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“Lovely restaurant, great atmosphere, food and service”

The Swan at Southrop
Ranked #1 of 1 Restaurants in Southrop
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $20 - $52
Cuisines: British
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Description: Charming 17th Century Inn situated on the village green in the quintessential Cotswold village of Southrop. With it's cosy restaurant, roaring fires in the winter, pretty bar and private dining room it is a delightfully English experience with a menu highlighting the best of the Cotswolds and sourcing many of the seasonal ingredients directly from its own wonderful kitchen garden ensuring a fresh and produce led menu.
Toronto, Canada
Level 5 Contributor
55 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Lovely restaurant, great atmosphere, food and service”
Reviewed August 30, 2013

We went to the Cotswolds to get away from London for a weekend and were pleasantly surprised with this restaurant. The restaurant is quaint, people were very friendly and the service was excellent. My husband and I both had excellent meals and they had a good wine list. The prices were very reasonable.

  • Visited August 2013
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1 Thank Mary C
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London
Level 4 Contributor
38 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Lovely gastropub”
Reviewed August 24, 2013

This pub had a wonderful country feel and i couldn't recommend it any more.

The food was excellent.

If you want somewhere to stay, Thyme @ Southrop (next door) is fabulous!

  • Visited September 2012
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1 Thank Manreet R
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Wilts, UK
Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Pretentious and over priced”
Reviewed August 19, 2013

I had always wanted to eat at the Swan and as we were going to be in the area on Sunday, we decided to book. It was disappointing. The food was average dressed up with a few ingredients which had unusual names. I would have loved a roast but strongly object to having to pay £16 for meat and potatoes and then having to pay an extra £3.50 for each vegetable as side orders!! I think the Swan relies on its reputation, location and staff who talk in a certain way to justify a very average experience. Unfortunately it has put me off and I wouldn't return :-(

  • Visited August 2013
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2 Thank kenzedlady
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Cirencester, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Try the Cavalo Nero risotto while its in season”
Reviewed August 19, 2013

Popped in for a quick lunch last week and tried the new-on-the-menu-fresh-from-the-vegetable-garden risotto - freshly made to order. Delicious- lemony with a spike of chilli. My fussy friend also got her capuccino/latte combination prepared just how she liked it afterwards which is not something any old establishment can manage, I can tell you. This is the third time I have eaten at the Swan in the past 7 weeks and it is terrific.

  • Visited August 2013
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1 Thank 7buongiorno7
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Bristol, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Delightful.”
Reviewed August 16, 2013

We have seen the pub through many of it's managers and it's highs and lows however the meal we received last Sunday was simply outstanding. As a small group of friends we just wanted a small something and some drinks but after 5 minutes decided we had to go for the whole hog! the wine list was absolutely spectacular and was very extensive without being overpriced.
The food was delicious and came in good time. Although the pubs interior is in need of a little revamp (also curious as to why the downstairs windows look very smart but as seen from the outside ones the top floor windows are heinous and in need of replacing!) the quality of the staff and management was simply astounding. The staff were always there to offer you another drink or provide a little extra bread without being intrusive and seemed very well trained as well as the new manager being very welcoming and attentive. (also very chatty and interesting which I believe is very important!) I personally disagree with many of the latest comments and believe TripAdvisor is not the place to write such vicious and personal comments about members of its staff especially of their vivid description which has absolutely nothing to do with the pub itself. Truly lovely visit and will be sure to return!!

  • Visited August 2013
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1 Thank Alison F
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