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The Swan and Cygnet, Wakefield - pub details

Swan and Cygnet

Address: Calder Business Park, Wakefield, West Yorkshire, WF2 7BW [map] [gmap]

Tel: 0871 951 1000 (ref 31976) - calls cost 10p per minute plus network extras

Nearest train stations Sandal & Agbrigg (1.5 miles), Wakefield Westgate (1.8 miles), Wakefield Kirkgate (1.8 miles)

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> Current user rating: 3.4/10 (rated by 5 users)
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user reviews of the Swan and Cygnet, Wakefield

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Four years on and not a lot has changed from aleandheartys post of 5/2/08.
Not bad but not as good as the Toby carvery up the road "Calder Island."
Poor selection of ales with six hand pulls 4 are for Pedigree @ £2.95 which was very average. The other two are for Hobgoblin but I didn't try that.
bjbrummiejohn - 17 Apr 2012 12:57
dont order the side veg,5 slices of carrott and a spoon of peas for £1.75.we asked for butter but didnt get it, the pudding did not arrive.the manager did not even say sorry.give it a miss
poppylily - 18 Aug 2009 15:25
A modern roadside pub, owned by Marston’s, situated on the edge of a busy roundabout. It has an almost cavernous, L-shaped interior, sub-divided into several drinking areas.

Its position on the edge of a business park, also opposite Pugneys Country Park and a mile down the road from the local Asda probably explained why it was surprisingly busy when I called on Wednesday lunchtime.

Three real ales on my visit: Marston’s ‘Pedigree’, Jennings ‘Cumberland Ale’, Jennings ‘Cocker Hoop’. My first pint of ‘C-H’ was like vinegar. Although it was replaced, no apology was given by the rather sullen, young barmaid. The second pint was drinkable, but the barrel was obviously way past its best. Very disappointing.

Food looked to be standard pub fare, all pretty safe. However, the clientele of mostly over fifties seemed to be lapping it up.
Commercial, mixed bag of a wine list, bizarrely featuring both the execrable ‘Black Tower’ and the excellent ‘Casillero del Diablo Carmenere’.

Apart from the young barmaid, the other staff seemed friendly and helpful.
There was an outdoor drinking area, on a patio in front of the pub, but so close to a busy arterial road into Wakefield I can’t believe anybody would want to drink there.

Although quite light and spacious, The Swan also felt very bland and corporate, slightly ersatz. Nothing offensive, but nothing inspiring either.
I suspect that food is deemed more important than ‘wet’ sales and my score reflects that. Five I’m afraid.

aleandhearty - 5 Feb 2008 16:23

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