Swann Inn, Newtown - pub details
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|Went for pub lunch with family, was greeted by waiter with menu ... this is really more of a restaurant than a pub. It was the only local place still doing food (about 2:30 pm). Food very pricey for pub food, but well cooked and generous portions. Interior design very characterless in spite of attractive exterior. Beer OK and not over-priced. Garden OK but pub is on a busy road. In short, nothing to complain about but I won't rush to return, especially if I don't want food.|
newbury_drinker - 24 Jan 2010 11:09
|Having always been happy with the food and service at the Swan, we decided to take an important guest tonight. We had great expectations (8th visit since reopening) but the service tonight disappointed and rouined the whole evening.|
This was NOT due to the chef or kitchen staff, who I must applaud on their culinary skills. The food was perfectly presented as per the menu and quality was excellent, but if you are looking for a complete experience go elsewhere.
Firstly, although we made a reservation we were still given the worst table in the restaurant (next to the toilet) although other tables were clearly empty. We let this go, as we had previously been delighted by our visits and were giving them the benefit of the doubt. WRONG! The staff tonight were not up to scratch, sorry but that's the only way I can discribe their effort tonight!
This is a fatal error as food and service go hand in hand, one, without the other, fails! Good food can only be appreciated if served professionally and with a smile !
However the service tonight was detrimental to the meal and makes us question whether to recommend this pub to anyone. Value for money - food yes, service NO.
The wine by the glass selection is not available as per menu and I wasn't advised of this until I had been completely humiliated! NOT GOOD ENOUGH FOR THIS STANDARD OF RESTAURANT/PUB! If you price wine by the glass you should sell it or remove it from your wine list.
mjclharrison - 21 Mar 2009 23:21
|Last night we visited to The Swan since the recent major refurbishment.|
WOW. The pub looks fantastic. We spent the first ten minutes wondering around trying to work out what use to be were. There is now a large heated patio to the front and the garden is as beautiful as before, but with a new patio and a less rickety bridge crossing the stream!
The food – I think it was called a tapas board to share for starters. Very good and just enough for me and mrs picky. Mains was venison steak and fish pie. Finished off with crumble and chocolate fondant.
The service – excellent. The young lady could not have been more helpful and talked us through the menus and specials in just the right detail.
Regret – have waited until now to go back to the Swan. Already thinking about booking for this coming Sunday.
I guess that some will not like the changes at the Swan, but we could not fault it.
picky77 - 1 Oct 2008 15:05
|Closed for a major re-furb.|
BTW this is about 10 miles from the Tally Ho which is also listed as being in Newtown - it isn't.
Dan137 - 18 May 2008 01:25
|In spite of bad reviews, I have always had excellent experiences of this pub in recent years. The food is good; the service is sometimes a bit slow at busy times, but the staff are friendly and helpful. Children, as well as adults, are made welcome; and in fine weather, there is a lovely area to sit out-of-doors. |
Egomet - 27 Oct 2006 10:49
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