Swan - Pangbourne

4.3
1036 reviews
£25 and under
British
The Swan is situated on the banks of the Thames with its waters gently lapping against the edges of our outdoor seating area. Perfect for al fresco dining on cool Spring evenings.
We pride ourselves on using the best ingredients to create some truly delicious and enticing meal options. We change our menu seasonally to provide the freshest ingredients.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 1036 People Are Saying
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Harry
Oxford
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Very pleasant! Happy staff, good food. Enjoyed our visit.

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CharlotteK
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Beautiful setting, prompt service and friendly staff, very good food.

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Gavin
Berkshire
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter was very friendly and attentive and added to the overall experience.

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Cash
1 review
Dined on 9 October 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Very well executed mains, starters were okay but don't quite fit when compared to the main. Starters aim for finer dining whereas mains are more pub grub. Great views of the river and easy to locate, great wine menu too

Swan - Pangbourne
Responded 2 days ago

Dear Cash, Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us a review, we really appreciate your feedback. We hope to see you again soon! Best wishes, The Swan Management Team

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SimonC
Berkshire
2 reviews
Dined on 8 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food as always, definitely my restaurant/pub of choice in Pangbourne.

Great menu and location is beautiful

Swan - Pangbourne
Responded 2 days ago

Dear Simon, Ever so glad you enjoyed your experience with us, we hope to see you again soon! Best wishes, The Swan Management Team

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sues
1 review
Dined on 1 October 2021
Overall1food1service3ambience1

Food was not very nice , had a large party nearby who were really loud and got louder as they went on , we had to leave as we couldn't enjoy ourselves.

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Responded on 6 October 2021

Dear Sue, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review, we are sorry to hear the food was not up to standard during your visit. Please know what you encountered on your visit to The Swan is not our typical we aim to maintain the highest standards. Please know your feedback will be used used to improve ourselves. We are sorry to hear our other guests were loud, we would have been more than happy to move you to a different table in a quieter area. Kind regards, The Swan Management Team

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Charlie
1 review
Dined on 30 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great, friendly service and a delicious lunch. Ideal meeting place

Swan - Pangbourne
Responded on 6 October 2021

Dear Charlie, Ever so glad you enjoyed your time with us here at The Swan! We hope to see you again soon. Best wishes, The Swan Management Team

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Richie
1 review
Dined on 26 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sat outside with view of river. Food was excellent. Lovely time.

Swan - Pangbourne
Responded on 29 September 2021

Dear Richie, Ever so glad you enjoyed your experience here with us at The Swan! We hope to see you again soon. Best wishes, The Swan Management Team

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Rachel
Manchester
2 reviews
Dined on 26 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went to The Swan for Sunday lunch and it was fabulous - great food, sun was shining and we enjoyed a great lunch watching everyone boating up and down the river.

Swan - Pangbourne
Responded on 29 September 2021

Dear Rachel, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review, we really appreciate you feedback. We hope to see you again soon! Best wishes, The Swan Management Team

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StuW
Oxford
3 reviews
Dined on 25 September 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Highlight was the Seabass, cooked to perfection and served piping hot. Other highlight was the excellent service from our (Spanish?) waiter who was very professional and attentive throughout.

Swan - Pangbourne
Responded on 29 September 2021

Dear Stu, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review, we really appreciate your feedback. We will pass on your praise to David, we hope to see you again soon! Best wishes, The Swan Management Team

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JohnR
Berkshire
2 reviews
Dined on 25 September 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

An ideal outside location by the Thames above the Pangbourne Lock. The food was good although a little over priced. The table service was also good.
Parking spaces are limited but you can use the pay and display carpark about 3 minutes walk on the other side of the railway line bridge.

