Let's start with the positives...
Room 2, where we stayed, was a very stylish room and the bathroom was very nice too. I loved the shutters above the bath and I enjoyed sitting in the bath whilst watching the cyclists cycle past or sit in the village coffee shop for a break.
The décor is very nice throughout as the restaurant and bar area are both shabby chic with some unusual touches and tea is even served in vintage tea sets. It was the first time I had seen that in a pub.
The coffees in the bar area are very nice and the biscuits with them very nice too.
Now for the negatives...
My biggest issue with this place was the food as the menu just didn't do it for me. I usually always find something I like anywhere I go, not this time. Some of the classics, which you would normally find in any good British pub, were missing and had been replaced by dishes which were really not to my taste. I don't particularly like anchovies or smoked food for that matter. So, in the end, I had a burger for a main (boring!) and a vanilla ice-cream (even more boring!).
Also, we had booked with Mr and Mrs Smith but we got no special treatment - despite the fact we had mentioned we were celebrating a special occasion and The complimentary Mr and Mrs Smith 'extra' was not what we had been promised either. We had been told that we would be getting 'a sample platter of culinary treats from the kitchen, including a jar of chutney, a small bag of spelt crackers and some cheese' and what we actually got was a piece of cake which again was pretty boring.
So, in short, yes worth stopping here for a meal but do make sure you have a look at the menu before you get everyone out of the car...
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Swan has six individually designed and supremely comfortable en-suite guest bedrooms. At the heart of our bustling village pub is an outstanding kitchen led by Tom Blake from River Cottage. We're open all day for a quick drink, a snack or a delicious meal. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- The Swan Wedmore, Somerset