Welcome to the Cotton Arms

Whether you’re visiting for a meal, or staying the night in our campsite,

you’re guaranteed a warm welcome.

About

The Cotton Arms is the oldest pub in Wrenbury village. Part of the existing building dates back to the 16th century, where it is believed that, curiously, ships’ timbers were used to provide the structural beams.

A tributary of the River Weaver flows directly through the pub’s cellar. Some say that this was once used to cool the beer before modern refrigeration. Prior to developments in the early 1900s, the pub could only cater for eight people, with stabling for up to five horses.

Nowadays, we are pleased to afford our guests more spacious surroundings, in addition to home-cooked traditional British meals and a wide range of real ales. Those adhering to a special diet are very welcome.

We host regular Lunch and Supper Clubs on Wednesdays and Saturdays. Not only do these Lunch and Supper Clubs provide extremely good value; they are also an opportunity for you to sample some creative and seasonal cuisine.

The Cotton Arms is able to cater for functions in a designated private pavilion, complete with its own bar. We also have a children’s play area and traditional bowling green.

Food & Drink

The Cotton Arms was recently awarded CAMRA summer Pub of the Year

We have a well stocked bar with a wide range of cask ales, lager, cider, wines and spirits

All our food is freshly cooked to order and our menus are regularly updated


Lunch & Supper Club – 2 courses for £7

from the Lunch & Supper Club menu

Wednesdays 12-3pm and 5-9pm

Menu changes weekly – please contact us for the current menu. Booking is essential!


The Cotton Arms

Summer Menu

Starters

Hand crafted Ham Hock, Black Pudding & Blue Cheese Fritter with Sun-blushed Tomato & Chive Ketchup

£6.50

Roasted Red Pepper & Tomato Soup with Freshly made Pesto Croutons

£5.50

Home-made Chicken Liver & Chorizo Pate, Smoked Paprika & Coriander Butter, Roast pepper Salsa & Toasted Croutes

£6.50

Hand Made Ginger and Chilli spiced Thai Crab & Salmon Fishcake with Fresh Mango Salsa

£7

Continental Platter

Selection of continental meats, cheeses & breads

Example of continental platter ingredients

Salami, Chorizo, Salchichon, Parma ham & Cheshire Ham

Brie

Fresh mozzarella

Pesto & mozzarella flat bread

Olives & Pickles

Sun-blushed Tomatoes

Breadsticks

Fresh rocket salad.

£15

Nibbles & sides

7” Garlic Pizza Bread with Fresh Garlic Butter & Mozzarella £4

7” Pesto, Tomato & Mozzarella Pizza Bread £4.50

Beer Battered Onion Rings £2.50

Beer & Cheese Croquets with Chilli & Apple Jam £5.50

Skin on Fries £2

Piri-piri Fries £2.50

Handcut Chips £2.50

House salad £2

House Slaw £2

Small bowl of our Cajun Chilli con Carne with Freshly Made Tortilla Crisps & Melted Mozzarella £4.50

Loaded Nachos or Fries

A stack of Tortilla Nachos or Skin on Fries dusted in Cajun Spice, topped with fresh Tomato & Roast Pepper Salsa, Jalapeños & Mozzarella £5.50

Add a spoon of our Home-made Cajun Chilli Con Carne £2

Main Courses

Cheshire Ham, Locally Farmed Eggs & Hand Cut Chips served with Salad Garnish

£10

8oz Cumberland Sausage Ring served on a bed of Creamy Mashed Potatoes with Onion Gravy & Green Vegetables

£10

Freshly made Prime Beef Mince Lasagne, Rich Tomato Sauce layered between Fresh Pasta Sheets with a Creamy Cheese Sauce Served with a fresh Rocket Salad Coleslaw & Garlic Flatbread

£11

Freshly Caught Cod, seasoned & dipped in our Signature Ale Batter Served with Handcut chips & Proper mushy peas

£12

Add Bread & Butter £1.00

Whitby Whole tail Scampi, 10 pieces of crispy Whitby caught Scampi served with Handcut Chips & Garden Peas.

£10

Add 4 extra pieces for £2

The Cotton Curry

Our Home-made Curry’s are made using fresh & authentic ingredients Please ask to see today’s Curry Board with details of today’s Curry. Served with Pilau Rice & Garlic & Coriander Naan bread.

