Welcome to the Cotton Arms

Whether you’re visiting for a meal; some drinks in the vault; or staying the night in our campsite, you’re guaranteed a warm welcome.

Kim & Jamie took over running the pub in January 2019 and have put an emphasis on local produce and keeping the pub as the heartbeat of the community.  We host various events throughout the year from quizzes to car shows and music festivals to fireworks displays…. There’s always something on at The Cotton


**COVID-19 update**
We are back open and want to assure customers that every precaution has been taken to ensure we are Covid safe. We have sanitizer points around the pub and at every entrance & exit. The pub is professionally cleaned every morning and our staff have been trained to ensure your safety. PPE is available for staff to wear at all times and you are welcome to wear your own whenever you are with us. We ask that all customers assist with providing contact details for the government track and trace requirements please. Now back to your scheduled programming…!

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.

In recent times we hosted regular Supper Clubs on Wednesdays. Not only do these Supper Clubs provide extremely good value; they are also an opportunity for you to sample some creative and seasonal cuisine. We aim to have them back up and running in the near future once the post COVID-19 landscape has panned out.

The Cotton Arms is able to cater for functions in a designated private pavilion, complete with its own bar. We also have a traditional bowling green available for hire.

Food & Drink

The Cotton Arms was recently awarded South Cheshire CAMRA Pub of the Season Spring 2020

We have a well stocked bar with a wide range of cask ales, lager, cider, wines and spirits. We usually stock 7 real ales so you will be able to find a mixture of amber, pale and dark varieties! Our current house ales are Timothy Taylor’s Landlord & Oakham Citra. We also stock a range of bottled and canned craft ales and lagers. 

Our top shelf carries an ever expanding range of gins (35 at the last count) and some hand picked malt whiskies along side the usuals and a couple of interesting inclusions. 

All our food is freshly cooked to order and our menus are regularly updated. In addition to the menus below we also run weekend specials & can cater for most requests if given advance warning.




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 we have hard-standing pitches with electric hook-up points. Meanwhile, the large right-hand field is designated for caravans, motorhomes, motorhomes & tents and has no 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

Llangollen Canal – direct access to the tow path and moorings


Caravan Site

For caravans, motorhomes and campervans only

Hard standing pitch with EHU (Electric Hook-Up): £20 per night

Camping Field

For tents, caravans, motorhomes & campervans

(Grass pitches with no EHU)

1 Person tents: £5 Per Night

2 Person tents: £10 Per Night

3 Person tents: £12 Per Night

4 or more Person tents: £14 Per Night

Caravans, motorhomes & campervans: £12.50 Per Night


Lovely site, very friendly and lovely pub food!

Claire Kelly

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

Graham Findlay


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;


01270 780 377




pub@cottonarmswrenbury.co.uk for general pub enquiries, or…

campsite@cottonarmswrenbury.co.uk if you are looking to camp with us

Find Us


Cholmondeley Road,

Nr Nantwich,


Opening Times


Monday – Thursday 1600 – 2300

Friday – Sunday 1200 – 2300

Food Served

Monday & Tuesday kitchen closed

Wednesday – Friday 1700 – 2100

Saturday 1200 -1400 & 1700-2100

Sunday 1200 – 1900


01270 780377

The pub and campsite are also accessible from the

Shropshire Union Canal, Llangollen Branch, running right behind the campsite.

Links to other sites

UK Campsite – Cotton Arms page

TripAdvisor – Cotton Arms

CAMRA – Campaign for Real Ale

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.