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The Ugly Duckling Country Restaurant

The Coach House Swan Road | Swan Road, Lydney GL15 5RU, England
+44 1594 844210
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  • Excellent65%
  • Very good29%
  • Average3%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“duck” (9 reviews)
“salad” (8 reviews)
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British, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
The Coach House Swan Road | Swan Road, Lydney GL15 5RU, England
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

food very good. service attentive staff drinks a little expensive. steak cooked to requirement asked for. medium. little more veg or salad would have been nice.

1  Thank Anton R
Reviewed 28 December 2017

Visited this restaurant in mid December for a meal with work colleagues. Everyone ordered different food and each meal was well presented and delicious. There were small, unique touches like the serving of a small portion of popcorn, then a homemade cheesy roll with Netherend...More

1  Thank 837elaine1980
Reviewed 20 December 2017

staff amazing and really good food. well cooked and good quality ingredients. maby could do with extra staff on busy days but the waitstaff are really good

1  Thank sue p
Reviewed 13 December 2017

The food here is superb and we have eaten here on a number of occasions. The atmosphere is simple but who cares. The tables are spaced well and each is it's own private area, in effect. Catering for special requirements is always good. Our daughter...More

Thank quilluser
Reviewed 4 December 2017

Family meal on a Saturday evening ,What can i say the staff were polite and attentive,the bar was stocked with a good variety of drinks.The food was first class,so no complaints there.As a couple of people have commentated,NO ATMOSPHERE..The lighting its too Bright.reminds me of...More

Thank M S
Reviewed 7 November 2017

Had a tasty meal here and the service was good. The only thing letting this restaurant down is a lack of atmosphere. The food quality and prices are commensurate with a reasonably good restaurant but it somehow feels as though you’re sitting in a cafeteria.

Thank isleofwighter2017
Reviewed 29 October 2017 via mobile

What a hidden treasure we tried the delicately spiced burgers which are home made together with homemade coleslaw, salad garnish with lime dressing and delicious chips. We were recommended and were quite sceptical on arriving but the food was outstanding and would definitely return. We...More

Thank jilliek
Reviewed 17 October 2017 via mobile

Food and presentation was wonderful. The staff was delightful. The atmosphere was so simplistic but not in a good way! We kept saying if only they had table clothes or even white paper this would add tremendously! Food was fresh fresh and tasteful. You won't...More

Thank coloradofa
Reviewed 13 October 2017

We treated friends for a special anniversary. The food was excellent and our friends were impressed. Food tasted as food should taste and was all freshly prepared. It is not a visit to hurry so allow a little extra time to enjoy. Parking the car...More

Thank Hazel joy B
Reviewed 1 September 2017

We managed to book a table even though the restaurant had been fully booked for Bank Holiday. We were not disappointed. Lovely clean and fresh ambiance, like a modern barn conversion. Very spacious with nice furniture. The menu was good with a reasonable variety. Service...More

Thank Ken D
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9 August 2017|
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Response from RAM14146 | Reviewed this property |
Dogs are allowed in the garden but not inside the bar or restaurant.
3 July 2016|
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Response from Paul C | Reviewed this property |
It's quite a long way as slimbridge is the other side of the river Severn.so you've either got to drive to Gloucester and come back down or drive to the Severn bridge then come back up
13 January 2016|
Response from 775julie | Reviewed this property |
Yes but there is other off road parking available 5 min walk away
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
10:30 AM - 3:00 PM
10:30 AM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
10:30 AM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
10:30 AM - 9:00 PM
10:30 AM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: The Coach House Swan Road | Swan Road, Lydney GL15 5RU, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Gloucestershire  >  Forest of Dean  >  Lydney
  • Phone Number: +44 1594 844210
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