The Swan at Whittington

4.4
1502 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 & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Sanitizer 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
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 1502 people are saying
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4.4based on recent ratings
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Fran9450
Worcestershire
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Glad to be back in my favourite restaurant after Covid. I expect excellent. I get excellence. Friendly staff, attention to order details, food hot, tasty, properly cooked.
Some great changes in seating in my favourite front conservatory. I’ll be back for more soon.

DH
DeniseH
London
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service.We enjoyed pork and lamb Sunday lunches and pizza excellent as well.

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Stev13
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Sunday roast was good.

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KateP
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a fabulous place all round. Great food, service and decor. Highly recommend this wonderful place.

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LucyG
Worcestershire
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food4service3ambience4

An unusually long wait for the food on Sunday, but I expect it was busy.
Portion size not great, but nice quality food.
No nhs discount offered, despite receiving it last time

JM
JulieM
Worcestershire
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The breakfast was lovely. Two of us had the vegetarian breakfast and two had the full English breakfast. It came to the table on hot plates and the food was hot as well. Often in pubs it is luke warm, so well done to the chef. Everything was cooked perfectly. The service was outstanding, very friendly and efficient staff. We were with my elderly parents and my Mum is hard of hearing, so i asked one of the staff if we could move into the conservatory as we were surrounded by a large group of people on the next table. She was very understanding and allowed us to move which was much appreciated as the conservatory was quieter. Thank you

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Russ
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it, thank you. Food was fab and came out quickly. The staff were great!

RH
RobinH
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very good meal and service. Quite a long wait for food but they were very busy.

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amandah
Worcestershire
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Seating abit close. Very cosy. Felt like they were sat on me lap

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RachelW
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service and lovely atmosphere. Came for a 30th birthday lunch and wasn't dissapointed !

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DUMBLEDORE
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food2service4ambience3

We had to move from the conservatory as it was too noisy, and only 2 other people in there.
Food was ok, steak was a bit fatty and chewy, chips not all soft in the middle.

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OpenTable Diner
Birmingham
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Lovely meal.

LH
LysaH
Worcestershire
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Lovely evening out after so long .
Great food at a reasonable value

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Ducks02
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food3service5ambience5

My meal was off the special board of sea bass and risotto , fish was fantastic but risotto was not good. The waiter's was very apologetic and they offered me a free pudding , which I had of course and I choose the mini selection of puddings which was fantastic. The service was brilliant can't fault that and it's such a nice place to go and eat. I would go again .

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OpenTable Diner
Worcestershire
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely waitresses with attentive behaviour and gorgeous food. A lovely evening.

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saran
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

As always, good food prompt and efficient service, pleasant and helpful staff. All-in-all, a good experience.

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DavidC
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The table booking system was very easy to navigate. The outdoor space was private with a thoughtful layout. A high level of hygiene was being maintained despite being outdoors.
The service was welcoming, courteous and efficient and the food was up to The Swan's usual excellent standard and good value for money. All in all a very enjoyable wedding anniversary meal.

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Nunk
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

This was our second family meal at the Swan and from the moment we arrived to the moment we departed, the service was very good. We all enjoyed our meals and will probably visit again.

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AlisonD
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We booked Sunday lunch at The White Swan to break a regular journey up the M5. The food was very good: generous portions and the traditional roasts that we had were as near to home-made as I believe you can get when eating out. There was an excellent selection of fresh vegetables.
While eating there, we noticed that there was a function room that we recommended to friends who ( like us) use restaurants each year in the area to arrange family gatherings, as Worcester is central to most of the groups. There was a birthday party on the day that we ate in the pub and the food looked really good. The whole thing seemed to be well organised, such an that event at The White Swan later this year.

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Birthday
Worcestershire
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Bit dissapointing that not one member of staff wore a mask. Appreciate it's not compulsory now, but we haven't been anywhere else that has decided to accept the new legislation, even though Covid numbers are on the vast rise. The staff however were attentive and polite.

The food was ok.... had to send one meal back for being undercooked and cold and have to say the pork wasn't the tastiest. Expensive £15 for a burger with cheese, and a relatively small portion, no salad garnish except a small portion of coleslaw . However the seafood sharing platter was as good as last time.

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KennyScott
Worcestershire
2 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience3

We did not have anything to complain about but thought it all a bit expensive.

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lucyb
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Everyone was extremely friendly one member of the party was late but they were very accommodating. We never felt pressured or hassled by staff yet they were very helpful when needed too. Loved the chilled ambience and good quality food. Will definitely come back.x

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VMcM
Cornwall
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always excellent food and service, never disappoints.

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Sym123
Worcestershire
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Booked for breakfast which was delicious, recommend the full English!

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GillianW
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Halloumi fries were amazing. Duck salad was also very good

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AlysonH
London
6 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience2

All a bit tired and stressy post lockdown

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PaulineC
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely freshly prepared food, fab breakfast - we sat outside and enjoyed the sunshine, lots of tables to choose from then, I image evenings would be very busy as the food is really good.

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RichardB
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went on Wednesday evening around 7pm restaurant was quiet with a several people outside due to hot weather.We had fish and chips and pie of the day which was “Thai pie “ both meals were excellent and service great. COVID restrictions seemed a bit vague with a wait here sign before be being seated a bar,however most people were going straight to the bar but were wearing masks which was reassuring.Have not been out for a while so thought 2 large glasses of merlot seemed pricey at £13 could buy a similar bottle from Tesco for £6 but hey we still enjoyed the evening at it was great to be out.

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SimonC
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Local. Friendly. Good food and drink menu. Works well.

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jennyb
Worcestershire
4 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

we all really enjoyed our lunch in your beautiful clean cool restaurant .a nice relaxed time spent with friends .delicious food .seved promptly .

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SarahN
Worcestershire
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, great food, good service and polite staff. Good value for money..

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VickyM
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall3food5service2ambience2

Found it very odd they don’t do drinks menus.

Also a very weird set up having to phone from the garden to order food!! Lots of waitresses and waiters walking around, would’ve been much easier for them to take orders instead of phoning the pub!

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Kaye
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food & Fast service. Thoroughly enjoyed it !

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vipSimon
London
7 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall3food4service1ambience2

What a strange place. Had to make all orders over the phone when eating outside in the garden, refused to take drink or food orders in person. Never experienced this before. Food was actually really good though, better than average pub grub and garden was quite nice. Not very enthused staff at all, think they were happy scaring people off with their disdain of people sitting outside. Shame - could be a really good pub based on the chef.

CB
vipCarolineB
Hampshire
4 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Booked at last minute after being caught up on delays on M4 and M5. Food great

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JeanneF
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Was a little noisy. Love the garlic chicken but found it a bit dry this time.

LM
LorraineM
London
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely food, friendly waiting staff. Great place for an enjoyable meal

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CatherineL
Worcestershire
4 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely food and quiet, as we were indoors which was cooler than outside where most people were. We were able to talk easily and had a nice relaxed time with our friends and good food.

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Jayney
Worcestershire
2 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We had a very nice lunch in the sun. The staff were very friendly and helpful.

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LindseyC
Worcestershire
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall2food4service1ambience5

The food was good, ( however the sausage pizza was very greasy), the restaurant is a lovely setting however the service was very lax with no designated waitress so we were left unattended and having to wait for drinks and dessert for rather a long time (even though the restaurant wasn’t that busy). There seemed to be lots of staff but not very attentive.

FAQs

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

The Swan at Whittington is rated 4.4 stars by 1502 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.