The Swan at Whittington

4.4
1550 reviews
£25 and under
Gastro Pub
The Swan at Whittington near Worcester is locally known as 'The Pub with Food' due to the exciting & varied menus. The dishes have a modern British influence with a feel good factor that's guaranteed to delight the diner so you are assured of a comfortable and fresh dining experience.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • 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
Protective equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 1550 People Are Saying
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4.4based on recent ratings
4.4
Food
4.4
Service
4.3
Ambience
4.1
Value
Noise · Moderate
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GaryJ
Orlando
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lovely lunch, nice place to eat. Staff are great.

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KathyS
Worcestershire
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Good food and drink served by friendly staff in a spacious dining room with great atmosphere.

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RobertF
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3Food4Service3Ambience3

I met a client for lunch so would have been good to have table service rather than having to keep going to the bar. The food was good but service was slow.

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vipChris0
Birmingham
46 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent lunch as usual with friends who immediately booked for Xmas Lunch. That says it all.

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Sara
Worcestershire
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Lovely restaurant, we were a party of four and each of us enjoyed the different meal we ate. We’ll be back soon.

JH
JaneH
Oxford
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The Swan is such a lovely place to eat and have a drink. The food is always superb, we always go there for special occasions.

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DonnaH
1 review
Dined on 17 September 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Not one to leave reviews but last night was amazing. The food was incredible! I am Ceoliac and eating out is usually either impossible or boring. Not the case here, plenty of options with knowledgeable staff. Will definitely be returning. Thanks all.

SJ
SJR3
1 review
Dined on 17 September 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food good and if you don't want an item they will remove, although not offered alternative!

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CarolynP
Worcestershire
1 review
Dined on 17 September 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food, great service, great place. Something for everyone's taste and pocket.

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HollyW
1 review
Dined on 14 September 2021
Overall3Food5Service2Ambience3

Food was really good and worth the money however the service was poor, we were forgotten about and waited 45 mins after our food, to then have to go and ask for the bill to which there was no apology for waiting for so long, there were tables around us that got their bills and food before us even though we had been there the longest.

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BhavneetaT
London
8 reviews
Dined on 12 September 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Nice sunday lunch with friends. Good choose including Vegetarian option

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AmyC
Worcestershire
1 review
Dined on 11 September 2021
Overall2Food3Service1Ambience3

The service was appalling unfortunately. The waiter who showed us to our table chucked the menus down on the table and left us to be sit down without taking any drinks orders. We then had to go and ask at the bar for somebody to take our order as nobody came. Several other tables got their food before we did. They were obviously quite busy as it was a Saturday but they were not short of staff.

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TerriW
Worcestershire
1 review
Dined on 11 September 2021
Overall3Food3Service2Ambience3

When we arrived we ordered drinks after about 15 minutes sat at the table, they were taken by a young man well built chewing gum as he spoke to us & then we sat there for a further 20 minutes waiting for our drinks whilst watching others on near by tables seated long after us get their drinks served 1st. I asked another member of staff & he checked & our drinks order had not been placed at all. We waited patiently & the young man was very apologetic for his colleagues mistake We were not pleased to be honest Food was reasonable but when our bill arrived we had added on £19 service charge without asking us if we were happy to pay it, which of course we have always but it is our choice upon good service recieved We were not impressed at all with our experience sadly this time.

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OpenTable Diner
Worcestershire
3 reviews
Dined on 11 September 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excell4nt food and service

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Gill
London
2 reviews
Dined on 10 September 2021
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience4

The service is now that you order at the bar- this would have been helpful to know while we sat patiently waiting at our table and wait staff passing by didn't think to check that we knew :( I had the brunch- it was okay, but I would give it 6/10. Would be better if the muffin was toasted and the salmon on the side as it began to cook under the poached egg. I eat this a lot which is why I drew this comparison. The dessert was delicious, an easy 10/10.

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KevinH
Worcestershire
3 reviews
Dined on 9 September 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Compared to previous menus we felt that the main course choice was less varied than before. Don't get me wrong there is a lot on the menu and the food was lovely.
Not really willing to pay £29 for a steak. The pudding sharing platter is a great idea and always has been.

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vipChris0
Birmingham
46 reviews
Dined on 7 September 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Best gastro pub in Worcester by far. Good menu, wines etc could do with a regular real ale on tap or bottles.

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ChristineC
Worcestershire
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We took my elderly parents who thoroughly enjoyed the food and the setting; that was primarily because there was little background noise but just friendly chatter. We were well looked after, dinner was prompt and the service was great.

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Alex
Warwickshire
3 reviews
Dined on 7 September 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Splendid Gastropub adjacent to J7 on the M5.

Ideal place to meet folks from around the West Midlands, or travellers en route on the Motorway.

Large and varied menu, well prepared. Good service.

