The Swan at Whittington

4.3
1319 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 1319 People Are Saying
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4.3based on recent ratings
4.4
Food
4.4
Service
4.3
Ambience
4.1
Value
Noise · Moderate
91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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EmilyB
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

I had booked a table for a long awaited catch up with a friend, expecting to be outside and instead we were lucky enough to be on one of the rattan sofas under the veranda. The seating and table were very comfortable.

Staff were so friendly and really helpful.

We had the Camembert to share to begin with which was delicious and then we both had the fish and chips. All was very tasty except for the chips which were really hard on the inside and not very nice.

This was the only let down. Everything else was lovely. Thank you.

CA
ChrisA
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience5

Service and pod for outdoor dining was nice, but did not feel the food was good value, given the price, the portions were small. Two thin slices of roast, 1 small potato sliced in three and a few carrot s and parsnips with a spoonful of greens and peas. Not the Sunday roast we expected. Hope it will improve when indoor dining is available again.

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deltasierra
Manchester
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall2Food2Service2Ambience4

After all looking forward to this meal for some time, we left feeling underwhelmed. Outdoor space was great but food and service were disapointing.

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denisem
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Taking into account the strange times we are currently in the Staff were amazing service outstanding and value for money brilliant ... cannot say enough about them and praise them 5 gold stars

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HayleyP
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Great customer service! Will definitely be back :)

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Tooch
Worcestershire
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall1Food2Service1Ambience1

Awful service unpleasant waitress who patronised and was aggressive as we moved table. Barked at had we got permission to move out of shade and argued with us without any valid explanation as to why we could not.
Made to feel like naughty school children and actually made for a very upsetting situation. Complained to manager who explained booking system however numerous tables were still empty and available after we left.
Food average
Will never return as the entire situation was very unpleasant . Manager did not care when this sentiment was relayed.

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AndrewC
Worcestershire
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience4

Pleasant outdoor area. Very attentive and Covid friendly. Usual good food

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Allie
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was delightful ! Staff were very friendly and helpful and the general feel was nice. Lovely outdoor area, plus heat lamps just in case !

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EllieW
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lovely food and fantastic service! New pods in the garden are fab if it’s raining, will definitely come back.

LJ
LouiseJ
1 review
Dined on 3 May 2021
Overall1Food2Service1Ambience1

The lady who took the booking was friendly and helpful but staff on the day were brusque and uncaring for the comfort of their diners. Very jobs - worthy and not at all welcoming.
I appreciate that Covid is a thing but it was a cold and wet day. We made the effort to turn up to celebrate an 18 birthday and we’re pretty much left out in the cold, whilst tables with heaters remained empty. Couldn’t wait to leave!

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InnaM
Worcestershire
2 reviews
Dined on 2 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Sunday dinner was very good and taste, we will come again

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Adam
Wales
1 review
Dined on 30 April 2021
Overall2Food3Service2Ambience2

Not very accommodating for change of dining area. Slow service

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GillL
Worcestershire
1 review
Dined on 30 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was great to eat out again so well after such a long time!!

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Discerning
Worcestershire
1 review
Dined on 30 April 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

Food and service was excellent. It was unfortunate that they started doing some work towards the end of our meeting. The drilling and sawing made it difficult to have a conversation.

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ALISONS
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on 29 April 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience3

Staff all very kind, food lovely. Tad cold as in garden.
Lovely to see my friend for lunch

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ThomasW
Cheshire
1 review
Dined on 29 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Wonderful lunch in the outside pods. Food was excellent, staff very friendly and helpful.

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XanzaysardlatoK
Malaysia
1 review
Dined on 28 April 2021
Overall1Food3Service1Ambience1

Very poor service.

3 tables to wait on and we didn’t get asked if we even wanted drinks for at least 20minutes before I had to ask for some service from a waitress clearing a table next to us. Also before taking our order being told we only have an hour and a half to use the table.... really unwelcoming!

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stevep5
Worcestershire
5 reviews
Dined on 27 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Strange times but nice day and excellent opportunity to meet up with a friend, and catch up after many months of emails only! Great service from friendly staff, excellent food and altogether great time. Thank you!

EH
ElizabethH
Worcestershire
1 review
Dined on 26 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Really nice outdoor seating - covered and heat lamps on some tables; others in the garden.
Indoors also lovely, when we're allowed back in!
Quick service, nice food and drinks.
Small outdoor play area for the little ones.

