Coffee break: Boat, Streatley

Hmmm, you’ve reached an older feature - let’s get you up to date! Read our latest cafe features here.

 

The Swan at Streatley
I went for a little exploratory jaunt into South Oxfordshire and ended up hopping over the border into Berkshire with Streatley/Goring. I put them together because, as anyone from the area knows, they’re inextricably linked, two picturesque villages a mere bridge away from each other.

On the Streatley side happens to be The Swan (above), a recently revamped hotel and gym that is situated in a gorgeous position on the river bank. A friend of mine had tweeted a picture from there the other day so I thought I’d go and check it out.

As you can see from the pics below, hotel itself has been updated tastefully and sedately (I’m imagining a lot of business people and local clientele) but it’s real calling card is its outdoor eating area smack on the river.

Wallingford, Streatley, Goring Sept 2013 031 Wallingford, Streatley, Goring Sept 2013 030 Wallingford, Streatley, Goring Sept 2013 029

Sorry for the smudgy view, but you get the idea - a bucolic English outlook

Sorry for the smudgy view, but you get the idea – a bucolic English outlook

Time is ticking on using it this year – the air has more than a hint of autumn to it now – but you never know your luck. On the day I visited last Thursday it was gloriously sunny still.

The lunch menu here is restauranty (£12-£16) though they do have a snacky bit too, so I went for my default, a smoked salmon and cream cheese wrap (£6.50) which was lovely.

Wallingford, Streatley, Goring Sept 2013 028

I’d pretty much decided it was a great lunch or brunchy kind of place and was leaving to go to my car when I walked past The Boat, part of the same hotel complex but with a much cooler, relaxed cafe vibe. It only opened a couple of weeks ago, so it’s pretty much hot off the presses.

I loved the counter made up of fruit boxes and the three tiny outside seating booths. Ideal for a coffee and snack to set you up for the day (including gluten free cakes for those who need such things).

Doesn’t it look great?

Wallingford, Streatley, Goring Sept 2013 032

 

Wallingford, Streatley, Goring Sept 2013 036 Wallingford, Streatley, Goring Sept 2013 035 Wallingford, Streatley, Goring Sept 2013 039 Wallingford, Streatley, Goring Sept 2013 042 Wallingford, Streatley, Goring Sept 2013 043 Wallingford, Streatley, Goring Sept 2013 033

I can’t vouch for the food or coffee as I’d already done my dash in the restaurant next door, but if you’re going down this way on a fine day, I think I’ve just found your mid morning cafe! Combine with a walk into Goring and a meander down to the lock and beyond to top it off.

The Swan at Streatley, High St, Streatley-on-Thames, Berkshire, RG8 9HR. Tel: 01491 878 800. www.theswanatstreatley.com

tagged in

cafeDelisEAT OUT

63 comments on “Coffee break: Boat, Streatley”

  • MELANIE HUNT September 18, 2013

    wow , wow , wow ! amazing prize. followed all the steps to enter.

    Reply
  • Kristy Brown September 18, 2013

    Omg, this is stunning! All points done!

    Reply
  • Louise September 18, 2013

    All steps followed, fingers crossed !

    Reply
  • Melanie Edjourian September 18, 2013

    Following on twitter as @MelanieMse
    already followed on email – mrsmucky……
    fb Melanie Edjourian
    signed up to Biagio too 😉
    fab prize, fingers crossed 😉

    Reply
  • Lynn Savage September 18, 2013

    Wow, I’d love to win this. all done to enter.

    Reply
  • Mark Whittaker September 18, 2013

    Wow , great necklace , already signed up to your newsletter and follow and like already. Did sign up to Biagio though 🙂

    Reply
  • anthony harrington September 18, 2013

    stunning! would LOVE this for my Wife.

    all steps done

    *keeping everything tightly crossed*

    Reply
  • Su Tyler September 18, 2013

    All steps done.
    Twitter @soosieboo

    Reply
  • liz denial September 18, 2013

    all steps done, what an amazing prize

    Reply
  • Hannah Ellis September 18, 2013

    Fingers crossed! Have done all steps xx

    Reply
  • Stuart Edwards September 18, 2013

    Done all 🙂

    Reply
  • Samantha Felton September 18, 2013

    Facebook link not working for me but presumed it’s https://www.facebook.com/muddystilettos? Wow, what a prize!

    Reply
    • muddystiletto September 18, 2013

      You got it. Good luck!

      Reply
  • Mal Chapman September 18, 2013

    Couldn’t follow on face book as web site conntained a known threat and access was blocked ?
    Wanted to enter the competition for the necklace

    Reply
  • bekki ryan September 18, 2013

    Lovely Prize! Have followed all steps to enter

    Reply
  • mark lloyd September 18, 2013

    signed up for newsletters

    Reply
  • Kerry Finch September 18, 2013

    That’s beautiful!

    Reply
  • athol September 18, 2013

    tried facebook link but error code only ?

