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The Swan Hotel

Station Road, Bampton EX16 9NG England
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#3 of 9 B&Bs / Inns in Bampton
We’re an AA Four Star Gold classic English country inn, the oldest pub in Bampton, Devon and we offer the very best dishes using seasonal, regional ingredients, peppered with top-notch customer service. Among our many awards, we have two AA Rosettes for Culinary Excellence and, in both 2017 and 2018, we were named as an ‘Estrella Damm’ Top 50 Gastropub. This year we’re ranked 28th and received a special award as the highest climber in the list. We were awarded the title of Gold Tourism Pub of the Year 2018 at this year’s South West Tourism Excellence Awards too. While in 2017, we won a Gold Tourism Pub award from Devon Tourism Awards and were named Best Dining Pub in the Trencherman Awards. Drop in for a drink and some friendly banter, or book in for a meal with us. On Sundays, you can order a roast of locally-reared meat or, if you don’t fancy that, you can choose something from our Sunday lunch menu. And, if you want to stay over, we have three contemporary, yet cosy, B&B room
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Station Road, Bampton EX16 9NG England
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WiltshireFlax wrote a review Sep. 14
Wiltshire6 contributions1 helpful vote
We stayed just the one night, attending a wedding nearby. We very much enjoyed our stay - what a lovely hotel with lots of little extras: goodies in the mini-fridge, tissues, cotton balls etc, and a real coffee machine! And the owners were so flexible - check-in time is normally 3pm, but because we had to be at the wedding by 1:30, a half hour's drive away, they ensured our rooms were ready for us when we arrived at 12:30! We arrived back from the wedding very late - no problem, and we even had a nice lie-in next morning, with breakfast for us delayed until gone 10am. The breakfast was delicious, and the whole stay was very good value for money.
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Date of stay: September 2021
Room Tip: Both rooms we saw were lovely, quite spacious, the beds were very comfortable and the shower was...
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NZSab wrote a review Jun. 2021
Bristol, United Kingdom62 contributions44 helpful votes
I stayed at the Swan for a couple of nights while I explored the area. Paul, Donna and their team have created outstanding locally sourced dishes for lunch and evening menus. He was also my personal breakfast chef! The pub has retained its traditional style and was busy every lunch and evening I was there. It’s a popular place and deservedly so - you will need to book. The rooms above the pub are delightfully furnished, quiet and comfortable. The bathrooms have been completely renovated and offer high-end Grohe fittings and luxury amenities. The room also has a mini fridge which contains milk and other items. Bampton is a small village, ideally located in a fabulous area of natural beauty. There is a large carpark directly adjacent to the hotel. It’s a place I’m sure to return to now that the restrictions have been lifted.
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Date of stay: May 2021Trip type: Travelled solo
gilesLondon wrote a review Oct. 2020
london271 contributions135 helpful votes
Just returned from a wonderful break the hotel was welcoming,the rooms were cosy and clean plenty of tea,coffee and fresh milk. We had 2 super breakfasts and the evening meals were exceptional the best we’ve had for a long time.A big thank you to Paul and all the team for such good service.
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Date of stay: October 2020Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Andrea C wrote a review Sep. 2020
149 contributions130 helpful votes
A rare evening out with my daughter and where better to eat than the Swan? The Covid restrictions don’t detract from first class food and service, our meals were delicious. The plaice was cooked perfectly and chicken Kiev was just right. The ginger sticky pudding that we shared was simply divine! Well done to Paul, Donna and team, we are lucky to have you in Bampton.
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Date of stay: September 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
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BakesSD wrote a review Nov. 2019
7 contributions2 helpful votes
Fantastic room, attention to detail is everything. Fresh milk for tea & coffee! Breakfast, not had better anywhere. Ate here for evening meal one night and the other at Spelt, their restaurant down the road, both highly recommended, only difficulty was choosing what to have with such quality choices. Already planning when we can go again. Thank you Paul & Donna, perfect hosts. Staff all friendly and welcoming, great atmosphere. Mr Potts loved it. 🤣.
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Date of stay: November 2019Trip type: Travelled as a couple
United KingdomEnglandDevonBampton
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Swan Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to The Swan Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Knightshayes Court (7.1 km), Dulverton Exmoor National Park Centre (7.0 km), and Dulverton Heritage Centre (7.1 km).
What are some of the property amenities at The Swan Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
What food & drink options are available at The Swan Hotel?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at The Swan Hotel?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Swan Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Copper Kettle, woods restaurant and wine bar, and The Swan.
Is The Swan Hotel located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.2 km away from the centre of Bampton.
Are there any historical sites close to The Swan Hotel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Knightshayes Court (7.1 km).