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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%
  • Average13%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“steak” (25 reviews)
“liver” (7 reviews)
“tagliatelle” (3 reviews)
Open Now
08:30 - 23:00 Hours
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
13 South Parade, Chew Magna BS40 8SL, England
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Booked last minute for a Sunday roast. Food was really nice and huge portion I had the roast and my partner had fish and chips which was lovely. Great atmosphere and quaint little local pub very nice

Thank Cher6402
Reviewed yesterday

This pub is local to us - always a reliable high quality option for a meal out. Great fish'n'chips and a range of alternative meals which never disappoint. Very high quality and a repeat venue for locals in the Chew Valley - which says something...More

Thank Damian G
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Ciabatta was v. Tasty but mac n cheese was bland. There were 15 of us and we called ahead to booj. A few people had starters but for those that didn't it was an hour between ordering and getting our food which was a little...More

Thank Miranda N
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

For many years the Bear and Swan has always been reliable in its food quality and presentation. Unfortunately our visit yesterday was extremely disappointing. We had the duck which was quite chewy and the sea bass which was mostly risotto with a small slice in...More

Thank rfi30
Reviewed 10 February 2018

We had a booked a table to 7pm and arrived in plenty of time to get a drink at the bar where the atmosphere was warm and inviting. The pub has an open log fire where there are table that you could eat at if...More

Thank BryanD893
Reviewed 17 December 2017 via mobile

I came in on an evening for a family meal celebrating a birthday. It was a little quiet and we were the only ones eating in the dining area... But it was a Monday evening! The staff were so welcoming and accomodating and service was...More

Thank Claire G
Reviewed 13 December 2017

Exactly what we expected from an English pub. Good service good drink and the dogs were of course very friendly. leaving early not a problem breakfast in a bag to go!

Thank twodogsplus
Reviewed 19 November 2017

Booked for Sunday lunch on my birthday. Service was friendly and very quick, and some bread/oil/balsamic brought to the table while we waited for our roast beef. Food was very good, especially the beef. Gin and tonic served with cucumber, which I liked, but too...More

2  Thank JF1953
Reviewed 12 November 2017 via mobile

Popped in for a Sunday roast on our way to an afternoon party and managed to get a table for 2 by the fire. Good selection of beer on tap and a well prepared Sunday menu. Food came out quickly and filling portions were given...More

Thank Retsil86
Reviewed 29 October 2017 via mobile

Visited on Sunday for lunch. A few points: *When asking for water, it's not unreasonable to expect it to arrive before the food is nearly finished. *It looks shoddy to have half the table's plates cleared, then be ignored in favour of relaying empty tables....More

6  Thank DDRShaolin
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Questions & Answers
8 February 2018|
AnswerShow all 3 answers
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
15 March 2017|
Response from matt w | Property representative |
We offer a full menu along side our sunday lunch menu! Thanks Bear and 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, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
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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