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The Swallow Bakery

) #6 of 12 Dessert in Cheltenham #221 of 373 Places to Eat in Cheltenham €€ - €€€ Cafe, British
Imperial Square, Cheltenham GL50 1PZ, England
+44 1242 228896
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  • Excellent24%
  • Very good31%
  • Average19%
  • Poor17%
  • Terrible9%
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“cakes” (54 reviews)
“sausage roll” (8 reviews)
“banoffee” (3 reviews)
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Cafe, British
€€ - €€€
Imperial Square, Cheltenham GL50 1PZ, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Food and staff were delightful. The atmosphere was like a car body repair shop. Hammering and banging in a concrete cave on metal chairs. Couldn't hear what people were saying as the noise levels rose, Just had to enjoy the excellent coffee and cakes. If...More

1  Thank Iwillski
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visited the swallow bakery twice for breakfast during our stay in Cheltenham. The service was quick and the bakery has a nice outdoor area where you can sit out and enjoy your ciffee. Lovely selection of cakes / pasties and a wide selection of...More

1  Thank Sarah79
Reviewed 17 May 2017 via mobile

I loved the food and drinks here and so did my friends! I shared a sausage roll (wish I had it all now!) and it was honestly the best I have ever had. Superb pastry and lovely tasty sausage. I also had a raspberry smoothie...More

1  Thank pearl2106
Reviewed 7 May 2017 via mobile

I had a healthy and delicious lunch of avocado and poached egg on sourdough toast which came with seeds scattered on top. Although the bakery is known for being pricey, I thought this was definitely worth it and it's nice to know you're not feeding...More

Thank Izzy M
Reviewed 6 May 2017 via mobile

Went for a coffee today. Had a bacon roll at 4.95 - was in a cheap white burger roll! Not a ciabatta. The latte was in a small cup. Asked to speak to the manager - did not come until I asked again. Supposedly no...More

2  Thank David B
Reviewed 1 May 2017 via mobile

I have visited here twice, both times with a small group of friends. It's not table service so where most of the tables situated is the long queue to order and pay, which is very off putting when you are seated and it's hard to...More

1  Thank TravelLemon19
Reviewed 27 April 2017 via mobile

Visited twice during a Business Stay - once with my Boss; once with my Girlfriend when she came down I ended up eating the same meal on both occasions - those Scotch Eggs though! 😍 The salads are always fresh and creative too... ... We...More

Thank Dave C
Reviewed 12 April 2017

I visited at a weekend and the place was very quiet...should have been my first red flag. I ordered some iced lattes and cakes to take away. Massively overpriced for what you get, with very poor quality iced lattes, with one only being 2/3 full,...More

2  Thank Peter S
Reviewed 7 April 2017 via mobile

Only popped in for three coffees but what a miserable experience - never seen staff so unhappy or so unwelcoming. Shame because it's in a fab position also didn't like the uncovered food on top of the counter with everybody breathing on it

1  Thank foodlover079
Reviewed 6 April 2017

The service was terrible but the food was ok. The short blonde girl that served me was incredibly snooty and rude, despite my being nothing but polite and friendly. It was very unpleasant! My Mother went in on a separate occasion and was also treated...More

2  Thank IrisMeadow
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Brunch, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
09:00 - 17:00
08:00 - 18:00
08:00 - 18:00
08:00 - 18:00
08:00 - 18:00
08:00 - 18:00
08:00 - 18:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Imperial Square, Cheltenham GL50 1PZ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cotswolds  >  Cheltenham
  • Phone Number: +44 1242 228896
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