Swan - Pangbourne
Responded on 29 September 2021

Dear John, Ever so glad you enjoyed your time with us here at The Swan! We apologise about the parking but glad you were able to park locally. We hope to see you again soon! Best wishes, The Swan Management Team

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VictoriaH
Oxford
4 reviews
Dined on 25 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff all helpful and personable, attentive but not overly so. Food was great and portion size more than adequate. A really lovely lunch

Swan - Pangbourne
Responded on 29 September 2021

Dear Victoria, We really appreciate your feedback, thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. Ever so glad you enjoyed your time here with us at The Swan. We hope to see you again soon! Best wishes, The Swan Management Team

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JuneC
Hampshire
3 reviews
Dined on 24 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic view of the river, courteous staff, amazing food and dog bowl for the pooch

Swan - Pangbourne
Responded on 29 September 2021

Dear June, We really appreciate your feedback, thank you for leaving us a review. Ever so glad you and your pooch enjoyed your time here with us at The Swan. We hope to see you both again soon! Best wishes, The Swan Management Team

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SarahB
Oxford
4 reviews
Dined on 23 September 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Menu on website more detailed than paper menu so I asked about lunch options which were available although not on the menu in front of me! I ordered a club sandwich which was generously sized and delicious. Very speedy and friendly service. We were in the conservatory which was nice and bright and overlooks the river, but the inner part of the pub was quite dark, probably cosy in winter and in the evening. Overall a good experience.

Swan - Pangbourne
Responded on 29 September 2021

Dear Sarah, We really appreciate your feedback, thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. ever so glad you enjoyed your experience here with us! We hope to see you again soon! Best wishes, The Swan Management Team

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Amyb
1 review
Dined on 18 September 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good vegan food but the starter sharing vegan platter could do with a little refining. Nice to see one on the menu though

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Responded on 29 September 2021

Dear Amy, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review, we really appreciate the feedback. We are in the mists of changing our menu so we hope to see you again soon to give it a try! Best wishes, The Swan Management Team

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SallyB
Berkshire
1 review
Dined on 18 September 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience2

At best our experience was average. Overpriced for the quality of food. Service was fine, however, cutlery etc was not placed but left for us to hand around the table ourselves., Prosecco was not poured but left in ice bucket for us to serve ourselves. The restaurant was grubby. The floor, walls, radiators etc were dirty. There were a lot of cobwebs and spiders. The toilets were mucky.

I never complain, but we were out to celebrate my husbands birthday and we did not have a good experience.

Swan - Pangbourne
Responded on 25 September 2021

We are really sorry to hear about this experience on your husband's birthday. Please do send us an email to 5297@greeneking.co.uk so we can look to resolve this with you.

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AZAZ
London
1 review
Dined on 18 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and great service and atmosphere! Will be coming back again.

Swan - Pangbourne
Responded on 29 September 2021

Dear AZAZ, We really appreciate your feedback, thank you for taking the time to leave us a review! We hope to see you again soon. Best wishes, The Swan Management Team

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Michelle
1 review
Dined on 12 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Stunning location, amazing food, and fantastic service! We will definitely be back :)

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Responded on 16 September 2021

We can't wait to see you again so you can enjoy more of the stunning views and tasty food, Michelle!

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Veroh
1 review
Dined on 11 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best brunch I had in England !
Very nice diverse full English , high quality ingredients will be back !

Swan - Pangbourne
Responded on 29 September 2021

Dear Veroh, Ever so glad you enjoyed brunch here with us at The Swan! We hope to see you again soon. Best wishes, The Swan Management Team

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Antiservicecharge
1 review
Dined on 10 September 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience3

£17 for a plate of food and a
12.5% service charge to bring 2 plates of food 10foot to a table, and then a donation to a charity that I didn’t have a choice as it was added to the bill

It is my decision as to who and how I want to give to charity not a corporation making anyone feel guilty into doing it

Swan - Pangbourne
Responded on 29 September 2021

Dear Antiservicecharge, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. Please know it is a discretionary service charge and it is stated on the menu that it will be added, we are more than happy to take of the service charge off any bill when asked. There is also a option to deny the donation to charity when paying or again can be taken off the bill. We appreciate your feedback. Kind regards, The Swan Management Team

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Jannie
1 review
Dined on 10 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely meal. Chicken pie excellent. Nice outside by river

