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The Swallow Bakery

Imperial Square, Cheltenham GL50 1PZ, England
+44 1242 228896
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  • Excellent24%
  • Very good31%
  • Average19%
  • Poor17%
  • Terrible9%
Travellers talk about
“cakes” (75 reviews)
“sausage roll” (8 reviews)
“banoffee” (3 reviews)
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Imperial Square, Cheltenham GL50 1PZ, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

On a visit to Cheltenham, we found this lovely place, we had a great breakfast and good coffee which made the combination outstanding. Recommend the avocado with seeds and poached egg. Excellent service with a smile and very prompt.. well done!!!

2  Thank Macmackay
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Feel like a fuddyduddy complaining about 'background' music but it was dreadful, far too noisy to have a chat and completely inappropriate choice considering the clientele. Obviously for the staff and not the customer! No eye contact when we entered, not as much choice in...More

Thank Foodistherock
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We popped in here on our way to the Science festival. I had two of my sons with me (good job I didn't bring the 3rd). First and foremost, there were no options for children. Secondly, I asked for smaller milkshakes but I was told...More

1  Thank Caroline T
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great staff and tasty food. Had coffee, lunch and cake. Really friendly and helpful service. Recommended.

Thank Keswick
Reviewed 10 June 2017

Food and staff were delightful. The atmosphere was like a car body repair shop. Hammering and banging in a concrete cave on metal chairs. Couldn't hear what people were saying as the noise levels rose, Just had to enjoy the excellent coffee and cakes. If...More

1  Thank Iwillski
Reviewed 30 May 2017 via mobile

We visited the swallow bakery twice for breakfast during our stay in Cheltenham. The service was quick and the bakery has a nice outdoor area where you can sit out and enjoy your ciffee. Lovely selection of cakes / pasties and a wide selection of...More

1  Thank Sarah79
Reviewed 18 May 2017 via mobile

I loved the food and drinks here and so did my friends! I shared a sausage roll (wish I had it all now!) and it was honestly the best I have ever had. Superb pastry and lovely tasty sausage. I also had a raspberry smoothie...More

1  Thank pearl2106
Reviewed 7 May 2017 via mobile

I had a healthy and delicious lunch of avocado and poached egg on sourdough toast which came with seeds scattered on top. Although the bakery is known for being pricey, I thought this was definitely worth it and it's nice to know you're not feeding...More

Thank Izzy M
Reviewed 6 May 2017 via mobile

Went for a coffee today. Had a bacon roll at 4.95 - was in a cheap white burger roll! Not a ciabatta. The latte was in a small cup. Asked to speak to the manager - did not come until I asked again. Supposedly no...More

4  Thank David B
Reviewed 1 May 2017 via mobile

I have visited here twice, both times with a small group of friends. It's not table service so where most of the tables situated is the long queue to order and pay, which is very off putting when you are seated and it's hard to...More

1  Thank TravelLemon19
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Brunch, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
09:00 - 17:00
08:00 - 18:00
08:00 - 18:00
08:00 - 18:00
08:00 - 18:00
08:00 - 18:00
08:00 - 18:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Imperial Square, Cheltenham GL50 1PZ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cotswolds  >  Cheltenham
  • Phone Number: +44 1242 228896
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