New head chef joins The Swan Inn, Moreton in Marsh

The Swan Inn exterior by night

The Swan Inn exterior by night - Credit: Archant

Graham McGinty, Age 26 from Ayrshire Scotland, has joined the team at The Swan Inn. He started chefing at 16 and has since worked at Ayr racecourse, catering at high level functions, as well as the 2 rosette restaurant within The Manor House Hotel in Moreton in Marsh, underneath Head Chef Nick Orr.

Pork terrine, served at the inn.

Pork terrine, served at the inn. - Credit: Archant

Graham is pleased to join the family run business at The Swan Inn and is hoping to create a reputation in the area for producing great pub food. He has joined just in time for the Christmas Market on November, 30, when The Swann Inn will open from 8am – 11pm with special offers throughout the day. To get people in a festive mood, here is a seasonal recipe from Graham for readers to try at home:

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Duck and pistachio terrine

12oz rind less smoked bacon

4 crushed garlic cloves

150g pork diced

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1 shallot diced

1 sprig thyme

1 tsp allspice

150 green pistachios

1 sprig tarragon

275g lean duck meat diced

8 crushed juniper berries

4 bay leaves

150ml cognac

Goose fat

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Mix all the ingredients together except the pistachios, bacon and goose fat. Leave this to marinate overnight.

Place all the marinated ingredients into a food processor and blend. Heat the goose fat and gently pour into the processor. Line a terrine with cling film then line it with bacon. Pour the mixture into a bowl and add pistachios, then pour the mix into the lined terrine and cook gently in a bain marie at 150c / 300f/ gas mark 2 for 11.5 hours. Once cooked leave overnight to chill.

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The Swan Inn is a Grade II listed part-Georgian building in traditional Cotswold Stone, situated in the picturesque Cotswolds. The family-run business provides organic cooked breakfast and lunch in their cosy restaurant, and are particularly child-friendly, with a locally-sourced, homemade children’s menu, high chairs and baby warming facilities. Children are welcome up to 9pm.

The restaurant and lounge bar serves food and drink all day, including locally sourced steaks, a hand-picked wine list created by Sara, coffee, cream tea and more, There is also a selection of daily newspapers available, televised Sky Sports, a dart board and a pool table.

Bed and Breakfast

All rooms at The Swan Inn have recently been refurbished, with eight letting rooms including two four-poster rooms, all en-suite, with a shower and TV, hair dryer, complimentary mineral water and tea / coffee-making facilities are provided. Room prices include a traditional cooked breakfast.

Bed and Breakfast prices:

Single occupancy from £60.00

Double/Twin from £80.00

Four Poster from £120.00

Function Room

The Swan Inn function room can accommodate fifty people for a sit down meal and seventy for a finger buffet and is free to hire. The room is perfect for any family occasion or business meeting, and includes a skittle alley as a unique feature providing hours of fun. The venue can accommodate coach parties with prior notice.

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The inn is located in Moreton-in-Marsh, which is a principle market town in the northern Cotswolds served by the main line rail service from London Paddington. A traditional coaching town that hosts a busy Tuesday market, it is a popular destination and forms a great base to begin a Cotswold adventure.

The Swan Inn, run by Terry, Sara and Will, is situated on the historic High Street, and parking is available.

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The address:

The Swan Inn

High Street

Moreton in Marsh

Gloucestershire

GL56 0LL

For more information:

Tel. 01608 650711

info@swanmoreton.co.uk

or visit: www.swanmoreton.co.uk

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