Vegetarian & vegan options available.

£11.50

Cajun Chilli Carne, A Cajun style Beef Chilli with Roasted Red Peppers & Onions served with Mexican Rice inside a Flour Tortilla basket with Fresh Salsa, Cheese & Sour Cream

£11

12oz Gammon served with Double fresh local farm Eggs, Peas, Beer Battered Onion Rings & Handcut Chips

(Goose & Duck Eggs are Seasonally Available, ask for details)

£12

12oz Prime Rump Steak served with Handcut Chips, Beer Battered Onion Rings, Grilled Mushroom & Tomato and Rocket Garnish

£16

Add Peppercorn Sauce £1.50

Oven Roasted Chicken Breast either Plain or Garlic Herb Marinated served with Fresh Salad Garnish, French Dressing & Jacket Potato

£10

Slow Roasted Tomato Lasagne with layers of Creamed Spinach & Ricotta served with Fresh Rocket Salad, Coleslaw and Garlic Flatbread

£10

Kids Menu

7” Margarita Pizza £5.50

7” Pepperoni Pizza £5.50

Freshly Made Chicken Nuggets, Jumbo sausage, Home-made Fish Fingers or Cheese burger

All served with either Fries or Mashed Potato & Beans, Peas or Salad

£6

Burgers

All burgers available in the bar or as a takeaway

All burgers are served with Skin on Fries & Salad Garnish

Hand Cut Chips Available for £1 Extra

The Cotton Classic

7oz Prime Welsh Black Rib Burger topped with Smoked Streaky Bacon & Fresh Mozzarella on a Beer Sourdough Bun with Bacon Jam

£9.50 or Double Up £12.50

The Spicy Hombre

7oz Prime Welsh Black Rib Burger Topped with our Cajun Chilli con Carne & Smoked Cheddar on a Beer Sourdough Bun £11.50 or double up £14.50

The Whole Hog

Cumberland Pork & Black Pudding Burger topped with Smoked Streaky Bacon & Shropshire Blue Cheese on a Beer Sourdough Bun

£10

The Cotton Colonel

Southern Fried Chicken Breast topped with Cajun Mayo, Hash Brown & Mozzarella Cheese on a Beer Sourdough Bun

£11

Butternut Squash, Goats Cheese & Beetroot Burger topped with Chunky Salsa & Smoked Cheese on a Beer Sourdough Bun

£11

Sunday roast menu

Available Sunday 12-8PM

Roast Topside of Beef

Roast Cheshire Turkey Crown

Slow Roasted Pork Shoulder & Crackling

Slow Roasted Welsh Lamb Leg (£2 Supplement)

Goats Cheese, Butternut Squash & Nut Roast

All above served with Beef Dripping Roast Potatoes, Honey Roasted Carrots & Parsnips, Sage & Onion stuffing & a Yorkshire pudding with a Jug of Proper Roast Gravy and a bowl of Seasonal Vegetables

£10

Roast Dinner Extras

Add Pigs in Blankets £1.50

Extra portion of Roast Potatoes £2.50

Creamy mash potatoes £2

Cheesy mash potatoes £2.50

Extra Yorkshire Pudding 50P

Extra bowl of seasonal vegetables £2

Extra jug of real roast gravy 50p

Lunch Time Menu

Running 12-4PM Monday to Saturday

Wraps

Grilled Chicken either Plain, marinated in Garlic & Herb Dressing or rubbed with Spicy Fajita Seasoning

Sizzling Prime Rump Steak, Plain or rubbed with Spicy Fajita Seasoning

Vegan & Gluten free Spiced Moroccan Falafel

Freshly made to order wrapped in your choice of either Pumpkin Seed, Beetroot wrap or Gluten Free Wrap

filled with Lettuce, Tomato, Peppers, Onions & Mozzarella

£8.00 (add £1 for Rump Steak)

Add Fries, Piri-piri Fries or Handcut Chips for £1.00

All Wrap Fillings are also available as a Salad at no additional cost

Pizzas

Freshly baked home-made pizzas

(takeaway available)

All flavours available in 12” or 7” base or a 9” Gluten Free Base

Pepperoni

Pepperoni with red & green peppers

£9/6.50

Hot shot

Spicy Beef & Chicken with Chilli, Jalapeños, Green Peppers & Red Onions

£9.50/6.50

Veg Supreme

Peppers, Onions, Mushrooms, Sweet Corn & Tomatoes

£8/5.50

Margarita

Fresh tomato & Mozzarella £8/5.50

Add Coleslaw £1.00

Add House salad & Dressing £1.50

Add Mozzarella Sticks £2.00

Sandwiches

All served on fresh White or Malted Bloomer with Salad Garnish and a few fries.

