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The Swan

English, Pub
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2 Hutton Road | Ash Vale, Aldershot GU12 5HA, England
01252 325212
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9:00 am - 11:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun 9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Mon - Sat 9:00 am - 11:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations
Description: A Chef and Brewer Gastro Pub.

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Visitor rating
  • 56
    Excellent
  • 65
    Very good
  • 48
    Average
  • 45
    Poor
  • 30
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Food- fab- service? Hmmmm

As always the food was utterly delicious, the chef here knows his stuff, but the service was bordering on poor. We had to wait 20 minutes(?!) after the second half of the table arrived before being offered any drinks, at which time they took both drinks and food orders. I think the 20 minutes was... read more

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4 of 5 starsReviewed May 24, 2015
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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English first
Farnborough
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

Have been visiting The Swan for many years and the food is always good and service is excellent. Unfortunately on my recent visit my choice off the new menu of the lamb dish was not available which was disappointing so I had to choose an alternative lamb dish from the main menu which was good but not enough gravy

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

As always the food was utterly delicious, the chef here knows his stuff, but the service was bordering on poor. We had to wait 20 minutes(?!) after the second half of the table arrived before being offered any drinks, at which time they took both drinks and food orders. I think the 20 minutes was probably generous as we didn't... More 

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Ewhurst, United Kingdom
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20 reviews 20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

I know this is a chain pub but it's also a one off. Lovely setting by the canal. Big choice of menu items and it was fast. Only letdown is staff. Debatable quality from the people serving tables.

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Aldershot, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Must admit we had high expectation about The Sawn but they failed to deliver. Besides having a reservation for 6pm we had to wait at the door for 10m and sit ourselves. The Staff member serving us was unaware of the type of drinks the served and ended up serving us the wrong pint of beer. The lager shandy also... More 

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Farnham, United Kingdom
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44 reviews 44 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

Had hospital appointment at Frimley Park and didn't get out until 2.30pm had had no lunch so both were starving, pulled into the Swan at 2.45 got a drink straight away followed by the menu. Made our choice and before we had finished our drinks the food had arrived exactly as described. My husband had the steak and ale pie... More 

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Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

It was very average...service a bit lack lustre, some meals cold and bizarre service. Still on balance just average I wouldn't rush back

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Weybridge, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

The location is lovely and the food is very good if not a bit expensive, but try to book ahead and you have no chance. Nobody ever picks up the phone at the Swan. Very frustrating! If it were not for the fayre, and the fact that we have friends who live in walking distance who are willing to make... More 

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norfolk
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32 reviews 32 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

As a person with a glass at least half full, though more often splashing at the brim, I have mostly positive comments about The Swan in Ash Vale. But I shall quickly mention my biggest grievance, mainly to get it out of the way so I can continue my review of a very nice establishment. I'm not one to concentrate... More 

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Camberley
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55 reviews 55 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

I have known the various guises this Pub and Hotel has taken since 1975. When Derek and baby took over and had the first face lift done, this place was a gold mine for the brewery and a flag ship eating hostelry! Since Derek moved, the place is sadly a shadow of its former glory. Food is good, don't get... More 

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surrey, england
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38 reviews 38 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

we've shared many a tasty meal at The Swan, car park always full and a queue to get in! Not this time though, a couple of guys standing at the bar thinking they were being big by swearing nonstop. No welcome, food stale, Fatty meat, uninteresting and dull, waitresses looked so fed up, noisy children running around at 9:30pm ....... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2 Hutton Road | Ash Vale, Aldershot GU12 5HA, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Hampshire  >  Aldershot
  • Phone Number: 01252 325212

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: English, Pub

Description

A Chef and Brewer Gastro Pub.
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Monday
9:00 am - 11:30 pm
Tuesday
9:00 am - 11:30 pm
Wednesday
9:00 am - 11:30 pm
Thursday
9:00 am - 11:30 pm
Friday
9:00 am - 11:30 pm
Saturday
9:00 am - 11:30 pm

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