Reproduced courtesy of Francis Frith.
Very close to Thornbury, 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.Photo from Featured Project near
The roadside view of the Swan, Winterbourne
The pub has recently been redecorated inside and out, with a much brighter exterior to present a more cheerful view to regulars and visitors as they approach.
Inside, the restaurant has been made over with a Western theme and rebranded as the Smokehouse Saloon, with a great new atmosphere and menu to match. If there was one thing that they knew how to do well in the Old West, it was eat, so come hungry and ready for fun.