The Swan at Southrop

4.5
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72 reviews
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£26 to £40
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Sunday Lunch
An award-winning village pub, The Swan sits at the heart of the picture-perfect village of Southrop. Part of Thyme, an historic Cotswold estate, the menus celebrate the ingredients and flavours of the farm and kitchen garden, as well as using ingredients carefully sourced from local suppliers.

Locally distinct brews, wines and non-alcoholic drinks lead to an interesting drinks menu, with wines available by the glass, carafe or bottle and the house wine on tap. Our seasonal table menu ensures a country pub feel which has a good choice of simple, rustic dishes as well as your pub classic dishes.

The Swan at Southrop is complete with traditional bar, low-ceilinged restaurant and further tables in a spacious garden room which opens to 2 courtyards. Sofas, open fires and a snug for more intimate dining create a charmingly rustic setting.

In idyllic Gloucestershire, The Swan is a quintessential English village pub on the Southrop Manor Estate.
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KD
London
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A lovely pub within a beautiful village, thoroughly enjoyed our evening and for my birthday and our anniversary so many lovely touches and great customer service.. Would love to return.

OT
Oxford
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I am always impressed when I visit The Swan and our friends who have never been before were very impressed.

TD
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous setting and food, excellent service, would recommend

TM
Gloucestershire
7 reviews
Dined on 9 February 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Food and service are very good and the Swan is worth a visit. Our visit was only spoilt by having a couple with two children sitting next to us that weren't under control, were noisy and parents not particularly bothered either. Thankfully they left half way through. This seems a family orientated pub so bear in mind if looking for a civilised quieter lunch.

j
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

A great location and stunning pub for a lunch with friends. The food was exceptional! We will definitely be back!

L
London
15 reviews
Dined on 28 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food and friendly, attentive service, as usual.

MB
1 review
Dined on 24 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent all round! Friendly pub with great food and great atmosphere; kids loved it too

r
London
2 reviews
Dined on 24 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and outstanding service. Would highly recommend to anyone in the area.

A
1 review
Dined on 18 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We really enjoy visiting The Swan, the menu is always diverse and interesting, lots of delicious things to tempt you but do ask the host what the dishes are as sometimes the explanation does not do them justice, for example the Ploughmans is not just a Ploughmans!

RH
London
3 reviews
Dined on 17 January 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Excellent food, good local products and good value for money.

PJ
Oxford
76 reviews
Dined on 12 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ie eaten here many times and it never fails to disappoint. Great food, lovely atmosphere and attentive staff.
Would definitely recommend.

PH
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 5 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely venue and wonderful food.

We'll priced and friendly service.

Would highly recommend the Swan

D
Birmingham
13 reviews
Dined on 5 January 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Great old pub building, renovated into a beautiful dining space. Friendly staff, family friendly and great food.
Nice to have it on the list to revisit.

E
London
3 reviews
Dined on 1 January 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Limited menu on this occasion as just open for brunch but great service and environment as ever.
A real pleasure.

CP
Oxford
2 reviews
Dined on 27 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Perfect. Lovely place and delicious food. I recommended that perfect pub.

OT
Hertfordshire
3 reviews
Dined on 27 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food

MW
Bedfordshire
1 review
Dined on 27 December 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

The Swan has a nice atmosphere, friendly and welcoming staff. We shared the chicken and bacon pie which was lovely. Highly recommended.

MF
1 review
Dined on 22 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal and service was excellent. Barman Conor was especially pleasant.

JB
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 21 December 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience3

A pleasant evening spent at the swan for dinner, service was excellent staff were attentive but they really had no excuse as there were very few people eating.
Menu was lacking £35 to share a pie?? And £35 for a steak ? Very expensive

KG
London
3 reviews
Dined on 20 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, delicious food and amazing atmosphere. Highly recommend!

IB
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on 14 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food - great service - lovely dining area and delightful pub - will definitely revisit

V
Oxford
3 reviews
Dined on 14 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent meal and good service. Chateaubriand for 2 was sublime!

MV
London
6 reviews
Dined on 7 December 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good atmosphere which is why we have returned several times with an imaginative menu and good food and service

PJ
Oxford
76 reviews
Dined on 7 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This being a local pub to us we eat here on many occasions and never disappoints. The food is excellent and the staff are very friendly. I would definitely recommend.

MW
London
2 reviews
Dined on 1 December 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Coming from Scotland this was what we 'Northerners' saw as the quintessential Cotswold pub. Great atmosphere, excellent food and nice people. The men had the roast beef and the ladies the ploughmans. Would come back. Deffo

SV
1 review
Dined on 23 November 2019
Overall2food4service1ambience1

Poor slow service, no atmosphere or ambiance in the new dining area, too sterile, whilst 2 of us were eating starters ( 2 did not order starters ) their mains came sane time. Sadly two guests could not join us ( our fault) but no suggestion or offer to move us to a smaller more suitable table where we could actually speak to each other instead of a huge, round, impractical table. A very disappointing evening at what used to be a very special place for us .

AE
Surrey
1 review
Dined on 19 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding quality food, with great flavours. The service was superb, charming and knowledgeable staff

HM
1 review
Dined on 16 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were made very welcome. Unfortunately after we had ordered there was a problem with their gas, so our meal became rather protracted....however we were kept up to date with the progress in the kitchen, and were quite happy to enjoy our drinks and the lovely log fire.
When the food arrived it was delicious, with wonderful use of seasonal produce. Staff were very attentive, and to our surprise 25% was taken off our bill for the delay, which we hadn’t minded at all.

KB
Gloucestershire
10 reviews
Dined on 10 November 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

A lovely setting, good service with excellent food, the roast beef was delicious together with the roast potatoes, Yorkshire pud and a great selection of vegetables, one of the best in the area. Thank you!

CP
1 review
Dined on 8 November 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Delicious lunch sitting cosily by one of two open fires. The hake was perfectly cooked and the whole dish divine!

VF
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on 3 November 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

One of the best Sunday Roast's I have had! The pork was melt in your mouth....the roasties were super crunchy even though they were swimming in fabulous gravy! Starter of a scotch egg was perfect! Service was a bit fast although polite. Will return!!

AF
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 28 October 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience2

Not really a local pub anymore, more a dinning room extension to the Thyme Empire. Try the pubs in Eastleach or Coln if you want more of a local experience, instead of a London bistro style at The Swan in the Cotswolds.

J
London
1 review
Dined on 27 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful lunch! Hyde is also very pretty so definitely worth visiting the pub and having a quick look around.
Highly recommend.

PD
1 review
Dined on 27 October 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great food, delightful setting, good service. We're lucky enough to have this as our 'local' – although it would be well worth a trip if we were further afield.

TP
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on 26 October 2019
Overall2food3service1ambience3

Poor service , cold food cold plates and only average quality food. Pity as used to be good

OT
Edinburgh
2 reviews
Dined on 20 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Came for my brother’s birthday after a countryside walk with my dog. Food was excellent and service was impeccable - we brought in a homemade cake that they very kindly brought out after food with candles on!

QR
London
13 reviews
Dined on 13 October 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience4

We had a lovely sunday lunch, sat by the fire in the cosy main part of the pub

We had a child and a baby with us and both were well catered for - great kids menu and friendly staff

The wine and food was delicious - particularly the starters and the sticky toffee pudding

Would recommend

LG
Bristol
1 review
Dined on 6 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous family lunch at the Swan. Yummy food, great service and good friendly atmosphere. Would definitely go again and would like to visit some of the other Thyme properties.

DL
1 review
Dined on 6 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great, reliable and friendly.... really worth a visit!

WL
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal in a lovelly place with really good staff!