The Swan at Southrop

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36 reviews
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£26 to £40
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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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Celebrate New Year's Eve with a fantastic meal!

NEW YEAR'S EVE AT THE SWAN Celebrate in our quintessentially Cotswold pub. Our menu is £75 per person inclusive of a glass of seasonal fizz on arrival with Juke Box Dancing 'til late. When you book a table, the table is then yours for the whole evening. Pre payment required by 1st December.

Tuesday, 31 December, 2019

What 36 People Are Saying
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London
10 reviews
Dined on 13 October 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

WL
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great meal in a lovelly place with really good staff!

RU
1 review
Dined on 29 September 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

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
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

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
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

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
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Good food and very enjoyable evening

AW
London
1 review
Dined on 6 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

CW
London
1 review
Dined on 3 September 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Excellent food with a diverse menu. Charming and not too crowded.

M
London
1 review
Dined on 2 September 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 3

Fantastic food and excellent service. Restaurant was very quiet but it was a Monday afternoon. We will return.

A
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 28 August 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

Really enjoyed our meal, lovely ambience, friendly staff. We went for a birthday celebration, this is my second visit and I introduced the pub to some friends. we all had a great evening thank you

AD
Oxford
2 reviews
Dined on 27 August 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

The Swan is a lovely country pub with excellent food and gracious hosts. We had tricky dietary issues and they handled them really well. I can recommend this place for gluten free options. The menu was varied and we could happily have chosen almost everything on the menu. Highly recommended.

k
London
1 review
Dined on 25 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

The fresh ingredients freshly cooked were to dye for.
The waiting was pretty long but when the food came it was a bless.
our mains were stuffed pepper and char grilled minute. Delicious!

JC
London
2 reviews
Dined on 25 August 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

All excellent but service was a bit slow. Fortunately we were not in a hurry.

OT
1 review
Dined on 24 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely meal and friendly service. Would recommend.

PN
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on 23 August 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 2

We arrived on time and were shown to our table but then had to wait 10 mins before we were able to order water and bread. We then waited another 10mins before we got the water and the waitress told us at that point that they were very busy and there would be a wait for our food so we placed our food orders then. One table of 2 came in after us and actually had their main course and dessert before our starters arrived an hour after we sat down. The food was also mediocre.
Bearing in mind the reviews showed this to have a red M we were surprised that they were not able to cope with a 3/4 full restaurant and that the standard of the food was below par.

SF
Warwickshire
3 reviews
Dined on 19 August 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent menu choice and staff were knowledgable about the food and wine.

JE
London
1 review
Dined on 18 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great Cotswold pub. Will definitely be back.

PP
London
1 review
Dined on 16 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fab food and atmosphere ss always
And very friendly staff

AD
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on 14 August 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

It was ok - the chicken pie had filo pastry - it is very dark

SF
1 review
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall 1food 2service 3ambience 3

Chicken pie was pastry and air, distinct lack of chicken. At what point does a pub (for yes it is a pub) introduce a service charge, what’s the rationale, what makes it different from every other pub, if it’s a restaurant then just call it that, London bad habits in the Cotswolds - not justified.
A chicken pie becomes £20 with th service charge - stop kidding yourselves.

CB
1 review
Dined on 9 August 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 2

We waited for 1 hour for the starter to arrive. The starter was good however the moment we finished eating the starter the plates were whipped away and the main course placed on the table. We had the chicken and bacon pie to share. The accompanying vegetables cold and undercooked. All in all a very disappointing evening and we will not be returning.
Waiting staff were courteous and pleasant clearly not there problem. The manager did reduce our bill but this did not compensate us for a spoilt evening.

JM
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on 7 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely little pub with excellent food . Lovely service too!

PJ
Oxford
74 reviews
Dined on 4 August 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Ive eaten here many times with friends and family and we always enjoy excellent food and great service.
I would definitely recommend.

S
London
30 reviews
Dined on 2 August 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

Food was very good. Service very slow and forgot things. No personality from the 3 servers we had. 12.5% service charge in a small village pub is quite frankly appalling

RB
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on 30 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

This was our our first visit (but there will be more now following our experience there) and we were delighted by the ambiance and the attentive staff.
The gold stars though must go to the chef and the team in the kitchen as all of the food was simply outstanding and beautifully presented.
Well done to everyone at the Swan and thank you for making it an extremely memorable (birthday) dinner.

C
1 review
Dined on 28 July 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 3

Extremely poor service, bread ordered but not received, if you wanted to order you had to chase a member of staff at the bar, even though it’s table service. Staff are very young and it’s clear they do not want to be there.

I had eaten here last year and it was excellent, shame it’s gone so downhill.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 27 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic 3 hour lunch with friends, baby and children well looked after and service was excellent. Food was outstanding as were the cocktails. An absolute delight

O
London
1 review
Dined on 26 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I used to come here 25 years ago, and on my return I was delighted to see it has retained all its rustic charm of a traditional country pub, and only being improved by a refurbishment. Fabulous and warm service, a good if modest selection of ales, brilliant food (the mussels were outstanding according even to my Belgian wife) and an enclosed courtyard for outside dining. My next visit will not take so long!

N
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on 24 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely food that leaves you feeling good. Great ambiance and service.

R
London
6 reviews
Dined on 20 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We booked quite late in the day but nothing was too much trouble. The service was rapid and friendly. They managed to answer all of our questions and were very well informed about our choices. The food was first rate. I had the fillet steak rare and it was beautiful. On a side note they also serve Chase Rosé which is a great summertime wine.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 20 July 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

Just a ‘normal’ pub, not sure what all the fuss is about.