Reproduced courtesy of Francis Frith.
Very close to Bristol, 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
Christmas Day Lunch
CHRISTMAS DAY MENU 2017
Seasonal Ying Yang Soup <> Broccoli & Stilton and Leek & Potato in the one bowl, served with bread roll (V)
Duck Liver Pate <> Served with red onion chutney and Melba toast
Prawn Cocktail <> Served on a bed of shredded iceberg lettuce and covered in Marie Rose sauce
Pork Belly Strips <> Served with festive apple & cider sauce on the side
Baked Camembert <> Served with cranberry sauce and dipping bread (V)
All served with seasonal vegetables including braised red cabbage and Brussels sprouts. These is also a choice of mash, roast or Dauphinoise potatoes
Traditional Roast Dinner <> Choose any two meats served from our carvery: Turkey Breast, Glazed Gammon, Topside of Beef or Pork Shoulder along with Yorkshire Pudding, sage & onion stuffing, pigs in blankets and our secret rich gravy
Rib eye steak <> Cooked to your liking and served with a choice of either Garlic butter, Mushroom, Blue cheese or Peppercorn sauce on the side
Slow roasted Lamb Shank <> served on a bed of creamy mash with it's own minted gravy poured over
Salmon Fillet <> gently poached, drizzled with Lemon sauce
Parsnip, Cranberry and Chestnut Loaf <> Served with vegetarian gravy (V)
Four Bean & Stilton Patties (2) <> Coated in walnut and herb crumb & served with Cranberry & Port Vegetarian Gravy (V)
Traditional Christmas Pudding <> Served with whipped or brandy cream
Sherry Trifle <> Sherry soaked Winter Berry trifle topped with Devon custard and freshly whipped cream. Non alcoholic trifle also available.
Key Lime Pie <> For those that would love to be in the Florida Keys, this Keys classic is a very refreshing and zingy lime based pie. Served with choice of cream or ice cream
Chocolate Roulade <> Our own version of a Christmas Log made with chocolate cream and winter berries rolled up in a light chocolate meringue
Cream & Brandy Ginger Log <> Sprinkled with chocolate flakes. A boozy treat
Three Little Kings <> A Trio of mini desserts: Banana Caramel, Lime cheesecake & Winter berry Eton Mess
Cheese Board (+£2.50)
A generous selection of cheese, biscuits, fruit & red onion chutney
TEA / COFFEE
Choice of Americano, Cappuccino, Latte, Hot Chocolate, English tea or Fruit Berry tea. All served with warmed festive mince pies
Wine / Prosecco
We have worked with our Wine Supplier to ensure that we have excellent quality house wines on offer to compliment your meal choice. All house wines are very competitively priced at £13.50 a bottle.
Why not pre-order a bottle of Prosecco that we can have on ice for when you arrive. £15.50 a Bottle..
First sitting : 12:15
Last sitting: 3:00pm
Adults : £45
Children aged 5-12 : £25
Children aged 2-5 : £10
A deposit of £10 per person is required at time of booking. Final payment is due by the 10th of December. Cash, credit and debit cards are accepted.
Placing your order
All orders must be received by the 10th of December. An order form will be made available to you by email once reservation is made.
Gratuity / Tip
Many restaurants impose an automatic 10% service charge for bookings above 6 persons. We prefer that should you wish to leave a tip, you do so at your own discretion and that your tip reflects the level of service received. All tips are shared amongst our on-duty team.
Important: Please note that all food is prepared in our kitchen where gluten products, nuts and other allergens may be present. Please ensure you advise us of any allergens affecting any member of your party when ordering your meals.