The Swan at Whittington

4.4
1489 reviews
£25 and under
Gastro Pub
The Swan at Whittington near Worcester is locally known as 'The Pub with Food' due to the exciting & varied menus. The dishes have a modern British influence with a feel good factor that's guaranteed to delight the diner so you are assured of a comfortable and fresh dining experience.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • 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
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 1489 People Are Saying
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4.4based on recent ratings
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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LysaH
Worcestershire
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Lovely evening out after so long .
Great food at a reasonable value

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Ducks02
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food3service5ambience5

My meal was off the special board of sea bass and risotto , fish was fantastic but risotto was not good. The waiter's was very apologetic and they offered me a free pudding , which I had of course and I choose the mini selection of puddings which was fantastic. The service was brilliant can't fault that and it's such a nice place to go and eat. I would go again .

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saran
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

As always, good food prompt and efficient service, pleasant and helpful staff. All-in-all, a good experience.

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Nunk
Worcestershire
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

This was our second family meal at the Swan and from the moment we arrived to the moment we departed, the service was very good. We all enjoyed our meals and will probably visit again.

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AlisonD
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We booked Sunday lunch at The White Swan to break a regular journey up the M5. The food was very good: generous portions and the traditional roasts that we had were as near to home-made as I believe you can get when eating out. There was an excellent selection of fresh vegetables.
While eating there, we noticed that there was a function room that we recommended to friends who ( like us) use restaurants each year in the area to arrange family gatherings, as Worcester is central to most of the groups. There was a birthday party on the day that we ate in the pub and the food looked really good. The whole thing seemed to be well organised, such an that event at The White Swan later this year.

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Birthday
Worcestershire
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Bit dissapointing that not one member of staff wore a mask. Appreciate it's not compulsory now, but we haven't been anywhere else that has decided to accept the new legislation, even though Covid numbers are on the vast rise. The staff however were attentive and polite.

The food was ok.... had to send one meal back for being undercooked and cold and have to say the pork wasn't the tastiest. Expensive £15 for a burger with cheese, and a relatively small portion, no salad garnish except a small portion of coleslaw . However the seafood sharing platter was as good as last time.

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KennyScott
Worcestershire
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food3service3ambience3

We did not have anything to complain about but thought it all a bit expensive.

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lucyb
Warwickshire
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Everyone was extremely friendly one member of the party was late but they were very accommodating. We never felt pressured or hassled by staff yet they were very helpful when needed too. Loved the chilled ambience and good quality food. Will definitely come back.x

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VMcM
Devon
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always excellent food and service, never disappoints.

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Sym123
Worcestershire
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Booked for breakfast which was delicious, recommend the full English!

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GillianW
Worcestershire
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Halloumi fries were amazing. Duck salad was also very good

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AlysonH
London
5 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience2

All a bit tired and stressy post lockdown

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PaulineC
1 review
Dined on 22 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely freshly prepared food, fab breakfast - we sat outside and enjoyed the sunshine, lots of tables to choose from then, I image evenings would be very busy as the food is really good.

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RichardB
1 review
Dined on 21 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went on Wednesday evening around 7pm restaurant was quiet with a several people outside due to hot weather.We had fish and chips and pie of the day which was “Thai pie “ both meals were excellent and service great. COVID restrictions seemed a bit vague with a wait here sign before be being seated a bar,however most people were going straight to the bar but were wearing masks which was reassuring.Have not been out for a while so thought 2 large glasses of merlot seemed pricey at £13 could buy a similar bottle from Tesco for £6 but hey we still enjoyed the evening at it was great to be out.

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SimonC
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on 21 July 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Local. Friendly. Good food and drink menu. Works well.

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jennyb
Worcestershire
4 reviews
Dined on 21 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

we all really enjoyed our lunch in your beautiful clean cool restaurant .a nice relaxed time spent with friends .delicious food .seved promptly .

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SarahN
Worcestershire
1 review
Dined on 20 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, great food, good service and polite staff. Good value for money..

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VickyM
Worcestershire
1 review
Dined on 17 July 2021
Overall3food5service2ambience2

Found it very odd they don’t do drinks menus.

Also a very weird set up having to phone from the garden to order food!! Lots of waitresses and waiters walking around, would’ve been much easier for them to take orders instead of phoning the pub!

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Kaye
Worcestershire
1 review
Dined on 17 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food & Fast service. Thoroughly enjoyed it !

