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The Swan Inn


General Managers Vic & Jenny Harrison.

Basingstoke Road, Three Mile Cross, Reading, Berkshire  RG7 1AT

Contact UsTel. 0118 988 3674
MapClick Here For Map.
TypePubs in Reading.
Pub Explorer Reference10844.
Pub Opening TimesMonday - Saturday 11am - 11pm.
Sunday 11am - 4pm.
PHOTO GALLERY Outside seating at the Swan Inn Outside seating at the Swan Inn Swan Inn bar area Outside seating at the Swan Inn Saringas Miss Havisham & The Mascot Mr Doyle at the Swan Inn Alfresco dining at the Swan Inn Swan Inn's original fireplace Outide dining at the Swan Inn


Pokemon Go Gym:

The Swan Inn is a new Pokemon Go Gym. Please come and battle. Pokemon are here!.

Food Award:

Wokingham Borough Council have presented The Swan Inn with an 'EAT OUT EAT WELL' Silver Award for excellent standards of kitchen hygiene.

Wi-Fi Access

We have FREE Wireless Internet Access.

Timothy Taylor (Boltmaker) Best Bitter:

CAMRA voted 'Champion Beer of the Year' 2014.
Served here which is very rarely ever found in the South of England.

Have a Party Here


Gatherings for birthdays, anniversaries etc can be catered for in our restaurant or on the Patio. Private BBQ's can also be arranged. Please call us to discuss your requirements.


Drinks on DraughtBecks Vier, Budweiser, Litovel, Stella Artois, Guinness & Weston's Stowford Press Cider.
Real AlesFullers London Pride (4.1% ABV), Timothy Taylor Landlord (4.3% ABV) & Local Guest ale Loddon Hoppit & Timothy Taylor (Boltmaker) Best Bitter.
Other DrinksExtensive Range of Wines, Tea & Coffees.
We are accredited for excellence in service of our quality real ales.
Good Beer Guide

We are in CAMRA Good Beer Guide 2014 accredited for excellence in service of our quality real ales


Our Entertainment


Lodden Trail Riders.
Norton Bike Club.
AC Cobra & Hillman Imp owners car clubs.
Balloonists / Clay Pigeon Shooting Association & London Irish Supporters Club etc.
'Swan Mog' Morgan owners group.
Morris Minor owners club.
Thames Valley Group - national autocycle & cycle motor club.
Thames Valley mini club.
Knitta Knatta group run by Artesano Wools.
Various community Dog Clubs.

Our Food & Menus

All our food is freshly prepared & cooked to order. Lunches, Evening Meals & Bar Snacks available daily including fresh fish, our own pies, 8oz Burgers, soups, patés etc. Wherever possible we source our ingredients locally. We have fresh fish delivery 6 days a week from 'The Smelly Alley Fish Company' of Reading. All our meat is purchased fresh from our local Master Butcher - we do not buy any processed meat products.

Meal TimesMonday - Saturday 12noon - 2.30pm & 7pm - 9.30pm.
Sunday 12noon - 3pm.

Bar Menu.

Main Restaurant Menu.


OUTDOOR FACILITIESBeer Garden, BBQ facilities for parties, Partially Covered Patio Area heated, southerly facing with lighting & a 42" plasma screen, Very Large Car Park.
GENERAL FACILITIES Free Wi-Fi Access, Wheelchair Access - we have a portable wheelchair access ramp.
OTHERChildren Welcome, Debit and Credit Cards accepted.
Swan Inn, Three Mile Cross

The Swan Inn is a traditional 17th Century pub specializing in real ales & home cooked foods, privately owned and managed by the current licensee's for the past 29 years. Near to the Madjeski Stadium, the Swan is a popular meeting place of the local business community & home to the famous Irish Wolfhound 'Mr. Niall' - official mascot of the London Irish R.F.C. You can dine in the bar or restaurant at lunchtimes and evenings, were we offer food which is all cooked from scratch on the premises, with choices from our kitchen such as soups, pates, curries, chili con carne etc. We are famous for our homemade steak & ale pies and fresh cod (with homemade batter). You can be assured that the freshest of ingredients is used - all locally sourced. Our handmade, homemade 8oz Burgers are to die for! We are also well known for our BBQ's for private parties. Our slogan is 'Real Ale & Real Food'. To find us take junction 11 of the M4 and follow Basingstoke sign, at the 1st set of traffic lights turn left for Three Mile Cross, we are on left opposite the petrol station, half a mile from the motorway. Staff at The Swan Inn are always happy to give help and advice.

A Potted History of The Swan Inn

The Swan, believed to have been constructed in the early 17th century started life as three timber-framed artisans cottages. Some 50 years later two of the dwellings became used as an ale house in those days known as "The Globe Inn". Business flourished and in 1760 the premises were sold for £24 10s under the new name "The Three Sugar Loaves". At that time is was used as a changing station for horse on the stage route from London to Portsmouth. Mary Russell Mitford, the celebrated authoress and dramatist came to live next door in 1820. In her famous book "Our Village" she referred to the pub as "The Rose Inn" although by that time it was actually known as "The Swan".