The Swan at Whittington

4.3
1565 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 1565 People Are Saying
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29017
Hampshire
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall2food4service1ambience3

Poor service, in fact lacking at times. Not welcoming, sorry. Won’t be back.

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MARLENEC
London
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service, and the food delicious. We will definitely go to the Sean again

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LeanneS
1 review
Dined on 17 October 2021
Overall3food2service2ambience3

Sadly our meal on Sunday wasn’t what we expected from The Swan. I asked for my children’s meals to arrive when they were ready so that they weren’t waiting too long. I hadn’t expect our meals to arrive so much later that they had finished eating for some time. My daughters meal had hard peas, soggy fish batter and some hard chips. She ate very little of it.

The roast dinner just didn’t deliver for my husband and I, for the length of the wait it didn’t seem very fresh, my husband roast beef was tough and some of the flavours in the veg were unpleasant.

My parents enjoyed the meal so it’s all down to personal taste of course.

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PeterC
1 review
Dined on 16 October 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience2

Have been a few times and we were disappointed , some of the food was just ok.

The biggest problem was the noise level, the small back room is over crowded and one table was making such a noise it was impossible to hear anyone speak, we asked to move and were.

Other customers complained as well but no one spoke to the table involved and people said it ruined their evening.

If you do go ask not to sat in the back room as it isn't suitable for an enjoyable night.

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Julie
Worcestershire
1 review
Dined on 16 October 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Food was disappointing. Reduced menu, since last month.
Sloppy pizzas. Meringue was shop bought, very dry and powdery.
Apple and salted caramel crumble, had no taste of caramel. Very disappointing.

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RobinJ
Worcestershire
2 reviews
Dined on 15 October 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very busy, service was good. Not a big menu but food was good and reasonable price.

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CarolR
Worcestershire
1 review
Dined on 15 October 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Good quick service. Staff polite and efficient. Food attractively presented and of high quality

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PamK
1 review
Dined on 15 October 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Lovely choice of home cooked food, pies were delicious, sea bass, scallops & king prawns dish was excellent, lovely ham, egg & chips - everyone enjoyed their meal!

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HelenG
Worcestershire
1 review
Dined on 13 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fab food and service as always. The seafood medley was amazing 👏

NH
NHScrew
Worcestershire
1 review
Dined on 13 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went here to meet up with work colleagues that I haven’t seen for a while as we all work in different depts.
greeted with a smile and warmth. Shown to our table and was asked if we wanted drinks. It took a while for our third guest to arrive and we’re chatting for ages. Staff very attentive and when we ordered the food was absolute lovely freshly cooked and piping hot.
More drinks and more chatting the place is lovely and the staff are absolutely lovely, friendly and observant. After a couple of hours we were stuffed and satisfied we had put the world to rights the Swan at Whittington is a wonderful place and the staff and food perfect in every way 💛

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TracyH
Worcestershire
1 review
Dined on 12 October 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Eat regularly at The Swan with friends and family, always a lovely meal and great service.

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MariaH
1 review
Dined on 10 October 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Nice venue, friendly attentive staff, food was quite good (pizza very good), I found the Chicken Kiev’s a bit weird chicken no taste & the outer Covering couldn’t tell you what it was 🤷‍♀️would not order again.

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Linda
1 review
Dined on 10 October 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We had a delicious Sunday roast dinner at The Swan, Whittington. There was plenty of different choices of roast. Service was prompt and friendly.

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ZoeG
1 review
Dined on 9 October 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Lovely food, all the meals were brilliant. Friendly service. Meals slightly expensive, but good quality

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KristaW
1 review
Dined on 9 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thoroughly enjoyed our visit to The Swan at Whittington. Service was amazing, great atmosphere and the food was delicious!
We had a vegan in the party - it was great to see a vegan menu albeit it was a little limited.
Will definitely be back :)

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MommaH
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 9 October 2021
Overall3food5service1ambience4

Very slow service considering it was very quiet, we had to go the bar a couple of times to ask for service because it was taking a long time to clear plates and re order drinks. We felt the menu choice was not as good as it has been in the past.

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vipMarielaC
New Orleans
21 reviews
Dined on 9 October 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience2

Hopes were high after seeing The Swans menu online, however they were quickly shattered by inattentive slow service and poor food quality
We ordered
• mixed bread to share - bread was dried out and tasteless
• chicken strips - over cooked & soggy
• haddock goujons - soggy and oily
• seafood medley - although scallops were well cooked, the dish as a whole was forgettable
• King Fillet - unremarkable, steak was tasteless and looked sloppy covered in sauce that was over powering
• lemon & passion fruit meringue smash - description mentioned chantillí cream but it was missing

Total came to over £100 which included 1.5 pints of cider and two soft drinks

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KarenC
London
1 review
Dined on 9 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Lovely late Saturday lunch with family and pooch lovely food and great service thank you

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Norrenbird
Devon
7 reviews
Dined on 9 October 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Really lovely pub for a family meal, good choice on the menu and great quality. We enjoyed our meal and have booked again!

