Swan - Pangbourne

4.1
757 reviews
£25 and under
British
The Swan is situated on the banks of the Thames with its waters gently lapping against the edges of our outdoor seating area. Perfect for al fresco dining on cool Spring evenings.
We pride ourselves on using the best ingredients to create some truly delicious and enticing meal options. We change our menu seasonally to provide the freshest ingredients.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

Offers

Festive Menu

Nov 18, 2020-Jan 3, 2021·Daily 12:00-22:00

Come & Join us for our 2 or 3 course Festive Christmas Menu to really get into the Christmas Spirit! Either £31 or £34 per person, and add a glass of Prosecco for £3 if you're feeling extra festive !

Drink & Dine

Oct 15, 2020-Apr 14, 2021·Mon-Fri 12:00-17:00

Come and enjoy either a Burger
or our signature Vegan Burger
alongside a glass of house white,
house red, amstel, house ale, or a draught soft drink for just £12.

Kids Eat Free!

Oct 15, 2020-Apr 14, 2021·Mon-Fri 15:00-17:00

One children's main is free alongside any adult main from our A La Carte menu.

Bottomless Brunch

Oct 17, 2020-Apr 14, 2021·Sun 09:00-11:30, Sat 09:00-11:30

Enjoy unlimited Prosecco, White Wine, Red Wine, Rose Wine, Amstel, or Bloody Mary's alongside any one of our Brunch Dishes for just £30!

What 757 People Are Saying
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4.1based on recent ratings
3.9
Food
4.2
Service
4.1
Ambience
3.7
Value
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81% of people would recommend it to a friend
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merionvw
London
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

We were first through the door as the swan reopened yesterday lunchtime. They remembered us and welcomed us as returning friends. they even remembered what we like to order. They had not been able to restock avocado yet for their mouth-watering avo on ciabatta with poached eggs and bacon but went out of their way to construct a tempting alternative off menu and it was delicious . Coffee was great. Service perfect. Views sublime as always. Unlike some they take Covid precautions very seriously not letting us in until we had registered and sanitised. Well done them.

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TracyG
Berkshire
2 reviews
Dined on 4 November 2020
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience4

Perfect for family lunch on a beautiful sunny day - unrushed and enjoyable all round.

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JaneR
Berkshire
3 reviews
Dined on 3 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lovely little pub, attentive staff and a good meal
Can recommend the fish & chips!

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robw
London
5 reviews
Dined on 3 November 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Excellent food and good service

Full Covid precautions and tables cleaned regulary

SM
ShaunM
Manchester
3 reviews
Dined on 1 November 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

Great meal in an atmospheric setting

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Jodie
London
4 reviews
Dined on 1 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Went for the Roast, had the Pork Belly was not disappointed. Took friends who where travelling through the area. Nice walk around the village afterwards. Top Sunday!

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Dorca
Berkshire
1 review
Dined on 31 October 2020
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience3

Just what we were looking nfor, for our family meeting (4 of us)

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OpenTable Diner
Berkshire
1 review
Dined on 29 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Really good great service

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 29 October 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Nice lunch, covid secure. Spread our well and adhere to safety

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 28 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing perfectly cooked steak & great recommended red wine to match! Service was top notch.

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Sakura
Berkshire
1 review
Dined on 28 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent service, servers were lovely and had great menu knowledge, it was so helpful! The food was delicious from the amazing new menu. Would 100% recommend.

DM
DavidM
Berkshire
1 review
Dined on 28 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I had an amazing time at The Swan. Lovely meal and very attentive staff. Loved it

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OpenTable Diner
Berkshire
1 review
Dined on 28 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food, great service, relaxing and pleasant atmosphere. 10/10 experience, would highly recommend!

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Patsy
1 review
Dined on 26 October 2020
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience3

I appreciate these are hard times but feel that the drinks are overpriced and starters too! My Pepoer Squid was tasty but far too large a portion for a starter, a smaller portion at a slightly cheaper price for me would have been better (an option for it being a main meal could apply). Understandably you have to make money at this time of Covid but we, as customers, are also cash conscious at the same time!

