Pub Details

Worcester Road
WR13 5AY
(01886) 832224
Opening Times
12 - 11.30

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Swan, Newland, Worcestershire, WR13 5AY – The Good Pub Guide

Good Pub Guide Recommended

Popular, interesting pub with six real ales and seats in the big garden
It's worth looking closely at the comfortable and clearly individually chosen seats in the dimly lit and dark beamed bar here for their carving the wall tapestries are interesting too. Traditionally furnished, with a forest canopy of hops, whisky-water jugs, beakers and tankards, the place has a lot of character. The carved counter has St Georges Dragons Blood and Friar Tuck, Ringwood Fortyniner, Sharps Doom Bar and a couple of guests such as Adnams Broadside and Shepherd Neame New World Pale Ale on handpump, plus several wines, malt whiskies and four farm ciders. On the right is a broadly similar red-carpeted dining room and beyond it, in complete contrast, an ultra-modern glass garden room; background music and board games. The garden itself is as individual as the pub, with a cluster of huge casks topped with flowers, even a piano doing flower-tub duty - and a set of stocks on the pretty front terrace.

Good Pub Guide Food

Quite a choice of food includes scotch quail eggs with piccalilli, honey and ale chicken skewers with peanut and coriander salsa, wild mushroom lasagne, beer-battered cod and chips, faggots and mash with rich gravy, spatchcock guinea fowl with chilli polenta chips and smoked green onion relish, beef bourguignon, gilt-head bream with mint, salad and yoghurt dressing, and puddings.

Bar food times: 12 - 2.30, 6.30 - 9; 12 - 3, 7 - 9 Sun


Good Pub Information

Dogs allowed in: Dogs Bar


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Rating: 3/5 (154 votes cast)

Reader Comments

We went to this pub for dinner last week. It is a people will know the sister pub of the Nags head in Malvern.
As you walk to the pub from the car park is a derelict piano and by the door was a cement hand ! Inside they had a headless torso which had a crown on it the queen perhaps ?

We liked the young friendly service which was very good. My wife enjoyed the wines too -I was driving.

There are some funny - half serious comments on the menu about complaining eticate and also children who are/are not welcome. We agreed with it all BTW!

I started with a scottish smoked salmon and soft cheese and herb 7.50 with toast which was very good.

I then had a slow roasted duck leg with a black bean and green pepper sauce with egg fried rice. 12.50. This was very good - lovely duck and plenty of it.

My wife had the halibut served with minted pea risotto. My wife makes a very good risotto so they were up against a risotto critic of note. I think the fish was slightly overcooked.

It was a nice night very enjoyable.

I recently held a 90th birthday party for my mother at The Swan on a Sunday lunchtime and was highly delighted with the service, the food and the bar service! Champagne on ice when we arrived and a birthday cake brought in on cue after the main meal! I cannot recommend this establishment highly enough!!!!

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