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The Swan

(158 Guest Reviews)

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Review Summary

  • Rooms 4.7
  • Value 4.8
  • Friendliness 5.0
  • Cleanliness 4.8
  • Facilities 4.7
  • Service 4.9
  • Location 4.8
  • Breakfast 4.9

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The Swan Information


Set in the beautiful historic small town of Bampton situated on the Devon and Somerset border. This is an area well known for its hunting, fishing, shooting and is very popular with ramblers and cyclists. The Exmoor National Park is only six miles away and the beautiful beaches of north and south Devon is a 40 minute drive. The Swan being the oldest pub in Bampton was originally lodgings to accommodate the masons and other craftsmen who were hired to enlarge the church in 1450, which is just behind the pub and can be seen from our back terrace.The pub has recently been renovated to a high standard with a solid oak bar giving it a contemporary yet traditional feel, which has the original fireplace and bread oven dating back to 1450. The atmosphere is relaxed and welcoming. Serving traditional pub food, fine wines and real ales all at affordable prices.On Sundays you can order a roast of local meat from the farms, or something from the menu. We have well kept real ale on the hand pumps with two guest ales and a keen selection of wines from around the world to suit all tastes. We have a passion for the use of local produce and creates some real pub classics such as sausages and mash, cod and chips, pies, grilled rump steak and simple baguettes with a great choice of sweets to tempt. We have two comfortable double rooms and a twin room for bed and breakfast. All are en-suite with flat screen televisions, Wi-fi, dab radios, USB sockets, and tea and coffee facilities.

Husband and wife-team Paul and Donna Berry, our chef-patrons, have been dishing up heavenly meals and hospitality in the heart of Devon for the past 11 years. Both are talented, award-winning, industry-acclaimed chefs, who have gained a reputation for creating some of the region’s tastiest dishes while also serving up a warm welcome. They have run two of Bampton’s gastropubs and say the secret of their success is based on offering the very best in seasonal, regional ingredients alongside top-notch customer service. Donna had always been passionate about good food and often dreamt about one day owning and running her own pub, so she pestered Paul to do it. Before working together in Bampton, Paul ran his own pub in Buckinghamshire and Donna worked in various kitchens in South Devon. Donna says: “I am really lucky to be able to do the thing I love as a job and on my days off you’ll still find me in the kitchen. I can’t get enough of it really.My big love is seafood. I enjoy it all. I get very, very excited when we get something different from our fish suppliers. I am a bit like a child in a candy shop when the delivery van doors open.


  • Baggage store
  • Bar
  • Free high speed internet
  • Free WiFi internet
  • Lounge
  • Restaurant
  • Room service
  • Wakeup call
  • Bike lock-up
  • High speed internet
  • WiFi internet


  • Free parking
  • Off-site parking
  • Long-term parking

Children's Facilities

  • Highchairs

Business Facilities

  • Desk working station


  • Cooked breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Free breakfast

Activities and Experiences

  • Animal watching
  • Bird watching
  • Canoeing
  • Clay pigeon shooting
  • Cycling
  • Fine dining
  • Fishing
  • Fly fishing
  • Golf
  • Golf - driving range
  • Horse riding
  • Kayaking
  • Art galleries & museums
  • Sailing
  • Shopping
  • Antiques & fairs
  • Shopping - boutique
  • Surfing
  • Walking
  • Water activities
  • Windsurfing
  • Wine tasting


  • Check in
    15:30 23:30
    Early check-in available on request
  • Check out
  • Child Policy
    Children welcome
  • Smoking Policy
    No smoking
  • Pets
    No pets
  • Parties Allowed
    Parties not allowed
Booking Terms and Conditions


  • Road from Jct 25 M5 (15.0 miles)
    From the M5 take JCT 27 then turn right and head towards Tiverton on the A361. At Tiverton roundabout turn right signposted to Bampton. Follow this road all the way until you reach a roundabout, take the 2nd exit signposted Bampton, on entering Bampton carry on through the town and turn left at the T-junction, take the first left and the Swan is on the corner with a car park opposite which has ample parking

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