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Swan Inn, Kington

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Continues to thrive under Casey's stewardship (it was very busy last Saturday anyway) although the beer range is not so impressive nowadays (Wye Valley Butty Bach/HPA, Old Speckled Hen, Old Golden Hen).
paul_d102 - 21 Sep 2022 09:08
Reopened shortly after my last "review" having been smartly refurbished in a modern style with brown leather sofas, grey/green paint scheme and wooden floors. Restaurant at one end with bar at the other and now known as "The Swan on the Square". I tried pints of Tiny Rebel's Cwtch and Swan Brewery's Cygneture on Saturday, both were priced around the £3 mark and in good condition (not the best pints in town though). Otter Bright is the regular handpulled ale but I stuck with the guests. Live music here on a Saturday night every so often - there was a band belting out (murdering) "Stand and Deliver " when we were walking back to our B&B later on in the evening. It's now back on our "worth visiting when in Kington" list.
paul_d102 - 19 Sep 2016 11:27
Under new ownership and currently undergoing refurbishment.
paul_d102 - 22 Sep 2014 16:50
Now a B&B/tea room that closes at 5pm but you can buy real ales here during the day. I wouldn't recommend staying here but that is a matter for another site.........
paul_d102 - 22 Sep 2013 16:38
Returned to the Swan this year and what a suprise........Friday night was a great night out with good band plus excellent beer. Now a freehouse, the real ale Ramblers ruin was a real treat.
Lynn and Shaun have worked hard to improve decor and ambience of the hotel and bar.
Well Done


outlookman - 15 Apr 2012 21:01
Drank a few pints of London Pride, group of 4 of us. Other real ales were Priory Ale, Tetleys & Harvest Pale, sampled all of them. Excellent pint!
Asked for a bar snack, staff more than happy to oblige even though kitchen staff had just finished shift.
Very friendly service and nothing was too much trouble

Well worth a visit!
dave178 - 18 Jan 2012 21:58
I had one night in kington, needed to go to ludlow and just needed to stop off for a break, went to this pub, 3 real ales on, 2 really good, mayfield copper fox and also a drink that ive had many times london pride, both exceptional however the hay bluff beer must be and aquired taste, landlady really nice asked if i wanted to try a taste of all beers before committing, very friendly, had a sizzling steak, wow the portion was enormous, paid out a total of 17.00 whilst there in drink and food, well worth it, lovely atmosphere, candlelite, really nice, if i am ever passing that way again i would even consider a night stay, breakfast apparantly are amazing.. trig.

Belladonna123 - 13 Nov 2011 14:30
Had bed & breakfast at the swan, wasnt looking forward to it as had read some of the reviews which filled us with horror, how wrong can people be, we had great stay for 3 nights , the landlady was amazing , nothing was too much trouble we needed some ironing doing without any fuss it was taken and returned within half hour , found everyone that worked their real pleasant, and we too had china cups and saucers how quaint , real family place, we will be returning for weekend before christmas,
Belladonna123 - 2 Nov 2011 23:15
Had a great breakfast at this hotel over the weekend service was quick as you could tell it was all cooked fresh to order, cutlery and salt & pepper was already out on table. Very helpful and friendly staff. would visit again
clare1701 - 30 May 2011 22:35
Just thought we would try an early morning breakfast in the bar and perhaps a few beers later to wash it down.
Bar staff had to search for a few minutes when asked for a menu.
A pot of tea was then served on a tray but with a brown Mug complete with 3 brown hairline cracks on the inside
Service was very slow considering bar almost empty...over 25 mins only to be served not what we ordered with almost undercooked eggs.
No place mats, had to ask for cutlery, then ask for salt and pepper.
Did not ask for a beer after that so sorry no review lol.

outlookman - 24 May 2011 18:09
Tried this pub on Saturday during our Herefordshire Crawl. In all honesty, it was the worst of the 8 we visisted. The interior is a bit too modern for my liking with a central chimney breast and modern paintings adorning the walls. The barmaid was clearly too ill to be working as she coughed and spluttered into people's pints. Wye Valley Bitter & Butty Bach were the two real ales available. Weston's Stowford Press was the cider.
blue_scrumpy - 15 Apr 2010 22:48

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