The Swan Inn

Rowberrow, Winscombe, Bristol, BS25 1QL

Tel: +44 (0)1934 852371

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Located in Rowberrow on the edge of the Mendip Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, The Swan is a 17th century Grade II-listed pub and inn, brimming with history and a cosy, welcoming vibe.

A haven for locals, walkers, cyclists and visitors alike, the recent addition of five stunning boutique bedrooms above the pub, and a further four dog-friendly rooms in its converted barns (one accessible), makes The Swan the ideal spot for a rural retreat, family break or staycation.

The team are passionate about great food and drink, with an all-day food offer focused on seasonal local produce, delicious pub classics, flatbread pizza fresh from the oven, and plenty of award-winning Butcombe beer on the taps. In the warmer months, the large beer garden is ideal for al fresco dining, or soaking up some sunshine over a few pints.

With several vegetarian and vegan options on the menus and gluten-free options available on request, the kitchen can cater for most dietary requirements. There is also a delicious children’s menu.

Located just 7 miles from Bristol airport and 15 miles from Bristol Temple Meads train station, The Swan is the perfect base for exploring Bristol, Somerset, and the world-class walking, cycling and dog-walking opportunities in and around the Mendips. Other local attractions include Cheddar Gorge, Wookey Hole Caves and Longleat safari park.

Opening Times

Opening times (1 Jan 2022 - 31 Dec 2022)
Bank HolidayOpen

Mon-Sat: 8.00-11.00 / 12.00-15.00 / 17.00-21.00
Sun: 09.00-11.00 / 12.00-20.00

Dates and times marked with a '*' are provisional and may be subject to change

Further Information


  • Accessible to Wheelchair Users
  • Accommodation available for visitors with disabilities
  • Assistance Dogs
  • Facilities for Disabled Visitors
  • Guide Dogs Permitted
  • Ramp/Level Access
  • Wet Room


  • Bar
  • Restaurant
  • Serve breakfast
  • Serve evening meal
  • Serve lunch

Children & Infants

  • Accept children all ages
  • Highchair

Establishment Features

  • Family Friendly
  • Free car parking
  • Garden/patio for guests' use
  • Plastic-Free

Key Features

  • Accessible
  • Accessible Rooms
  • Family
  • In countryside
  • Village Location

Parking & Transport

  • Car parking

Room / Unit Features

  • Free Wi-Fi



TripAdvisor Traveller Rating:

3.5 of 5 stars
    • Service
      3.5 of 5 stars
    • Value
      3 of 5 stars
    • Food
      3.5 of 5 stars
    • Atmosphere
      3.5 of 5 stars
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    Recent Reviews:

    • JuneBug1939
      Weston super Mare, United Kingdom
      Great food, beautiful surroundings
      5 of 5 stars
      Saturday, 30th July 2022
      I just now read the comments about £100parking fines, but luckily for us I saw the notice on our way in and also we were reminded by the charming waitress later. The food was excellent! My companion... Read full review
    • Cjtravis
      Bristol, United Kingdom
      Trip Type:
      1 of 5 stars
      Monday, 8th August 2022
      The worst meal and all round eating out experience I’ve had in a long time. Food was appalling in particular the king prawn linguine - inedible over cooked mushy prawns and pasta. The chick pea... Read full review
    • Mia T
      Trip Type:
      Worst meal ever
      1 of 5 stars
      Monday, 8th August 2022
      Had possibly the worst meal of my life this evening at the swan. We arrived around 6pm and sat down to order food and cocktails. I had a margarita which tasted like a shot of tequila in a glass of... Read full review

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