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The Swan

Station Road, Bampton, EX16 9NG +44 1403453789

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

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

Tricia Tugwell 13 September 2016
from Bampton

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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

Contact +44 1398332248
Reservations +44 1403453789

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4.7 (((() (based on 42 reviews)
100% of diners recommend this restaurant
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  • dinner (38)
  • lunch (22)
  • value (16)
  • romantic (11)
  • large parties (7)
  • child friendly (6)
  • private dining (5)
  • trendy (5)
  • afternoon tea (4)
  • breakfast (2)
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  • ((((* by 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.

  • ((((( by from Bampton

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

  • ((((( by 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.

  • ((((( by from Essex

    Fantastic restaurant, good service, vert tasty food.

  • ((((( by 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.

  • ((((( by from Bampton

    Excellent evening tops for food

  • ((((( by 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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  • ((((* by from Bampton

    Meal was as excellent as ever

  • ((((* by from Exeter

    Cosy and clean pub, excellent food.

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