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“Absolutely fantastic food and service (ignore the idiot).”
Review of The Old Swan

The Old Swan
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: British
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Good for: Special Occasion Dining
Dining options: Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Description: Traditional 16th century English pub and restaurant. Cask Marque approved with a great selection of wines, lagers and spirits. The kitchen has a locally sourced produce policy and serves classic dishes with subtle, contemporary twists.
Reviewed 29 June 2018

Visited yesterday at lunchtime. What a wonderful place. The food is superb the pies are a revelation - perfectly cooked short crust pastry, amazing fillings and a delicious "jus" poured around it - served with mashed potatoes and vegetables. Really superb. Super lady behind the bar and super management. I also tried the desserts which were amazingly good. Basically the food in this charming and out-of-the-way pub is just as good as any high-end gastro pub you will find anywhere. Spoilt only by some complete idiot going on and on about how a small service charge had been added by mistake to his bill - so embarrassing - I wish I had told him what a fool he was.

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1  Thank beavifamily
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Reviewed 11 June 2018

Lovely fresh food, nicely cooked and good service.
As it was lunchtime and good weather we ate outside in the pubs pleasant garden.

2  Thank allistersmith2016
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Reviewed 23 May 2018 via mobile

Been to the Old Swan several times and it’s a really enjoyable experience. Today’s fish and chips which the 4 of us had was pretty good. Sadly, the same couldn’t be said of the treacle tart which was VERY dry. Needs to be unctuous and oozing. Suggest they review their recipe.

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Reviewed 22 May 2018

The food here is utterly delicious I have eaten here on at least 8 different occasions since moving to the area 5 yrs ago and have never been disappointed. The pub is very nicely decorated modern country pub style. The open fire in winter times is perfect, the garden in the summer time is blissful. Sometimes the staff have been a bit flustered (although they always tell us the specials and if anything is no longer available from memory) and the ladies toilets are freezing in the winter but honestly you won’t get a tastier meal anywhere else locally.

2  Thank mintchocciechip
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Reviewed 11 May 2018

Having just completed a lovely local walk in superb sunny-but-not-too-hot weather, we returned to this remote but easy to find trad pub for lunch. First impressions were that the staff seemed very friendly (easier when not busy) and the beer garden is lovely and very extensive. For once, I had a decent pint of (admittedly award winning) ale - Chiltern Pale Ale if I recall correctly. An excellent start. The food quality and presentation and service did not disappoint.

Our waitress gave us ample time to choose from the smallish but varied menu - we all chose and much enjoyed the prawn chilli & pesto linguine, followed by my pals choosing roast beef baguette/ciabatta (which comes with sweet potato chips) - and remarking it was as good a meat filling as they had had), with me opting for the shortcrust pie - which was also top quality, with tasty, succulent steak and ample gravy.

I would definitely return. My (minor) reservations are that the pie's 'seasonal vegetables', one largish stick of each of carrot and parsnip ('seasonal' in May?) should have been supplemented with some greens for looks, health and appropriate quantity; similarly, the pie tasted lovely (crust and filling) but a 'suit size' larger and a few more chips (I swapped the mash) would have made a more suitable plate and, with more veg, better justified the price, certainly in comparison to the good value 'sandwich' options..

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2  Thank Peter G
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