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The Swan

Station Road, Bampton, EX16 9NG +44 1403453789

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Tuesday to Saturday: 12:00 - 14:00 & 18:00 - 21:30
Sunday: 12:00 - 14:30 & 18:30 - 20:45

Excellent choice of food, very friendly service and great ambience. Have been to The Swan many times before and look forward to our next visit.

Eddie Miles 09 November 2016
from Tiverton

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An award-winning pub nestled on the fringes of Exmoor National Park, The Swan mixes contemporary cooking and old world charm. The Swan menu offers simple dishes made with love and care, from daily-fresh bread baked on site, to homemade sticky toffee pudding and trusty pub classics. Look upon postcard-worthy views of the neighbouring church from the terrace, and with both the fireplace and bread oven dating back to 1450, The Swan keeps its fruitful history alive.

The Swan

Station Road, Bampton, EX16 9NG

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  • ((((( 9 November 2016 by Eddie Miles from Tiverton

    Excellent choice of food, very friendly service and great ambience. Have been to The Swan many times before and look forward to our next visit.

  • ((((* 8 November 2016 by Colin Bennett from Exeter

    A pleasant environment, sufficiently retaining it's pub history with a modicum of modernity. The food and drink were of a high standard and we thoroughly enjoyed our lunch.

  • ((((* 8 November 2016 by Paul Allum from Oxford

    Service was friendly and efficient. Together with the relaxing ambience (upstairs room) this made a very nice overall atmosphere in which to enjoy an excellent meal.
    We particularly liked the goat's cheese fritters (starter). Both the duck and grilled steak mains were good. A particular point for us was the very nicely cooked vegetables that accompanied each dish. Our evaluation is 4.5 stars (wherever we have opted for four), but the webiste does not allow half stars. The half star deduction reflects points that we felt could still be improved - for example, in the case of food, the mashed potato was a little on the dry side for our taste and the 'medium' steak a little too much cooked. But these reflect personal taste rather than objective evaluation. We would definitely recommend this place.

  • ((((* 9 October 2016 by Nicky Hathaway from Bampton

    Lovely food, meat just melted in the mouth. Menu options has a slightly different twist. I had a plum and almond tart for dessert with elderflower sorbet, very tasty. Having never visited before I booked a table in the restaurant which actually turned out to be an alcove in the bar which was a bit noisy on a Friday evening and initially a bit drafty initially as we were seated fairly close to the door.

  • ((((( 13 September 2016 by Tricia Tugwell from Bampton

    Lovely meal and great staff. Best steak and kidney pudding ever.

  • ((((( 29 August 2016 by CHRISTOPHER BOWDEN from PAIGNTON

    lovely atmosphere being in a busy pub, very friendly and attentive staff and owner, we had the courgette and tomato cheesecake with salad, new potatoes, a slightly spicy chutney and the red pepper risotto, followed by sticky toffee pudding and the greengage and almond tart with elderflower ands tonic sorbet, excellent quality, very nice wines as well.

  • ((((( 28 August 2016 by Mark Smith from Essex

    Fantastic restaurant, good service, vert tasty food.

  • ((((( 26 August 2016 by Barbara Eunson from Hayle

    I thought the menu was really good,not too big but with plenty of choice. The dishes were all so interesting it was hard to choose! I finally decided and had the scallops which were perfectly cooked with a delicious sauce. (Forgoing the crab with gazpacho) I shall have to come back . The fillet steak, even though I find it is almost always overcooked in the UK was perfect! Blue as requested. With unusual accompaniments making the dish even more interesting. The pudding ..tutti frutti parfait with nougat and Turkish delight was soooo yummy! I nearly ate the plate! The service was friendly and efficient. Well done chef, well done restaurant manager, well done waiting staff. My only criticism was the surroundings, it was very busy, noisy and hard to hold a conversation and the furniture could do with an upgrade to match the food. The table top was tacky and the cutlery stuck to it. Otherwise top marks and I will certainly find a reason to come back to Bampton just to eat at the Swan.

  • ((((( 11 August 2016 by Brian Lewis from Bampton

    Excellent evening tops for food

  • ((((( 9 August 2016 by Veronica Bartlett from Tiverton

    Unfortunately we were unable to keep our booking due to last minute illness with our guests
    from Bournemouth a great shame but will be booking in the near future.

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