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

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.

2021 Awards

Contact Details

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

(01886) 832224

Opening Hours

Weekdays: 12-11.30