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The Swan, Great Horwood - pub details

Address: Winslow Road, Great Horwood, Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire, MK17 0QN [map] [gmap]

Tel: 0871 951 1000 (ref 26461) - calls cost 10p per minute plus network extras

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Crown, Great Horwood (0.2 miles), Shoulder of Mutton, Little Horwood (1.3 miles), Old Crown, Little Horwood (1.4 miles), Swan, Winslow (1.7 miles)

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A traditional village inn, this pub consists of two rooms with a lounge bar at the front and a public bar at the rear. A small garden is off to one side. The lounge bar has green carpet on the floor and plenty of beams on the ceiling. The wall at one end was painted in a burgundy hue, but other than that the walls were all rough cream plasterwork with a couple of random pictures dotted around. There were two large brick fire-places, one in use and one not. The one in use had a large copper chimney hood and was kept well stoked by the friendly landlady. I rather felt that this bar had something of a dining room feel to it – it’s not that all the tables were laid up for food, because they weren’t. Only one was, and there was only one other punter eating. But somehow it just felt more like a dining room than a cosy lounge. Perhaps it was the fact that there was no bench seating or comfy sofa’s, but rather a selection of tables and chairs in two and fours.

The rear bar has a similar theme decor wise, but contained a pool table, darts board and a couple of plasmas, although these were not in use on a recent Tuesday evening visit. The food menu was very much a typical “pub grub” affair, with starters such as nachos and prawn cocktail and mains that included Steak & Ale Pie, Scampi & Chips, Hunter’s Chicken, a burger and a couple of steaks. Priced were in the £8 - £11 range, and whilst my beer battered fish & chips was pleasant enough, I felt perhaps that it’s £8.50 price tag was a little ambitious.

Beers on tap were Courage Best and Old Hooky. A third pump was on the bar but not in use. The solitary cider was Scrumpy Jack.
Blackthorn - 27 Nov 2012 20:21
I have been to some fairly awful pubs in my time but this has to be the worst. Not in terms of decor because that is OK but because of the food and the people that run the pub. My family and I dined there in September 2012 and the food was so incredibly bad that I can't believe that they are in business. The man behind the bar was also one of the rudest and unfriendly people I have ever met. What a terrible place. Such a shame.
jules79 - 6 Oct 2012 15:28
Excellent food, friendly family atmosphere, pool table and darts board, caters for OAPs Tues-Fri lunchtime, caters for families and small businesses. Good choice of beer. Karaoke nights. Beer garden - safe for children. Highly recommended!
L Chandler - 27 Oct 2005 15:25

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