The Swan Inn, Fairfield - pub details
Tel: 0871 951 1000 (ref 29634) - calls cost 10p per minute plus network extras
- Food served
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|A definite food pub, but has a well arranged layout to give quiet corners for those who prefer just to drink. This is a Marstons House, but it seems that the corporate message has been tempered slightly to allow a little bit of personal flair to shine, which results in a very pleasant customer experience. The pub has had a fair amount spent on it, (and maybe a good kicking behind the scenes,to judge from a previous post) and the end result is rather good. We had no problem finding a seat, and although the bar was busy, were quickly served. The menu offered more than the usual pub grub, without being too gastro in style. Daily specials were also available for the more adventurous.|
With 6 in our party, the waitress was subject to a lttle banter, taken in her stride, but took the order efficiently. The food arrived, right first time, all meals at the same time, and plates piled high. Having said that, the presentation was spot on and overall effect looked as if the Chef took a personal pride in every dish that left the kitchen. Well cooked, great tasting fare, very good value, large portions so much so that we were all beaten to a standstill.
For drinks, Marstons Pedigree and Hobgoblin were on the pumps, plus a couple of Ringwood Brews but I could not resist a Banks' Bitter at £2.65. Three of those set up the evening nicely. Drinks prices for the rest of the gang were also reasonable. So a pleasant evening, feeling well fed and watered without breaking the bank. Recommended.
Ravenousdrythroat - 24 Oct 2012 11:01
|Called here hungry after a long walk over the Clent hills.|
Spacious pub, Quite a few people in and an excellent presentation of the menu document.
Discovered too late that it was yet another 'MICROWAVE PUB ' with only microwave technicians to cook.- no proper chef. I had a ham and mushroom omelette. It was grosse. Rubbery, hard, egg with a few squares,probably about ten grammes of ham about 8mm square and 1mm thick, and less than one button mushroom, very thinly sliced. Staff were all youngsters who did lip service to customers, but clearly didn't care. Would not go again.
hildata - 8 Mar 2010 11:23
|Pleasant ambience and reasonable food without being too expensive.|
My wife had the braised steak which came nested in a large yorkshire pudding and served with optional new potatoes and vegetables... The steak was tender but the gravy a little salty.
The potatoes tasted freshly boiled and were without that 'standing around for ages' flavour that so often accompanies pub food. The sweetcorn and peas were frozen/canned.
I had the 10oz rump steak which came well done despite being ordered as medium. Also it was difficult to believe that it was actually a 10oz steak. Not the most tender of steaks I've eaten but not the worst either. The mark up on the Austrailian red wine was not outrageous as it is in some pubs in the vicinity.
KMacca - 15 Feb 2009 15:29
Carrie - 3 Jul 2006 18:48