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vipSimon
London
6 reviews
Dined on 17 July 2021
Overall3food4service1ambience2

What a strange place. Had to make all orders over the phone when eating outside in the garden, refused to take drink or food orders in person. Never experienced this before. Food was actually really good though, better than average pub grub and garden was quite nice. Not very enthused staff at all, think they were happy scaring people off with their disdain of people sitting outside. Shame - could be a really good pub based on the chef.

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vipCarolineB
Hampshire
4 reviews
Dined on 16 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Booked at last minute after being caught up on delays on M4 and M5. Food great

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JeanneF
1 review
Dined on 16 July 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Was a little noisy. Love the garlic chicken but found it a bit dry this time.

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LorraineM
London
1 review
Dined on 16 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely food, friendly waiting staff. Great place for an enjoyable meal

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CatherineL
Worcestershire
4 reviews
Dined on 16 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely food and quiet, as we were indoors which was cooler than outside where most people were. We were able to talk easily and had a nice relaxed time with our friends and good food.

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Jayney
Worcestershire
1 review
Dined on 16 July 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We had a very nice lunch in the sun. The staff were very friendly and helpful.

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LindseyC
1 review
Dined on 15 July 2021
Overall2food4service1ambience5

The food was good, ( however the sausage pizza was very greasy), the restaurant is a lovely setting however the service was very lax with no designated waitress so we were left unattended and having to wait for drinks and dessert for rather a long time (even though the restaurant wasn’t that busy). There seemed to be lots of staff but not very attentive.

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AlanT
Worcestershire
1 review
Dined on 15 July 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience3

Had tender stem broccoli as part of the main course. It was anything but tender and was inedible. Probably not cooked enough.

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AnnS
Worcestershire
1 review
Dined on 14 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely food & friendly staff. Diners were well spaced out.

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Chris0
Birmingham
42 reviews
Dined on 14 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday drinks with my neighbours. We all love the Swan. Never disappoints.

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Kimbs
Worcestershire
1 review
Dined on 14 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Booked on line easily, received a reminder the day before, confirmation by just texting ‘1’ was very easy, received well on arrival, relaxed atmosphere, great service, food came in good time, tasty and well presented , top ups requested - lovely relaxing time - thank you

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Popie
1 review
Dined on 11 July 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Food was tasty and the social distancing was good making us feel safe and secure.

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VictoriaH
Birmingham
2 reviews
Dined on 11 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic Sunday roast the beef was delicious! Will definitely be coming back again :)

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NickH
Worcestershire
1 review
Dined on 11 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our first outing to a restaurant since COVID…. Made to feel very welcome, nothing was too much trouble. The food was delicious and the service flawless. We are huge fans and would highly recommend.

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vipValB
Worcestershire
2 reviews
Dined on 11 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always excellent service and a good choice of food to suit all tastes. Lots of different areas both inside and out.

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StacyN
1 review
Dined on 10 July 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience5

I was most disappointed. We attended on a special occasion and having visited many times before, we felt confident we would have a great time. The food was brought out after exceptional waiting, my fathers steak was over cooked (despite making a real issue of how it should be cooked when ordering), chicken burgers were tough and dry, we had to repeatedly beckon staff to the table to order drinks and I had to take our empty starter plates to the bar to remind the staff to bring out our main courses. We will not be returning. What has happened to your standards?

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Snakajak
Worcestershire
2 reviews
Dined on 9 July 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Great pub and food, but please come up with something with less goats cheese for us vegetarians! Makes the choices limiting.

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Cassie
1 review
Dined on 9 July 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience3

Showed too our table we hadn’t even sat down before we were asked what we wanted to drink , the chairs were very rickety was scared they were going to break didn’t feel safe on them so was uncomfortable , ordered the ploughman’s lunch bread stale and it was very underwhelming usually the food is good here , just not this visit , the staff were very friendly and nice

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PaulH
Worcestershire
1 review
Dined on 8 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The swan is very welcoming and friendly staff seem happy. The food was delicious.

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vipMaryH
Warwickshire
41 reviews
Dined on 8 July 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Varied menu and well- presented dishes.
Our only disquiet was that our table felt a little too close to a full and quite noisy table next to us.

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Sair
Worcestershire
1 review
Dined on 8 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely restaurant, menu has lots of choice, friendly service and food was delicious.

FAQs

The Swan at Whittington offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at 01905 351361.

The Swan at Whittington is rated 4.4 stars by 1489 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.