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

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 £7.50-

from the Lunch & Supper Club menu

Wednesdays 1200-1430 and 1730-2100

Menu changes weekly – please contact us for the current menu. Booking is not always essential but is strongly advised!


GF = Gluten free / *GF* = Gluten free on request
V = Vegan / *V* = Vegan on request

 

Starters

 

Soup of the day with soft bloomer *GF* *V* £5.00

Chicken liver pate served with baked crostini and an
orange & fennel salad *GF* £6.00

Classic King prawn cocktail served with brown bloomer & butter *GF* £7.00

Goats cheese, caramelized red onion & roasted red pepper bruschetta
served with balsamic onions and rocket salad *GF* £6.00

Sautéed black pudding, haggis roulade, crispy bacon and parsnip & apple
puree with a poached egg and parsnip crisps £6.00

 

Sandwiches


Between 12:00 – 17:00
All fillings are available on either white or granary bloomer
and served with a dressed salad and crisps £6.00

Breaded chicken with peppers and onions *GF*
Ham and mustard with gem lettuce and tomato *GF*
Cheddar, chutney and rocket *GF*
Prawn marie rose with gem lettuce *GF*
Fish fingers with tartare sauce and gem lettuce *GF*
Sausage, bacon and black pudding

 

Mains


Battered haddock, hand cut chips, mushy peas & tartare sauce *GF* £11.00

Cotton burger served in a sourdough bun with baby gem lettuce, tomato, red onion & gherkin and with seasoned French fries & red slaw Choose from the following:
Steak and cheddar cheese *GF* £11.50
Southern fried chicken & harissa mayo £11.00
Garden pea & broad bean with stilton £10.00

Red wine braised beef with mashed potato, kale & roast carrots GF £13.00

Cotton puff pastry pie topped with a herb crumb served with mashed potato, mixed vegetables and gravy Choose from the following:
Steak & ale £12.00
Chicken, ham & leek £12.00
Roasted root vegetables in white wine cream £11.00

Gammon steak with hand cut chips, black pudding fritters, caramelised pineapple, sautéed spring cabbage, peas and a fried egg *GF* £15.00

Welsh Black 10oz sirloin steak, hand cut chips, beer battered onion rings, roasted tomato & mushroom, watercress and a garlic & herb butter *GF* £18.50
(Add a peppercorn or stilton and mushroom sauce £2.00)

Baked salmon topped with a herb butter crust served with tagliatelle & spinach tossed in alfredo sauce and a tomato salad £13.50

Katsu chicken curry served with rice and a spring onion salad £12.00

Sweet potato and chickpea chilli served with fried rice, tortilla chips and
guacamole *GF* V £11.00

Smaller Appetites
All £6.00


Mini sliders with fries and red slaw
Sausage, mash, peas and gravy
Ham and eggs with hand cut chips and a dressed salad GF
Chicken curry with rice and naan *GF*
Haddock goujons with fries and peas *GF*
Breaded mac and cheese bites with cheese sauce and garlic ciabatta
Chicken goujons with fries and peas *GF*

 

Desserts


Blueberry and white chocolate cheesecake served with blueberry compote
and white chocolate chip ice cream GF £6.00

Raspberry & blueberry Eton Mess GF £4.00

Lemon posset, homemade shortbread & raspberry compote *GF* £5.00

Mint mousse cake served with chocolate sauce and mint chocolate chip ice cream £6.00

Sticky toffee pudding, toffee sauce and vanilla ice cream GF £6.00

Ice cream with Florentine fan wafers *GF*
(Ask for today’s selection of flavours) £1.00 a scoop

Cheeseboard with savoury biscuits, grapes. Chutney & celery *GF*
(Ask for today’s selection of 3 cheeses) £7.50

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 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.

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

Llangollen Canal – direct access to the tow path and moorings

Rates

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

Testimonials

We stayed over in the caravan park attached to the cotton arms, it was was lovely, peaceful and I would recommend it, we ate at the pub, fantastic portions AND fantastic quality too. Good hosts at the pub nothing too much trouble. Also free wifi in the pub! Always a bonus!!?

Julia B

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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