Swan

Pub Details

Address
Worcester Road
Newland
Worcestershire
WR13 5AY
Telephone
(01886) 832224
Opening Times
Weekdays
12 - 11

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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
There's a lot of character in this attractive, creeper-clad place and our readers enjoy their visits very much. The dimly lit dark-beamed bar is quite traditional, with a forest canopy of hops, whisky-water jugs, beakers and tankards. Several of the comfortable and clearly individually chosen seats are worth a close look for their carving, and the wall tapestries are interesting. The carved counter has St Georges Dragons Blood and Friar Tuck plus Sharps Doom Bar, Wychwood Hobgoblin and a couple of guests such as Crouch Vale Amarillo and Otter Bright on handpump. 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, bar billiards 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

Enjoyable food includes lunchtime sandwiches, chicken liver pâté with red onion marmalade, smoked salmon, parmesan and beetroot salad, wild mushroom risotto, honey-baked ham and free-range eggs, chilli con carne, smoked haddock and leek macaroni, venison sausage casserole, cajun chicken with stir-fried chilli greens, bass fillets filled with crab, slow-roasted pork belly with colcannon and cider vinegar caramel and puddings.

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

Awards

Good Pub Information

Dogs allowed in: Dogs Bar

Rating

  • Currently 3/5 Stars.
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Rating: 3/5 (118 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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