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.


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

Saturdays 12-3pm only

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

The Cotton Arms Main Menu


Soup of the moment £5.95

Black Pudding topped with Bacon and Egg with a Pepper Sauce £6.45

Filo wrapped King Prawns with a Sweet Chilli Dip and Salad £5.45

Scrambled Egg and Smoked Salmon on a Toasted Muffin £6.45

Duck Liver Pate with Salad and Toast £5.45


Slow Cooked Welsh Lamb Shoulder served with Mash and Vegetables £14.95

Pork Fillet and Blue Cheese Sauce, Choice of Potato and Vegetables £12.95

Pie of the Moment served with Chips, Gravy and Vegetables £9.95

Beef or Vegetable Lasagne with Salad and Garlic Bread £9.95

Chicken or Vegetable Jalfrezi served with Rice and Naan Bread £9.95

10oz Welsh Black Ribeye Steak, Onion Rings, Chips and Peas £16.95

10oz Cheshire Oak Gammon, Egg, Pineapple, Onion Rings, Chips and Peas £12.95

Cotton Homemade Steak Burger, Chips and Salad £10.95

(Choice of Welsh Mature Cheddar or Stilton Cheese)

Freshly Battered Cod, Homemade Chips and Mushy Peas £9.95

Breaded Wholetail Scampi, Homemade Chips and Salad £9.95

Cotton Fish Platter served with Crusty Bread £14.95

Chicken Topper, (BBQ Sauce, Cheese and Bacon), Chips and Salad £10.95

Mature Cheddar and Mushroom Tart, Homemade Chips and Salad £10.95

Vegetarian Shepherd’s Pie served with Chips and Vegetables £10.95

Homecooked Ham Egg Chips and Salad £9.95

Kids Menu £5.95

Chicken Bites


Fish Fingers


All served with a choice of Mash or Fries and Peas, Beans or Salad

Kids Pasta Dish of the day served with Garlic Bread and Salad


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.


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



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


Breakfast. Amazing. Best sausages ever.

Matt Farrell

Absolutely love this place, go every chance we get. Staff wonderful, food fantastic.

Mark Barratt


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. We try to reply to emails on a regular basis however if you are in need of a fast response or do not hear back from us within a few days then it would be advised to call us instead.

Phone: 01270 780 377

Facebook: facebook.com/CottonArms

Or send us a message using the form below

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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