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JulieR
1 review
Dined on 5 September 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Great breakfast as usual. Good service great for you g ones as well

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 3 September 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

I have been to swan a few times
The food is always of a good quality
But, the attention to detail could have been better. When the table was reset from previous service would have been a good idea to reload the cutlery.

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Julie
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2021
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience4

Long wait for food but food good. No table service

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VickiA
1 review
Dined on 29 August 2021
Overall3Food2Service3Ambience3

We have eaten here a few times, however the food recently in our opinion is going downhill.
No taste to the chicken
Burger.
The fun vibe seems to have gone.
Sad, because we used to love this place.

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MIANDERS
Hampshire
35 reviews
Dined on 29 August 2021
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience5

Great find and perfect for the halfway stop meal stop on the M5 we were looking for.

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Kitty
1 review
Dined on 29 August 2021
Overall3Food2Service3Ambience2

Nice breakfast although quite noisy in the conservatory and tables a little close

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ChristineC
Worcestershire
1 review
Dined on 28 August 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

Great lunch and very good atmosphere. There were a number of younger families there but it was not at all intrusive and allowed an easy conversation with friends.

Very good food and great service - attentive but not intrusive.

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HelenS
Worcestershire
1 review
Dined on 27 August 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

I've been eating there for many years. Never fails to be a good experience

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SusanM
Worcestershire
1 review
Dined on 26 August 2021
Overall2Food3Service1Ambience2

We were seated promptly and told that service was a little slower than usual. We intended to order Main and Dessert. Having waited 50 minutes for main and having to prompt after 30 minutes for plates to be cleared, we asked for dessert menu only to be told that we had to be quick to choose as closing was imminent. We declined and paid the bill, which was brought with an apology and already discounted for poor service.
Will not be rushing back to The Swan.

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AnnieH
1 review
Dined on 26 August 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Only problem was service was rather slow but super waiter.

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cathyt
London
13 reviews
Dined on 25 August 2021
Overall2Food1Service2Ambience4

Goodness knows what has happened here. I've not been for a couple of years so maybe it's under new ownership?
first drink delivered in glass with two lipstick smears. King prawn starter (five prawns of the size you get in frozen packs) for £9 Tasty but a rip off.
Main course duck salad delivered on a plate that was dirty with dried on old food. Plate taken away but the food was simply replaced as the dreadful looking salad leaves were easily identifiable on the new plate. The duck was appalling and there were small bones in it. it was a gloopy sickly sweet mess on a few tired leaves. My friend's chicken and bacon salad looked terrible but she said it was 'ok' and she was hungry and it was going to be her only meal that day.
Waitress uniform was dirty and it wasn't fresh stains. That in particular is just awful. She was a sweet girl but didn't ask me why I left the whole meal. To be fair, I did tell the Manager afterwards and he took the salad off the bill. I didn't say anything earlier because I didn't want anything else to eat there. When the girl did come and ask the standard 'is your food ok' I didn't say anything - so they need better training. Not even a complimentary coffee was offered. All in all, that's me done with the
Swan now. Really quite a shame.

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AnthonyK
London
1 review
Dined on 25 August 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lovely location, inside very welcoming and clean and tidy. Staff were superb, so friendly and helpful. Good menu choice, reasonable prices. excellent food and service.

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SharonT
London
1 review
Dined on 24 August 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Lovely fresh food. Very pleasant staff. Would definitely recommend.

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LizM
1 review
Dined on 24 August 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Very attentive staff who explained things and remedied anything needed immediately

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SamanthaW
London
4 reviews
Dined on 23 August 2021
Overall3Food2Service3Ambience3

Food wasn’t brilliant, steaks were burnt and bitter. The sides and deserts were very nice though

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 23 August 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

I had the sticky duck salad, and my colleague had fish and chips. Both were delicious. I wasn't expecting the chillies on the salad, but delicious none the less.

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TriciaM
Worcestershire
1 review
Dined on 22 August 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great meal and service. Young family nearby a little noisy. Otherwise perfect 🥰

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SarahJ
1 review
Dined on 22 August 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Fantastic customer service. Friendly, efficient and considerate. Excellent food.

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SallyT
1 review
Dined on 21 August 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

WE had both been to your restaurant before and had enjoyed the meal so we decided to bring a friend for a meal with you on Saturday, who was staying with us. The evening lived up to our expectations. Despite the fact that you had a wedding on the service was efficient and friendly and there was no delay in bringing our food to us. Well done!

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JuliaD
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 21 August 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience3

Lovely, well presented, good quality food which was fresh and tasty.
Staff were very attentive.
We noticed that the menu choices seemed limited to what they used to be with more burger and pizza options available which probably suits family dining more.

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markinthepub
Worcestershire
1 review
Dined on 20 August 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Busy at time of visit but despite of this the service was very good and food served promptly. No complaints.

FAQs

The Swan at Whittington offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at 01905 351361.

The Swan at Whittington is rated 4.4 stars by 1550 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.