A friendly dining-pub, The Swan is a perfect choice for all seasons. Its welcoming wood-panelled interior embraces all-comers in winter, and a large lawned garden and patio are popular in summer. A garden room can be booked for special occasions. Good food is at the heart of the operation; you can sit and eat wherever you like. The menu of modern, mostly Mediterranean cooking has a particularly Italian influence. Start perhaps with burrata and fig salad with pink peppercorns, pesto, mixed leaves and foccacia; next could be calf's liver and crispy pancetta with puy lentils, rainbow chard, balsamic vinegar and crème fraîche. A short choice of desserts may include pear tart with ginger ice cream. It’s a cuisine that lends itself to tasty vegetarian options: an excellent example is a starter of butternut squash, parsnip crisps, golden raisins and smoked cheddar with leaves.