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Bridge End, Bromham MK43 8LS, England
+44 1234 823284
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Today
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 22
    Excellent
  • 33
    Very good
  • 24
    Average
  • 21
    Poor
  • 33
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Mediocre

A so so meal which to be honest, I'm not sure why we had as the smell coming from the toilets was awful but we were in a rush so stayed. A long wait for food but to be fair, we were warned of this. Potatoes dry, very small serving of steak and a serving of pulled pork returned for... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed April 6, 2015
Claire P
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Bedford, United Kingdom
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133 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW via mobile

After waiting over an hour to be served one of our party has stomach cramps and diarrhea. Safe to say we won't be visiting again.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Bedford, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

Went to this pub for the first time in years to meet up with a friend. The barman was the most miserable man I have ever seen behind a bar. It was like he was doing us a favour by serving us! We sat down and starting chatting, then a group of 4 guys came and sat near us, all... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 5
Bedfordshire
2 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

Don't know what has happened to the Swan. Have used regularly as an eatery in the past. Wanting to support a local pub. Spent just under two hours waiting on what can only be described as appalling food. Very disappointed and doubt very much I will return to be subjected to it again

Was this review helpful? Yes 4
Nottingham, United Kingdom
2 reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015 via mobile

Having had a few bad experiences here over the years, had been avoiding the place until recently. In the past, I had found it to be overpriced, under staffed and poorly run. Add to this the shocking waits and quality of food, it had become a bit of a running joke between my circle of friends. Something seems to have... More 

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Bedford, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

A so so meal which to be honest, I'm not sure why we had as the smell coming from the toilets was awful but we were in a rush so stayed. A long wait for food but to be fair, we were warned of this. Potatoes dry, very small serving of steak and a serving of pulled pork returned for... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 4
Bedford
1 review
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

Brought my two daughters here for lunch ordered pulled pork on a sourdough roll suppose if should have researched first but wasn't sure what Sourdough was so wasn't sure what to expect however when it arrived I was a bit dubious but as it was definately pork I carried on eating it by the point I realised it wasn't on... More 

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1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

Im new to the area and i went into the swan and had a meal which was very nice. The staff where very welcoming and plesent. The food was out in 10 or so mins. before i went to the swan i looked on here and saw so many bad comments and i had to see it for my self... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Darlington, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

We had a lovely time in this pretty village pub, excellent service and very pleasant atmosphere. The food was good value, we ate from the golden menu, and we enjoyed the conversation with the bar staff and some interesting local drinkers. Maybe a little short staffed and we waited longer than we would hope for but we were informed the... More 

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Richard W, Guest Relations Manager at The Swan, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your review of The Swan. It's such an incentive for the team to read great reviews like yours. As you commented Steve is working hard to recruit the right people to fill the vacnat job roles and I'm sure that you will see the improvemnts for yourself on your next visit. More 

Bedford, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

This used to be the village pub to visit but since the previous manager and wife left it leaves a lot to be desired. We had to wait about 20 mins for our meal and when it arrived there were parts of it still cold as it had not been cooked properly so we sent it back. Staff did not... More 

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Richard W, Guest Relations Manager at The Swan, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. I'm sorry to read that you did not have a great time. Please be assured that following a period of temporary management a new General Manager has been recruited. Steve's main focuses are to recruit and train people to give the best possible service to our guests and please be assured that he will not... More 

Brandon, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Had an enjoyable lunchtime meal, was greeted by the new manager , nothing was to much trouble. Felt very welcome will definatley going back.

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Richard W, Guest Relations Manager at The Swan, responded to this review

I was so very Glad to read your review of The Swan and I know that Steve was too. Thank you for choosing to use The Swan and we look forward to your next visit. More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Bridge End, Bromham MK43 8LS, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Bedfordshire  >  Bromham
  • Phone Number: +44 1234 823284

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: British, Pub
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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