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The Swinging Bridge

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18-20 Trafford Boulevard, Trafford M41 7JE, England
01617494184
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7:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 6:30 am - 10:00 pm
Sat - Sun 7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 21
    Excellent
  • 33
    Very good
  • 21
    Average
  • 15
    Poor
  • 15
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Hotel visit

Staying in the premier Inn attached we decided to come here as it was lashing with rain and didn't fancy getting wet going across to the Trafford centre. I had the smoky paprika chicken and my daughter had the chicken Makhani curry. Asked if we could swap the rice for chips which was not a problem... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
Leighlaboozybird
via mobile
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Staying in the premier Inn attached we decided to come here as it was lashing with rain and didn't fancy getting wet going across to the Trafford centre. I had the smoky paprika chicken and my daughter had the chicken Makhani curry. Asked if we could swap the rice for chips which was not a problem. All in all a... More 

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Thank Leighlaboozybird
Channel Islands
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94 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The meal was fine - can't say more than that - but is very convenient when staying in the Premier Inn

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Thank rebem
UK
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40 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2016

Service quite slow. Staff helpful with allergies, but found most meals had ran out by the time we ordered. Maybe if you book an early slop more chance of getting what you ordered.

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Thank marshall1933
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18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016 via mobile

Had a lovely lunch, was nice and quiet. The service was good had the sharing platter to start, and then had burgers my cheese burger was a little dry had better elsewhere but nothing I could complain about really just a preference. Reasonably priced and well worth the price we paid for it. Worth a stop if your passing

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1 Thank Karen H
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016

Just had a quick snack and a pint but was really nice place. Staff were great and it was a warm welcoming environment

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5 Thank ScubaSteve69
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016 via mobile

After travelling 2 and half hours to our hotel in Manchester we decided to eat in the restaurant adjoining it the swinging bridge. We went to ask for a table and was told we would have to wait 20 mins and the manager would come and find us when ready. We waited 40 mins so I decided to ask if... More 

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Thank Louise F
Llanrhaeadr ym Mochnant, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2015 via mobile

Had a party of 15 for Christmas dinner, took ages to arrive, the turkey dinner was processed, all the 3 steaks were as tough as old boots, and waited 30 minutes for my wife's Christmas pudding, and you needed glasses to see it, very poor value! We were put on to 2 separate tables, and there was no atmosphere, and... More 

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1 Thank davidarussell55
Carlisle, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2015 via mobile

Things didn't get off to a good start when we were told the hand battered fish came in frozen, then I ordered the sirloin steak and the waiter didn't even ask how I wanted it cooked, I had to ask for it medium but it came medium rare and the chips were lukewarm so I sent it back. The missus... More 

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Thank reilly1888
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9 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2015 via mobile

Went in on a Sunday evening. Three couple sand two under 3. We were seated straight away after reserving a table prior to the visit. Took a while for our order for drinks to be taken and then again for the food. No kids colouring packs were offered we had to ask for them as having looked online prior to... More 

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Thank Poppy340
Hartlepool
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50 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2015 via mobile

Visited here due to staying in adjoining premier inn in Manchester. Upon entering there was a member of staff seating people and advised us there would be a 5-10 minute wait for tables. We took a seat in the bar area and he did advise we could eat there but we decided to wait to be seated in the restaurant... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 18-20 Trafford Boulevard, Trafford M41 7JE, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Greater Manchester  >  Trafford
  • Phone Number: 01617494184

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: British, Pub
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
6:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
6:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
6:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
6:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
6:30 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?