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Old Swan & Minster Mill

Romantic bolthole in the heart of the Cotswolds

At a glance

Bar menu
Open all year
Kids play area
Wheelchair access
Dog friendly

Idyllically situated alongside the River Windrush in the thatched village of Old Minster, this 600-year-old inn was a favourite of Sir Winston Churchill, whose ancestral home is nearby Blenheim Palace.

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Opening hours

  • Open all year
  • Open all week
  • Opening times: 12.30–3 6.30–9 (Friday to Saturday 12.30–3 6.30–9.30)
  • Lunch: all week 12.30–3
  • Dinner: Sunday to Thursday 6.30–9, Friday to Saturday 6.30–9.30

Food and drink

  • Real ales available: Brakspear Bitter and Oxford Gold, Wychwood Hobgoblin
  • Real ciders: Westons Stowford Press

Price guide

  • Credit cards accepted


  • Parking available
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Garden


  • Children welcome
  • Children's menu
  • Play area available
  • High chairs
  • Baby change


  • Ramp access available
  • Accessible toilets


  • Dog friendly
  • Allowed in bar
  • Allowed in garden

Getting here

Northbound: M40 junction 8, A40 (southbound M40 junction 9, A34) towards Oxford. From Oxford ringroad follow Cheltenham signs. 14 miles, follow Carterton and Minster Lovell signs. Through Minster Lovell, right at T-junction, 2nd left signed Old Swan and Minster Mill.

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