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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
08:30 - 23:00
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Sun 08:30 - 23:00
Mon - Sat 08:00 - 23:30
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Lancing, United Kingdom
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49 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 February 2017

We had strolled along well kept footpaths from Widford and although we were only looking for a welcome pint the pub was perfectly happy to supply bowls of chips for the youngsters in the midst of the lunchtime service The menu made us regret that our brief stay in the area meant we couldn't return to sample it The setting... More 

Thank TerryG255
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 February 2017 via mobile

Always enjoy dropping by here. The Swan has an easy going atmosphere and welcomes dogs and walkers either for a drink or meal. Food is invariably good.

Thank Andy B
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48 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 February 2017 via mobile

We had an evening meal here and it was a buzzing little pub and friendly atmosphere. The menu is a bit limited on main courses but the starters had some good options. The one thing we both wanted I.e. the Venison ran out so we then had to reorder and with limited main courses and fancying red meat it was... More 

Thank Lee D
Worcester, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017

Having had a superb dinner a couple of years ago at the Swan, I booked again as somewhere special for Valentine's night. Apart from a droopy red rose , there was little in the way of atmosphere. The meal itself was ok but with the wine at £7.50- £9.50 for a glass of rose we thought was on the high... More 

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Droitwich, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

Never been here before went on a recommendation. Good service and ambience could not be faulted. Will go again soon!

Thank John C
Fairford, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 February 2017

A delicious lunch served by friendly and attentive staff in delightful surroundings. This is a special pub in a perfect setting which goes out of it's way to make it's clientele feel at home. The food is delicious and made from local fresh ingredients and therefore seasonal. The partridge breasts were particularly delicious and the traditional apple crumble made extra... More 

Thank Namshan
Wallingford, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 9 February 2017

Friendly, welcoming and attentive staff, excellent food and a lovely atmosphere for lunch complete with wood burning stoves and no 'musak'. Fabulous.

Thank sjn62
Peterborough, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 February 2017 via mobile

I met up with a friend who treated me to Sunday Lunch for my Birthday. The staff were polite and attentive. We both enjoyed the delicious Potatoe and Leek soup with blue cheese. For Main we had the lamb and beef roasts respectively finishing off with Sticky Toffee Pudding and a Blackberry Creme Brulee. Everything was delicious and we'd definitely... More 

Thank Aquarist24
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138 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 127 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 January 2017 via mobile

We stayed with friends overnight and ate dinner and breakfast. As others have said the building and location are lovely. The interior is full of oak beams and flagstone floors. Plenty of history to view. Overall a pleasant place to be. The room we stayed in was clean and comfortable. Bath on the small side of not very big. Comfy... More 

Thank Watfordbloke7
Oxford, United Kingdom
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69 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 January 2017

A former prime minister entertained a french president here and I think got him to drink la biere tiede. Formally owned by the Dowager Duchess of Devonshire who was brought up in the neighbourhood. Featured in Downtown Abbey. This is a lovely place to eat at a table beside large window overlooking the garden, or in the summer sitting out... 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
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, View, Child-friendly, Romantic, 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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