The Swan Inn - Swinbrook

4.5
252 reviews
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£25 and under
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Gastro Pub
Top tags:
  • Worth the Drive
  • Cosy
  • Lunch
A short distance from the picturesque town of Burford, yet a million miles from the hustle and bustle of busy everyday life, The Swan is the perfect place to relax, socialise and unwind. We like to think of this Cotswolds country inn as the ‘bubble’
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Gastro Pub, British, Comfort Food
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Hours of Operation
Monday - Thursday: 8:15am - 9pm

Friday: 8:15am - 9:30pm

Saturday: 8:45am - 9:30pm

Sunday: 8:45am - 9pm
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Phone number
01993 823339
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Payment Options
MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Casual Dress
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Executive Chef
Hubert Kosmala
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Private Party Facilities
We offer a private dining room, seating up to 14 people and there is also a conservatory area, where we can accommodate parties of up to 30.
Alternatively we can offer exclusive use of the whole venue, for up to 150 people.
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Private Party Contact
Daniel Samuel Cupsa Manlup: 07788 265092
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Catering
Now, in our 13th year of trading and seeing the way in which the market is changing, we have decided to use our knowledge and experience to put together a small events company.

Having already catered for numerous cocktail parties, weddings and events at the Swan, we would now like to offer the same experience but at the location of your choice.

We can provide an entire service, including music, marquee and catering, ranging from a summer cocktail party with canapes, a barbecue or the full three course extravaganza…
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Parking Details
There is an ample parking in our secure car park.
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Public Transit
Charlbury Station (mainline from London Paddington) 7 miles
Additional
Bar Dining, Beer, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining , Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 252 People Are Saying
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4.0Dined 2 days ago

Situated by a river in a tiny hamlet, the Swan is a beautifully presented, cosy, authentic Cotswold pub with fabulous food and friendly staff. We had a traditional Sunday lunch and it was delicious. The food was fresh, well cooked and seasoned. We loved it.

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5.0Dined on 6 August 2018

Such a lovely ambience here with a spacious dining area. The service was perfectly low key, the manager was most engaging and the food delicious. I loved the history of the locality - the Mitfords, the church and neighbouring Widford with its tiny early medieval church.

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5.0Dined on 1 August 2018

A simply beautiful setting and great service
We had lunch after a tour round the area and it was a perfect spot with a varied menu for traditional pub lunches or something with a twist. The cockerel was brilliant entertainment!

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5.0Dined on 31 July 2018

Stayed at the Swan for two nights for our Silver Wedding Anniversary. Situated in an idyllic, quiet location, on the edge of the village; we had a lovely large room with a huge comfy bed and large bathroom with a range of locally produced toiletries. There was a door leading out into our own garden area with patio chairs and table, where we sat in the evening listening to the bird song and the river rushing by. Had a wonderful meal in one of intimate rooms of the beautiful inn; all the staff were very welcoming and helpful. Great breakfast in the bright, open conservatory that looks out onto a large garden with outdoor seating. Highly recommend the location, food and friendly service.

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5.0Dined on 28 July 2018

This is a lovely pub in a picturesque location. The staff are friendly, extremely courteous and the food is outstanding. In the summer you can enjoy their beautiful garden with nothing but cotswold stone and wisteria in sight. Not to mention it is located in Swinbrook which is a great example of the Cotswolds.

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4.0Dined on 21 July 2018

A very pleasant pub/restaurant with an interesting menu and very good cooking and presentation. It is located in a beautiful village near the river, an idyliic setting on a warm summer evening.

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5.0Dined on 20 July 2018

It was our first visit to the Swan which came highly recommended from friends. As the weather was good we were lucky enough to sit outside. The food and the service were also good resulting in a lovely time being had by all. It was very busy and everyone else seemed to be having a good time too.

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5.0Dined on 18 July 2018

The Swan Inn is a beautiful B & B in an idyllic peaceful location. The website does not do it justice. Just across the road from the front door there is a grassy area with picnic tables, the perfect place to relax with a drink by the River Windrush and watch the world go by. Clean comfortable accommodation with large flat screen TV’s. Good food including the English breakfast, or cereals and toast if you prefer. Friendly helpful staff. Drinks at the bar are a bit pricy but probably typical for the area. Overall excellent value for money, at least 9 out of 10. Highly recommended, would love to visit again.

Friendly locals, animal fiendly, though didn't notice any in the dining area.

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5.0Dined on 17 July 2018

We booked a table and on arriving was shown to a lovely table. The food was excellent and the service we received was warm and friendly. I would recommend the Swan to friends and family and we will definitely be visiting again.

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4.0Dined on 16 July 2018

We took our three Grandchildren out for dinner. They are 10, 9 and 6 years. Although we eat in the conservatory, the garden was large enough for the children to play, talk to the chickens, and watch the horses in the next field.

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4.0Dined on 14 July 2018

Good choice of menu, smaller sizes on some dishes for those of us with smaller appetites. All freshly cooked and very good chips and fries.

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5.0Dined on 14 July 2018

Lovely garden, friendly staff although our order got a little muddled the food was delicious!

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4.0Dined on 3 July 2018

Most accommodating staff and kitchen as our arrival was delayed by a late rail journey from London, surprise eh!?

