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Ye Olde Swan

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Newport Road, Woughton on the Green, Milton Keynes MK6 3BS, England
441908679489
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12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Sat 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible

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  • 64
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Birthday Meal

Welcomed as we arrived. Convivial atmosphere in very pleasantly furnished pub. Service was prompt, friendly and efficient. Everyone in my party enjoyed their food immensely, which was well presented and hot. Would definitely visit again.

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4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
rital83
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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Welcomed as we arrived. Convivial atmosphere in very pleasantly furnished pub. Service was prompt, friendly and efficient. Everyone in my party enjoyed their food immensely, which was well presented and hot. Would definitely visit again.

Review collected in partnership with Chef & Brewer

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1 Thank rital83
bedfordshire
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63 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Been here twice in the past month after not going for quite sometime , & 1st visit was lunch New Year's Eve which was an " okay" meal, but enjoyable pub food. Today for lunch was really nice for something so simple , I had Cajun chicken & avocado burger after trying chick pea, lamb spring rolls... Nicely presented &... More 

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1 Thank met9013
Harry P, General Manager at Ye Olde Swan, responded to this review

Hi Met9013, First of all thank you for your lovely review! We are glad you had such a great time with us. I have passed on your feedback to the Kitchen Manager with regards to your food, and how much you enjoyed it Our Indian specials are getting some very good feedback at the minute which is fantastic and helps... More 

Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Lovely building providing a good atmosphere. Food was excellent and although very busy the staff were very attentive without being 'pushy'. Catered well for young children.

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1 Thank RHM70
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice pub good atmosphere friendly locals just what you want from a village pub didn't eat there but food looked & smelt good

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1 Thank clintoris
Milton Keynes
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15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I have been going to this restaurant since 1981 (yes I know I'm an old person!) but this must be the worst meal I've ever had there! We have experienced several different management styles over the years, but I'm not sure that there is any management at all now. The waiting staff were enthusiastic amateurs, but not being offered a... More 

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Thank Pat H
Spirit P, Guest Relations Manager at Ye Olde Swan, responded to this review

Dear Pat H Thank for taking the time to provide us with your review regarding your recent experience at the Ye Olde Swan. I would like to apologise that we failed to meet your expectations at the Ye Olde Swan in regards to the service you received. I can assure you that I have passed on your comments to the... More 

Moulsoe, United Kingdom
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47 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We called in needing a fairly swift meal. Arriving in the dark the car park was very black; I suggest some lighting would make it more attractive and safe. However approaching the building you see it is a beautiful black and white building with obvious history. There's also good outside areas. Inside most of the floor area - and there's... More 

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1 Thank DJHMoulsoe
Leighton Buzzard, United Kingdom
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73 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited the Olde Swan on 25 Jan 16 as a treat from our daughter. The pub is well situated and very popular judging by the many customers present. We plumbed for the Burns Night (4 course taster menu at £19.99 per head) The food was delicious and well presented. I had a Ham Hock and it was a little... More 

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Thank Barneyb69
Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had lunch recently, couldn't fault the atmosphere, but the food was very disappointing to say the least! Very poor quality and way below expectations.

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Thank V S
Spirit P, Guest Relations Manager at Ye Olde Swan, responded to this review

Dear V S Thank for taking the time to provide us with your review. I would like to apologise that we failed to meet your expectations at the Ye Olde Swan with regards to the service you received. I can confirm that I have passed on your concerns to the Management Team who would like to investigate your feedback. We... More 

Hitchin, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stopped in for a coffee with 2 dogs whilst on a dog walk (seeing as the pub is located just off the linear river park), despite their being dog water bowls and "doggy treat" bowls outside, we were rudely told that the pub was not dog friendly when we tried to purchase coffee at the bar (to take outside), even... More 

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Thank kate o
Spirit P, Guest Relations Manager at Ye Olde Swan, responded to this review

Dear kate o Thank for taking the time to provide us with your review. I would like to apologise that we failed to meet your expectations at the Ye Olde Swan with regards to the service you received. I can confirm that I have passed on your concerns to the Management Team who would like to investigate your feedback. We... More 

Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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50 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A very popular place for lunches or dinners as its always busy. The food is always good and well presented and the menu changes seasonally. Some of the areas are very small and claustrophobic with the low ceilings, but staff very helpful when I asked for a table in a different area of the restaurant.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Newport Road, Woughton on the Green, Milton Keynes MK6 3BS, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Buckinghamshire  >  Milton Keynes
  • Phone Number: 441908679489

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 7 - 29
  • Cuisine: British, Pub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Large groups
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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