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The Swan Inn

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££ - £££
Bar, British, Pub
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Swinbrook, Burford OX18 4DY, England
+44 1993 823339
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW 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
Worcester, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

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 

Thank martin186424
Droitwich, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW 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
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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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134 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 126 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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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67 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 

Thank ian j
Crowborough, United Kingdom
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41 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Dropped in here on a walk from Burford. Good beer, lovely modern conservatory overlooking the garden.

Thank 1234Ruth4321
Los Angeles, California
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6 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017

This was a rustic pub with great food and service. The pub has been there for so long the stone floor has wear patterns from all of the foot traffic over the centuries. Our food was good and the ale was even better.

Thank Whalerfan7

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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
Bar, British, Pub
Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
View, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Local cuisine
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?