    Reply
  • Helen Thurston September 18, 2013

    all steps done (already followed on twitter and facebook). What a gorgeous prize xx

    Reply
  • Alyson Chapman September 18, 2013

    What a superb prize – fingers tightly crossed whilst holding a lucky rabbit’s foot! Done all as requested – thank you :o)

    Reply
  • Lynsey Buchanan September 18, 2013

    Wow what I prize i have signed up to the biagio newsletter already signed up to your email & a liker on facebook xx

    Reply
  • sarah mansell September 18, 2013

    Liked tweeted followed signed up and LOVE your style!

    Reply
    • muddystiletto September 18, 2013

      Well, thank you kindly x

      Reply
  • Suzanne September 18, 2013

    I can totally understand why you feel a bit weepy – it’s gorgeous. I’ve followed the steps so hope I’m in the draw too.

    Reply
    • muddystiletto September 18, 2013

      Thanks Suzanne. Good luck

      Reply
  • Jason bringans September 18, 2013

    woo what prize, my partners daughter showed me this, saying win it for mummy, she would love you, gota take a chance 🙂 all the above done.

    Reply
  • Tracey Ashburn September 18, 2013

    Amazing Comp thanks for allowing us the opportunity 🙂

    Reply
  • claire griffiths September 18, 2013

    wow amazing followed all above steps to enter 🙂

    Reply
    • muddystiletto September 18, 2013

      Thanks Claire, good luck x

      Reply
  • Joanne Sparkes September 18, 2013

    WOW, love love love this!!

    Reply
    • muddystiletto September 18, 2013

      Obviously a woman of taste Joanne!

      Reply
  • Jo September 18, 2013

    Lovely prize – thank you for offering it!

    Reply
  • Natalie Trice September 18, 2013

    WOW what an amazing prize, I have my fingers and toes crossed x

    Reply
  • Angela Van den Berghe September 18, 2013

    Have 4 steps done, what a great competition, how exciting!

    Reply
  • Jan Halstead September 18, 2013

    Perfect items, would go perfectly with my wedding outfit!

    Reply
  • Nina Motylinski-Davies September 18, 2013

    outstanding prize! Have certainly done all to enter. fingers crossed x

    Reply
  • Amanda Moss September 18, 2013

    all done, x

    Reply
  • Anna September 18, 2013

    All done.

    Reply
  • Sarah Bailey September 18, 2013

    WOW amazing thank you so much for a wonderful competition xx

    Reply
  • Angela Mckenzie September 18, 2013

    Amazing prize. All 4 done. Fingers crossed

    Reply
  • Peter Hopkins September 18, 2013

    Entered via all 4 steps.

    Reply
  • simone lee September 18, 2013

    FANTASTIC PRIZE GOOD LUCK TO ALL HAVE DONE ALL STEPS

    Reply
  • Jenny Hanham September 18, 2013

    Steps 1-4 all done. Fingers crossed now

    Reply
  • Jenny Hanham September 18, 2013

    Steps 1 – 4 all done – fingers crossed now.

    Reply
  • Gareth Hughes September 18, 2013

    all done!

    Reply
  • Joan Collier September 18, 2013

    great prize

    Reply
  • Ali Thorpe September 18, 2013

    I have completed all four entries (although I was already a Muddy Stilletoes fan) and have my fingers crossed. All of them! xxx

    Reply
  • Karen Cole September 18, 2013

    Wow that’s stunning! All steps entered!

    Reply
  • Kevin Williams September 18, 2013

    awesome!

    Reply
  • Francesca Light-Wilson September 18, 2013

    Amazing prize! I’ve followed all the steps too …

    Reply
  • Joyce Scotland September 18, 2013

    All done, just hope I can keep my fingers crossed long enough

    Reply
  • Des Humphreys September 18, 2013

    Epic fantastic prize xx
    tweeted @DesHumphreys……

    Reply
  • Des Humphreys September 18, 2013

    Epic

    Reply
  • Des Humphreys September 18, 2013

    Epic Prize xx

    Reply
  • Claire Smith September 18, 2013

    All done – amazing prize x

    Reply
  • Rob Griffiths September 18, 2013

    All done – fingers crossed

    Reply
  • Eleanor Beavan September 18, 2013

    Lovely giveaway, all steps completed, thank you so much x

    Reply
  • Val Hartley September 18, 2013

    All done – fingers crossed.

    Reply
  • Hannah Whitling September 18, 2013

    wow, amazing prize!!!!! Keeping everything well and truely crossed! Have done all steps.

    Reply
  • Karen Barrett September 18, 2013

    All steps completed Karen Barrett on Facebook & @chocolateonemse on Twitter

    Reply
  • Samantha Gunn September 18, 2013

    Done all steps, following on twitter with name @SGunny17 (I use a different email address for my twitter account, hence the mentione).

    Reply

Tell us what you think

Your email address will not be published.

* Required
* Required

Little Black Book

The Little Black Book

Our A-Z of the grooviest local businesses to help make your life easier

View the businesses
Home icon Back home

The Urban Guide to the Countryside - Bucks & Oxon