The Bear & Swan

13 South Parade, Chew Magna, Somerset, BS40 8PR

Tel: +44 (0) 1275 331100

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The Bear & Swan


A traditional 18th century pub, The Bear & Swan offers a luxury country retreat just minutes from Bristol, ideal for people en route to Bristol Airport.

The pub has undergone a facelift and now boasts a beautiful heated marquee spanning the garden. The recent addition of a Garden Bar serving cool draught pints and great wines alongside Woodfired Sourdough Pizzas is an experience not to be missed, whatever the weather.

Featuring six boutique rooms, this traditional pub can now be considered a perfect characterful stop-over for those on business or pleasure in the Bristol/Bath region. Take advantage of their frequent mini- break offers to treat yourself to even better value!

The Bear sits in the Chew Valley, popular with walkers and particularly those keen anglers. Chew valley lake, spanning 1200 acres is just a stones throw away. Renowned for it’s bird watching and fly fishing.

The Bear & Swan is well known to walkers and escapees from the city and features an ever-changing specials board alongside main and bar snacks menus. Their ingredients are sourced locally wherever possible to ensure the best quality and freshness. They stock a great range of ciders, lagers and real ales and present a carefully chosen wine list to complement.

Sunday Lunch 

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.

Opening Times

Open: (1 Jan 2024 - 31 Dec 2024)



TripAdvisor Traveller Rating:

4 of 5 stars
    • Service
      4 of 5 stars
    • Value
      4 of 5 stars
    • Food
      4 of 5 stars
    • Atmosphere
      4 of 5 stars
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    Recent Reviews:

    • 398pab
      Trip Type:
      Excellent accomodation
      5 of 5 stars
      Sunday, 7th January 2024
      The room was well appointed and the en-suite very spacious. Breakfast was excellent served by a warming log fire. I would thoroughly recommend this establishment for anyone visiting the Bath... Read full review
    • Passport01987583644
      Trip Type:
      Solo travel
      A great stay
      5 of 5 stars
      Monday, 8th January 2024
      I really enjoyed my stay here. The staff were very friendly, welcoming and attentive. I decided to eat here and the food was exceptional. The room was clean, up to date and spacious. I’m very fussy... Read full review
    • Roam63603243697
      New Milton, United Kingdom
      Trip Type:
      Definitely recommend
      5 of 5 stars
      Tuesday, 30th January 2024
      Lovely room , quiet , huge bed , very comfortable. Super evening meal and tasty breakfast. Would definitely stay again . Read full review

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