The Swan at Swineford

4.2
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122 reviews
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£25 and under
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Our family-friendly country pub with a modern face and a traditional heart

If you're looking for a country pub in a rural setting - and one that's only ten minutes away from the busy Bath centre - then you really can't do much better than The Swan.
The Swan looks out at willow-edged fields with the River Avon meandering by in the distance. The pub's garden is also understandably popular with both customers and children in equal measure.
The Swan has earned a reputation for serving unpretentious, down-to-earth,satisfying and well-presented food, as well as their extensive range of well-kept beers and cider.

Please note between 3-5pm our food menu is sandwiches, chips, and bar snacks
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Pub, British
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Hours of Operation
Sun 12:00–21:00
Lunch
Mon–Sat 12:00–17:00
Dinner
Mon–Sat 17:00–21:00
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Phone number
0117 932 3101
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Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Casual Dress
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Special Events & Promotions
If booking in December, please specify if you would like to order from our Christmas menu and a member of the team will be in touch. Please note our Christmas menu runs from the 1st-24th December excluding Sundays.
Additional
Beer, Beer Garden, Fireplace, Gluten-free Menu, Outdoor dining , Outdoor Smoking Area, Wine
What 122 People Are Saying
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Bath
5 reviews
Dined on 8 September 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 5

We usually have a great experience at this pub but on Sunday we were disappointed.
We sat outside & looked for cutlery on the table where such things are made available. There weren’t enough forks for all of our group. The member of staff who brought our food to the table was asked if we could have 5 more forks & replied that he didn’t know if there were any! No attempt was made to reassure us or go to get some more leaving us feeling that we might have to eat our roast lunch with our hands.
Food was ok but not as good as usual for the Swan. Hopefully that was a one off bad experience but if next time we visit is no better we will not be returning.

BD
1 review
Dined on 27 August 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

The food was good and the staff were polite and helpful. Had a beef pie which had a very good pastry. Vegetables were well cooked.

GF
1 review
Dined on 26 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely pub with really friendly staff and great food. Nice play area for the kids too.

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

Great food and a brilliant atmosphere. We will be back!

Y
1 review
Dined on 24 August 2019
Overall 1food 1service 4ambience 1

7 of us booked for a Saturday Lunch. Restaurant area was full of flies and wasps. Food came out at various times so members of our table were left waiting. The crab salad was poorly presented and had hardly any crab, the plaice fillet still had the cod roe sacks attached and was dumped on top of a mess of warm soggy salad. The food was poor in general. Water glasses had lipstick on and plates were left on our table attracting more flies despite requesting that the table was cleared twice. This is my second attempt at a bath Ales pub lunch and this was just as bad as the other one. Won’t be visiting a pub in this chain again.

JS
1 review
Dined on 11 August 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Good menu providing food at a very reasonable price. Good value for money in a relaxed atmosphere. Very friendly staff.

CM
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 4

Food was served on cold plates and when notifying staff that food was poorly coked and not appetising all I was told was ^ill let the kitchen know"Seating was cramped with a view alongside a dirty behind bar area. I booked our table well inadvance and it felt make shift to squeeze in another table told 'it's because of the balloon fest'. Not coming back embaressingly poor and expsnsive

NF
1 review
Dined on 4 August 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Very nice Sunday lunch
The Trio was very nice....
Only comment about the table, it was a little bit cramped and close to others.
But overall definitely return..!

HM
1 review
Dined on 3 August 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 4

We had a table of 10 people meeting for A family lunch. Never been before but looked nice. The food itself I thought was cooked nicely and tasty. However, it was the food that was the problem. The salads were mainly just a bag of leaves dumped on the plate, there was a teeny tiny bit of chicken for the chicken burger, hardly visible, not enough merangue in the Eton mess, and did not provide value for money in terms of the food considering the dishes themselves were quite pricey! Staff were attentive and friendly but food let it down massively. With a few adjustments could be lovely but as it stands I would not come back or recommend.

RS
Bath
1 review
Dined on 24 July 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

A very enjoyable meal in the garden on a beautifully warm evening. Staff and service were excellent

JS
1 review
Dined on 21 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Will defiantly be coming back food amazing drink selection amazing and pub amazing

GC
Bath
4 reviews
Dined on 14 July 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Overall this was a very enjoyable experience. Staff couldn't be more helpful. The food was delicious, generous hot and very tasty. It was great to have an outside space for the children.
Our only comment would be that the childrens menu was fairly limited and perhaps was more suited to older children. However the stadd did their best to accommodate younger childrens' tastes.

AS
1 review
Dined on 8 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a lovely lunch and the young man behind the bar was friendly and polite . He was a credit to the pub

OT
Bristol
2 reviews
Dined on 7 July 2019
Overall 1food 4service 1ambience 3

Gave our table away, despite being on time. Children’s meals turned up twenty minutes later than adults. We were offered a free round of drinks, due to problems. Then they reneged on the offer and charged for the drinks. Terrible service.

F
1 review
Dined on 7 July 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 2

Booked a table, ordered Sunday lunch. Bar staff were very nice but they didnt tell us there was a long wait. We had our drinks and waited 1 hour and 30 mins for our food. The pub was very crowded and the bar staff taking loads more orders. We watched many burger meals that were ordered before us being served but the Sunday lunches were delayed. Bit odd as it was a Sunday. We paid for our drinks and left without eating. Don't take more orders if you can't cope with the ones you have

HM
1 review
Dined on 7 July 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Fantastic dessert! Good to have children's play area, would definitely return

C
Bath
3 reviews
Dined on 7 July 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Lovely food and well presented, my husband just said that the only thing he would critique is that the crackling on the pork belly wasnt crispy.
Lovely location but parking can be an issue, the car park and roadside were full.
Staff friendly and helpful.

