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The Swinging Bridge

18-20 Trafford Boulevard, Trafford M41 7JE, England
0870 9906310
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Ranked #21 of 44 restaurants in Trafford
Cuisines: English
Most recent review
- Aug 6, 2014
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50% Recommend
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  • Dutch first
  • English first
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English first
Top Contributor
74 reviews 74 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

We visited here on a Saturday evening as we were staying in the hotel next door. We turned up around 8pm and had to wait around 20 mins for a table. We had drinks in the bar until the table was ready. We then chose from the menu and found the food to be enjoyable. We both enjoyed our main... More

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Salford, England
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36 reviews 36 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014 via mobile

We ate here yesterday. Starters ok. Highlight pate. Nachos were pretty nasty and cheap tasting. Fish in fish in Chips didn't looks hand battered to me and the mushy peas were straight out of a tin. Macaroni cheese looked microwaved. Mixed grill was the best main course in our party of 6. Most of the menu consists of fried or... More

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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35 reviews 35 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

We visited here yesterday. 3 adults and a toddler. Chose to sit outside as the weather was lovely and last time we went there the tables inside were sticky. We chose our food went to the bar and the one girl behind the bar walked off and started to clear a table of glasses knowing we were waiting g to... More

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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Like any other chain its varied menu, pub grub that is ideal if the food court in TC too busy. Been handful of times, prompt service and whilst kitchen staff alway polite those behind the bar are average and seem to lack social skills... But then thats what I expect. Would go again, but not for a special occasion!!

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Preston, United Kingdom
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58 reviews 58 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

Called on after shopping trip. Hubby had fish and chips ok I had burger and fries which was ok. Hubby left some which is a rarity said cos it was tasteless,good service from staff

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Top Contributor
75 reviews 75 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

2nd visit to this pub restaurant. Good service although did have to chase up the wine order. Salmon dish was very nice and the mixed grill looked excellent. 16 ounce T-Bone was a little 'tough' and the lamb shank portion was very small. Vegetables freshly cooked alongside nice home cooked chips; garlic potatoes very nice. Prices are comparable with similar... More

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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014

Group of 16, despite us having booked and the restaurant being very quiet they wanted us to eat at the bar on four different tables. They eventually sat us in the restaurant on two different tables. 2 meals were not brought out as the waiter 'forgot' to write them down. One meal was brought that we hadn't even ordered and... More

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Manchester, United Kingdom
17 reviews 17 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

Visited the above restaraunt to see if it had improved since the last horrendous visit ..can't comment on the food as I never got that far...I asked to be seated in the restaurant as there was only me and my 2yr old grandaughter..I was told I could only sit in the pub section (which was full of half cut football... More

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

Visited with a friend for lunch,service was fast and faultless very attentive staff.When the food arrived it was very hot and well presented.The staff were very caring without being to overbearing.Would use this place again

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Senior Contributor
48 reviews 48 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

We ate at this restaurant/pub whilst staying at the attached Premier Inn with friends and our children. Service was very quick considering it was a Friday evening. Food was good for the price, and the menu had plenty of choice.

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