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The Swan Inn

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$$ - $$$
Bar, British, Pub, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly
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The Swan Inn, Swinbrook, Burford OX18 4DY, England
+44 1993 823339
08:00 - 23:30
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Sun 08:30 - 23:00
Mon - Sat 08:00 - 23:30
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70 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a really picturesque location, traditional pub, historic building. By a river. Seats outside both front and rear if pub. Good real ale selection, including Sharps of Cornwall. Nice wine; (we had the Chillean Merlot which was excellent). To eat we had: Roast beef very tender and cooked very well, just a little pink in the middle, decent Yorkshire... More 

Thank Tracy W
Hertfordshire, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We walked to the pub and asked for food. We could understand that they had stopped serving for the afternoon but were disappointed that they didn't have any bar snacks or even nuts to keep us going. All day food would be better especially as there are no other places to eat nearby.

Thank 163anon
Carterton, United Kingdom
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66 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were welcomed into the pub and had a couple of drinks that we took into the beer garden to the rear, it is secluded and relaxing with a couple chickens running free. We were seated with a view out along the garden from the extension, for a starter we had a roasted beetroot caramelised walnut with goats cheese start.... More 

Thank OriginalOldGoat
Exeter, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I visited The Swan on the 20th March. We were made feel very welcome by Daniel and his team. Unfortunately, we were too late to sample lunch. But, we did enjoy a couple of drinks and a chat with Daniel and a few locals. We will definitely be back to stay for a couple of nights and... More 

Thank awoodwright
South Haven, Michigan
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We walked through the countryside from Burford to Swinbrook. I think we took the scenic route and may have added a few miles to our journey. We arrived early and hungry and enjoyed a lovely meal out in the garden behind we had steak with a lovely mix green vegetable and skinny chips as well as fish and chips with... More 

Thank KenJiangmen
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

There are tens of Cotswold pubs purporting to be 'gems', yet few are and many need to up their game. Equally, the number of highly priced, over-rated mediocre pubs are increasing annually. No warmth, no class and that's just the guests. The Swan is fantastic as are the sister pubs near Stow and Cirencester. Great food, friendly, warm staff and... More 

Thank SamBW
Witney, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 March 2017

Owned by one of the Mitford sisters, this treasure is absolutely wonderful. Frontage onto the river windrush in a superb location, whether just a drink, tea in the garden or a freshly prepared meal, this is a special treat. Booking essential for a meal as space limited

Thank gullandemp0rium
Ludlow, United Kingdom
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50 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 March 2017

We arranged to meet friends for lunch. Lovely location away from the bustle of Burford. Friendly staff and good service. The food was excellent. We all chose differnt meals and puddings.

Thank Robert H
Tewkesbury, United Kingdom
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78 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 March 2017 via mobile

We visited today at lunchtime. We booked a table for 4 adults and 1 young child. The pub is just outside a lovely village which have daffodils out in bloom this time of year with a river and several walks available on the doorstep. The Swan Inn has a very relaxed cozy atmosphere. We all enjoyed our food with a... More 

Thank SmudgerSJA
Northamptonshire, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 February 2017 via mobile

We arrived for our booking at 7pm, we had to wait, what seemed like forever for menus because they weren't printed. The menu was very limited, I only liked 2 of the dishes and I wasn't paying £25 for steak and chips. Found it off putting that dogs were allowed to run free in the restaurant while you eat. Staff... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$9 - US$32
Bar, British, Pub, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Television, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Bar Scene, View, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Local cuisine, Groups
Open Hours
08:30 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:30
08:00 - 23:30
08:00 - 23:30
08:00 - 23:30
08:00 - 23:30
08:00 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: The Swan Inn, Swinbrook, Burford OX18 4DY, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cotswolds  >  Burford  >  Swinbrook
  • Phone Number: +44 1993 823339
A food led Cotswold Country Inn that sits on the banks of The River Windrush, 3 miles east of Burford . The Inn has 11 boutique letting bedrooms and serves delicious food , Real Ales and fine Wine .

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