Tuna Mayonnaise & Cucumber £6.50

Cheshire Roasted Ham & Cheddar Cheese £6.50

Cheddar Cheese & Branston Pickle £6

Roast Meat Sandwich of the Day (Please ask for today’s selection of meats) £6.50

Add a small portion of today’s Soup to your sandwich for just £2.50

Camping

The Campsite

The Cotton Arms is pleased to host a touring and camping site located across two spacious and well-kept fields. Caravans, campervans and motorhomes are welcome to the left-hand field, where both hard-standing and grass pitches have electric hook-up points. Meanwhile, the large right-hand field is designated for campervans, motorhomes and tents not requiring electric hook-ups.

Facilities

Showers – charged at £1 for 8 minutes

Electric Hook Up – included for caravan site pitches

Pavilion – ideal for hosting private parties, christening and wedding receptions etc. Self-contained bar

Bowling Green – full size Crown Green and Hut

Beer Garden – ideal for those sunny days and our occasional BBQ’s

Children’s Play Area – with climbing frame etc

Llangollen Canal – direct access to the tow path and moorings

 

Rates

Caravan Site

For caravans, motorhomes and campervans only

Hard standing and grass pitches available

Electric hook-up is included in the price

£20 per night

Camping Field

For tents, campervans and motorhomes

Grass pitches with no electric hook-up

1 Man tents: £5 Per Night

2 Man tents: £10 Per Night

3 or more Man tents: £15 Per Night

Caravan with 1 or 2 Occupants: £10 Per Night

Caravan with 3 or more Occupants: £15 per Night

Testimonials

Great food and beautifully kept beer. An essential stop when boating on the Llangollen.

Graham Findlay

Nice and relaxed campsite and pub. Food was delicious.
Will be back in July.

Alan Oliver

Contact

If you would like to book a table, reserve a caravan pitch, arrange a rally or if you have any other inquiries at all then do not hesitate to contact us through the following channels;

Phone: 01270 780 377

Facebook: facebook.com/CottonArms

Local Area

The well-established Cotton Arms lies at the heart of the delightful village of Wrenbury. This country pub is takes its namesake from George Cotton, who was granted the land surrounding Wrenbury, following the dissolution of the Cistercian monastery in 1539.

However, the village can be traced back as long ago as 1230, when it was entered into the Doomsday Book as Wareneberie. Even earlier than this, records document that there was a monastery in Wrenbury from around 1133.

It is thought that the name, Wrenbury, translates as “old forest inhabited by wrens”. Visit Wrenbury and its surroundings and you will immediately see why this charming moniker names the village. Wrenbury village, a registered conservation area, is teeming with native British birds, flora and fauna. In spring, ox-eye daisies peep through the cowslip lining the meandering lanes. Meanwhile, in St Margaret’s church grounds, a designated area is left for wildlife, such as the native small tortoiseshell, gatekeeper and painted lady butterflies. Warblers, gold-fiches, chaffinches and robins are particularly common along the tow-paths lining the Shropshire Union Canal (Llangollen Branch).

Architecturally, Wrenbury is teeming with history: from the Grade II listed St Margaret’s Church (which dates from the early 16th century) to the free school endowed by Ralph Buckley (1605); from Wrenbury Hall (alleged to have been used to shelter Parliamentary forces during the Civil War) to Telford’s timber lift-bridge on the nearby Shropshire Union Canal.

The Cotton Arms is perfectly situated for walkers, campers, nature and historical enthusiasts alike. It is also an ideal watering hole for narrow-boat and other canal users as the pub is directly accessible through a short footpath leading from the canal tow-path, near the marina.

Local Shops and Amenities

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Wrenbury Village Stores

Well stocked convenience store and post office stocking all your favourite brands including groceries, newspapers and local fresh produce.

Wrenbury Mill – Marina Services

Full marina services with shop selling boat spares, maps etc.

 

 

 

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