The Swan

Position No.50

The list— No.50

The Swan

Fishing, shooting and hunting. It’s just another day at the Swan in Bampton, Devon, which is claimed to be the oldest pub in the area and is just a short journey from Exmoor National Park.

Eat, drink and sleep at the Swan, which has a contemporary yet traditional interior and a relaxed atmosphere conjured by front-of-house guru Steve.

It’s got everything you need from an Estrella Damm Top 50 Gastropub – good grub, good drink and fine rooms.

The Swan hides nothing and is more substance over style, but that doesn’t mean a whole lot of thought hasn’t gone into each carefully crafted dish.

Small plates, not starters, begin at £4.95 and consist of ox cheek lasagne, duck liver parfait and scallops with Bombay potato, onion, curry.

Mains will set you back a modest sum of £11.95 upwards and include the classics, along with some more modern dishes. You’ve got the likes of steak, kidney and ale pudding, fillet of Brixom cod and slow-cooked salt brisket. Yum!

Puddings are all priced at £6.50 and range from the lighter white chocolate pannacotta to the indulgent ooey, gooey sticky toffee pudding with toffee sauce and vanilla ice cream – we’re sweating for a liberal slab of that one.

The Swan

The Swan
Station Road
EX16 9NG

01398 332248


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