A WEST Oxfordshire pub has been recognised for its restaurant by being given a regional award.

The Swan Inn in Swinbrook has been named Dining Pub of the Year by The Good Pub Guide, an annual guidebook to the nation’s best watering holes.

The pub is run by husband and wife Archie and Nicola Orr-Ewing, who have recently added a business partner in the form of experienced publican Stephen Cook.

They have also recruited Stephen Pitt as general manager.

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Mr Orr-Ewing said: “We are very proud of the team here and believe that more success is on the way now that Stephen (Cook) has joined the team.

“We do not take awards lightly and like to think we have worked hard for all that this place has achieved.”

The pub’s menu reflects the seasons and produce of the region, with ingredients from Oxfordshire and Gloucestershire.

Current menu options include crab royale, granny smith apple, cucumber, lemon and lovage oil or roast rump of Cotswolds lamb, celeriac, turnips, carrots, roast shallot and a rosemary jus.

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The inn also has eleven bedrooms and the restaurant hosted former Prime Minister David Cameron, when he entertained the former French president François Hollande in 2014.

The pub once belonged to Deborah Mitford, a socialite and the youngest of six sisters, who were prominent members of English society in the 1930’s and 1940’s.

For more information or to book a table or room, call: 01993 823339 or email: info@theswanswinbrook.co.uk