Always had a good meal here.

RH
Bath
3 reviews
Dined on 3 July 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Lovely evening we sat in the garden to eat - very pleasant - we were a group of work colleagues all enjoyed the food.

SS
Bristol
1 review
Dined on 3 July 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Lovely evening . Would recommend to all with children as you have the option of eating in or out on the lovely garden. Will certainly be going again.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 2 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great setting, the food was stunning and the staff were excellent and friendly

CB
Bath
1 review
Dined on 29 June 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Good food, fish and chips, well cooked. Nice pinot grigio. Sat outside, very pleasant evening

OT
1 review
Dined on 23 June 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Had a really lovely family meal at the Swan. We had roast dinner which was super tasty. Only negative was that the mini roast for kids was served with the same veg as the adults reg cabbage, cabbage and celery which my fussy 5year old was not keen on.

DP
1 review
Dined on 22 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Cosy pub, great food. Good service. Lovely garden with plenty of benches.

TE
1 review
Dined on 21 June 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Been here many times before. Although none of us are locals, we're always treated as if we are. Couldn't recommend the place highly enough.

G
1 review
Dined on 16 June 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

The food was amazing I would defo recommend only thing is staff need to be aware that customers were waiting a long to time to be served

PS
1 review
Dined on 14 June 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

Visited on a Friday evening. Pub was fairly quiet probably due to adverse weather. Food was good but service a little slow mainly due to a large table being served at the same time. Would visit again

OT
Bath
1 review
Dined on 14 June 2019
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 3

Customer service was good up until the main course & then it was NON EXISTENT!! Couldn’t quite believe it really as we were one of the only tables still left at that time. It was so poor, we weren’t offered either desserts or coffee, which we had planned on. We were completely ignored & so we didn’t leave a tip, which we always do. Plus even though we did enjoy the food, which was gorgeous, we won’t be back. Very strange & very disappointing

KS
1 review
Dined on 10 June 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The staff are all friendly, food was delicious and would definitely recommend to friends and visit again.

D
1 review
Dined on 1 June 2019
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 3

The service was initially friendly but became poor when I complained about my food. I had to wait a very long time for a replacement dish by which time everyone else had finished. The menu didn’t represent the sample menu on the website and none of us enjoyed our food. When I explained how disappointed we were, the cost of my food and a round of drinks was taken off the bill. We don’t want to return and I would only recommend for a drink as it is a nice pub.

EM
1 review
Dined on 30 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and ambience in lovely British pub. Little trays of trivial pursuit cards on the table make for a good laugh.

MM
Bristol
1 review
Dined on 28 May 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Good value for money and friendly service. Lovely outdoor space for children too.

G
1 review
Dined on 24 May 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

This was my second time visiting and we had a lovely time. We booked literally half an hour before turning up so we were pleasently suprised that they had received the booking and had everything ready for us. 4 stars for the food as the beef pie was a little dry and the venison burger my partner ordered arrived with the beef burger style presentation including cheese but it all tasted good so we weren't concerned. That said, the food is generally awesome and the ingredients/acompaniments are well thought out.

LJ
1 review
Dined on 19 May 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

I would recommend the pub for drinks as it's in a lovely location. The Sunday roast was okay, although the cauliflower cheese had been reheated and was very dry and the three bean roast resembled a burger and lacked flavour, the roast potatoes were lovely though! Nice pub, lovely location just needs a little more attention to detail with the roasts.

CA
London
2 reviews
Dined on 18 May 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Really great food and lovely staff! Would recommend this place to everyone

JA
1 review
Dined on 18 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I hadn't been here a few times now and it never disappoints! Definitely worth a visit. Re: 4 stars for cake for money. I only have it 4 as I thought the desserts were a little expensive, but overall, the meal was excellent.

JW
1 review
Dined on 6 May 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Had a fantastic Anniversary meal with family!
Venison was spot on👍
Coming back soon....

JB
1 review
Dined on 4 May 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 2

Food was wonderful, very tasty and good value. The Steak & Darkside pie was absolutely delicious and the Venison steak superb. Good wine list, good service, nice beers - the only downside for me was the pop music / rock stuff in the background - not quite apposite for such good gourmet food - for my taste.. but it wasn't overly intrusive.. and the food just took over anyway.. ! But try a bit of Bach maybe, or some gentle jazzy stuff.. anything but thumpy schlockpop..

JH
1 review
Dined on 27 April 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Great menu and enjoyed the steak and also the Swan cheeseburgers! Friendly atmosphere and lovely staff. Would recommend a visit!

DH
Bath
1 review
Dined on 18 April 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 2

The Menu was rather limited and made worse by the Lamb not being available. The Asparagus was good as was the Smoked Haddock. The service was rather "matter of fact" and not very personal. The ambiance was ok, if rather noisy. The drinks choice was very good and the pub in general was a reasonable choice for lunch.

KC
Bath
1 review
Dined on 31 March 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We had a lovely Sunday lunch for Mothers day - our expectations were high, we have been visiting the Swan for a long time and we are always very impressed with both the food and the service. They didn't disappoint, we had wonderful roast dinners and desserts and the staff were very attentive.