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The Swallow Bakery

Imperial Square, Cheltenham GL50 1PZ, England
+44 1242 228896
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  • Excellent24%
  • Very good31%
  • Average20%
  • Poor16%
  • Terrible9%
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“cakes” (62 reviews)
“sausage roll” (9 reviews)
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Imperial Square, Cheltenham GL50 1PZ, England
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I do like this place a lot. Staff are warm and friendly, and it's not too noisy. I'm beginning to be a bit disappointed by the breakfasts though. They usually give very small portions, and - particularly on cold winter mornings - they are not...More

1  Thank Pippa R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

With two new chain coffee shops opening in the town within the past couple of months I feel it is important to support independents. So we were rather disappointed to be charged £7.50 for two very measly slices of cake. The lemon drizzle was nice...More

1  Thank PeteM
Reviewed 7 November 2017

Visited with friends twice during the Literary festival. Horrid 60s 'tower block' exterior, situated on a busy corner and rammed inside so we waited for a seat outside on both occasions. I had a very tasty bacon roll but looked enviously at my friends' salads....More

Thank PhilandRuth
Reviewed 5 November 2017 via mobile

Popped in for tea and cake, lovely place, very welcoming staff. All cakes and pastries baked on the premises, and the lemon curd cake is light, creamy and melt in the mouth delicious 😋

Thank Jo K
Reviewed 22 October 2017 via mobile

Can not fault the food, drink and service. However the cafe is very cramped to the extent you feel like you are dining with a stranger. But the worst thing is the toilets; most unpleasant and very cramped. Also the unisex element doesn’t really work.

1  Thank 1982Dan
Reviewed 15 October 2017 via mobile

This place sells the best raspberry loaf I’ve ever tasted. Unfortunately on my last visit they’d sold out so we tried something different. Turns out that their millionaires shortbread is also up there with some of the best we’ve had! Being on the edge of...More

Thank kandw2015
Reviewed 9 October 2017 via mobile

We have been coming to The Swallow Bakery for a number of years and of late feel the standards are just, sadly, slipping. We walk past Huffkins and all the other cafes to reach this cafe, no more though. My husband had a sausage sandwich...More

2  Thank mintyWarwickshire
Reviewed 7 October 2017

Really enjoyed our salad lunch good value too, great for a quick bite when shopping as just down the promenade from the shops . We could see it was busy as we approached usually a good sign. The service was friendly the cakes we took...More

Thank Jbloxham
Reviewed 14 August 2017

We came here on the 30th June for a quick breakfast before getting ready for a wedding. We ordered two coffees, a bowl of porridge and a toasted croissant. It took about 20 minutes for the breakfast to arrive. We chased and the staff just...More

2  Thank hanc29
Reviewed 7 August 2017

When I said we may swing by Cheltenham on our way back from Gloucester my good friend said we should stop by The Swallow Bakery as it did great savoury and sweet goods. So after finally finding somewhere not too expensive to park for the...More

Thank travellingforfun72
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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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