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The Swallow Bakery

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Imperial Square, Cheltenham GL50 1PZ, England
+44 1242 228896
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Overview
  • Excellent24%
  • Very good31%
  • Average20%
  • Poor16%
  • Terrible9%
Travellers talk about
“cakes” (68 reviews)
“sausage rolls” (18 reviews)
Open Now
08:00 - 18:00 Hours
CUISINES
Cafe, British, Vegetarian Friendly
PRICE
££ - £££
RATINGS
Service
Food
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
Imperial Square, Cheltenham GL50 1PZ, England
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1 - 10 of 263 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Really loved this place when it opened but it’s well worn and shabby now and lacks attention to detail which I’m loathed to say. The cakes/patisserie are left on top of the bar area nowadays uncovered and the decor needs a fresh lick of paint....More

Thank DAVID F
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Consistently reliable bakery with a good selection of savoury delights. It goes without saying that the cakes are of a very high and delicious quality. Home made ice cream is well worth a try. Plenty of seating and outside tables available on weather permitting days.

Thank CotswoldTina
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I came here for a late brunch with my family and loved this little gem of a cafe! Great coffee, fresh sandwiches (especially the egg mayonnaise!) and cakes accompanied by freshly squeezed orange juice all made for a very enjoyable brunch. I would love to...More

Thank Anais K
Reviewed 10 April 2018 via mobile

Just delicious - recommmend the French brioche toast with bacon and maple syrup, and the sausage brioche bap. Really lovely.

Thank Jenford15
Reviewed 2 April 2018 via mobile

Food on offer looks tempting behind the counter while you're queuing - but sadly it's not. We had a decent bacon roll but a chicken caesar sandwich was very dry (how long had it been sitting there?!) and pretty much tasteless. The butternut squash soup...More

2  Thank MartinC132
Reviewed 3 March 2018 via mobile

Popped in with my brother for a quick slice of cake and drink on a cold winters day. Service was speedy & the array of cakes was certainly hard to choose from, most proved very popular with little left. I had my eye on the...More

Thank Alannah B
Reviewed 28 February 2018 via mobile

My favourite time to go to this cafe is breakfast time. I don't like the fatty fry ups that you get in many places, and the Swallow Bakery offers healthy and delicious alternatives. The Bubble and Squeak breakfast is usually excellent (returned to its former...More

Thank Pippa R
Reviewed 11 February 2018 via mobile

We dropped in for a late lunch. Chicken salad sandwich was really tasty - fresh crusty bread and thick generous chicken slices. Very satisfying. Tea was lovely and the coffee not bad. If we’d checked out the facilities before eating we probably wouldn’t have stayed....More

1  Thank SJCiren
Reviewed 10 February 2018

Stopped for Coffee and a Croissant one morning, and just as advertised got exactly what I asked for. It's not the most romantic of venues, but the food and drink was ok. Quite small portions mind, can't help wondering if accountants have been involved shaving...More

Thank Andy G
Reviewed 3 February 2018 via mobile

I had tuna sandwich, chocolate & orange loaf and flat white. Everything was great. Service was very good with the staff putting the effort in to explain what the cakes are like as I was unsure what to go for as there were a few...More

Thank zec2
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
09:00 - 17:30
Monday
08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday
08:00 - 18:00
Wednesday
08:00 - 18:00
Thursday
08:00 - 18:00
Friday
08:00 - 18:00
Saturday
08:00 - 18:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Imperial Square, Cheltenham GL50 1PZ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cotswolds  >  Cheltenham
  • Phone Number: +44 1242 228896
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