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The Swan - Pub in Oxfordshire

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4 Shipton Road, Ascott-under-Wychwood, OX7 6AY, Oxfordshire
England, United Kingdom

Ellie Drinkwater
+44 (0)1993 832332(landline)

Your country retreat in the Cotswolds, stylish interior and wonderful food, close to Burford's lovely shops, great walks all around

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Huddled near a 13th-century church hedged by ancient limes is a mellow stone pub with an immaculate makeover. Find a peaceful alcove for a first-class negroni, or a window seat for tea. There are three beers on draft and many fine wines, but here at The Swan, the food is the thing. Organic whenever possible, and locally sourced, it is modern British and delicious. Small plates, Sunday roasts, vegetarian: they do it all. The dining room is raftered; the courtyard can seat a hundred. Lanes, tracks and stiles start from the door; you can walk for hours. Or follow the road to Charlbury - one of the prettiest drives in the region. Honey-stone houses and wealthy wool churches abound. You can come by train from London, a rare treat. Rest, restore, and explore the Cotswolds. 

Wheelchair access
Wheelchair access to some public rooms and to wc's.
Children welcome
Children of all ages welcome in some public rooms (highchairs not necessarily available).
Wireless internet access available in the bar.
Public transport
Within 2 miles of a bus/train station.
Vegetarian meals
Good vegetarian options on the menu.
Licensed premises
Alcohol may be served.
Dogs welcome
Dogs welcome in some public rooms.
Wine list
Pub serves eight or more wines by the glass.
Food all day
Food is served all day long.

Local points of interest from Ellie Drinkwater:

Local points of interest from
Ellie Drinkwater:

  • Within 2 hours from London by car, and only 1hr 20mins on the train from Paddington to Charlbury.
  • Only 20 minutes from both Daylesford and Soho Farmhouse, in the heart of the Cotswolds.
  • The perfect base to explore the best of what the Cotswolds has to offer - Burford and Stow-on-the-Wold are both within a few miles.
Points of interest

Guest feedback
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"Very enjoyable visit, helpful staff and good cooking. cosy and relaxed atmosphere"

Wood - London, United Kingdom

November 2021
"The heart of this 16C building which has been brought back to life by young owners still retains the feel of an old village pub; comfortable and welcoming. "

Aideen - Sawday's inspector, United Kingdom

June 2019

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Starters from £5. Lunch from £8. Mains from £12.




4 Shipton Road, Ascott-under-Wychwood, OX7 6AY, Oxfordshire


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