The Swan, Bampton

Voted Best Trencherman’s Pub 2016 and now winners of Visit Devon Pub of The Year Gold Award…

The Swan, which is an AA Four Star Inn and the oldest pub in Bampton, has scooped a plethora of awards for its food including being voted Best Trencherman’s Pub 2016. It has two AA Rosettes for Culinary Excellence as well.

Last year the pub was named (March, 2016) as a Highly Commended winner in the national tourist board VisitEngland’s Awards for Excellence 2016. This Award places The Swan in the top five businesses for excellence in the pub category in England.

It is set in the idyllic, historic, market town of Bampton, which still boasts a vibrant high street with a traditional butcher, baker and greengrocers. The area is hugely popular with ramblers and cyclists alike. 

The team has a passion for food and embraces the use of produce from the area to create some real pub classics, as well as some more modern English dishes.

The Swan’s menu is created from fresh, seasonal ingredients, sourced from nearby, on a daily basis by chef patrons Paul and Donna Berry and their talented team.

Donna said: “We try to keep our dishes simple, yet bursting with flavours and imagination. Our kitchen produces everything we serve here at the pub.

“We are dedicated to using all the local or regional produce available to us, needless to say we are so lucky living here in the Westcountry, we have local farmers supplying us with their beef, pork and lamb and the fishing communities providing us with the freshest cod for our classic cod and chips.”

This traditional country pub with a modern twist was originally lodgings to accommodate the masons and other craftsmen who were hired in 1450 to enlarge St Michael’s church, which is just behind the pub.

To add to all its awards, it has recently been renovated to a high standard with a new solid oak bar giving it a contemporary yet traditional feel.

The original fireplace and bread oven dating back to the fifteenth century were kept and now include a wood-burning stove, which guests can sit by in comfortable easy chairs. 

The atmosphere is relaxed and welcoming, there is a focus on Westcountry beers and real ales. There is also an extensive selection of wines from around the world.

Paul and Donna look forward to welcoming you to The Swan…

The Exmoor Food Fest deal is available:
Lunch:   Tuesdays – Fridays
Dinner:   Tuesdays – Thursdays
(Excluding Valentine’s Day)

The Swan
Station Road
Bampton, Devon EX16 9NG
Telephone 01398 332248
Email:  info@theswan.co
Website:  www.theswan.co