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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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British, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
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The Coach House Swan Road | Swan Road, Lydney GL15 5RU, England
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Reviewed yesterday

The Ugly Duckling is connected to The Swan. It is it's own business, but it's owned by the same people that own The Swan, and staffed by the staff who also work in The Swan, and they are brilliant, polite, friendly, and attentive. The Ugly...More

Thank Mark F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Just like the previous reviewer who said, ignore the decor, enjoy the food, that is what we did today Four of us had the Sunday lunch with roast beef as the main course. It was tender and delicious with plenty of vegetables and home-made gravy...More

Thank Robin S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A quaint little place off the main high street, we ventured after seeing positive reviews on TA not being from the area. We walked in and it’s 1 room with some sparse seating and tables laid out. We were slightly nervous. However ignoring the decor...More

Thank Elcock1981
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Family party at the Ugly Duckling in Lydney last night, 22 people choosing from their 2 course or 3 course menu at a very reasonable price. Popcorn and complimentary garlic buns which were lush was a bonus. Food was excellent, nobody left anything on their...More

Thank Annie007_13
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Booked for a party of 22... Excellent food and well presented, could not of asked for more. Great value for money. Offers a set menu (which most of our party went for). Along with a side menue. Clean falicites, curious extremely helpful staff. All food...More

Thank 2512kimberley
Reviewed 29 April 2018 via mobile

Me and my boyfriend went here for his birthday meal, and it was so worth it. At first we walked in and the building was empty except another couple. Within minutes all tables were filled, I realised how lucky I was to book the table...More

Thank EmPeart1
Reviewed 27 April 2018

Excellent food reasonably priced. But, on the day I was there the service was a tad slow. Been told by other users that this is NOT normal.

Thank Andy H
Reviewed 17 April 2018

This has become mine and my partners de-facto location when people come to visit us for food and never fails to please anybody we take there. My partner is a vegan and they have a dedicated menu for Vegans (they even have vegan chocolate, suitable...More

Thank Explorerboy88
Reviewed 11 April 2018 via mobile

After a lifetime in catering I feel it such a shame when the skill of the staff is not reflected in the surroundings. It's not rocket science to get an interior designer to make the place feel like a restaurant. It's totally devoid of any...More

Thank Ian100448
Reviewed 11 March 2018 via mobile

Had lovely meal today roast beef was to die for and the 3 pud combi wow would be back if down this way again

Thank 1965dave
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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
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Kids, Groups
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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