The Bear & Swan
Just minutes from Bristol, The Bear & Swan is a welcoming 18th-century pub with four boutique rooms and abundant character. This traditional country retreat is perfect for those en-route to Bristol Airport, as well as those visiting the area on business or enjoying a relaxed break to explore Bristol, Bath and the surrounding countryside.
The restaurant is popular among walkers, families, couples, visitors and locals alike, and boasts an extensive à la carte offering alongside lunch and bar menus. All ingredients at The Bear & Swan are sourced locally where possible, guaranteeing that every dish is of a consistently high standard and tastes as fresh as can be. Visit for a hearty English breakfast, a light lunch or a generous evening meal; whenever you pop in you can expect the same friendly hospitality and laid-back ambience.
The main menu includes appetisers such as deep-fried Cajun squid with rocket and aioli, and hoisin pork belly accompanied by peanuts, spring onion and hoisin dipping sauce. Sumptuous starters include pan-fried scallops with black pudding and cauliflower purée, and a delicious salad of beetroot, goat’s curd, caramelised walnuts and fig. The pan-fried duck breast, accompanied by a potato and mozzarella croquette, spring greens, baby carrots and raspberry jus is a perfectly balanced main, and the lamb rump with roasted rosemary new potatoes, Mediterranean vegetables, pesto and rocket is also hard to resist. Fresh seafood dishes include lemon- and herb-crusted salmon fillet, which is enhanced by tomato, red onion, garlic, parsley and a hint of chilli.
For vegetarians, we recommend the wild mushroom risotto with truffle oil, Parmesan and rocket, which is absolutely divine. To enhance your dining experience, choose from a great range of cider, lager and beer or peruse the extensive and carefully selected wine list for the perfect pairing. For special occasions, Prosecco is served by the glass or the bottle, and Champagne is available too.
Friendly staff, fantastic food and a warm, cosy interior are just some of the reasons to visit The Bear & Swan. Visit the website for up-to-date offers or to make your reservation.