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Overview

Serving the community for over 300 years since first opening its doors as an ale house, The Swan in Wedmore is part of a small regional group of pubs which boasts a winning combination of boutique swagger with a real sense of heritage and period charm. Choose from a pint of locally brewed ale, an espresso martini or a classic cocktail at the bar and enjoy the interiors well-judged creative and quirky touches. The spacious bar is warmed by log-burning stoves and there's an ample restaurant out back that extends onto the terrace in the warmer months.

French doors open onto a gorgeous alfresco terrace that gets the sun all evening and there are bench tables dotted around the enclosed garden beyond. There's plenty going on at The Swan, from quiz nights, live bands and comedy nights in the clubroom, alongside regular village activities like creative writing or life drawing classes.

Rooms from

Double: £75


Good to know

  • Amex not accepted, Visa / Mastercard / Maestro all accepted
  • Disabled access
  • Parking available
  • Private and alfresco dining ​

Outdoor adventures
The Mendip Hills draws walking enthusiasts from far and wide - a real challenge is the 50-mile Mendip Way running through Weston-super-Mare and Frome.

A touch of culture
With Wells and Glastonbury close by, there are plenty of historical cathedrals and abbeys to explore in the local area.

Family favourite
Little ones will love the wood-fired pizzas and the upstair's rooms are kid-friendly, too.

Rooms

The six first-floor bedrooms and the seventh loft room are decorated with soothing contemporary tones, along with some pop culture references in the smaller rooms and vintage furniture adding a bit of luxury to the larger spaces. Two of the bigger rooms have stand-alone claw-foot baths in the actual bedrooms, and some of the smaller rooms enjoy gorgeous views of the Mendip Hills.

Restaurant & bar

Take your pick between the bar or restaurant menus at The Swan, with both menus changing daily, as well as freshly baked bread and cakes on offer. There are fabulous roasts on Sundays, delectable breakfasts and depending on the season. Come summer time, it's BBQ season and the enclosed garden comes into its own, as of course does the wood-fired oven.

There's a little bit of metropolitan glamour to the drinks list with cocktails ranging from a trendy Aperol spritz to a classic Bloody Mary. The Meantime Brewing Company provides the beers, which sit alongside local ales such as Bath Ales' Gem. The wine list is sorted by style and has plenty of options by the glass.

Private dining

The Club Room can be used to host private functions all year round - and in summer makes full use of the BBQ and wood-fired oven in the enclosed garden, too.

Things to do

When visiting this part of the world, don't miss the stunning city of Wells. The jewel in the city's crown is undoubtedly its historic cathedral - a masterpiece of medieval craftsmanship. Look out, too, for the moated, 13th-century Bishop's Palace and many other splendid buildings and fascinating landmarks around the city.

You're also close to Glastonbury here, a charming town full of quirky shops and cafes. Visit the Grade I-listed Glastonbury Abbey. Set in 36 acres of parkland, the ruins include a museum featuring a model of the abbey as it might have looked in the past. Nature-lovers should explore Ham Wall Nature Reserve, a newly created wetland home to otters, water voles, bitterns and kingfishers and providing a safe environment for many rare species. Keep an eye out for special events held throughout the year.

Getting here

Directions

Nearest train station: Highbridge & Burnham
Taxi from station: 25min
Drive: 7min from Cheddar, 40min from Bristol, 1hr from Bath

Address

Cheddar Road, Wedmore, Somerset BS28 4EQ

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