The 17th century Swan Inn was purchased by the Cirencester Brewery ‘with land’ on 30th September 1926.

The Tippler, the newsletter for the Gloucestershire branch of CAMRA, described the Swan at Southrop in Oct/Nov 1982. ‘In the south-east corner of Gloucestershire, near the border of Oxfordshire and Wiltshire, is the Swan Inn at Southrop. The Swan is an ivy-clad free house, in a small Cotswold village off the beaten track. The pub is a former Courage house. The beers available are Morlands PA (not common in Gloucestershire), Wadworth 6X and Archers Village. Many people who use the Swan Inn go there as much as the food as for the drink. There is a good menu from which to choose, with starters and puddings priced from about eighty pence and main dishes ranging from about £2.50 up to £5.50, the food being varied.  There is a family room leading off the lounge bar, which is also used for meal customers. There is also a small garden where children can go. There is also very reasonably priced accommodation, either bed & breakfast or with evening meal which includes anything from the menu. Definitely a pub to visit for a quiet evenings drinking without any interruption from ‘piped’ music.’

Courtesy Michael Wilkes
Courtesy Michael Wilkes
January 2010

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Map Reference: SP 201035

Licensing Details:

Owner in 1891: Wadham College, Oxford (leased Cirencester Brewery)

Rateable Value in 1891: £14.10s.0d.

Type of licence in 1891: Alehouse

Owner in 1903: Wadham College, Oxford (leased Cirencester Brewery)

Rateable Value in 1903: £14.10s.0d.

Type of licence in 1903: Alehouse

Closing time in 1903: 10pm

Owner in 1926: Cirencester Brewery

Landlords at the Swan include:

1856 W. Rawlings

1885,1906 George Charles Tanner

1913,1939 George Newman

2000 Patrick Keen

2001 Peter Gray

2004 (Dec), 2006 Graham Williams

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