The Swan

Burford, Oxfordshire
Inn


The sort of inn we all love - open fires, original beams, ancient flags, tasty food, with lovely bedrooms thrown in for good measure

Bedroom

11 rooms

Sleeps

Rooms sleep 2

The
Experience

Free-range bantams strut in the garden, a pint of Hooky waits at the bar. This lovely old pub sits on the river Windrush with the village cricket pitch waiting beyond. It started life as a water mill and stands on the Devonshire estate, hence the pictures of the Mitford sisters that hang on the walls. Outside, wisteria wanders across golden stone and creepers blush red in the autumn sun. Interiors hit the spot: low ceilings, open fires, beautiful windows, stone walls. Over the years thirsty feet on their way to the bar have worn grooves into ancient flagstones (including those of prime ministers and French presidents). As for the food, seasonal menus brim with local produce, offering delicious delights, perhaps game terrine with pear chutney, roast partridge with a red wine jus, rhubarb and apple crumble. Bedrooms in the old forge have 15th-century walls and 21st-century interior design; those in the cottage across the lane are yards from the river. Expect crisp linen, comfy beds, warm colours and good art. Several have claw-foot baths, one has a pink chaise longue. Burford is close.

Essentials

  • Hot tub
  • WiFi
  • Swimming pool
  • Mobile reception
  • Spa
  • Breakfast included
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Hob
  • Bar
  • Parking on premises
  • Barbecue
  • Licensed premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Breakfast available
  • Accessible by public transport
  • Central heating
  • Wheelchair access
  • Limited mobility
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Garden
  • Tennis court
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Children welcome
  • Books and toys
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair

Nearby

  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles

Activities

  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

Information
& pricing

Booking information

Closed
Christmas Day & Boxing Day.
Meals
Lunch from £5. Dinner, 3 courses, about £30. Sunday lunch from £14.95.

Pricing

Nightly price
from £125
Surcharges
Singles from £70.
5 Twin/doubles
From £150
4 Doubles
From £125
1 Twin
From £125
1 Suite for 2
From £195

Reviews

A lovely location on the banks of the Swinbrook river and a beautiful spot to escape to. Everything was comfortable and immaculate; we had a wonderful sleep on our super comfy bed. Friendly helpful staff and very good pub food as well as good wine. The cheeseburger and the steak and onion pie were the best I remember having anywhere. Great value for money, we can't wait to return.

Penny, Naxxar, in malta.

We stayed in the beautifully refurbished cottage overlooking the river and fields. Very comfortable and peaceful. We ate in the pub - excellent dinner both nights, with varied menus. Also very good breakfast, joined by chickens from the garden

Adrian

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Location

The neighbourhood

Local points of interest from Tania Quin

  • Beautiful walks around Swinbrook and Witney Lake & Meadow.
  • Charleston House, possiblly the finest Jacobean country house in Britain. Blenheim Palace is only a 25 minute drive.
  • Batsford Arboretum, with its excellent botanical garden and falconry displays. Visit the gardens at Hidcote, Cotswold wildlife park, or go on the Wychwood Brewery Tour.
  • Hire a bike for the day or try on of four local golf courses - Burford, Naunton Downs, Chipping Norton and Wychwood.
  • We're 17 miles from Oxford, 24 miles from Cheltenham, and close to the picturesque Cotswold villages of Chipping Campden, The Slaughters, Bourton-on-the-Water, Stow-on-the-Wold & Bibury.
  • Visit Bicester Village for a bit of retail therapy! Go to Burford for antiques or Dayleford for its renowned farm shop and spa.