The Swan Braybrooke

4.4
181 Reviews
£25 and under
Gastro Pub
Welcome to The Swan! Tucked away in the South Leicestershire, Northamptonshire border parish of Braybrooke, we craft seasonal menus to appeal to those who enjoy the modern British favourites as well as foodies who prefer a bit of flair! Whether that is lunch or evening menus, Saturday breakfast, or a Sunday Roast!
Enjoy your sensational food and drinks cosying up next to the log fire, in our bright Garden Room, or in the spacious yet secluded garden.

Did you know we also host weddings and events. Please see our website for more details!

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Diner temperature check required
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 181 people are saying
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MW1234
Northampton
2 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely pub. Outdoor area was great and food lovely. Great value for price. Will definitely be returning.

LH
LauraH
Northampton
2 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall3food3service1ambience3

The food was good and the outside seating area nice, however, we had our table at 6pm and had to wait an hour for our starters and then another half an hour for our main course. Our children were extremely hungry, cold and restless by the time the food arrived. There seemed to be plenty of waiting staff so we could only assume there weren’t enough kitchen staff. We had to ask where our food was and noticed some others did too. A nice place to visit but the waiting times need to be reduced significantly.

The Swan Braybrooke
Responded on April 29, 2021

Many thanks for the feedback, your visit was within the first 2 weeks of stage 1 reopening and we were receiving extremely high volumes of customers all wishing to dine in a very small window due to the decreasing outdoor temperature, whilst maintaining a fresh food/cooked to order menu. We are currently putting in additional measures to ensure our customers are attended to quickly and hope that you will come and see us again soon when we are able to operate under more normal circumstances.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Manchester
2 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Really lovely garden set up and the food was delicious! We had the duck salad, vegan burger and brownie for dessert and it was all absolutely scrumptious!

We will definitely be back!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Northampton
1 review
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Great food, really friendly staff. The service was a bit slow but they were very busy and had only just reopened. Will definitely return the steak was amazing

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CIJO
Leicestershire
2 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Lovely pub and food tasted good, but disappointed with menu choices. Felt quite pub grub. Only fish was battered fish/scampi - no sea bass or similar.

The Swan Braybrooke
Responded on April 29, 2021

At the moment we are running a garden menu only due to the restrictions, do come and see us again once we are trading inside and our full A'la carte menu is running.

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OpenTable Diner
Northampton
2 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience2

Appalling. 45 mins to be served. No drinks offered had to ask. Another 30 mins for starters. Food not the best. Waited a total of an hr and a half. Still no main so asked to cancel order.
Still charged £20.

JO
JohnO
Leicestershire
1 review
Dined on April 22, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The food and service was very good. As we had to sit outside it did get cold, so we decided not to have a dessert. Will definitely be back when life gets back to normal as this is a very nice pub and the food is good.

JB
JoBart
Manchester
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2021
Overall2food2service5ambience4

Service excellent and lovely setting but the food left a lot to be desired. There were a lot of bones in my fish, the pies were clearly frozen/not home made so I was more than slightly disappointed as it was a birthday meal for my husbands 40th. Would not return for food.

JB
JessB
Leicestershire
1 review
Dined on April 20, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience3

Obviously outdoor dining and there was no music so felt like all tables were trying to be quite.
Food was alright but definitely not worth the money. My partner had steak which was ordered m/r came out well done.
Only two staff members on and felt like they were complaining rushed off their feet, did ruin the service a little bit but through no fault of their own.
Have visited before and was lovely so a bit disapointed.

JA
JackA
Leicestershire
1 review
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service and all at a very good price

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
London
4 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience1

Cold no heaters poor menu will not return

The Swan Braybrooke
Responded on April 22, 2021

We are sorry to hear that you were cold. Our patio heaters unfortunately cannot cover all areas and April weather can be very unpredictable. We are currently not offering our standard blankets during COVID but encourage all of our diners to bring a warm coat until the Government permit inside dining. Our current menu comprises of 12 starters / small plate dishes, 7 ciabattas, a selection of burgers, steaks and pub classics. Our full a'la carte menu will resume when indoor dining returns.

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LizH
London
4 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and food and a good atmosphere. Love it here and thank you as ever

KP
KatieP
Northampton
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fanatic breakfast in a lovely outside environment

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vipLocal
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on April 15, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great to be back at the Swan. Food was great. Friendly service. Shame it wasn't a bit warmer.