Swan - Pangbourne
Responded on 29 September 2021

Dear Jannie, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review, we really appreciate the feedback! Best wishes, The Swan Management Team

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Nanse
Berkshire
1 review
Dined on 10 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely place for a quiet meal with friends. Would recommend the place

Swan - Pangbourne
Responded on 29 September 2021

Dear Nanse, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review, ever so glad you enjoyed your time here with us at The Swan. We hope to see you again soon! Best wishes, The Swan Management Team

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MickH
Yorkshire
2 reviews
Dined on 9 September 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Excellent location, great food and good service. Wonderful place to have lunch

Swan - Pangbourne
Responded on 29 September 2021

Dear Mick, Ever so glad you enjoyed your time here with us at The Swan, we really appreciate your feedback! We hope to see you again soon. Best wishes, The Swan Management Team

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sally
1 review
Dined on 6 September 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Food and drink was great, we had a lovely time, the only issue we had was no salt and pepper was on table and when asked we got 4 small sachets of salt, but overall everything was good.

Swan - Pangbourne
Responded on 29 September 2021

Dear Sally, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review, ever so glad you enjoyed your time with us here at The Swan. During this time we use single use packets to prevent the spread of Covid. We apologise as you had to ask for the packets as they should've been on your cutlery plate. We do hope to see you again soon! Best wishes, The Swan Management Team

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EmilyD
1 review
Dined on 6 September 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Lovely setting for a sunny day, polite and attentive service

Swan - Pangbourne
Responded on 29 September 2021

Dear Emily, ever so glad you enjoyed your experience here with us at The Swan! We hope to see you again soon! Best wishes, The Swan Management Team

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Rosie
Berkshire
1 review
Dined on 5 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and amazing location! Would recommend the asparagus to start and the Sunday roast!

Swan - Pangbourne
Responded on 29 September 2021

Dear Rosie, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review, ever so glad you enjoyed your experience here with us! We really appreciate your feedback. We hope to see you again soon! Best wishes, The Swan Management Team

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StephanieW
Berkshire
1 review
Dined on 5 September 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Food was gorgeous, the only problem we found was wait time frm starters to main 50min in between. They apologise and took off our starters

Swan - Pangbourne
Responded on 29 September 2021

Dear Stephanie, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review, we are very sorry to hear about the wait on the starters but glad we could rectify it on the day. We really appreciate your feedback, if you would like to book again please contact us directly at info@swanpangbourne.co.uk so we are able to restore your trust in us. Best wishes, The Swan Management Team

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SuziR
Surrey
2 reviews
Dined on 5 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

A beautiful pub in a 1642 period building. Lots of character, beautiful river views and plenty of outdoor and indoor seating. The building is split level but there are plenty of seats and tables in accessible areas. The bunker room is a hidden highlight! Parking is a bit limited so give yourself some extra time if you’re attending a booking.

Staff and service were second to none. Food was delicious and fairly priced, especially as portions are huge! 10/10

Swan - Pangbourne
Responded on 10 September 2021

Thank you for taking the time to leave us this excellent review. We're pleased to hear that you loved our interior as much as we do and we're glad that you experienced a great level of service from our team. We hope to see you again soon for another delicious meal!

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HappyMum
1 review
Dined on 5 September 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great service, good food, lovely view of the river Thames

Swan - Pangbourne
Responded on 29 September 2021

Dear Happy Mum, Ever so glad you enjoyed your experience here at The Swan, we hope to see you again soon! Best wishes, The Swan Management Team

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Flavie
London
3 reviews
Dined on 4 September 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

I had a table for one in the conservatory. The view was lovely and the staff extremely pleasant and helpful. It was a little loud but that was only because a group of 6 down the other end were a bit loud but the conservatory was not big any way. My meal was lovely and the view. I would visit again if ever in the area.

Swan - Pangbourne
Responded on 10 September 2021

Hi Flavie, thank you for your review, we are so pleased you got to enjoy our wonderful view and our team were so helpful. We hope to see you again, many thanks.

