We have just returned from the delightful Bibury Trout farm followed up by a lunch at the Swan.
As 4 pensioners, one with a stck, we sat down in the sitting area near the bar and looked at their bar menu. After 10 minutes or so we attracted the attention of a (senior) member of staff who was standing around chatting and asked if we could order a drink, to which he replied that we should have gone to the bar but he would go and find a pad. On his return he took our drink order and eventually returned with the drinks by which time we were ready to order our food. "I will have to fetch a pad" he said and on return took our order.
A waitress delivered our sumptous offerings - an amazing fish platter for two that was enough for 3 or 4 people, a salmon and cream cheese sandwich with cucumber - very tasty but served on thick slabs of bread , a three decker! The third order was 3 large sausages and mash served in a soup bowl. Oh where was the portion control, where was the finess, where was the charming friendly service for so long the strength of country pubs? Do they have a training programme? I am sure we can find a better place to eat like the Hare and Hounds where we had a great lunch on Tuesday.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Located in the heart of Bibury, often known as the prettiest village in England; the dog-friendly Swan Hotel has 22 bedrooms, including 4 stunning cottage suites, a lively bar, cosy writing room and stylish Brasserie. The hotel is ideally located for exploring not only Bibury but surrounding countryside too. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Swan Hotel Bibury
- The Swan Hotel Bibury, Cotswolds