Sam and Georgie Pearman have taken over The Swan in Ascott-under-Wychwood, with head chef Adam Abbott – previously of The Wild Rabbit – overseeing the food.
The Swan joins the three-strong Country Creatures group, the collection of pubs, hotels and restaurants the Pearman’s launched in January which includes The Chequers in the Cotswolds and The Talbot in North Yorkshire.
The Swan features seven bedrooms, a family cottage, 100-cover dining room and 18-cover ‘feasting room’.
Abbott’s menu focuses on British and European produce with dishes including Markham asparagus, peas, Cantabrian anchovies, coddled duck egg and hazelnuts (£10); and white truffle, Rollright, wild mushroom and roasted garlic tarte flambee’ (£18).
The Pearman’s launched The Lucky Onion boutique hotel group in 2006, but left the business in 2017.