The Swan

“Relaxed feel of a proper inn.” - AA Inspector

LOCATION

WEDMORE, SOMERSET

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Located in the heart of the village of Wedmore, this popular inn is well used by locals and visitors alike. As well as modern interpretations of pub classics, the kitchen has an unwavering commitment to seasonality that’s reflected on the more innovative dishes. The chefs also have a wood-fired oven on the terrace for outdoor cooking in summer.

The Swan
Cheddar Road, WEDMORE, SOMERSET, BS28 4EQ

Features

Opening times
  • Open all year
Food and Drink
  • Cuisine style: Traditional British

About the area

Discover Somerset

Somerset means ‘summer pastures’ – appropriate given that so much of this county remains rural and unspoiled. Ever popular areas to visit are the limestone and red sandstone Mendip Hills rising to over 1,000 feet, and by complete contrast, to the south and southwest, the flat landscape of the Somerset Levels. Descend to the Somerset Levels, an evocative lowland landscape that was the setting for the Battle of Sedgemoor in 1685. In the depths of winter this is a desolate place and famously prone to extensive flooding. There is also a palpable sense of the distant past among these fields and scattered communities. It is claimed that Alfred the Great retreated here after his defeat by the Danes.

Away from the flat country are the Quantocks, once the haunt of poets Samuel Taylor Coleridge and William Wordsworth. The Quantocks are noted for their gentle slopes, heather-covered moorland expanses and red deer. From the summit, the Bristol Channel is visible where it meets the Severn Estuary. So much of this hilly landscape has a timeless quality about it and large areas have hardly changed since Coleridge and Wordsworth’s day.

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