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About Us

A warm and familiar atmosphere

Nestled in the foot of the Chiltern Hills lays the beautiful award-winning village of Cheddington. Amongst its charm and history sits our picture-postcard public house, The Old Swan. Managed by The Sandridge Pub Company Limited, the 17th century building boasts a quaint thatched roof and an enviable heritage, but underneath the aesthetic appeal, The Old Swan holds a hard-earned reputation as a long standing and well-respected community establishment.

The Old Swan is renowned for being a warm and welcoming local pub serving sumptuous real ales and refreshing beverages, perfectly complemented by the quality of our celebrated restaurant and bar food offering. We are known across the area for our impressive events calendar, with several beer festivals and community gatherings, making us the talk of surrounding villages and the wider Bucks, Beds & Herts region.

Our loyal customer base of locals and visitors is the result of a commercial enterprise developed on strong business principles and hard work. The entire operation is built around a well-honed business model and the extensive management team structure of The Sandridge Pub Company. With owner Nell Saint, and General Manager Paul Darvell at our helm, and the support of our exceptionally talented family of staff, The Old Swan makes a very formidable and unified team.

“Luxury Service, Family Atmosphere”

APPETITE – Our company initiative

The Sandridge Pub Company acknowledges the challenges and responsibilities that come with running a business in the hospitality industry. We recognise that our community establishments and public houses have an important obligation to our patrons and our people – Customer Service Excellence.

Above all, we acknowledge that all our valued customers always have a choice, because we must never take their custom for granted. We have a responsibility to work together to achieve a common goal – we do this through our internal company initiative, called APPETITE.

APPETITE was developed to encourage good practice and a working methodology that our business and people can adhere to. Each element of APPETITE represents a business principle that directly connects with our Value Proposition. Moreover, this supports our primary objective to provide the very best customer experience.

APPETITE is actively promoted to our staff and partners alike. This enables our business to measure performance against these core principles, which is also demonstrated through our actions and our tone of voice.

Ultimately, APPETITE is our badge of honour – we wear it with pride.

Tripadvisor Reviews:

“The team are a credit to the pub, and we will be sure to return. Simply amazing!”
“Fantastic food, Fantastic staff.”
“I am spoilt to have this fabulous pub on my doorstep. Always welcoming, warm, and friendly. Dined last Friday evening with some friends - the 'special' was delicious and the staff delightful, I can highly recommend a visit.”
“This pub makes consistently amazing food & is a “go to” place for me & my family. Reception is always welcoming & realistically priced for a Free House. Great Place, Great Atmosphere.”
“The Old Swan is a must visit and you won’t leave disappointed or hungry. Thank you Nell, Paul, Emma & team you are all amazing.”
“It is so wonderful to be back at my local pub having dinner with friends and family. The pub along with all the staff are very warm welcoming and friendly.”
“A very well-run establishment with Nell, Paul, Emma and Team making sure everyone is made very welcome.”
“There is always a good selection of real ales on offer with complimentary lagers, cider and wines. The food is excellent with the Sunday roast being our particular favourite.”
“More than a standard pub.”
“This picture-perfect pub in wonderful Cheddington is a real gem.”
“We had a great meal here - the steak deal was excellent value and very tasty.”
“This was our third visit here; all have been great. The staff in this pub are real stars!”

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