I stayed over night while working locally. After a hard day's work the brilliant food, punching well above it's weight really hit the spot. This was restaurant standard food in a pub. A very rare commodity these days. I had swordfish which was cooked to perfection; often can be overcooked and dry but not here. There is a decent choice of lager and bitter. The locally brewed real ale on draft was stored well and tasted great. Another business man who was staying grumbled that there was no Sky Sport but I was very glad because I got to talk to the owner, his wife, and a local chap all of whom were very friendly. The Spanish barman also cooked and served the breakfast which was a bit on the slow side. Not sure if it was because his English was limited but his reply of just "No" to my request for white bread toast (only brown bread was brought to my table) was a bit of a let down. This is a minor niggle so it won't stop me coming back to try the organic beef that they rear themselves.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Swan Inn hotel & organic food restaurant at Inkpen is a perfect venue for an evening meal, a conference, a weekend exploring the Berkshire countryside, or a longer stay.The tastefully extended 17th-century village inn has 10 en suite bedrooms, and is located in an area of outstanding natural beauty on the North Wessex Downs.The Swan is owned by local organic beef farmers Mary and Bernard Harris. The menus for the hotel restaurant and bar food feature organic produce as well as beef from the farm. Our famous range of sausages are on sale in the farm shop attached to the Swan Inn. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- The Swan Inn Inkpen, Berkshire