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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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Crowborough, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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 1 week ago

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
Kingswood, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We decided to take a drive out for a winters lunch. We have been to the swan before and wanted to try it again for lunch. On arrival the pub was buzzing with post Christmas visitors and walkers. The welcome was cheery and polite even though they were being rushed off their feet. Our pre booked table was ready and... More 

Thank Graham S
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I had been told about the Swan by a close friend over a year ago!! But never managed to make it over to see just how spectacular it really is. I arrived there around midday a couple of months back, with a great friend of mine. And much to our delight when we pulled up and saw the stunning location,... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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93 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2016 via mobile

Third visit for lunch. Great menu, super fresh seasonal food, excellent ales and wines. Would love to stay in one of the rooms and enjoy a cracking good dinner!

Thank RosebankT
Daniel M, General Manager at The Swan Inn, responded to this review

Dear guest, Thank you very much for appreciating our effort on keeping a seasonal menu, It very pleasant to hear that was your third visit and very enjoyable one, Looking forward to seeing you staying in one of our rooms and have that cracking dinner mentioned , for now I wish you happy New Year ! Kind Regards Daniel Manlup... More 

Cheshire, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

My husband and I had dinner here on a Saturday evening. Service was friendly and efficient. My husband had the fish and chips and I had braised beef. The food was delicious but portions were small and did not reflect the price. My beef came with mash and a few green beans and when I asked if I could order... More 

2 Thank mrsd962
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

We had lunch with family and had very good food off a varied menu offering some staples but also some more interesting alternatives. Service was very good, warm and friendly. Well worth a visit whether for the food or The Mitfords or both!

1 Thank AlexP48
Vancouver, Canada
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53 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

Don't know why this restaurant isn't rated at the top. It was absolutely wonderful! The Eton Mess for desert was about the best thing ever, and the breakfasts were fabulous.

Thank JacQlin
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

I just called in on Saturday morning with an elderly friend for a cup of coffee and we were made very welcome and well provided for. Old building with steps and uneven floors but very atmospheric.

1 Thank Freda E
Daniel M, General Manager at The Swan Inn, responded to this review

Dear Freda, We are very pleased to hear that you had very enjoyable cup of coffee on our company , we hope to see you again very soon Kind Regards Daniel Manlup General Manager More 

Toronto, Canada
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51 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016

We decided to visit Swinbrook as I have an interest in the Mitford family and was very excited to eat at the very pub that they had (and was owned by one of them,The Duchess of Devonshire) We arrived early for our reservation and decided to go in for a drink. They kindly gave us the table I wanted and... More 

1 Thank dharma2015
Daniel M, General Manager at The Swan Inn, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you very much for stooping in Swinbrook and try our cuisine , we are very proud to hear that was one of the best meals you had in England , the chefs are dedicating a lot of time on preparing and making sure you get the best memory, every morning the Landlady brings fresh flowers to insure... 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
Bar, British, Pub
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, View, Romantic
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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