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Ye Olde Swan is situated in a stunning location aside the River Thames at Radcot Bridge, originally an old packhorse bridge on the main wool export route from Northampton to Southampton. The bridge, which claims to be the oldest crossing of the Thames was built around 1200. Ye Olde Swan has been a stopping off point for weary shepherds and travellers for hundreds of years to enjoy fine ales and good food. Nothing has changed, though the sheep have long since disappeared.

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Christmas Bookings now being taken

Food & Drink Award

Its with great pride that we can announce that we have won…. Best Riverside Country Pub 2018 – Oxfordshire

2 weeks ago

Ye Olde Swan

Need somewhere to stay? Friends coming for Christmas... Is Lechlade/Faringdon all booked up? Fancy a stay somewhere different? A rare type of B&B is now available. Now taking bookings for our fully contained, moored narrowboat, sleeps two comfortably but can sleep upto 4 people. Breakfast available as well as other meals or you can cook for yourself... Contact Carmen on 01367810220 or email info@yeoldeswan.co.uk for prices and availability. ... See MoreSee Less

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Ye Olde Swan

Lunchtime and Dinner Monday to Friday for tables of four or more. Buy any main (over £10.00) and get a free pudding ... See MoreSee Less

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Ye Olde Swan
Phone: 01367 810220
Radcot Road, Radcot OX18 2SX
Robert Bateman
Local artist Robert Bateman, who specialises in charcoal photorealism is a self taught 30 year old from Swindon endeavours to meticulously capture the smallest details of his subject “in order to produce a realistic standard.” Robert’s paintings and drawings often decieve the eyes, as their definitive, detailed rendering perfectly resembles the quality of a high resoloution photograph. The illusion, created through Roberts skillfull application of various media is a convincing depiction of (simulated) reality. Within Robert’s paintings textures, surfaces, lighting effects, and shadows often appear clearer and more distinct than the reference photo itself. Robert says “Born in Swindon, I am completely self-taught in my technique. My inspirations come from the extremely successful Paul Cadden, known for his large scale hyperrealistic graphite drawings, as well as Kelvin Okafor, another highly skilled photorealistic artist.”
His various mediums of work can be seen at either: