A Letter from Nantwich updates                                                             

   September 2008                                                           November 2010

Another pub closes

THE 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).

 

 

February 2009

New use

 

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 buildings.

   Note the sun-lit Cheshire Cat reflected in the window of the restaurant.   

 

 

 

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