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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
Dog friendly
Free Wi-Fi

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. Over the past 30 years, the de Savary family has transformed the place into a luxurious destination, whether it’s just for a quiet pint, a meal or overnight stay. In the high-ceilinged, beamed restaurant, pub classics are served alongside more innovative daily specials. A starter of River Windrush crayfish and Devon crab cocktail might be followed by pan-roasted Burford chicken and Madeira jus.

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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: all week 6.30-9

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


  • 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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