showed where the pub stood.
Of course, you know - don't
you? - that the "two necks" part of the pub name is a mistake. It is a
corruption of the "two nicks" which were cut into the beaks of swans to
show who owned them. (The Queen's birds have three nicks, I believe).
THE White Swan in Pillory Street (left) has now
opened as the Aroi Thai restaurant (right).
Now an Italian restaurant
THE Swan with two Necks has now
risen from the ashes (metaphorically; there wasn't a fire) of being
a public house to become Firenza Italian restaurant.
We have restaurants and
eateries all over town (see the websites
page) but there is quite a cluster in Welsh Row.
Apropos of nothing, this
side of Welsh Row is difficult to photograph in the sense that as it
is north facing the sun hardly, if ever, shines on the face of the
Note the sun-lit Cheshire Cat reflected in the window of
The original letter
Pub and its land become a homes
pubs update 3 |
Work begins at last on former pub site
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