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The Swan Inn, Stewkley - pub details

Address: Chapel Square, High St North, Stewkley, Leighton Buzzard, Bedfordshire, LU7 0HA [map] [gmap]

Tel: 0871 951 1000 (ref 25332) - calls cost 10p per minute plus network extras

Nearest train stations Leighton Buzzard (4.2 miles), Bletchley (5.1 miles)

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Carpenters Arms, Stewkley (0.7 miles), Three Horseshoes, Milton Keynes (1.6 miles)

 

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What hours does this pub keep? Just went there for lunch and a beer only to be told it wasn't open at lunchtime.
bazj - 17 Mar 2014 15:55
A good sized pub in the centre of this pleasant village, it has a traditional brick built appearance, beer garden and friendly bar staff.

The main lounge is a cosy room with a low wood beamed ceiling and a very large brick fire-place with a copper chimney hood and plenty of copper pans hanging from the mantle. The locals were keeping this well stocked with logs on a recent cold December evening. Off to the side is a smaller room with wooden boards on the floor that is perhaps more intended for dining, although the tables were not laid up. Another brick chimney breast is in here, although this was not in use. Black wood panelling was on the lower part of the walls and very pale pink paintwork above.

To the side of the pub was a small snug that looked as though it could have been someone’s sitting room with a couple of old leather sofas, a fireplace and a wooden cabinet stood in the corner. A small Father Christmas stood on a stool in front of the window so he could see out! The homely touches were slightly spoilt though by a very large plasma stuck up in one corner and a quiz machine in the other, although neither were in use.

The menu was unusual in as much that all the options were either seafood, steaks or burgers, so not necessarily something to suit everyone if that’s not your thing. In particular the vegetarian options were limited to just Quorn fillets or a spicy bean burger. The main courses were all priced at £8.95. My Fish of the day in a cheese and wine sauce was a generous portion and served with both a good choice of vegetables (peas, plus roasted beans, carrots and parsnips) as well as Dauphinoise potatoes and a decent side salad (mixed peppers, lettuce, tomato, red onion and a grain mustard vinaigrette) but if I was being critical I would say that it could have done with being a little tastier, particularly the sauce which had very little discernable cheese flavour.

Beers on tap were Doom Bar, Trelawney and Old Speckled Hen. There was a fourth pump that appeared to have run out and looked as though it was something from Courage. The solitary cider was Strongbow, unfortunately.
Blackthorn - 18 Dec 2012 22:53
This pub has had new management in Jan 2010 and the changes have been fantastic! The food is amazing, try the steak & kidney pies, and the steaks! Am busy working my way thru the menu! They recently had a beer fest with a huge amount of guest ales and 4 bands, which went down a storm. Ihear there are some other events planned. Hugely family friendly too. Have had a warm welcome from staff. Lovely garden. No need to go anywhere else!
mztiller - 27 Jun 2010 11:17
Re-invigorated under new management. Well kept real ale from local breweries. Live music on occasion.
charlie_m - 15 Apr 2010 00:12
Village pub which appears to be a drinkers rather than a food / family pub. Nice selection of beer, and seems to have a pleasing guest ale. However, food was very very disappointing (small choice) and what was served was simpy unacceptable. Food does not seem to be of importance, along with the service (or lack of it).
anonymous - 9 Oct 2007 14:59

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