The Swan at Southrop

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64 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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1 review
Dined 2 days ago
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 3 days ago
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
2 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
1 review
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
1 review
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!

RU
1 review
Dined on 29 September 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Really lovely food but thought the hake dish needed more seasoning and we both felt that the portions of the starters and main were a bit small (4 bits of ravioli). The staff were lovely, friendly and helpful

OS
London
1 review
Dined on 29 September 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience3

I would recommend to someone that was already going to be staying at Thyme Hotel. However the Sunday Lunch was not the best, in particular the vegetables were just cooked in a bizarre manor and had an overpowering taste that ruined the natural flavours.
Best thing we ordered was the Scotch Egg to start. Fish cakes were also pretty good, but I feel there is room for improvement on the main attraction for Sunday Lunch.
Other than that, staff were incredibly nice, the pub itself is lovely and the service was great.

B
London
4 reviews
Dined on 29 September 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Nice country pub part of the Thyme group. The food was overall very good, however the sticky toffee pudding was a little dry. I think my expectations were higher due to it being part of thyme but overall it was a nice country pub with good food.

JS
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on 28 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the fact there is a wonderful specific vegan menu. Food excellent, wine excellent and they bend over backwards to make your mean special. This was especially noteworth as one of my party is someone who always wants to 'tweak' the menu!

R
London
1 review
Dined on 22 September 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

This is great food well executed and with good options for vegetarians too. The cheese portions were a bit mean but otherwise generous portions.

DP
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on 18 September 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

A comfortable and warming pub with very welcoming staff. The food was lovely and not rushed at all. First visit here in a few years and will definitely return. Thank you for a extremely pleasant evening.

OT
1 review
Dined on 14 September 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Good food and very enjoyable evening

AW
London
1 review
Dined on 6 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had the most fabulous birthday dinner. Had drinks in Thyme then walked down to Swan. Food couldn’t be better. My husband (whose birthday it was) said it was the best bernaise sauce he had ever had!
The food was exceptional and great service too.
We will definitely return very soon.
Thoroughly recommended.
Thanks for a great evening