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The Swallow Bakery

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Imperial Square, Cheltenham GL50 1PZ, England
+44 1242 228896
08:00 - 18:00
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Sun 09:00 - 17:00
Mon - Sat 08:00 - 18:00
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Brighton, United Kingdom
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352 reviews
221 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 149 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I loved the food and drinks here and so did my friends! I shared a sausage roll (wish I had it all now!) and it was honestly the best I have ever had. Superb pastry and lovely tasty sausage. I also had a raspberry smoothie which was fresh and tasted delicious. So refreshing and cold on a warm day! My... More 

Thank pearl2106
Level Contributor
11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I had a healthy and delicious lunch of avocado and poached egg on sourdough toast which came with seeds scattered on top. Although the bakery is known for being pricey, I thought this was definitely worth it and it's nice to know you're not feeding a mega chain like Costa all the time! There's a lot of natural light in... More 

Thank Izzy M
Level Contributor
7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went for a coffee today. Had a bacon roll at 4.95 - was in a cheap white burger roll! Not a ciabatta. The latte was in a small cup. Asked to speak to the manager - did not come until I asked again. Supposedly no one else complained. After I went to costa and the same roll (slightly better is... More 

2 Thank David B
Level Contributor
35 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I have visited here twice, both times with a small group of friends. It's not table service so where most of the tables situated is the long queue to order and pay, which is very off putting when you are seated and it's hard to hear the other person. The selection of cakes is good but there was only one... More 

Thank TravelLemon19
Arnold, United Kingdom
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61 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Visited twice during a Business Stay - once with my Boss; once with my Girlfriend when she came down I ended up eating the same meal on both occasions - those Scotch Eggs though! 😍 The salads are always fresh and creative too... ... We maaaaay have shared a Meringue too 🙊 Now THEY are most definitely worth attacking when... More 

Thank Dave C
Gloucester, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 April 2017

I visited at a weekend and the place was very quiet...should have been my first red flag. I ordered some iced lattes and cakes to take away. Massively overpriced for what you get, with very poor quality iced lattes, with one only being 2/3 full, whilst both tasted very watery. The cakes were very dry and hard and not worth... More 

2 Thank Peter S
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215 reviews
146 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 212 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 April 2017 via mobile

Only popped in for three coffees but what a miserable experience - never seen staff so unhappy or so unwelcoming. Shame because it's in a fab position also didn't like the uncovered food on top of the counter with everybody breathing on it

1 Thank foodlover079
Gloucester, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 April 2017

The service was terrible but the food was ok. The short blonde girl that served me was incredibly snooty and rude, despite my being nothing but polite and friendly. It was very unpleasant! My Mother went in on a separate occasion and was also treated very rudely by the same girl who also overcharged her. However, the other members of... More 

2 Thank IrisMeadow
Swindon, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 April 2017 via mobile

Just sat in your Cheltenham store. I ordered a double macchiato! Not a difficult drink to make unless you are an untrained barista. Your barista was not trained. When I was served the drink it was a full cup of coffee with poor quality froth and filled to the top with milk. When I returned it to a short haired... More 

2 Thank Giles-wilts
Cotswolds, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 14 March 2017

We have had breakfast here several times & have enjoyed the food. Its the hot drinks that let it down. They have a good range of leaf teas but we have found the tea to be very strong with a bitter taste. They have a good range of what appear to be homemade cakes & pastries. However Im put off... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Cafe, British
Brunch, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
09:00 - 17:00
08:00 - 18:00
08:00 - 18:00
08:00 - 18:00
08:00 - 18:00
08:00 - 18:00
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?