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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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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 2 weeks ago 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
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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12 reviews
9 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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47 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 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 

Oxted, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016

have visited a number of times over recent years, always excellent service and very good food. The team are very sociable and keen to help . space for quiet dinners or it's possible to have fun shoot dinners in well managed isolation! nice mix of locals and visitors , beautiful rooms, have not found better in the locality

Thank Richard H
Lefkada, Greece
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016

Is this our 4th, 5th time here or it is more?? One of our favourite places on earth. It's hard to beat the Swan Inn with its unique combination of idyllic riverside and village green setting, stylish yet comforting country lodgings, excellent food/wine and most importantly the warm and charmingly hospitable staff coordinated by ever friendly and energetic Anca and... More 

Thank Noelw3
Oxford, United Kingdom
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65 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016

Surprised by just how busy this pub was on a weekday lunchtime but reflects the good food, great ambience and service. I have visited many times now and will no doubt be back.

Thank graham992016
West Molesey, United Kingdom
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111 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016

Had a wedding reception here, so the pub was closed to the public, staff were all friendly, the Bar is a bit small but probably fine at normal times, the food was very nice, would be nice to go back and try it as a normal pub.

Thank Geezersl

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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
Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
View, Romantic, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining
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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