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Swan Hotel, Haslemere

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user reviews of the Swan Hotel, Haslemere

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Right opposite the White Horse but this pub has a more pleasant traditional character. Some interesting beers and an extensive menu for food though not tried.
Trev - 7 Dec 2018 19:43
I came here today. Good friendly staff, lovely burger and a nice pint of Abbot Ale. Good pub. I remember when it was a wetherspoons but those days seem long gone.
Randy_Santel - 3 Apr 2017 16:22
No longer a Wetherspoons. Taken over by the Stonegate Pub Company and now looking much smarter. Friendly staff and a decent-looking menu.
DeGustibus - 5 Jan 2016 14:27
A pleasant enough Wetherspoons in central Haslemere. Courteous bar staff, clean tables and bar area, decent sized plates of food breezed past and the Adnams was decent condition, although not stunning. If I ran the Swan, I'd give other 'wine'-heavy pubs in this beer desert called Haslemere a run for their money by stocking more than two or three and make them locally interesting.
pkrp - 27 Feb 2014 17:06
found ok for a pint of bishop finger. went in the dining part first went back into the street and a door down the street found the bar service was quick and it looked like it has always been a pub. one of the better spoons i have been in and would go again
forestwood - 31 Aug 2010 18:59
Dirty, dingy and depressing. Cheap prices don't make up for poor drink and food. Avoid at all costs.
Diogenes - 30 Jul 2010 10:34
this Wetherspoons chain pub is fairly typical of the breed. Reheated-in-a-microwave meals that are more fuel than food and a somewhat lackluster approach to cleaning tend to make a visit here to be somewhat less rewarding than watching emulsion dry. However the real ales are well-kept meaning that you can hide behind your beer goggles and forget about the lack of decor and have fun instead. Friday nights tend to be rowdy but entertaining. The smoking ban has not helped as there is now nothing to mask the natural odour of mildew that seems to hang about the place. A refueling stop rather than a destination of choice, perhaps.
gin_and_tonic - 7 May 2010 17:21
Not obviously a Wetherspoons from the outside, and inside it appears to be a traditional inn rather than a modern conversion. The barmaid was friendly enough, and a good-natured crowd of locals were engaged in some lengthy banter near - but not blocking - the bar. The Bath Ales Barnstormer was in good condition (and cheap), and I would agree with those that might suggest it is a better bet than the White Horse across the road.
rpadam - 6 Apr 2009 20:07
Good range of drinks and quite a big pub. More old fashioned than the White Horse over the road.
aleman - 21 Dec 2008 10:17
This was going to be the evening we tried the Robin Hood at Standford, but the signs along the roadside did not include the information given at the door (50 yards away) that the pub did not open on Tuesdays. So we drove on to Haslemere and the Swan. "The Abbot's off; but it'll be on again in a couple of minutes. I'll bring you a pint over." Well worth waiting for. I ordered a gammon. "Why not have the Grill Club gammon? That way you get a drink included." The staff were friendly, service prompt and cheerful, and the bill: two mains, one pudding, two pints of Abbot and a J2O, just over 17. Beat that!
Meadway - 21 Oct 2008 21:46
Service int this pub does not seem to have improved since my last visit!
jbsjazzer - 13 Feb 2008 09:57
Went in this pub for part of the "Beer Festival". The advertised 'try three beers for the pint' in one third pint glasses is a good idea, but they quickly ran out of these small glasses. The staff were friendly, but not well organised, which coupled with the glass problem left a bad feeling to an otherwise good visit.
anonymous - 10 Nov 2007 09:59
This is a fantastic pub; it has Olde World charm and good staff. Just mind your head as you walk around if you are over 5' 8" tall!

The customers however are strange - almost weird. Fights are not uncommon on the beautiful green outside. Why does such a beautiful village has such a large residency of nutters? Perhaps some interbreeding occurred with some farm animals and their keepers.

Visits from Hells Angels are not uncommon. Likewise visits from the police are also uncommon.

Not a place to visit on weekend evenings.

ReggieKray - 5 Dec 2006 17:38
There is no such thing as a good weatherspoons pub. They're all the same. Like they were hatched from the eggs of satan itself, where the weatherspoons chain Mcpubbed pubs, the rest of the world has surely followed with an army of deep fat friers and child friendly areas.
mothola - 17 May 2006 10:54
An excellent Wetherspoons pub, friendly service and good beer. The desserts seemed quite popular on a Sunday evening.
trimalchio - 6 Feb 2006 19:32

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