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The Swan Inn

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$$ - $$$
Bar, British, Pub, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly
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Swinbrook, Burford OX18 4DY, England
+44 1993 823339
08:00 - 23:30
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Sun 08:30 - 23:00
Mon - Sat 08:00 - 23:30
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Burford, United Kingdom
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110 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 June 2016 via mobile

As locals, we decided to visit the Swan Inn for dinner after work as we haven't been for a few years! We thoroughly enjoyed our dinner of cheese burgers with homemade tomato mayo dip - delicious! Staff laid back but friendly and efficient. I think the waitresses should wear a uniform as I couldn't identify them easily due to their... More 

Thank Nichola B
London, England, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 June 2016

This should be a five star review. The staff are so friendly and helpful, the food was great and the setting is lovely. However.... there was a downside. We had tipped our waitress 10% in cash as we didn't see anything on the menu about service charge. We then continued to drink until closing time. The cost of the drinks... More 

Thank BEV_T2012
Worcestershire, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 June 2016

Excellent food and service in a delightful out of the way Cotswold village in a contemporary but quaint pub with pretty gardens

Thank cejh59
Cotswolds, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 June 2016 via mobile

We were met at the bar by a lovely chap who was friendly and courteous. Waiting staff were attentive but not overly. We had a great table that sat 9 of us. Food was gorgeous and pub has beautiful setting. Perfect 'Saturday meet up with friends' venue. Will definitely be back! Thankyou!

Thank Lucy S
Perth, Australia
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 June 2016

We came into this Inn initially for a drink but then decided to share an entree and main meal. The entree arrived in decent time and was tasty. However an hour after the entree and we still had not received our main of fish and chips. We did enquire,from the wait staff on three occasions who advised each time they... More 

Thank Traveller7166
Crawley, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 June 2016

We booked to stay here for 1 night as we had a funeral to attend in the area and as it was our wedding anniversary we decided to book a suite to have more space for our 2 children. The guy on phone took all our details including card details to verify the booking. We drove for 3 1/2 hours... More 

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Henlow, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 June 2016

The menu for The Swan Inn looked brilliant so we thought we'd give it a try, however it didn't quite live up to expectations. Nothing was bad, it just wasn't amazing. I had mussels as a starter, and my partner had them as a main, and we agreed that they really weren't great and didn't taste all that fresh. I... More 

Thank GailSienna17
Sutton Coldfield
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 June 2016

Great location as our son and daughter live in Oxford and London, so I picked out The Swan in Swinbrook for it's location and tranquility. Just off the A40 and close to Burford and with the weather so sunny we decided to eat outside in the garden although I had reserved a table in the restaurant. All the staff were... More 

Thank PaulNewman57
Seattle, WA
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131 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 May 2016 via mobile

On a sunny Sunday evening our group made this stop for drinks and dinner. Drinks are served in a park-like setting on the grass behind the building, then you can eat there or inside for dinner. I don't usually order pork shoulder as a main course but two of us did so and it was wonderful, one of the best... More 

Thank SoundviewWest
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 May 2016

Superb food in a very picturesque setting. Lovely grounds outside to the rear and by the river. A destination pub, but beware you might bump into David Cameron!

Thank TiggerSurrey

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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
Average prices
USD 9 - USD 31
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
View, Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
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: 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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