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SusieW
Devon
2 reviews
Dined on 4 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent 5* in every way…would definitely recommend

Swan - Pangbourne
Responded on 29 September 2021

Dear Susie, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review, we really appreciate your feedback! We hope to see you again soon. Best wishes, The Swan Management Team

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KaronH
Berkshire
1 review
Dined on 3 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My first visit but I will definitely go back. A lovely evening out

Swan - Pangbourne
Responded on 29 September 2021

Dear Karon, Ever so glad you enjoyed your time with us at The Swan, we hope to see you again soon! Best wishes, The Swan Management Team

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OpenTable Diner
Berkshire
1 review
Dined on 3 September 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Had lunch with a colleague, i was a little confused to start with as there was a sign saying to wait to be seated but no one was around.

The food was tasty and the service was good with an amazing view of the river.

Swan - Pangbourne
Responded on 29 September 2021

Dear Open table diner, Do apologise about the wait to begin with however ever so glad you enjoyed the rest of your experience here with us! Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review, we really appreciate your feedback. We hope to see you again soon. Best wishes, The Swan Management Team

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Penfold
Oxford
18 reviews
Dined on 2 September 2021
Overall2food3service4ambience4

50% off the menu was not available tonight so disappointed and might explain why it was so empty - shame

Swan - Pangbourne
Responded on 6 September 2021

Hi there, we are really sorry that we didn't have the full menu available for you when you came for your meal and that it meant you were disappointed with your experience. This is something we are reviewing going forward. Thank you.

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Tassa
1 review
Dined on 1 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was a beautiful setting
Myself and my partner had 3 course in the end because the food was delicious! All staff was very friendly and lovely and would definitely go again.

Swan - Pangbourne
Responded on 29 September 2021

Dear Tassa, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review, ever so glad you enjoyed your experience here with us! We really appreciate your feedback, we hope to see you both again soon! Best wishes, The Swan Management Team

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DavidB
Buckinghamshire
2 reviews
Dined on 31 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a perfect location, right on the river. Each of our party of 6 enjoyed their meals very much. After a leisurely walk along the Thames we returned for afternoon tea. Service was very good throughout and will be happy to for return visit one day.

Swan - Pangbourne
Responded on 29 September 2021

Dear David, Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us a review, ever so glad you and your party enjoyed your time here with us at The Swan! We hope to see you all again soon! Best wishes, The Swan Management Team

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SharonR
1 review
Dined on 30 August 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good service, quiet at this time of our visit. Prices are too high!!

Swan - Pangbourne
Responded on 29 September 2021

Dear Sharon, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review, ever so glad you enjoyed your experience here with us! We look forward to seeing you again soon. Best wishes, The Swan Management Team

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JulianJ
Berkshire
1 review
Dined on 30 August 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Perfect location by the river..
Parking limited,but you can park in the stationcar park 50 metres away.
Food ok,but probably better for a drink with mates,than to go fora meal.
Overall good vibe,and worth a visit.

Swan - Pangbourne
Responded on 29 September 2021

Dear Julian, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review, we really appreciate your feedback. Glad you enjoyed your visit hear with us, we are sorry to hear you did not enjoy the food. We are in the mists of changing our menu so please do come in again and give it another try! We hope to see you again soon. Kind regards, The Swan Management Team

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OpenTable Diner
Berkshire
2 reviews
Dined on 30 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As usual, dining at Swan is a great experience both in terms of food and ambience

Swan - Pangbourne
Responded on 31 August 2021

Dear Anonymous, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review, we really appreciate your feedback. We hope to see you again soon! Best wishes, The Swan Management Team

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ChloeC
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 30 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From the moment we walked in, all staff were very attentive. I had my youngest niece with me and they were helpful, kind and very quick service which was perfect for us.

Swan - Pangbourne
Responded on 31 August 2021

Dear Chloe, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review, we really appreciate your feedback. Ever so glad you and your family enjoyed your experience here us! We hope to see you again soon! Best wishes, The Swan Management Team

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Swan - Pangbourne is rated 4.3 stars by 1036 OpenTable diners.

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