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The Swan, Cheltenham

Pub added by elizabeth mcgraw
37 High Street
Cheltenham
GL50 1DX
Phone: 01242243726
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Leased (Marstons)

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Reviews of The Swan (Average Rating: 7 of 10) Add Review see review guidelines

Blackthorn _ left this review about The Swan

A traditional looking stone built pub surrounded by several other decent hostelries, this is a good size internally extending back some considerable way from the front including a conservatory at the rear.

Décor wise it’s fairly traditional, with dark wood flooring in most of the pub along with some quarry tiles at the very rear. Dark green painted wood panelling was on the lower part of the walls, with shades of mustard yellow and salmon pink elsewhere. A number of old fireplaces were dotted around, some with attractive glazed red tiling and at least one was lit. High tables protruding perpendicularly from the wall were on the right hand side opposite the bar counter, with regular tables and chairs and some old sofa’s completing the seating arrangements. The rear bar was probably the cosiest and included what was perhaps an old bread oven or some type of range cooker, and this had a selection of board games piled on top. Light fixtures were an unusual pineapple design.

The menu consisted of Indian Street food, and my Dilli Murg Lucknowi was a decent and tasty dish. Also rather unusual was the whole Dilli Pani Puri which were dough balls filled with potato and chickpeas to which you poured in a mixture of tamarind sauce and aromatic water and then ate whole. Not your typical pub food perhaps, but something different and quite enjoyable.

Beers on tap were Bristol Beer Factory’s White Desert and Notorious, Stroud Brewery’s Tom Long and Arbor’s Massive Azacc. The solitary ciders meanwhile was Iford New Tradition. All in all, a very pleasant pub and well worth popping in.

On 28th February 2022 - rating: 7
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hondo . left this review about The Swan

Quite a large characterful interior with a courtyard area to the side. 5 real ales.

On 14th March 2017 - no rating submitted
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Oggwyn Great left this review about The Swan

Pub well described in the previos review , not much has changed , 4 beers from the Marstons range , my Boondoggle was fine , very busy on a Thursday evening , mainly the younger well to do crowd , with service a little slow mainly to most people paying by card , even if just for a pint !
A lot friendlier than the nearby Spectre and Old Restoration

On 17th October 2015 - no rating submitted
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Pub location see interactive map of local area
Map location corrected by Jonathan Wilde
Cheltenham Spa, 1.56 miles, 30 min walk (show)
Gloucester, 9.1 miles, 2 hr 55 min walk (show)
Ashchurch for Tewkesbury, 9.26 miles, 2 hr 58 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for The Swan, Cheltenham
28th Feb 2022, 15:16
Review submitted by Blackthorn _ amended by Blackthorn _
 
28th Feb 2022, 15:07
Review submitted by Blackthorn _

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  • Accommodation : No last updated 18 October 2015 by Oggwyn Great
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 18 October 2015 by Oggwyn Great
  • Beer Festivals : No last updated 18 October 2015 by Oggwyn Great
  • Beer Garden : Yes last updated 17 April 2014 by Alan Hurdle
  • CAMRA Discount : No last updated 18 October 2015 by Oggwyn Great
  • Car Park : No last updated 18 October 2015 by Oggwyn Great
  • Child Friendly : Yes last updated 17 April 2014 by Alan Hurdle
  • Darts : No last updated 18 October 2015 by Oggwyn Great
  • Dog Friendly : Yes last updated 12 March 2017 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Function Room : No last updated 18 October 2015 by Oggwyn Great
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 14 March 2017 by hondo .
  • Jukebox : No last updated 18 October 2015 by Oggwyn Great
  • Karaoke : No last updated 18 October 2015 by Oggwyn Great
  • Live Music : Yes last updated 14 March 2017 by hondo .
  • Live TV Sports : Yes - Terrestrial rugby - last updated 12 March 2017 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Micropub : No last updated 18 October 2015 by Oggwyn Great
  • Pinball : No last updated 18 October 2015 by Oggwyn Great
  • Pool Table : No last updated 18 October 2015 by Oggwyn Great
  • Quiz Night : Yes - Monday's 8.30pm - last updated 12 March 2017 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 14 March 2017 by hondo .
  • Real Cider : Yes last updated 12 March 2017 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Wheelchair Access : Yes last updated 17 April 2014 by Alan Hurdle
  • WiFi : Yes last updated 14 March 2017 by hondo .
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