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The Bull Ring, Thaxted CM6 2PL, England
01371 830321
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Ranked #9 of 9 Restaurants in Thaxted
Cuisines: English
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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English first
Vinca, France
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79 reviews 79 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

Does this brewery never read trip advisor!!!! The place is the pits. The manager / tenant looks at you and carries on drinking. ( he obviously is way above serving mere mortals). The bar staff follow his lead and dont serve anybody. The place is dirty. Treat yourself when you pull into the car park and walk to the left... More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

We have eaten at this restaurant 4/5 times in last month. I have had Burgers in here and they are quite nice and good value for money but as for the meat it's not good at all, I've eaten the ribeye steak and I've also had the sirloin steak which by all accounts should be a decent cut of meat.... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

Sunday lunch, greeted with a smile but informed food will be about 30 mins, great table near to the bar which was fine due to having our dog with us on this visit. We ordered the drinks and food at the same time at the bar, good general standard selection of drinks on offer from Green King. Then we waited... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014 via mobile

Having chosen the swan as my local and visiting on average once a week over the last year. I found out tonight that If you complain about the food the customer service attiude was far from what one would expect from green king managed establishment. I will not be visiting again or would recommend it to anyone if asked where... More 

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Warwick, United Kingdom
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58 reviews 58 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014 via mobile

Had Sunday lunch here. Looks fabulous from the outside in a beautiful location but sadly the food did not match up. The food was lukewarm and although the roast potatoes were lovely the veg was poor. The bar and restaurant area look very tired. It was also unfortunate that some badly behaved children were allowed to run around the pub... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

The Swan could be an unbeatable proposition. A beautiful pub in an equally beautiful location. By rights, it should be packed out every single night. The bar itself is pretty good with a decent choice of drinks, comfortable and plenty of rustic charm. The bar staff seem largely competent although overworked. The accommodation is adequate which is reflected in the... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

Cheap beer, wine and food with special offers on for OAP's and lots of other deals. You can have a good old hearty meal and a bottle of wine for under twenty quid!! It's not a gastronom pub by any means but it's very good value for money

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

Wow! What a pub. Incredible food, fantastic service and a great atmosphere. Would highly recommend to anyone visiting Thaxted. I had the pork belly perfectly cooked melt in mouth. Similar to the head head chef. ;-) Shame I couldn't have had him for my dessert. All round great experience.

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Naples, Italy
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27 reviews 27 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

Located in an ancient building close to the impressive parish church, with its dark interior and solid wood decoration The Swan seems to be the quintessence of the traditional British pub. As a result, when there, you expect to live an exciting British food experience. But it doesn't happen. Not in our case, at least. During our visit we had... More 

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Warwick, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

Inedible food and sticky tables - yeuk! Waited nearly two hours for a simple starter and a bowl of fries. I was one of a party of twelve. Disgustingly dirty and filthy.

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Address: The Bull Ring, Thaxted CM6 2PL, England
Phone Number: 01371 830321
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Essex  >  Thaxted
Cuisine: English

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