DG
DebraG
Berkshire
1 review
Dined on 26 October 2020
Overall3Food3Service2Ambience3

Not comfortable with safety protocols - menus were paper yet not single use. Servers were handling cutlery

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Louise
1 review
Dined on 26 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The staff were very welcoming with every Covid precaution being taken. Prompt service lovely food and dog friendly. Would definitely recommend it

MK
MarkK
Berkshire
1 review
Dined on 26 October 2020
Overall4Food2Service5Ambience3

Overall a lovely place to enjoy time. The staff are very nice and attentive. Unfortunately I ordered the burger and I was very disappointed. It was far too large to get a good bite. This is a mistake a lot of pubs make with burgers, I really don't understand it. I make burgers myself all the time and never have this problem. In addition the skinny fries it was served with where terrible. Dear swan-
Burger and fries is such a simple classic,Take the opportunity and get it right. Apart from that- the sticky toffee pudding was outstanding,genuinely one of the best Ive had!

I have been visiting for years and will continue to do so. I would love to see a few minor improvements on the food quality.

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Hungry
Berkshire
12 reviews
Dined on 25 October 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience2

Good food and service but it was pretty much empty which didn’t help the atmosphere

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EmmaP
Berkshire
1 review
Dined on 25 October 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Very attentive staff, the food was generally good and good portion sizes. I had the sea bass which was excellent. On a sunny day it would be nice to sit outside or request a table with a river view. Prices slightly high in some things like fish and chips when compared with more complex menu choices .

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Nanse
1 review
Dined on 25 October 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

The meal was lovely. Just took a while to be served

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HannahB
1 review
Dined on 25 October 2020
Overall2Food1Service3Ambience2

We found the food pretty average and quite expensive for what it was. We had the roast beef and the potatoes were cold and a bit soggy, the pigs in blankets could have done with longer in the oven and the cauliflower cheese was so watery you couldn't actually taste any cheese. We were also asked several times by a number of people how our meal was which wasn't really necessary and with better communication we could have got away with only being asked once!

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Jetsetter
1 review
Dined on 25 October 2020
Overall1Food2Service1Ambience1

It was a busy Sunday lunchtime but even so the service was very slow. We waited 2 hours for our main courses because they had to remake the gravy but the main that arrived was cold, undercooked and the gravy was still terrible. Although the management gave us our meals for free it still left us feeling that we’d had a terrible meal. I know the Swan is usually much better but this was very disappointing.

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SuzD
London
1 review
Dined on 25 October 2020
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience3

We sadly had a very unfortunate experience at the Swan. Our food finally arrived after waiting an hour and a quarter - the manager was very apologetic and assured us that she would look into what went wrong. Unfortunately the food was also cold and poor quality, roast pork belly was just a cold lump of fat with barely any meat and crackling was soft. The children's beef roast for our 2 year old was the same size as an adult portion and had a slice of rare cooked fatty beef and what looked like a quarter wedge of raw cabbage - it was meant to be grilled cabbage but this was cold and not even cooked! They offered to recook our food but we declined and decided to leave. Very nice and friendly service but something went very wrong and the food was not good quality.

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JamesC
Berkshire
1 review
Dined on 24 October 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic service and food fantastic location parking alitlle tight but work it we will bring going back

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vipJames
London
11 reviews
Dined on 23 October 2020
Overall3Food2Service3Ambience3

Came here two years ago and had a lovely meal, alas things appear to have slipped here. A quiet intimate dinner was the plan, but we were placed by two large groups, and could hardly hear ourselves over the noise and the fact it echoed off the hard wood floor and atrium.

I order the rib-eye (£28) thst was not medium-well and rather cremated, with hardly any meat on it. The menu didn’t say it came with fries, the waitress didn’t tell me, so I ended up with extra fries (£5) that I didn’t need.

