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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.

about the pub

We are steeped in history and Radcot Bridge was the scene of one of the most important battles in our medieval history. In 1387, Henry Bolingbroke who was to become Henry IV defeated the forces of the then King Richard II under the command of Robert de Vere.
The pub retains many features from the centuries past, large open fireplaces flagstone floors, Cotswold stone walls and a warm welcome. Our ales are brewed from our own local microbrewery, The Old Forge Brewery at our sister pub the Radnor Arms, Coleshill. The seasonal menus offer sensational fayre from locally sourced produce.
In the summer our large river frontage garden is an ideal place to watch the river cruisers and canal boats drift past. We have sixty moorings so an ideal place to park the boat and enjoy our hospitality. We can also offer camping and if that doesn’t quite do it for you, we will shortly be offering Glamping packages.
So whether your floating down the Thames, walking the Thames, or crossing the Thames and very occasionally we have people swimming the Thames, do pop in and enjoy our pub and its surroundings.

Latest News & Events

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


Here at Ye Olde Swan, we can cater for all types of events from hiring out our beautiful garden marquee and outside bar for your wedding reception to hiring out the whole of our Tipi Glamping village for your group event. We cater for… Wedding Receptions / Renewal of vows Corporate team building weekends Hen […]

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Our Suppliers

New Wave Seafood (www.new-wave.co.uk)

Pat Thomas Butchers (www.patthomasbutchers.co.uk)

Cotswold Cider Company (www.cotswoldciderco.com)

Otter Brewery (www.otterbrewery.com)

Hall Quality Bakers (Stroud) (www.hallsqualitybakers.co.uk)

The Water Garden (www.thewatergarden.co.uk/App/Home.aspx)

Webbs Wood (www.webbswood.co.uk)

Nearby Places

Buscot Old Parsonage

Early 18th-century riverside house with small garden

Badbury Hill

Woodland with an Iron Age past

White Horse Hill

Ancient rolling downland, home to an enigmatic chalk hill figure

Kelmscott Manor

Kelmscott Manor was the inspirational Cotswold retreat of William Morris and his family, friends and colleagues.

Buscot Park

Late 18th-century house, set in enchanting landscaped grounds

Great Coxwell Barn

13th-century stone barn


Seventeenth-century weavers’ cottages and water meadow set in the Cotswold village of Bibury

Fishing Day passes available – £5 per day


Proud Sponsor and Supporter of Fairford & Lechlade Youth Football Club

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: