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“Cotswold inn under new management”
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The Swan at Ascott
Reviewed 14 July 2013

We popped in to the Swan Inn for Lunch and what a gem of a Traditional Cotswold Inn we found.
Beautifully refurbished by new Owners, we had a wonderful Lunch served in the Patio Garden then joined the locals in the bar for drinks.
We are looking forward to a weekend stay soon in the boutique style en suite rooms after being shown around the inn by the charming owners.
Great Food and a good selection of Ales.

  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled with family
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1  Thank Chentertain
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Reviewed 11 July 2013

The Swan reopened under new management at the beginning of July having been sympathetically refurbished to a high standard. We have been three times in the last two weeks and were always received with the warmest of welcomes. The food is excellent, choose from bar or restaurant menu. The prices are very reasonable either way. Cozy relaxed atmosphere and no loud music. A warm welcome awaits you in the cozy bar, the restaurant or the garden.

  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 5 April 2010

We had a great stay at this quiet little pub just South of Chipping Norton and North of Witney. The rooms were really comfortable and modern but the stars of the show (in no particular oder) were the pub atmosphere (no juke boxes or TVs), great beer and wine, superbly efficient and pleasant staff, and a wonderful menu - think Michelin star quality but not Michelin star prices! And all this in a quiet little village a short drive away from some Oxfordshire tourist traps and gorgeous countryside. Ricky Lait is a very welcoming host and his kitchen brigade and staff a group of real winners. Typical meal for 2 with wine is below £75 - a bargain for the quality you get.

  • Stayed: April 2010, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 29 March 2010

Have just returned from a weekend stay at the Swan and felt compelled to write to say how much we enjoyed it - the welcome, the service, the room, the food, the beer, the location - everything was just perfect and made for a wonderfully relaxing trip.

The Swan offers a high quality yet personal service which is a million miles from the bland corporate approach experienced in so many 'top class' hotels. There was a willingness to help without being 'in your face' which struck just the right chord for us.

The quality of the food was exceptional with a varied and imaginative menu which made full use of fresh, local produce.

We would definitely recommend this hotel for the perfect weekend retreat in the Cotswolds!

  • Stayed: March 2010, travelled as a couple
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Thank Phil056
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Reviewed 15 March 2010

We stayed here for two nights in February. Everything was first class, from Richard, the owner, to the rooms, breakfast and dinner. We would certainly recommend this as a weekend getaway to recharge your batteries. We stayed in the Cocoon Room at the top of the building. The room has been refurbished to a very high standard but without losing any of it's olde worlde charm. We took dinner in the bar on both evenings - the menu and presentation of food would not be out of place in more expensive restaurants. The village is great to wander around and we found the locals to be very friendly - how often do you walk down your street to be greeted with a "hello" from all you meet! We will certainly put on our list to return at some time in the future.

  • Stayed: February 2010, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 25 February 2010

Just returned from a 2 night stay and was very impressed with this pub/b&b.
The rooms are great, the food is really good and Richard is a pleasure to deal with as well!
Hope to be returning soon and would recommend to anyone!

Jay from Essex

  • Stayed: February 2010, travelled as a couple
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Thank Pines80
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Reviewed 20 February 2010

A touch of heaven, a clean well presented room. Everything you need for a comfortable stay. The large bed had the most comfortable mattress and the bedding was just perfect. We didn’t want to get up for breakfast as we were so snug. Food was great in the bar at lunch & breakfast. Host was helpful & friendly. Just the best. Would recommend.

  • Stayed: August 2008
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Additional Information about The Swan at Ascott

Address: 4 Shipton Road, Ascott-under-Wychwood OX7 6AY, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Oxfordshire > Ascott-under-Wychwood
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Parking Restaurant Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 2 B&Bs / Inns in Ascott-under-Wychwood
Price Range: £74 - £180 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — The Swan at Ascott 4*
Number of rooms: 8
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Swan Inn is located in Ascott Under Wychwood in the beautiful Oxfordshire countryside. This charming property features a restaurant and opens onto a courtyard with a garden. Rooms at the 17th-century former coach inn have elegant décor. There is a flat-screen TV, tea and coffee-making facilities and a private bathroom. You can enjoy home-cooked dishes prepared with local produce in the Swan’s traditional restaurant. There is also a relaxing lounge area and pub with a roaring log fire. The surrounding countryside is ideal for walking with the Oxfordshire Way passing nearby. ... more   less 
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