There were so many nice qualities about this place on the first visit that no longer exist now. Overpriced, under delivered and overcooked.

Sincerely hope this was a blip and it is better for others.

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Ruski007
1 review
Dined on 19 October 2020
Overall1Food1Service3Ambience2

The food was very disappointing. I had very over cooked, dry chicken and my husband had a pie that was extremely dry inside. Portions of both mains were very small. Hardly any veg/potatoes to accompany it.
They had none of the mac n cheese croquettes starter so we ordered the truffle mac n cheese side instead which was actually quite nice, so filled up on that instead.
The staff were nice but letdown by lots of cobwebs on the lights/ceiling which put me off the truffle mac n cheese.
Have been here before and it was much better.
Was it pretty costly for what it was.
Such a shame as location is lovely.

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Nomis
Berkshire
1 review
Dined on 19 October 2020
Overall2Food1Service3Ambience2

Full English - £12 so better be good! Very average with black pudding cremated, bacon dry - no jam or marmalade for the toast. Had to ask for butter twice. Very disappointing.

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Lucy
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 17 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great service and great food - lovely atmosphere, would recommend.

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JerryF
Berkshire
1 review
Dined on 14 October 2020
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience2

Food was very poor and very expensive for what it was.
Waiting staff although cheerful were inattentive.
Will not be returning and will not be recommending it to others.

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janeg
Berkshire
2 reviews
Dined on 13 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Service was great friendly staff. Food as always lovely

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NanaF
Berkshire
2 reviews
Dined on 11 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had lovely time. Fantastic service, delicious food, a warm friendly ambience, great value and all very safe in Covid times. Wonderful time, thanks so much

JA
JessicaA
Berkshire
1 review
Dined on 11 October 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Roast dinner was lovely, although cabbage wedge was too hard and apple sauce disappeared once I put gravy on. But overall good

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AlishaC
1 review
Dined on 11 October 2020
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience4

Nicely decorated and polite service, but our roast dinners were a little disappointing. The vegan Wellington was a bit like a pasty, and the stuffing was missing from my boyfriends plate. Food quality could've been better for the price.

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Scott
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on 9 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Very easy to book and the food/service was excellent.

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OpenTable Diner
Berkshire
1 review
Dined on 7 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I just really enjoy visiting the Swan, great food everyone is so lovely and always have a lovely evening.

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SarahB
Berkshire
1 review
Dined on 7 October 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience3

Staff made sure we were safe and protected by following Covid protocol. Food was great. The 20 minute wait for the pies were well worth it. We didn’t feel rushed.

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TracyG
Berkshire
2 reviews
Dined on 6 October 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

Good food for lunch (steak sandwich). White House wine very good
Good Table indoors by window to watch the Thames River
Service - unhurried but came when called.
Overall - checked on arrival with mask - taken to table - no issues with spacing.

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WayneS
London
3 reviews
Dined on 4 October 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

2 adults 2 kids went for Sunday roast in pandemic - beautiful restaurant and pub, right on the river, lovely inside, wooden floors and very clean / modern in an old pub setting even with less than normal patrons, food was very good, price as expected, not cheap but not expensive for the quality - we had very good choices, half roast chicken, pork belly, kids chicken - great service would recommend and go again!

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Steveh
Berkshire
1 review
Dined on 3 October 2020
Overall2Food2Service2Ambience3

Nice pub in a lovely location. The food was very average and the tempura broccoli was stone cold in the middle. It was ok for a plate of food but for what it was a bit overpriced. The service was slow and to be fair the waiter apologised for this. There was really nothing that would make me go back.

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
15 reviews
Dined on 3 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Much better. I come here regularly and found that the kitchen had been starting to let the venue down. I’m really pleased to say that they have dealt with this and my latest experience was faultless. Everything was as it should be. This was a great relief because the venue, location and service has always been excellent. Keep it up! Would recommend.

FAQs

Swan - Pangbourne is rated 4.1 stars by 757 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.