The Swan Inn in Swinbrook has been awarded Dining Pub of the Year by The Good Pub Guide for the second year in a row.

The famous bantams in the pub's gardens have been given another reason to cluck as the inn with 11 rooms has also been awarded two AA Rosettes for culinary excellence.

The pub is owned by Steve Cook and Archie Orr-Ewing who also owns The Kings Head Inn in Bledington.

Stephen Pitt is the general manager while the kitchen team is led by Hubert Kosmala.

Mr Pitt said: “Hubert deserves all of the plaudits, it has been a pleasure to work with him. In these times it is great to have something to celebrate, our sister pub, The Kings Head Inn has also just picked up an award for County Dining Pub of the Year for Gloucestershire by the Good Pub Guide as well.”  

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Renowned Michelin two-star chef Phil Howard, previously of London dining haunts Bibendum, Harvey’s and now Chelsea's Elystan Street, will be joining the kitchen team for one night on August 3 to produce a special dinner. There will be wine pairing with every course and this special event is already a sell out.

Situated on the Gloucestershire, Oxfordshire border The Swan has been used as a set for Downton Abbey and once belonged to one of the Mitford sisters, a family known for being writers, political activists and Deborah, who went onto marry the Duke of Devonshire.