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.

Special Offers

  • Lunch Deal

    The offer: Get 2 courses for 2 people plus coffee for only £35 - that's up to 40% off! Must pre-book a table. Offer valid valid Monday - Friday, 12noon - 5pm.

    How to book: For further details, terms and conditions and to book visit the The Bear & Swan website.

    Lunch deals - redeem this special offer immediately

    Offer link: Lunch deals

Opening Times

Open: (1 Jan 2022 - 31 Dec 2022)



TripAdvisor Traveller Rating:

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

    • kook67s
      Phuket, Thailand
      Trip Type:
      Worst breakfast I have seen in years
      1 of 5 stars
      Monday, 6th June 2022
      I have eaten breakfast all over the world . Today I experienced the worst breakfast I seen anywhere . A 5 year could of cook a better breakfast . If they cannot poach eggs do not put them on the... Read full review
    • Q8221CQsimonf
      Rhodes, Greece
      Trip Type:
      Bearly anything to improve 🥰🥰
      5 of 5 stars
      Monday, 6th June 2022
      Bearly anything to improve (see what I did there 😎) Excellent room. Excellent service. Excellent food. Excellent location for Bristol! Highly recommended Read full review
    • Claire P
      Trip Type:
      2 nights away
      5 of 5 stars
      Monday, 6th June 2022
      Staff helpful and friendly. Really good food, had an evening meal and a cooked breakfast. Room comfortable, lovely and clean. Pretty location. Would stay again. Read full review

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