The Swan is a fun and relaxed traditional free house serving the best local, independent drinks and authentic Indian dishes in the heart of Cheltenham.

This summer we’re opening our gardens for lovely drinks and Indian street food. There’s no need to book, just come on down and enjoy the atmosphere.

We are really proud of the quality of our drinks, we’ve amazing real ale, kegged craft beer, proper ciders and real lagers, all made here in Gloucestershire or its surrounding counties. Our spirits and soft drinks are local too, supporting amazing independent distilleries and soft drink manufacturers. Our wine is all from Europe, largely organic and we have a selection of delicious natural wines too.

We are a region with world-class beers, ciders and spirits and you’ll be spoilt for choice here.

Our food is the tastiest, freshest and best quality Indian, loads of tasty dishes that are perfect for snacks or meals and ideal for sharing with groups and friends. Great quality ingredients and spices mixed with care make a delicious combination.

As well as being passionate about supporting quality, local producers we’re also trying to be more sustainable, we’ve been awarded a ‘single use’ plastic free pub certificate, we also compost our waste, use renewable energy providers and recycle wherever possible.

We hope you get a chance to pop in and visit and share with us the very best food and produce our county has to offer.


Garden Opening Hours

MON – THURS: 4.30pm – 10pm

FRI: 4.30pm – 11pm

SAT: 12pm – 11pm

SUN: 12pm – 10pm

Serving Food & Takeaways

MON – THURS: 4.30pm – 10pm

FRI: 4.30pm – 11pm

SAT: 12pm – 11pm

SUN: 12pm – 10pm

This summer our garden is open!

Garden Rules

Here’s how we can all keep safe whilst enjoying lovely food and drinks and time with our friends.

The Swan – Our Garden Rules
The Swan – Privacy Policy
The Swan – Risk Assessment


We’re not taking any bookings for the moment but please feel free to get in touch if there’s anything we can help you with.


Shush Bar

Situated in the garden of The Swan, the Shush Bar function room is available to hire Mon-Sat.

Fully-equipped with a large cinema screen, projector, WiFi, Freeview connection and sound system, the function room is available to hire for all kinds of events, from film nights, gigs, private parties and more.

If you would like food, we can cater for your event with our party menus.

Get in touch and we’ll help you with your next event.


Keep up to date with all the latest events taking place at The Swan! From live music and movie nights to beer festivals and our famous pub quiz, we have something for everyone! Receive regular updates by signing up for our newsletter below or follow our Facebook Page.

Coming up at The Swan

All of our regular events will return later in the year.


The Swan
35-37 High Street, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire GL50 1DX

Call us now on 01242 243726

The Swan is located in the centre of the regency spa town of Cheltenham, at the eastern end of the high street just before it becomes the London road. We are a few minutes walk from both the Playhouse and the Everyman theatres.

There is a large car park directly behind the pub on St James Street.


‘New menu is amazing! Great place, friendly staff and amazing food.’

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‘Friday evening, great atmosphere with live music, nice selection of beers.’

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‘A pub the way it should be. Relaxed and welcoming… Best of all, a great vegan menu!’

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The Good Stuff

We love fantastic local & seasonal food and try to use suppliers who support this, also all of our meats are from the Cotswold & surrounding counties and farm assured, all chicken is local & free range & all our fish is MSC certified and guided by our fishmonger on seasonality. We have recycling for all our glass, card, plastic & tins and have sourced a 100% recycled paper for our menus.