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The Ugly Duckling Country Restaurant

The Coach House Swan Road | Swan Road, Lydney GL15 5RU, England
+44 1594 844210
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  • Excellent66%
  • Very good28%
  • Average3%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“set menu” (10 reviews)
“three courses” (12 reviews)
“rolls” (19 reviews)
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British, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
The Coach House Swan Road | Swan Road, Lydney GL15 5RU, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We arrived here after a recommendation by the Forest of Dean railway. The train stopped at this town and we skipped into the restaurant which had lots of Soave fir the kids and was still elegant enough for the adults. Food for both age groups...More

Thank MrsRFW
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Staff were pleasant and accommodating, especially as we were a big group of 15 and late to the pub. The food was incredibly good quality and priced. Would definitely go back.

Thank Cgreed1
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

At eat The Swan Inn, next door, and the food is prepared in The Ugly Duckling. Drinks service was very good but had to move tables as the surface was too tacky. The couple on the next table complained and it was cleaned within minutes....More

Thank RAM14146
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited for a birthday meal and the choice and quality of food is absolutely fantastic. Even better, the price is extremely reasonable on both food and wine. The service was also very good. The thing i like about it are the portion sizes, which...More

Thank BakersAH
Reviewed 4 May 2017 via mobile

The Ugly Duckling Country Restaurant in Lydney is probably worth visiting the incredibly small town for, with its high quality ingredients being use to make honest and wholesome food. However it does took a long time to receive such things as toasted sandwiches to burgers...More

Thank andynortonuk
Reviewed 4 May 2017

We were a walking party of nine and all say they enjoyed their meal. For my part, my meal whist being enjoyable it was not memorable. The belly of pork was cooked well, however were was the crackling? What did stand out was the excellent,...More

Thank Duncan M
Reviewed 26 April 2017 via mobile

Visited for a works party and had a few drinks in the attached pub (The Swan). We enjoyed some excellent promotions and the atmosphere is really good. Went into the restaurant and they had a large group of about 20 at one long table and...More

Thank critical44
Reviewed 15 April 2017

Our meal was very slow as it was very busy and there didn't seem to be enough staff to go round, and they seemed rushed off their feet ..... but it was worth the wait and it was excellent value. I recommend all the desserts!

Thank rebalance
Reviewed 13 April 2017

If you want the frills of table linen and suave service in character filled surroundings, this may not be the right place for you. If you are in a hurry at peak times, you may be unhappy.... But.... If food quality is important to you...More

Thank Myriel M
Reviewed 22 March 2017

Where do I start. The room had no atmosphere. It was cold and uninviting, made worse by the length of time we waited between courses. We were quickly forgotten by the waitress when other people arrived. We stared at our plates with leftover fish skins...More

Thank Lin21378813
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
How far is this restaurant from wild foul and wetlands centre
3 July 2016|
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Response from Paul C | Reviewed this property |
It's quite a long way as slimbridge is the other side of the river Severn.so you've either got to drive to Gloucester and come back down or drive to the Severn bridge then come back up
Do you have a car park
13 January 2016|
Response from 775julie | Reviewed this property |
Yes but there is other off road parking available 5 min walk away
how close is the restaurant to Go Ape in the Forest of Dean?
24 September 2015|
Response from theuglyduckling64 | Property representative |
Good evening - the restaurant is approx. 6 miles away from Go Ape
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 - 14:30
10:30 - 15:00
10:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
10:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
10:30 - 21:00
10:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: The Coach House Swan Road | Swan Road, Lydney GL15 5RU, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Gloucestershire  >  Forest of Dean  >  Lydney
  • Phone Number: +44 1594 844210
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