Located just 15 miles from Oxford and 11 miles from Blenheim Palace, the Old Swan & Minster Mill is nestled in 65 acres of idyllic grounds in the picturesque village of Minster Lovell. This quintessentially English inn and adjoining mill seamlessly blend the rural charm of these historic buildings with modern design, luxurious comfort and delicious menus crafted from the best seasonal produce.
The Old Swan comprises 15 charming guest rooms and suites epitomising the classic beauty of the rural Inn. The adjoining Minster Mill has 37 bedrooms offering a more contemporary, Scandinavian style; the choice includes several outstanding river rooms with their own private terrace with fire pit, family rooms and several dog-friendly rooms.
Expect fresh local ingredients crafted into hearty dishes; this is the perfect place to enjoy a pie and a pint by the fireside, or a salad on the terrace in the summer. The menu is seasonal and the food is simple, hearty and flavoursome with delicious items available all day. The Old Swan's dining rooms and bars are a myriad of smaller heavily beamed, cosy quarters with roaring log fires, rugged flag-stone floors.
Set in 65 acres of magical gardens, wild-flower meadows, woodland and on the River Windrush, there's plenty to explore and ample places to relax in peace. The vegetable gardens supply the chef with fruit and vegetables as well as the chickens providing eggs and the beehives honey.
The Old Swan & Minster Mill recognises that pets are considered part of our guests’ family. The hotel is designated as pet friendly and welcomes dogs. Dogs must be kept on a lead at all times when in the hotel or in the hotel grounds. Please ensure that you respect other hotel guests and “pick up” after your dog. There is a dog charge of £20 per dog, per night and this will be added to the final bill. We will provide a dog bed, water bowl and dog food on arrival in the bedroom.
Unfortunately dogs are not permitted in the Food & Beverage areas. This includes the Bar & Restaurant at The Old Swan. Dogs are allowed to be left unattended in the bedroom but please make Reception aware when doing so.
Guide Dogs are exempt from the policy and will be accommodated in the Bar area only at The Old Swan.
We have a commitment to green energy and were the first hotel in the country in install a hydropower turbine, the Archimedes Screw which harnesses the power of the river and supplies much of our electricity.
We also have a POD POINT electric car charging station in the car park, available for all guests.
Old Swan & Minster Mill is part of Andrew Brownsword Hotels.
Comprised of thirteen properties in countryside settings and city centre locations, the collection is owned by Christina and Andrew Brownsword CBE DL who strive to create very special places that truly embody their own ethos of great hospitality.