Businesses in the Parish

The Swan

The Swan is found in the centre of Betley where it has been since 1714 albeit with many alterations to the inside, however the external appearance remains relatively unchanged. The Swan provides a warm and friendly welcome to anyone wanting brief refreshment or a longer session spent sampling the array of real ales. The landlord Graham Ecclestone continues to look over a well used hostelry to those from the three villages and afar. The Swan is also home to the darts and dominoes teams who play regularly in the local leagues.


The Hand & Trumpet

The Hand & Trumpet is a vibrant and thriving pub/restaurant which is situated along the old turnpike road in Wrinehill. The current building dates from 1914 but underwent major refurbishment in 2006 by Brunning and Price who currently run it. There are open fires to be found inside during the winter and a large garden and pond to be enjoyed during the summer months.


The Crown

Charles Davenhill and his wife Sue have owned this 19th-century free house for more than thirty years and in recent years their daughter and son-in-law have joined them. The pub has an open plan but retains its oak beams and a large inglenook fireplace. Both the beer and the food is a major reason for the success of The Crown, which is famed locally not just for its quality, but for the generosity of its portions.


The Broughton Arms

The Broughton Arms is situated in Balterley and has been serving the local community since 1835. Found on the border between Cheshire and Staffordshire it offers good food in a warm and friendly atmosphere.


Pool Farm Veterinary Surgery

The veterinary surgery has become a great asset to the parish since it opened in Betley in 2004. It provides a high level of care to its clients, their pets and horses as well as providing veterinary services to local farms. The friendly and professional service has meant that it attracts clients not only from the close vicinity but from towns and villages much further afield. The surgery provides full surgical, investigative and hospitalisation facilities with the most up to date equipment and procedures possible.


Betley Stable Interiors

Located at Betley Court Farm Stable Interiors prides itself in making truly bespoke furniture. Specialising in luxury leather furniture it provides excellent quality products to customers throught the local and wider areas. Handmade curtains and other soft furnishings are the latest addition to this successful business run by Jayne Speed and her mother Mandy Davenport.


NFU Newcastle Office

In 2010 the local NFU office moved from the centre of Newcastle under Lyme to its new home in the old stable loft at Betley Court Farm providing home, car and business insurance as well as other financial needs with a friendly and personal service.


Betley Hair Care

Paul Broomhall runs this small salon found at the top of Common Lane which he established in 1991. Catering for all styles, men and women Paul has built up a regular clientele but is always keen to accommodate anyone on the spur of the moment.


The Village Shop & Post Office

The Village Shop first opened its doors in 1984 in Bowhill House and although its location within the building has changed its ethos of providing a service to the village has not. In 1993 the Post Office was included within the shop by its founders Mick and Kate Baston. The shop provides a wide array of supplies and fresh produce as well as newspapers, magazines and many other items. In 2010 the running of the shop was taken over by the Allen family who have continued to make it an asset to the villages.


Roosters’ Day Nursery

Roosters is run by Ruth Morris and her team providing childcare for young children of all ages as well as running pre-school and after-school clubs through close association with the local schools. Roosters’ provides a warm, caring and fun environment for the children helping to further their development in life.


Brookside Porkers & Fisheries

Brookside fisheries has two large course fishing pools stocked with carp and attract anglers from far afield. In recent years David Barratt and his family have returned to their roots in rearing free range outdoor pigs. Brookside Porkers provides an excellent supply of pork and bacon products which are available from the “farm gate”, the farmers’ market or in the village shop. This enterprise has gone from strength to strength and is well supported by the local community who are keen on keeping food miles to a minimum.