The Swan Dobcross - Pub of the Year 2013, Best Pub in Saddleworth, Cask Marque Awards for Quality, CAMRA Good Beer Guide 2014



Michael, Tim and all the staff welcome you to The Swan in Dobcross and we hope you enjoy your visit.


Built in 1765, the pub has a rich history and continues to be a focal point for village community life. Michael and Tim took over The Swan, their local pub, in March 2012 and their success was quickly recognised by the Marston's Pub of the Year Awards 2013, winning the National Best Newcomer Award and then going on to pick up the top accolade, Marston's Pub of the Year 2013 - Grand Final Winner.


We serve delicious home made food, prepared by our excellent team of chefs. We have five hand pulled real ales, including regular guest ales - all kept in top condition. We have been independelty assessed by Cask Marque and received a 100% pass mark. We are proud to have been independently selected to feature in the 2016 CAMRA Good Beer Guide.


In addition to the charming rooms on the ground floor, the historic function room upstairs is an award-winning little theatre and performance space.


In 2014 we were awarded the 'Best Blooming Pub' prize by Saddleworth Parish Council, Saddleworth in Bloom and we were also awarded the 'Best Blooming Business' in the Oldham Council Bloom & Grow Competition. Our festive lights inside and out are a sight to behold and we have been the recipients of the 'Best Public House' prize in the annual Saddleworth Illuminations competition.



"The function room upstairs plays host to an astonishing array of frolics and fun and serious stuff." 

The Daily Telegraph (Guide to the best British pubs)


Upstairs at The Swan is described as a 'must-visit venue'* for actors, performers and audiences alike. We bring top quality, professional theatre companies to the pub as well as the very best musicians and singers from the world of jazz, opera and folk. To keep informed about the many events we have on here, you can sign up for our email newsletter.


WINNER: BEST FRINGE THEATRE VENUE at the Greater Manchester Fringe Awards 2015.


If you are interested in booking the function room for a private function, we are very happy to discuss your requirements.


Free Wi-fi is available to customers. There is a pub piano, so you're welcome to come and play. We run a very popular 'book exchange', so feel free to browse the bookshelves and help yourselves to any book that takes your fancy. If you have a book you'd like to share with others, you can leave it here. Every Thursday we have a popular PUB QUIZ which is open to everyone. £1 per person to enter.


If you're a regular customer, why not pick up a Swan Loyalty Card? Earn points with every purchase made at the bar, which you can redeem at any time. You will also be eligible for special offers and surprises! Pick up a registration form at the bar (or apply online) and join in.


* Kevin Bourke (Theatre critic)



(Greater Manchester Fringe Awards 2015)


(Saddleworth in Bloom 2014)


(Oldham Council Bloom & Grow Competition 2014)


(Saddleworth Parish Council Christmas Illuminations Competition 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015)