The Swan

Somerset, Britain
Inn


Friendly inn close to Glastonbury. Locals come for breakfast, there’s a lively bar and excellent bedrooms, some with a bath in the room

Bedroom

7 rooms

Sleeps

Rooms sleep 2

The
Experience

The Swan is gorgeous, a contemporary take on a village local. It’s part of a new wave of pubs that open all day and do so much more than serve a good pint. The locals love it. They come for breakfast, pop in to buy a loaf of bread, then return for afternoon tea and raid the cake stands. It’s right on the bustling street, with a sprinkling of tables and chairs on the pavement in French-café style. Interiors mix old and new brilliantly. You get Farrow & Ball colours and cool lamps hanging above the bar, then lovely old rugs on boarded floors and a wood-burner to keep things toasty. Push inland to find an airy restaurant open to the rafters that overlooks the garden. Here you dig into Tom Blake’s fabulous food (he’s ex-River Cottage), anything from grilled Cornish herring to a three-course feast, maybe crispy Lyme Bay cuttlefish, slow cooked Quantock venison, chocolate and salted caramel tart. Bedrooms are lovely. Two have fancy baths in the room, you get vintage French furniture, iPod docks, colourful throws and walk-in power showers. Glastonbury is close, as are the Mendips.

Essentials

  • Hot tub
  • WiFi
  • Swimming pool
  • Mobile reception
  • Spa
  • Breakfast included
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Bar
  • Parking on premises
  • Licensed premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • Wheelchair access
  • Limited mobility
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Garden
  • Tennis court
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

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

Nearby

  • Pub 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
Rarely.
Meals
Lunch from £5. Dinner, 3 courses, about £25. Sunday lunch from £14. Bar meals only Sun night.

Pricing

Nightly price
from £75
Surcharges
Extra bed £20. Cots available.
5 Doubles
From £75
2 Twin/doubles
From £85

Reviews

Great place. Comfortable and spacious room Tasty dinner and breakfast lovely friendly staff Most recommended

Michal

This hotel is really wonderful. We stayed in one of the larger rooms with a bath to the side and it felt incredibly cosy and luxurious. The decor, size and facilities made it one of my favourite places to stay - and as an academic I've been in hotels all over the world. The food downstairs was tasty and they had a good wine selection. Staff were very accommodating and couldn't have been nicer. I have been recommending this place to friends ever since and compared to prices in cities, the room costs are very reasonable. I just hope this review doesn't make it harder for me to book again!

Jamie

We only went for light dinner, but were very impressed. The waitresses were friendly and helpful, and service was rapid. We had two starter each, and both were excellent

Anthony, Witney

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Location

The neighbourhood

Local points of interest from Rob & Camille Greacen

  • Cheddar Gorge – great for walking and more adventurous pursuits.
  • Fancy a spot of clay pigeon shooting? Then Brookbank Shooting is the place to go.
  • Fantastic bird watching at nearby Nature Reserves.
  • Village events can be found on the Isle of Wedmore website.
  • Drink cider, it’s one of Somerset’s finest products. Check out Wilkin’s Cider Barn.