At the heart of the Village

About Us

We think that The Swan with Two Nicks has everything you look forward to in a village pub. Step inside and you’ll find rustic beams, a huge selection of premium real ales, a great range of freshly-cooked food – including old favourites, snacks, salads, steaks and daily fish specials – accompanied by a brilliant collection of carefully-chosen wines – the aromas of roaring log fires in winter with dogs at the hearth, alfresco drinks and snacks on a summer’s evening.

Champion Club

The quality of our Ales has gained us Cask Marque accreditation, Good Beer Guide listing, CAMRA Pub of the Year and recently, Timothy Taylors Champion Club Establishment status!

And then there’s the atmosphere. The surroundings are quirky, cosy and with more character than a Shakespeare cast. Against a background of chatter and laughter is the rattle of glasses and bottles. As soon as you’re over the doorstep you’ll realise this is a place to relax and enjoy the pleasures of life.

Nestled on the south-west corner of the beautiful Dunham Massey estate and a short walk from the Bridgewater Canal, The Swan is far enough away to make you forget about the daily grind yet close enough to be just around the corner from Lymm, Altrincham, Hale and pretty much anywhere in South Manchester. Even local TV shows visit – you might have spotted us in Cold Feet and Corrie!!

Your four-legged friends are welcome in the bar area (we tolerate children throughout!) so we’re the perfect place to recover from your dog-walk through Dunham Park with a snack and a drink. But we’re also a great venue for a special occasion. We’ve built up a tradition of excellence for hospitality over many years. So, come on! A genuinely warm welcome from our lovely staff awaits. What are you waiting for?

Our Team

Manager Ann: Previously of the Frozen Mop (Mobberley), The Church Inn (Mobberley) and the Egerton Arms (Chelford). Ann took over at the Swan in 2005 and has led the pub to continued growth and regular awards.

Deputy Manager Dayna Whitehead

Deputy Manager Andrew Beswick

Head Chef Ged: Joined the pub with Anne, having worked well together now since 2000.

Chef Anura: Originally from Sri Lanka, has brought his experience and skills to the team, especially in developing the curries on our menu.

Opening Hours

Monday to Tuesday: 12pm to 9pm
Wednesday to Saturday: 12pm to 10pm
Sunday: 12pm to 9pm
*Pub closing times Subject to change depending on trade levels but usually 2 hours after food service stops. Please call ahead if making a special journey to confirm that days closing times.

Food service

Monday to Friday: 12pm to 7pm
Saturday: 12pm to 7:30pm
Sunday: 12pm to 6pm
Last table booking 30 mins before kitchen closes.
*Closing time varies due to trade and staffing levels. Please call ahead to confirm opening times before making a journey.
We have:
Car Parking // Outside Seating // Functions Catered For // Wheelchair Access // High Chairs // Kids Menu // Gift Vouchers Available // Dogs Welcome (in Bar Area) // Quality selection of Real Ale


Park Lane, Little Bollington, Altrincham, Cheshire, WA14 4TJ. But don’t use our postcode!! Your sat nav will take you to the Mill. Use WA14 4SU then follow the signs down Park Lane. We are at the bottom.


Ash Farm BnB

Ash Farm

Looking to stay nearby. Then try these local B&Bs:
Ash Farm – run by Jan and┬áDavid Taylor (“The Silver Fox” ex-snooker player)
The Old Post Office – run by Michelle and Paul