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Riley
Worcestershire
2 reviews
Dined on 26 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Well set up for current COVID restrictions, luckily weather was warm so very enjoyable sat in the sun. Food was the usual high standard but as usual, a little over priced (£8 for a fish finger sarnie!)

AJ
AJMJ
London
2 reviews
Dined on 25 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

What a beautiful hidden gem in Whittington. Was a delight to be able to eat here during my break away. The food was incredible and the service second to none. The staff were so attentive and the lovely girl who served us got us a nice table in the sun!

JM
JackieM
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 25 April 2021
Overall2Food3Service1Ambience2

Arrived and was seated at the table in the shade, plenty of other tables available so we asked to be moved to a better table. We were told no they were fully booked however the same tables were free for the entire time we were there and could have easily seated others at the table we moved from when they arrived.
Was also very slow to take food orders and did not ask if we wanted another drink the entire time we were there.

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Mike
Worcestershire
2 reviews
Dined on 25 April 2021
Overall3Food3Service2Ambience2

Service was very slow and there didn’t appear to be any system in place. Felt very sorry for the staff as clearly there weren’t enough of they! The food weren’t hot enough!

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Tredz
London
1 review
Dined on 25 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Excellent service and food bearing in mind restrictions in place at moment

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LisaC
Worcestershire
1 review
Dined on 25 April 2021
Overall3Food4Service3Ambience2

This is our favourite place for great food, although it is not their fault how the weather is, when we had our food outside it was so windy and cold on the tables out the front that it was hard to enjoy it to be honest. My husband had to go home and get my coat and a blanket on what was a sunny day but for the position of our table. Unfortunate really....

JM
JonathanM
London
2 reviews
Dined on 25 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was our first trip to the pub since lockdown has eased and we thouroughly enjoyed it. We had breakfast and coffee and it was lovely.
The side round the corner from the play area was more of a sun trap at that time in the morning but hopefully as the weather improves that won't matter as much. The heaters were a nice touch.

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ShirleyO
Worcestershire
1 review
Dined on 24 April 2021
Overall1Food3Service1Ambience1

No very helpful or accommodating, was freezing cold, very windy where we were seated, free tables round the corner where it was beautiful sunshine and shaded from the wind. We were unable to move our table even though we ask on arrival

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GeorgieM
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 24 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing breakfast!! Great Covid set up felt safe and all staff were really friendly.Highly recommend at any time of the day

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 24 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

What a fantastic breakfast. Very quick service and a really lovely feel outside
Will go again

JG
JaneG
London
1 review
Dined on 24 April 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Felt safe with the measures in place and very much enjoyed my first meal after lock down. Only one minor complaint a smoker on another table unpleasant smell.

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Goosygannder
Worcestershire
1 review
Dined on 23 April 2021
Overall1Food1Service2Ambience2

Contracted gastroenteritis from the food - confirmation from doctor. Spent entire weekend feeling poorly
Handled badly when raised with manager who advised I would get an email from the owner.

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OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 23 April 2021
Overall3Food4Service2Ambience3

Offered four lagers but came back twice as two were no longer available. No sauces available for steak but came with sauce. Need to keep staff informed before offering. Food was good though but expensive

BD
BDABDA
Worcestershire
1 review
Dined on 22 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great service and atmosphere, fast efficient service - look forward to the next visit!

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 22 April 2021
Overall3Food4Service1Ambience3

Went for my sons birthday, we were told to sit at table and that everything would be available from table as staff would come to us so we didn’t need to be up wandering around. Order taken at beginning, then no sign of staff, had to ask 3 times for vinegar when food was going cold. Then had to find someone to order deserts. The staff didn’t come outside to check on people eating or to attend the people who were waiting to be seated. Food was good though.

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Mickey
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 21 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Highly recommended providing you can get a table with a heater on a chilly day

AH
AnthonyH
Worcestershire
1 review
Dined on 20 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lovely heated seating area, food was incredible as usual. Well done team

OT
OpenTable Diner
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on 19 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great service and lovely food

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EllieP
1 review
Dined on 19 April 2021
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience5

Amazing food, everyone was lovely & really helpful.
Service was slightly slow but can appreciate people still on furlough & getting back into the swing of things - thanks for a lovely meal!

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kerryk
Worcestershire
1 review
Dined on 18 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Brilliant service and food as ever. Really good layout, social distancing and safety.
The staff are doing an amazing job under difficult circumstances- well done and thank you!x

DG
DaleG
Worcestershire
1 review
Dined on 18 April 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

Staff were very friendly. Would recommend to others.

FAQs

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

The Swan at Whittington is rated 4.3 stars by 1319 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.