The Swan Hotel
“Comfortable village pub with good views”
Dating back in part to the 16th century, this former coaching inn on the outskirts of Bristol enjoys a fine hilltop setting with views of the Bristol Channel. The daily menu might kick off with lamb koftas with minted yogurt, and you could follow that with a steak – perhaps an 8oz ribeye, or 12oz rump – or maybe confit belly pork, fondant potato, crackling, beetroot and blue cheese emulsion, a fish finger bun, or hake fillet with squid ink pasta. Finish with lemon posset or chocolate brownie. The pub holds a beer and cider festival in July.
- Children welcome
- Children's portions
- Free Wifi
- Parking available
- Coach parties accepted
- Open all year
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About the area
Gloucestershire is home to a variety of landscapes. The Cotswolds, a region of gentle hills, valleys and gem-like villages, roll through the county. To their west is the Severn Plain, watered by Britain’s longest river, and characterised by orchards and farms marked out by hedgerows that blaze with mayflower in the spring, and beyond the Severn are the Forest of Dean and the Wye Valley.
Throughout the county you are never far away from the past. Neolithic burial chambers are widespread, and so too are the remains of Roman villas, many of which retain the fine mosaic work produced by Cirencester workshops. There are several examples of Saxon building, while in the Stroud valleys abandoned mills and canals are the mark left by the Industrial Revolution. Gloucestershire has always been known for its abbeys, but most of them have disappeared or lie in ruins. However, few counties can equal the churches that remain here. These are many and diverse, from the ‘wool’ churches in Chipping Campden and Northleach, to the cathedral at Gloucester, the abbey church at Tewkesbury or remote St Mary’s, standing alone near Dymock.
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