The Swan Hotel, Radcot

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The Swan Hotel, Radcot
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Candy H
Oxford, UK2 contributions
Disappointed
May 2021
Stunning Location Pub and Restaurant situated right on the Thames at Radcot Bridge! Beautiful big garden area. Our party of four were there yesterday evening, it’s our local and we meet there from time to time. It was busy, the weather was warm for the first time in ages! You’d think they’d get some extra staff in for warm weather days knowing it was going to be busy! As a result we waited for ages before getting our mediocre burgers served on paper plates together with pathetic wooden cutlery and the drinks are served in plastic cups! Well aware of COVID-19 and all the restrictions and the fact that everything is done outside, you can deal with these temporary minor irritations. However, the toilet seat in the ladies loo has been broken and hanging off the toilet since long before Lockdown! Come on guys! You’ve had the whole of lockdown to do some repairs.
Written 30 May 2021
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OCF_9
Nottingham22 contributions
Staggeringly unwelcoming
May 2021 • Family
I never leave reviews but this pub has the most unwelcoming owner I’ve ever come across. Quite astonishing. We were kayaking with our family. Despite the website saying they were open at 10 they wouldn’t in fact serve before 11. And if you wanted “proper” coffee (cappuccino, Americana, filter or latte) you had to sit inside - she said only instant coffee was available outside!!!! We’re living through Covid-19. ALL the advice is to stay outside where possible and yet she was encouraging people inside. Clearly bringing a decent coffee outside was beyond her! Furthermore she asked our children to remain seated at all times, despite being outside and by a river and no other customers present. Wholly unsuitable for families and those wanting decent polite service. Avoid.
Written 22 May 2021
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Declan D
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Un- hygienic/ Strange Owner
May 2021
First off I would like to say this is the first review I have ever left at any pub. Working in this industry myself I know how tough the job can be and mistakes happen, but i was appalled at the owner/ waitresses behaviour yesterday.

Me and partner popped in for a quick bite to eat, my partner was shocked to see they where using plastic cups. She pointed out how bad for the environment and could not understand how they would not use re usable glass (which down the line could be re cycled). The waitress/ manager over heard are conversation and decide to add her opinion. She told us that they where washed and re used and then proceed to go on some bizarre rant about how she uses teeth cleaning tablets and not tooth paste or a brush. First of all I do not feel that your personal hygiene habits are relevant or should be discussed with guests who are about to eat. Second as an executive chef that trains haccp, there is no way that you could sterilise a plastic cup to re-use, the machine in which you would use to do this would get to hot and melt the plastic cup and I'm sorry but detergent is not sufficient especially after national pandemic is just subsiding.

but i must say the young girl who greeted us was lovely and if she is looking for work id be more than happy to offer her a job

Please for the sake of your own health give this place a wide birth!
Written 13 May 2021
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Steve Palmer
4 contributions
Great hotel and campsite
Jul 2020 • Friends
Great hotel and campsite and ignore other reviews - there are lovely hot showers! Such friendly staff - we had a great stay. Pub is great and the four mile walk to trout at tadpole bridge is fantastic. 10/10.
Written 19 July 2020
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eadric2016
Greater London, UK9 contributions
Lovely old country style pub, now renamed Ye Olde Swan.
Oct 2019
We were walking the Thames Path from Lechlade to Newbridge and this was a very welcome and convenient watering hole. Friendly welcoming staff, a lovely atmosphere and good food and beer. Flagstone floors and antique taxidermy fish in glass cases. A sign said 'Boots and Paws Welcome'. If I lived nearby I would make it my local. We can highly recommend it and will certainly revisit the next time we want a country pub.
Written 31 October 2019
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Mervyn Y
Surrey, UK35 contributions
Great location but very busy
Sep 2019
When we first arrived it was not that busy but having seated outside and placed our order at the bar things got busier. Three of the meals of six were wrong due to typos at the till. However, we accommodated the mix up amongst ourselves and accepted the alternatives. In response we received a free large bowl of chips. With lots of visitors to this lovely location I can say that you had difficulty hearing members of our party speak around the table. To get away from the throng we took a lovely walk along the river past the tepee campsite and into the fields. Guessing this could be a lovely pub to visit at quieter times of the year but on a sunny day don't expect peace and quiet nor the right meals to be served!
Written 30 September 2019
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Rainey
Oxfordshire, UK122 contributions
Swan Radcot-on-Thames
Jul 2019 • Couples
I’ve visited here on several occasions now can’t fault lunchtime service they do lovely platters but unfortunately evening service is not as good. Both times we have visited in the evening the food and service not been great starters were served with main meals. If the sun is shining would definitely recommend for a lunch time great garden by the river
Written 7 August 2019
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nic6152
Oxfordshire, UK152 contributions
Average!
Jul 2019 • Couples
Visited here for the first time today , having been passed here and thought how lovely it looks.
We waited an hour for food due to technical hitch with till which was fine but then for food to come out Luke warm and mediocre was not pleasant. My husband enjoyed his but my fish was bit soggy ! This is personal preference but I prefer chunky chips and mushy peas with my fish , it was served again with soggy lukewarm French fries and garden peas.
The setting is beautiful and the staff are lovely!
Written 18 July 2019
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Pat Archer
Glossop, UK8 contributions
Mr Terry Adam's and Mrs Patricia Adams
Jul 2019 • Friends
What a place. Always something going on. Nice friendly staff. Beautiful view of the Thames. Wonderful location. Alan how do you keep thinking of the ideas brilliant.
Written 7 July 2019
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1976jenni
oxford2 contributions
Dissapointed
Mar 2019 • Family
Meals were below average! Sausage and mash was served as cheap tasteless sausage with seasonal veg being frozen peas which i am not opposed to as long as i am informed and charged accordingly! Gourmet burger looked lovely but after a 45 min wait was under cooked despite chips being severly over cooked yet cold. Was a shame as table either side of us looked much better quality meals, but apparently waitress didnt notice the difference! Only other complaint was my partner was unabl to leave tje table for any reason because he was hemmed in by other tables due to bad lay out and didnt want to disturb other customers whilst eating
Written 29 March 2019
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