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Swan & Chequers

16 Hightown
CW11 1AE

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Opening Times


Monday9.00 am - 1.30 am
Tuesday9.00 am - 1.30 am
Wednesday9.00 am - 1.30 am
Thursday9.00 am - 1.30 am
Friday9.00 am - 1.30 am
Saturday9.00 am - 1.30 am
Sunday9.00 am - 1.30 am

About the Pub

Large, wood-panelled, town centre pub-partly open-plan. Was once a Kay's Atlas Brewery Ltd of Ardwick, Manchester pub, taken over by Robinson's in 1929. Some of the artifacts may be seen in the brickwork. Formerly a corn exchange it was rebuilt as the Swan Hotel by Kay's Brewery in 1893. The frontage has a terracotta plaque showing a beast holding a key in its mouth. In the terracotta tympanums above first floor windows are 'K' and 'beast and key' images; there are also several examples of the 'beast and key' in painted glass in both ground floor and first floor windows. It is believed that the 'beast and key' was an emblem of the Kay family.

Today the Swan and Chequers is a spacious busy town centre Robinson's public house. Although partially open plan it reflects its original multi room origins and has a busy daytime trade of locals and shoppers visiting the town, especially on Thursdays when the nearby Town Market attracts a lot of visitors to Sandbach.

Opening hours advertised are subject to change. Please consider telephoning if planning to visit.

Regular cask ales

This pub serves 2 regular beers.

  • Robinsons --varies--
  • Robinsons Dizzy Blonde

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  • RealAle Real Ale Available


  • Garden Garden
  • Parking Parking
  • Smoking Smoking Area

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Swan & Chequers

16 Hightown
CW11 1AE

Sat Nav Reference

53.14454, -2.36388


  • <Bus Close to Bus Routes

Nearby Bus Routes (< ½ mile)

Arriva: 38 (Not Sundays), 37 (Not Sundays); D & G: 38 (No late service evenings and Sundays)


Opposite Town Hall on mini-roundabout

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Swan & Chequers - Sandbach

Swan & Chequers

16 Hightown
CW11 1AE

Pub Features

  • Real Ale Available
  • Garden
  • Parking
  • Smoking Area
  • Close to Bus Routes

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