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The Bear and Swan

€€ - €€€, British,
13 South Parade, Chew Magna BS40 8SL, England
+44 1275 331100
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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good29%
  • Average12%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible5%
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“liver” (7 reviews)
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Open Now
08:00 - 23:00 Hours
Bar, British, Pub, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
13 South Parade, Chew Magna BS40 8SL, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Staff are so very welcoming, bubbly and friendly! The pub has a wonderful atmosphere, with an amazing back garden and a fire log that will burn for hours (amazing for colder nights and late summer nights) Food is lovely, we’ve actually become regulars and we...More

Thank Leigh P
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I personally would not recommend this bar/restaurant I ordered the chicken salad as a main course there were a few strips of very very dry over cooked or stale chicken on a few leaves, my friend had some kind of savoury tart the filling barely...More

Thank jaynemartin61
Reviewed 1 week ago

Went for a drink and hopefully to eat but the garden was full of uncontrolled screaming children which apparently is happening more and more at the pub now, parents just seem to leave the children without any control, so we left.

Thank Barry G
Reviewed 1 week ago

A very quaint Inn in Somerset that ozzes atmosphere. Some ten minutes drive from Bristol airport. Having said that all roads leading to Chew Magna get very narrow in places and therefor caution is advised. Accommodation is very clean and tidy and all rooms are...More

Thank TerryCotswlds2014
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great place to stay with the warmest of welcomes great service and a well maintained modern clean and comfortable room. Highly recommend

Thank TonyandGail
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We decided to dine early..so sat alone in the well-appointed restaurant area. The service was very friendly and efficient without being over the top. The pub was busy and the staff were well occupied nothing was too much trouble. The food was delicious and was...More

Thank Jos G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visited the Bear and Swan after seeing them on 4 in a bed on tv. We were looking forward to a good stay with great food. However the staff were not particularly welcoming. The room was small but looked good initially so we settled...More

Thank Cari95
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stayed here as it seemed an ideal location for trips to Bristol, Bath and surrounding area. The room was nicely fitted out as was the ensuite, however a couple of points let it down - shutters at the window look nice but doesn’t keep any...More

Thank Melanie S
Reviewed 3 July 2018 via mobile

Have come to this beautiful location on honeymoon. Was extremely impressed with the Bear and Swan. The ham hock terrine and homemade tomato and garlic soup was so tasty with lots of different flavours The burger was quality beef and generous portion without detracting from...More

Thank RebeccaMidd
Reviewed 18 June 2018 via mobile

Had lunch with the girls, 3 course meals all round. excellent home made food homemade honeycomb for dessert was beautiful, at a reasonable price, lovely ambience. new decking in the garden and fire pits. Will be going in the evening very soon. We were all...More

Thank amandamulvs
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Robert N
11 August 2018|
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Response from nthrubwell | Reviewed this property |
there is a small village car park behind the pub, it does get very busy. in the evenings there is some parking to be found in hansford square opposite the pub behind the co-op
8 February 2018|
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Response from ShimmyGirl3 | Reviewed this property |
we have dined there with coeliac friend, very accommodating with menu and adjustments.
sophie p
6 April 2017|
Response from matt w | Property representative |
We allow any size of dog in our bar area! Team Bear & Swan
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Bar Scene, Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
08:30 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 00:00
08:30 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 13 South Parade, Chew Magna BS40 8SL, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Somerset  >  Chew Magna
  • Phone Number: +44 1275 331100
  • E-mail
Escape the city at this handsome local in the heart of the foodie Mendips. Eat well in the woody, intimate and candle-lit dining room. The generous menu: locals look forward to steak night with meat sourced from Walter Rose butchers in Wiltshire. Bedrooms are up steep concrete steps from the courtyard (bit of building work going on next door but quiet at night). Find serene creams, decorative fireplaces, Egyptian cotton sheets and smart coffee machines.
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