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The Swan Inn

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08/06/2017 09/06/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Cardiff, United Kingdom
Reviewed 12 February 2017 via mobile

We visited for dinner while on a weekend trip to the Cotswolds. Google maps said that it was ten miles from our hotel. It didn't tell us that it was down pitch black single track roads - not much fun on a snowy winters evening. We arrived to roaring fires and a lovely atmosphere. Menu wasn't large but there was...

Thank Melbla2014
Cheltenham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 February 2017

A Wednesday lunchtime birthday treat. My friend booked lunch as a surprise and as usual the Swan did not disappoint. The staff are lovely and attentive without being all over you. The food was truly inspired and we sat by the roaring log fire and enjoyed every minute. It gets so busy I recommend you book.

Thank AngiePetkovic
London, UK
Reviewed 14 January 2017

Very good country pub, with a small number of well appointed bedrooms. Decoration is "farrow and ball" colours, good bathrooms. A number of rooms are in a stable block 20 metres behind the pub. Food in the pub was very good, from a wide and well put together menu. Helpful and friendly staff make for a very pleasant stay. Would...

Thank Voyager212
Rugeley, United Kingdom
Reviewed 11 January 2017

Very friendly and helpful staff. Welcoming log fire and history all around the Inn about the Mitford Family. We stayed in the Windrush Room which was excellent and overlooked the River Windrush. I would highly recommend The Swan for a long weekend break away from the hassle and stress. Although off the beaten track it is well worth a visit...

Thank Sandra P
Daniel M, General Manager at The Swan Inn, responded to this review

Hi Sandra, Was really nice meeting you both and I'm so happy to hear that you enjoyed so much, we are very much looking forward to see you again in summer for another lovely experience , all The Swan inn team loved to serve you as you have been such wonderful family, until then we wish you all our best...

Sheffield, United Kingdom
Reviewed 9 January 2017

We stayed at The Swan for just 1 night between Christmas and New Year and wished we'd stayed for longer! We chose it for location as a half-way venue between friends travelling from the south west and us from the north. We were a large group of 3 families, 11 in total with 4 children under 10 (which we know...

Thank Kirky72
Daniel M, General Manager at The Swan Inn, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Firstly, I would like to thank you for bringing your family to our little bubble , I perfectly remember your family, you wouldn't even notice the kids so highly educated, and the girls serving that night just loved them! Also I would like to thank you for your compliments about the food us we have worked extremely hard...

West Vancouver, Canada
Reviewed 7 January 2017

This gastro pub was a great place to stay and eat. We stayed for 4 nights over New Years. The location is in the middle or no where! You cross an old stone bridge which crosses the Windrush River. There are rooms on both sides of this single lane country road - we stayed in the satellite building across the...

Thank Kim M
Reviewed 5 January 2017 via mobile

We visited to celebrate the New Year for three nights with friends over from Canada. My cousin spent a great deal of time researching for the best play for our stay, she did well! The best part of the Swan are the staff who are small group of people from various parts of Europe. They couldn't do enough and showed...

Thank DaddyPG
Flic En Flac
Reviewed 1 January 2017

I have visited this pub a number of times and I have always been impressed by the food, but this pub if about far more than just the food. The pub is hiker friendly, you invariably see a few customers with their dogs, and the Mitford family pictures add atmosphere, oh, and the draft beer is good. And it's value...

Thank rswooding
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 8 December 2016

We stayed for two nights at the Swan Inn and couldn't fault our experience. From the moment we booked Daniel and Anke did everything they could to ensure we were well looked after and we were made to feel very welcome. The location is stunning - a beautiful, quiet country setting. For a winter stay the cosy real fires in...

Thank MinBhatia
Daniel M, General Manager at The Swan Inn, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Was totally my pleasure to meet you both and have a lovely chat with you, thank you very much for your lovely review , as you know we are dedicating as much as we can to make every stay special and is so much easier when you meet such an amazing family like you , We can't wait...

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Reviewed 8 December 2016 via mobile

My dad was visiting from Middlesbrough and having been here once in the past thought I would take him to this little treasure. The staff are amazing and the food is even better!!! Definitely worth the drive! Can't recommend enough! Just wish I could have fitted in dessert!

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Free Internet
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Additional Information about The Swan Inn

Address: Swinbrook, Burford OX18 4DY, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Cotswolds > Burford
Price Range: RM655 - RM835 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — The Swan Inn 4*
Number of rooms: 11
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