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13 South Parade, Chew Magna BS40 8SL, England
01275 331100
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9:00 am - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Drinks, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 51
    Excellent
  • 39
    Very good
  • 24
    Average
  • 18
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Good food, slow service, cold room

Went for lunch on Saturday for Mum's birthday. Chose the location as daughter was flying back into Bristol airport Food was great and reasonably priced, unfortunately the place was let down by inattentive and new staff. A real fire would have made the place cosy & warm. It was a very wet cold... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Neil H
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Chepstow, United Kingdom
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Northamptonshire, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I arrived on a very wet and windy evening to a warm welcome and showed to my lovely room which was beautifully furnished and spotlessly clean. I had a very tasty meal and drink in the restaurant which had a nice atmosphere and a roaring fire in the bar. After a good nights sleep breakfast did not disappoint and The... More 

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Thank Tracey C
Chepstow, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Went for lunch on Saturday for Mum's birthday. Chose the location as daughter was flying back into Bristol airport Food was great and reasonably priced, unfortunately the place was let down by inattentive and new staff. A real fire would have made the place cosy & warm. It was a very wet cold day with few in the restaurant in... More 

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Thank Neil H
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Friendly, warm and inviting atmosphere. Pleasant and helpful staff. Had a great time there with co-workers at our Christmas Luncheon.

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Thank wonnic425
Bath, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Disappointing. Where do I start, we arrived for our meal and immediately realised how cold the restaurant was (I had seen previous reviews but decided it couldn’t be that bad!) I sat with my coat on until our meal finally came out. We initially chose this restaurant as after browsing the menu online and realising they served Steak tartare (my... More 

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Thank Michaela11091987
Wells, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Excellent Food badly let down by cold restaurant and dire service. On arrival the bar staff were excellent and sorted drinks and put us to our table. The restaurant was very cold although the other end of the open plan layout had a lovely roaring fire. Having had the menus and ordered at 1 pm, it took 50 minutes to... More 

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1 Thank Kim L
Nottingham, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Found this by chance at a very reduced rate, would have certainly been worth the usual price. We had the family room which has a small bath and a great shower. Bed very comfy and room beautiful and spacious. Food in the evening and breakfast was exceptional and staff very friendly. Will return if ever this way again

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Thank Roger M
Bristol, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I echo Neil B's review. It looks to me as though the Bear and Swan has a problem at the moment and they need to sort it out quickly. We have had wonderful meals there but this wasn't one of them and my mother's 70th birthday family gathering was underwhelming. She is upset, so I am too!! I booked a... More 

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3 Thank RobAliJones
Devon, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely local pub. Service excellent. Big portions. Excellent food. Although they were fully booked they managed to set up a table for us so they didn't have to turn us away.

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Thank michellejarvis27
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2016 via mobile

We visited for a family lunch on Christmas Eve. On arrival we were shown to our table, or actually 3 small tables pushed together, crammed in a corner behind several people sitting at the bar. Fortunately we were able to move tables although we were made to feel that this was a great inconvenience. At the bar out drinks took... More 

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1 Thank Neil B
Wells, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015

This bistro pub never disappoints, great food , wine and beer. Good choice on menu , great steaks, have eaten here many times , last time Christmas Eve , very busy but staff did there best to keep everybody happy . Well done bear and swan, will be back soon

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Thank martin h

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 13 South Parade, Chew Magna BS40 8SL, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Somerset  >  Chew Magna
  • Phone Number: 01275 331100

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: British, Pub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Bar scene
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 am - 12:00 am
Monday
9:00 am - 12:00 am
Tuesday
9:00 am - 12:00 am
Wednesday
9:00 am - 12:00 am
Thursday
9:00 am - 12:00 am
Friday
9:00 am - 12:00 am
Saturday
9:00 am - 12:00 am

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?