The Black Swan, Pease Pottage - pub details
Tel: 0871 951 1000 (ref 13611) - calls cost 10p per minute plus network extras
Brewery: Hall and Woodhouse
- Food served, Real ale
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|Been coming here on and off for years-definitely not the place it was. Food is overpriced and faddy-not a decent steak or burger to be had anymore. Specials also uninspiring and overpriced.|
Bar prices have risen astonishingly, and judging by the fact that on Saturday nights the place is hardly bulging with people and on Sundays which a few years ago were quite busy but now are flat clearly the clientele have finally started to look elsewhere.
Scrap the silly, pretentious menu-put on a reasonable 'session' bitter and a lager and people might start returning. Serving chips with a burger out of an old tin-really!!!!
It's a nice enough place, but losing its way, doubtless due to the brewery food policy but surely if that's the case then the 'specials' could be adapted accordingly-a big potential market is being lost here!!
setpal1 - 21 May 2013 14:19
|the beer prices are plain unreasnably excessive, I walked out|
quafferman - 17 Mar 2013 17:30
|It is a shame, that the far superior, pre-hall and woehouse, THE GRAPES, was neglected and demolished by owners; was real pub, Black Swan, is not a local or a real pub, is a business model to sell food, with irritating piped music, constantly on, as a bonus, The bar service was polite and efficient, but the h and w refusal to allow choice of real ale, other than their own brands, is very backward and shortsighted.|
quafferman - 26 Oct 2011 16:18
|Previously the James King, but I'm old enough to remember its original guise as the Black Swan. That was the roughest spit-and-sawdust place imaginable, I was served with a bottle of brown ale which the landlord picked off the shelf and blew an inch-thick layer of dust off !|
We had some nice meals there when it first became the James King, and I would imagine that that would be more of the standard now. But it was still difficult to break the old habit of wiping my feet on the way out !
tommo5 - 5 Aug 2011 21:49
|A terrible place to eat! The food is almost certainly microwaved & tasted extremely bland. The staff are rude & very arrogant & the atmosphere in general is like one would expect within Hades!|
Never again will I set foot in such a place. Awful!
foodster - 5 Aug 2010 11:10
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