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The Swan Inn

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$$ - $$$
Bar, British, Pub, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly
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| Oxon, Swinbrook, Burford OX18 4DY, England
+44 1993 823339
08:30 - 23:00
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Sun 08:30 - 23:00
Mon - Sat 08:00 - 23:30
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Witney, United Kingdom
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222 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 162 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Me and him went out for a nice meal last Saturday. We had booked beforehand which is probably advisable as it is popular. Service was good and there was a nice buzz about the place, not too noisy, just the right amount of background noise! Certainly didn't see any hoodlums! We shared a starter of Thai style prawns which was... More 

Thank EssJayWhy
Inverness, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago

This pub unfortunately caters to the elite "hoodlums" who feel they can behave in a very antisocial manner without any curbs on their behaviour. Their behaviour, which is "condoned" by the management of this establishment means that trying to go out for a quiet evening meal on a Friday evening and get decent service is almost impossible.

Thank 396dee
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19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Well priced very tasty food. Great beer too. Superb views and walks from the pub. We had breakfast and dinner here, I can highly recommend the Swan Inn.

2 Thank Duncan I
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75 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

This is a really picturesque location, traditional pub, historic building. By a river. Seats outside both front and rear if pub. Good real ale selection, including Sharps of Cornwall. Nice wine; (we had the Chillean Merlot which was excellent). To eat we had: Roast beef very tender and cooked very well, just a little pink in the middle, decent Yorkshire... More 

1 Thank Tracy W
Hertfordshire, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 April 2017 via mobile

We walked to the pub and asked for food. We could understand that they had stopped serving for the afternoon but were disappointed that they didn't have any bar snacks or even nuts to keep us going. All day food would be better especially as there are no other places to eat nearby.

Thank 163anon
Carterton, United Kingdom
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69 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 April 2017 via mobile

We were welcomed into the pub and had a couple of drinks that we took into the beer garden to the rear, it is secluded and relaxing with a couple chickens running free. We were seated with a view out along the garden from the extension, for a starter we had a roasted beetroot caramelised walnut with goats cheese start.... More 

Thank OriginalOldGoat
Exeter, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 30 March 2017

My husband and I visited The Swan on the 20th March. We were made feel very welcome by Daniel and his team. Unfortunately, we were too late to sample lunch. But, we did enjoy a couple of drinks and a chat with Daniel and a few locals. We will definitely be back to stay for a couple of nights and... More 

Thank awoodwright
South Haven, Michigan
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 30 March 2017 via mobile

We walked through the countryside from Burford to Swinbrook. I think we took the scenic route and may have added a few miles to our journey. We arrived early and hungry and enjoyed a lovely meal out in the garden behind we had steak with a lovely mix green vegetable and skinny chips as well as fish and chips with... More 

Thank KenJiangmen
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 March 2017 via mobile

There are tens of Cotswold pubs purporting to be 'gems', yet few are and many need to up their game. Equally, the number of highly priced, over-rated mediocre pubs are increasing annually. No warmth, no class and that's just the guests. The Swan is fantastic as are the sister pubs near Stow and Cirencester. Great food, friendly, warm staff and... More 

Thank SamBW
Witney, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 March 2017

Owned by one of the Mitford sisters, this treasure is absolutely wonderful. Frontage onto the river windrush in a superb location, whether just a drink, tea in the garden or a freshly prepared meal, this is a special treat. Booking essential for a meal as space limited

Thank gullandemp0rium

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Average prices
USD 9 - USD 39
Bar, British, Pub, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Television, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, View, Romantic
Open Hours
08:30 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:30
08:00 - 23:30
08:00 - 23:30
08:00 - 23:30
08:00 - 23:30
08:00 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: | Oxon, 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 .
We are looking forward to welcoming your here !

Daniel Manlup
General Manager

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