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The Swan

2 Hutton Road | Ash Vale, Aldershot GU12 5HA, England
01252 758 172
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Ranked #17 of 60 restaurants in Aldershot
Cuisines: English
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Description: A Chef and Brewer Gastro Pub.
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Description: A Chef and Brewer Gastro Pub.
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English first
Guildford, United Kingdom
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

We had heard good things about the Swan so went there for an evening meal. It was a Saturday night so we knew it would be busy. We decided to go straight for the main courses but ordered some bread and oil to nibble on. Nothing arrived for ages and we had to remind the waitress twice; eventually, after about... More

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England
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW via mobile

Been visiting the swan for years,for food, new year parties, had birthday parties there, and just a drink! Now it's dirty glasses piled on the bar, staff that are so tired as so few of them, long waits for food, tired menu, and food bland when it does appear...... This can't be the way it should be, ok so you... More

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Camberley
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

I have been coming to the swan for over 25 years! The service and food have always been exceptional. But recently things have really slipped. I visited with some friends about a month ago and ordered the mango, avocado and chicken salad. It arrived with no avocado! I complained and was was advised y that the avocado had run out!... More

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ash vale
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23 reviews 23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

As someone who lives locally i'm afraid to say that the departure of the previous manager and a number of the staff has affected the Swan and it is not as good as it was. Giving over half the pub to set up tables which are not available to casual diners is simply ludicrous and the food is average at... More

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London, England, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

We have been to The Swan a number of times over the years, always good service with excellent staff willing to help. Such a shame though as we went yesterday for my father in laws birthday, every thing was fine we got given a table fairly quick, the lady came over to take our order for meals and drinks. We... More

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Aldershot, United Kingdom
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

All I can say is that in the past 6 weeks or so, since the new Manager took over, the Swan has improved immensely !! The atmosphere, service, food, and table management is far better. But what comes across most is the morale of the staff,- they seem much happier under the new Man, and are friendly and chatty. Thank... More

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Aldershot, United Kingdom
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7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

We returned to the swan for a late afternoon meal, with a sign just inside the entrance, wait here to be seated! No one came, we required a table for six people to see the place was nearly empty we found a table and we were told that is for superior service only and not available to us, so when... More

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Spirit P, Guest Relations Manager at The Swan, responded to this review

Dear graham w Thank you for providing us with your review I can confirm that I have passed on your comments about your visit to the management team and to the Area Manager of the Swan who would like to thank you for your feedback and to let you know that they have taken your feedback on board and passed... More

Hove, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

A great old fashioned pub in a lovely location, next to a canal. The food is really good, lots of choice all cooked well and at a reasonable price. The only downside really were the bar staff. I'm not sure if they were all new or just terrible but all of them were no good - the evening was still... More

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Aldershot, United Kingdom
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30 reviews 30 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

Nice place for small groups of friends and big menu. Always a good meal and at a reasonable price. There is a garden and plenty of parking although it is a bit tucked away.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014 via mobile

Great food,good selection of beers. And when the weather's good sit by the canal and watch the world go by.

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