About The Swan & Bottle
With its whitewashed exterior and waterside location The Swan & Bottle is a long-established fishing inn on Oxford Road in Uxbridge. Perched between the tranquil waterways of the Grand Union Canal and the River Colne in sight of the historic Grade II listed Uxbridge Lock The Swan & Bottle has a soothing charm all of its own. In the June 1901 edition of The Anglo Saxon Review the Reverend William John Loftie wrote of how becalming he found “those gabled houses those long bridges that placid stream and the trees and gardens round that old fishing-inn the Swan and Bottle”. And on summer afternoons when the sunshine stretches out across the cheerily weary walkers in the spacious beer garden it’s hard to disagree. The Swan & Bottle is just a short stroll from the 27500 acre Colne Valley Park home to several Sites of Special Scientific Interest. Denham Lock Wood for example is a wet woodland haven for blue fliers including damselflies and kingfishers as well as being home to the rare Desmoulin's whorl snail. Likewise Frays Farm Meadows is home to snipes cuckoos and barn owls. All year round visitors return from wonderful walks in these abundant nature reserves to enjoy a delicious pub meal and a pint of cask ale. Even during winter when the roaring log fires and candle-lit tables provide a pleasant ambience in which to unwind weary muscles.