Where so many pubs have become fully food led, we have made a point of retaining "the good old fashioned local" where our customers get to chat, drink, play a game of pool and enjoy music from our jukebox.
Great Food! Great Beer! Great Times
Historic Winterbourne is a great setting for a traditional pub. Having first opened its doors as an Inn in 1758, The Swan is one of the most historic public houses in the area and continues to provide a warm welcome to locals and travelling folk alike.
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Reproduced courtesy of Francis Frith. Very close to Frenchay, Winterbourne is mentioned in the Domesday Book, with the following information: In SVINHEVE HD.erant T.R.E.ad firma.XXXVI.hidae in
BETVNE.cu.II.membris Wapelei 7 Wintreborne.
In dnio erant.v.car.7 XLI.uills.7 XXIX.bord.cu.XLV.car.
Hoc M T.R.E.reddeb firma uni noctis.7.m fimilit facit.
For those not fluent in the language of the time, this can be translated as:
In SWINEHEAD Hundred
in the time of King Edward there were in the revenue 36 hides in BITTON,
with its two members, WAPLEY and WINTERBOURNE.
In lordship there were 5 ploughs; 41 villagers and 29 smallholders with 45 ploughs.
18 slaves with 1 mill.
In the time of King Edward this manor paid one night's revenue; now it does likewise
Things have changed a bit round here since then, but traditional British values remain predominant at the Swan where you are assured of a warm welcome, great food served in a friendly atmosphere and a wide range of beers, wines and spirits for you to enjoy. Soft drinks and coffee are always available and there is a children's menu for the younger diners in your party.
Talking of parties, the Swan is a great place to hold one, why not bring your friends and family here for celebrations. That way, you can leave the cooking, and more importantly the clearing up to us.
Residents of Winterbourne can keep up to date with our regular and special events by taking a look at the calendar page.
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