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kathyp
London
1 review
Dined on April 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fab brekkie after a walk across the fields with the dogs. Definitely will visit again

NC
NadineC
Leicestershire
1 review
Dined on April 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always food, service was excellent. One of our most favourite pubs.

KF
KimberleyF
Leicestershire
1 review
Dined on April 14, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience3

We come regularly but this visit wasn’t the greatest took an to take our order (it wasn’t even overly busy) we were a table of 6 including a 1 year old. Then waited 40 mins for food then items missing. Lovely garden feels just a shame as it’s not a cheap meal and it was freezing. Sitting waiting thag long isn’t nice

The Swan Braybrooke
Responded on April 22, 2021

Many thanks for the feedback, our second day of re-opening with lots of diners both front and back. The table service and distance between the outdoor and indoor space we recognise does slow the process so taking onboard your comments we have increased staff levels, card machine terminals and other processes to ensure we can support our customers in these very busy first few weeks of outdoor-only trading. Do come and see us again soon!

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LizH
London
4 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As ever excellent. Helpful and really friendly. Looking forward to seeing you soon

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OpenTable Diner
Leicestershire
2 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Top take away during lockdown can’t wait to get back to the place for dinner. Always 5 stars!

Amazing food and team.

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YvonneS
Northampton
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing Christmas lunch exceeded all expectations, cannot wait to dine here again hopefully in the not too far distant future

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Shaun1976
London
8 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food in a lovely atmosphere
Loads of space to social distance but also cosy and warm

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0Lisab0
Northampton
2 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Not as Christmasy as we were expecting for a lunch on Christmas Eve. No festive music, hats, crackers or any sign of the festive menu, though we were more than happy with a la carte. The food is always amazing and it’s still our favourite pub restaurant, locally. Perhaps the quiet atmosphere was related to Covid and the prospect of closing again from Boxing Day.

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David
Northampton
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Well organised and COVID safe. Good food and service as always

DS
DougS
Leicestershire
5 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Wonderful old pub with great food and service , we are so lucky to have it in our village.

JA
JonathanA
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a lovely lunch! Great staff, beautiful food and a great location - hadn’t ever been before but in these times it’s tough to find somewhere nice sometimes. I can tell you though, we will return!

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April
Leicestershire
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Lovely meal out.

Only criticism was the sprouts were hard.

Would definitely recommend and go again lovely setting nicely decorated, clean and staff were very efficient.

MD
MichaelD
Leicestershire
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The whole experience was very good, we felt totally safe in the restaurant

SS
SarahS
London
5 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food and lovely atmosphere- will return. Staff were great.

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Harry
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great meal and a few drinks. Felt safe and normal. Staff all very professional and polite. Thank you. Will be back very soon.

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Miketom99
Cambridge
2 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience4

Moved from cold corner to by fire. Main course took a long time to come and fish was mainly batter and my wife's risotto very stodgy.
Staff very friendly and helpful.

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vipajgo
Miami
7 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really lovely lunch , with gluten free options - great choicest

SB
SamB
Orlando
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great Sunday lunch

AW
AlisonW
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely lovely!! Great food and a very safe environment during covid

AS
AnnabelS
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food and ambience, lovely service. Our favourite local pub/ restaurant!

MM
MfromM
Leicestershire
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent visit - The Swan was complimented highly for its Covid-aware approach, the quality of food, service and ambience

SH
SteveH
Leicestershire
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Very well organised and safe, thought a little cold in the conservatory. But not a game changer and I will definitely go again. When we can!!!

LW
LornaW
Northampton
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Lovely lunch, lovely atmosphere. Good choice in lunch menu.

Highly recommend

DS
DougS
Leicestershire
5 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good food , good service and good value as always.

RR
RhiannonR
Leicestershire
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely setting, traditional country pub serving delicious food. Traditional & new takes on classic pub grub. Service was attentive. Will definitely be back in the next few weeks.

LD
LaurenD
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely fab Sunday roast- gorgeous food, lovely atmosphere and attentive staff. Fantastic. Can’t wait to come back

FAQs

The Swan Braybrooke offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at 01858 462754.

The Swan Braybrooke is rated 4.4 stars by 181 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.