Food and service up to its usual high standard, in a very friendly yet discreet way , lovely.

Thanks to everyone who looked after us

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5.0Dined on 24 June 2018

We had a wonderful meal at the Swan, everything was beautifully cooked and presented, the staff were friendly and helpful. Highly recommended

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3.0Dined on 16 June 2018

We have visited the Swan several occasions, normally very good, however, they had an off evening last Saturday
the staff kept forgetting orders and had to be reminded on a couple of occasions, the air dried beef starter was
very average , basically a plate of rocket , still we won’t give up , everyone has an off day.

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5.0Dined on 16 June 2018

As usual we had a lovely tasty meal with warm welcoming staff

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4.0Dined on 15 June 2018

Just finished of a very pleasant afternoon.would throughly recommend the Swan

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4.0Dined on 15 June 2018

Very good food & service. Revisited after several years away and was not disappointed

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5.0Dined on 14 June 2018

New experience relaxed atmosphere service great

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5.0Dined on 13 June 2018

Idyllic setting full of history. Delicious food in a stylish but rustic ambience.

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5.0Dined on 10 June 2018

We had a table in the garden on a lovely sunny day. Everything was very good, but what made the lunch particularly enjoyable and memorable was the outstanding service. All the staff were pleasant, eager to please and all requests were accepted happily, and handled efficiently

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5.0Dined on 7 June 2018

All were very good. Very attentive .will definitely go again.

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4.0Dined on 2 June 2018

Friendly efficient staff. Good food in a lovely environment.

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5.0Dined on 2 June 2018

Idyllic spot in a tiny Cotswold village. Delicious food, many creative choices.

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4.0Dined on 1 June 2018

The food was lovely but the portions were small, especially the deserts. We ordered the longhorn steaks which were £25 but were disappointed.

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4.0Dined on 24 May 2018

This a lovely spot in the Windrush valley best approached by walking to/from Burford.? 4 miles in total.

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5.0Dined on 21 May 2018

Charming old riverside pub in a glorious Cotswold location. Friendly and attentive staff and cosy bar / dining area plus pretty conservatory dining area to the rear. Excellently prepared and presented food although not a huge menu. Well kept ales and good choice of wines. The lamb on the specials board was gorgeous as was the chocolate fondant to follow. Very popular pub so recommend booking.

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5.0Dined on 20 May 2018

I spent a lovely evening with my son, who I don't see very often. Lovely drink in the garden, fantastic meal. Great atmosphere, very friendly staff.

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5.0Dined on 20 May 2018

Delicious sunday lunch on a sunny day. Food delicious, wine tasty, service brilliant

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5.0Dined on 19 May 2018

Delicious food in a beautiful setting. Lively family friendly ambience. Delightful friendly staff.

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4.0Dined on 18 May 2018

Nice pub. Especially on a sunny day. Food was good but not exceptional. Friendly attentive service.

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4.0Dined on 9 May 2018

The food was lovely, beautifully cooked and presented. The service was excellent and a lovely setting. Couldn't have asked for more, would definitely recommend it

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4.0Dined on 6 May 2018

Lovely dinner, delicious food and great atmosphere. They also have great garden for sunny days

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5.0Dined on 21 April 2018

Went here Saturday night for my husband’s birthday. Started with two glasses of English sparkling wine non the less - surprisingly very nice. Had a lovely bottle of Franshoek cab to accompany our dinner. We had scallops and tiger prawns to start and shared the Hake as main. All beautifully done and soooo tasty. Service was very efficient and friendly without being overbearing. Lovely evening - thank you.

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5.0Dined on 14 April 2018

A great day in the Cotswolds where we were meeting up with friends, the village is the perfect location, we even got THE sunny day of the week so a stroll to the church was possible. Great pub in a cottage atmosphere, friendly guests and staff, very attentive, fine choice on the menu, will go back and highly recommend , MClaire

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5.0Dined on 25 March 2018

Wonderful cosy pub with a lovely atmosphere & the perfect location for Sunday lunch. Lunch was delicious but as we’d booked for 2.30 I’m guessing that the roast potatoes had been cooked earlier, as they were rather over cooked. Everything else was delicious especially the lemon tart.

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4.0Dined on 10 March 2018

A fairly traditional pub in a lovely valley and beautiful setting with friendly and efficient service. We ate in the conservatory which was light with plenty of space between tables and we enjoyed watching the bantams!
However the food was a little disappointing! I had the " double baked cheese souffle" which had been pre-cooked and was cold. My son had tender lamb but it had been kept warm for sometime..... not while they were waiting for my cold souffle??
However we couldn't fault the deserts which were excellent.

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5.0Dined on 26 February 2018

Very cosy on a cold night
Great service
Delicious food

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5.0Dined on 25 February 2018

Excellent Sunday lunch in a lovely, riverside setting with great service. We would highly recommend the Swan for those looking for a cut above the rest.

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4.0Dined on 24 February 2018

Nice lunch. Ate from bar menu so cannot comment on quality of the more inventive a la carte, but the quality of food was good, though prices are high (although in line with local prices). Service was friendly but a bit slow and felt forgotten about a couple of times.

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