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The Ugly Duckling Country Restaurant

The Coach House Swan Road | Swan Road, Lydney GL15 5RU, England
+44 1594 844210
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  • Excellent65%
  • Very good29%
  • Average3%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“duck” (9 reviews)
“pudding” (11 reviews)
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10:30 - 21:00All hours
British, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
The Coach House Swan Road | Swan Road, Lydney GL15 5RU, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Had a tasty meal here and the service was good. The only thing letting this restaurant down is a lack of atmosphere. The food quality and prices are commensurate with a reasonably good restaurant but it somehow feels as though you’re sitting in a cafeteria.

Thank isleofwighter2017
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

What a hidden treasure we tried the delicately spiced burgers which are home made together with homemade coleslaw, salad garnish with lime dressing and delicious chips. We were recommended and were quite sceptical on arriving but the food was outstanding and would definitely return. We...More

Thank jilliek
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Food and presentation was wonderful. The staff was delightful. The atmosphere was so simplistic but not in a good way! We kept saying if only they had table clothes or even white paper this would add tremendously! Food was fresh fresh and tasteful. You won't...More

Thank coloradofa
Reviewed 13 October 2017

We treated friends for a special anniversary. The food was excellent and our friends were impressed. Food tasted as food should taste and was all freshly prepared. It is not a visit to hurry so allow a little extra time to enjoy. Parking the car...More

Thank Hazel joy B
Reviewed 1 September 2017

We managed to book a table even though the restaurant had been fully booked for Bank Holiday. We were not disappointed. Lovely clean and fresh ambiance, like a modern barn conversion. Very spacious with nice furniture. The menu was good with a reasonable variety. Service...More

Thank Ken D
Reviewed 30 August 2017 via mobile

Very friendly staff. Really lovely food (the veggie meal needed to be a bit more substantial in comparison with the meat ones) but all meals were very tasty.

Thank KipperGlosUK
Reviewed 12 August 2017

Came here for my birthday meal and had a lovely evening. Delicous breast of duck, cooked pink, with candied apple and braised red cabbage. Every mouthful was a delight. Followed by the trio of desserts which was amazing. A glass of procesco and my wonderful...More

Thank karen130854
Reviewed 12 July 2017

Large room with plenty of room between tables so no need to hear everyone else's conversations. Food choice excellent and very reasonably priced for the quality.The young waiting staff were friendly and helpful and the food arrived on very hot plates (cold plates being one...More

Thank btyler1
Reviewed 2 July 2017

Food was excellent & pleasant staff. Restaurant definitely needs some attention feels like a transport cafe. Lacks atmosphere & ambience candles on the tables & some background music wouldn't go a miss!!! This could be a little gem If it had a makeover!!!!

Thank Ollie2013106
Reviewed 13 June 2017 via mobile

We arrived here after a recommendation by the Forest of Dean railway. The train stopped at this town and we skipped into the restaurant which had lots of Soave fir the kids and was still elegant enough for the adults. Food for both age groups...More

Thank MrsRFW
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Questions & Answers
9 August 2017|
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Response from RAM14146 | Reviewed this property |
Dogs are allowed in the garden but not inside the bar or restaurant.
2 July 2016|
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Response from Paul C | Reviewed this property |
It's quite a long way as slimbridge is the other side of the river Severn.so you've either got to drive to Gloucester and come back down or drive to the Severn bridge then come back up
12 January 2016|
Response from 775julie | Reviewed this property |
Yes but there is other off road parking available 5 min walk away
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 14:30
10:30 - 15:00
10:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
10:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
10:30 - 21:00
10:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: The Coach House Swan Road | Swan Road, Lydney GL15 5RU, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Gloucestershire  >  Forest of Dean  >  Lydney
  • Phone Number: +44 1594 844210
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