Lucky Onion founders take on new pub in Oxfordshire

Sam and Georgie Pearman, co-founders of The Lucky Onion Hotel Group, have taken over The Swan pub in Ascott-under-Wychwood.

The Swan will relaunch on May 27 and become a part of the group’s well established list of hotels, pubs, and restaurants. Names you may have heard of include The Chequers in the Cotswolds, and The Talbot in North Yorkshire.

Similar to the Pearman’s other ventures, The Swan is a historic, 16th century property, complete with fireplaces and wooden beams. There are seven guest bedrooms, too.

The Swan will feature a 100-cover dining room, where head chef Adam Abbott’s food will be served. Abbott, previously of The Wild Rabbit and The Slaughters Manor House, has, with Sam, designed a very modern British pub sort of menu.

Billed highlights will include Markham asparagus, peas, cantabrian anchovies, coddled duck egg and hazelnuts; and white truffle, rollright, wild mushroom and roasted garlic tarte flambee. The wine list will be English-heavy and desserts fun and imaginative – a word here for the Jaffa Cake chocolate pudding with pistachio ice cream.

Georgie said: “We’re thrilled to open another Cotswold Inn. It is such a beautiful part of the country and for us it is home, so to be working with all our favourite people again to create what we hope is a great village inn for Ascott-under-Wychwood and for people further afield is very exciting.”

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