Popular, interesting pub with well kept real ales and seats in the big garden


Speciality beers
Cask ales
Speciality drinks
Live Entertainment
Separate restaurant
Smoking area
Pub games
  • Separate restaurant
  • Sandwiches sold

Dogs allowed in the restaurant

Bar food times: 12-2.30, 6-8.30

Typical main dish: burger with caramelised onions, coleslaw and chips

Typical main dish price: £12.50

Average two course evening meal price: £18.00

  • Speciality beers
  • Cask ales (5)
  • Speciality drinks
  • Cider (3)
  • Gin
  • Rum
  • Whisky
  • Wine (8)

Price of cheapest bitter: £3.80

Name of cheapest bitter: St Georges

  • Pub games
  • Traditional pub games
  • Children allowed in the bar
  • Children allowed in the restaurant
  • Dogs allowed in the bar
  • Dogs allowed in the restaurant

The good pub guide review

Inside this bustling, creeper-clad pub there's a dimly lit, dark-beamed bar that's quite traditional, with a forest canopy of hops, whisky-water jugs, beakers and tankards. Several of the comfortable and clearly individually chosen seats are worth a close look for their carving, and the wall tapestries are interesting. On the right is a broadly similar red-carpeted dining room and beyond it, in complete contrast, an ultra-modern glass garden room. From the carved bar counter, friendly staff offer five real ales on handpump including two regulars: Purity Mad Goose and Ringwood Fortyniner and three quickly changing guest ales; also, several wines by the glass, malt whiskies and four farm ciders; board games. The garden here is as individual as the pub, with a cluster of huge casks topped with flowers, a piano doing flower-tub duty and a set of stocks on the pretty front terrace.

The good pub guide food review

Pleasing food includes lunchtime sandwiches, scotch egg, pickles and chips, ploughman's, chicken caesar salad, beer-battered fish (or tofu) with chips, mushy peas and home-made tartare sauce, a variety of curries and the signature dish Dragon's blood pie with seasonal veg, and puddings such as berry trifle and chocolate cheesecake. Separate vegan menu available.

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Contact Details

Swan, Worcester Road, Newland, Malvern, Worcestershire, WR13 5AY

(01886) 832224

Opening Hours

Weekdays: 12-11.30