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Simon
Warwickshire
1 review
Dined on 9 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really good service and amazing food. Would definately recommend to a friend

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RuthJ
Norfolk
1 review
Dined on 8 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very good service and nice, convenient location. The food was outstanding. I can honestly say that the fish in particular was the best I have been served with. Light, golden batter and fresh, flaky cod. Despite not being a great mushy pea fan, the squashy pile of green was fresh & delicious with just the right hint of mint.
Prompt & polite service too.

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Cranny
Worcestershire
1 review
Dined on 6 October 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Normally happy to give a tip if everything was OK but disappointed to see that a 10% service charge had automatically been added to the bill. Nearly put another 10% on until thinking the overall bill seemed a bit expensive I checked it thoroughly!
Didn't notice any reference to a service charge on the menu.

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BarbaraD
Liverpool
4 reviews
Dined on 6 October 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

A very nice pub to stop at on the way to Cotswolds .Lunch was good and a very good choice .Would definitely recommend ,so much better than stopping at service station

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KristyC
1 review
Dined on 3 October 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience3

Roast beef was a poor quality, and roast chicken was dry. There were 4 waiting staff talking in the bar most of the time, backs to us.
Poor customer service, I had phoned on Saturday to see if the Blue light card would be valid on Sunday, the man asked the manager to verify and she said blue light cards were valid all day Sunday. When paying the waitress said she could not accept it on a Sunday, she went to ask the manager, a lady, who came out with the bill she did not even speak to meat give me eye contact.
We will most definitely not be coming back and we will advise our friends to avoid the Swan at Whittington. We were very disappointed indeed.

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Vinnyh
London
1 review
Dined on 3 October 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

For the money, the size of the Sunday lunch was disappointing. Quality of the food however was lovely and the staff were all very friendly. The ceiling leaked above us due to a very heavy downpour and the manager did not seem overly bothered when we mentioned the water had got into the electrical sockets and lights.

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RSCC
1 review
Dined on 3 October 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience2

Good overall, but disappointed with the quality of the Sunday roast dinner on this occasion. Roast potatoes were tough to cut, as if they had been warmed up more than once, and the food overall could have been hotter.

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Beth
Worcestershire
1 review
Dined on 1 October 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Pub was lovely, not loud and drinks were nice. Service was super slow and we ended up taking the bill to the bar to pay. We waited so long we didn’t have pudding! My friend enjoyed her burger but there was way too much cheese on the pizza, you could hardly taste the other toppings. This has happened the past 4 times we have been which is a shame as the pub is lovely!

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Eve1
2 reviews
Dined on 1 October 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Beakfast was tasty and service was great. We’ll be back.

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LauraB
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on 30 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great attentive service from all staff. Food was delicious, good choice and served in good time.
Always a good atmosphere, enjoyable evening.

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MichelleR
London
1 review
Dined on 30 September 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience3

No table service, they also missed parts of the meal. The portions were good however the food was a little cold and I feel it is a little expensive for what it is.

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BeckyS
Worcestershire
1 review
Dined on 30 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The team were extremely helpful in assisting me to arrange a lunch. Everybody I spoke to enjoyed themselves and thought the food was lovely

CG
ClaireG
London
1 review
Dined on 26 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very attentive service and delicious food. We went on a Sunday for 80th birthday lunch. Everyone enjoyed their food

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DamienM
Worcestershire
1 review
Dined on 26 September 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

The bill did not apply my 'regular customer' discount and a 10% Serevice was applied but we had not noticed any reference to such a charge in/on the menu.

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Sued
Worcestershire
1 review
Dined on 26 September 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Sunday lunch was tasty and good portion but perhaps a little expensive.
Service was excellent and a nice ambience in the pub.

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vipValB
Worcestershire
4 reviews
Dined on 26 September 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Always good service in small seating areas. Staff friendly and good choice of food.

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OpenTable Diner
Worcestershire
1 review
Dined on 25 September 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience3

Great kids options and sizes
Delicious starters
A bit disappointed with veggie options- veggie bangers didn’t taste great
Lovely desserts and good sizes
Service was great though
Dog and child friendly but Sophisticated dining

GJ
GaryJ
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on 24 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely lunch, nice place to eat. Staff are great.

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KathyS
1 review
Dined on 23 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food and drink served by friendly staff in a spacious dining room with great atmosphere.

MN
MarkN
Oxford
2 reviews
Dined on 23 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Second time I've visited inside a week; perfect stop just off J7 of M5 with quality breakfast and good service.

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RobertF
1 review
Dined on 22 September 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience3

I met a client for lunch so would have been good to have table service rather than having to keep going to the bar. The food was good but service was slow.

FAQs

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

The Swan at Whittington is rated 4.3 stars by 1565 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.