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The Swan

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Bar, British, Gastropub, Pub
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91 Farnborough Road, Farnborough GU14 6TL, England
+441252510920
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Today
11:00 am - 11:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Drinks, Lunch, 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
Description: The Swan is a contemporary gastropub set in one of Farnborough's most...
The Swan is a contemporary gastropub set in one of Farnborough's most charming buildings.
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  • 14
    Excellent
  • 5
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
Not a brilliant start however......

This gastro pub was recommended by the hotel my colleague and I were staying in. I had read TA reviews and thought we would give it a try. A warm welcome by the staff on arrival and had booked a table for 7.30pm. Pub Nicely refurbed maybe tables a little close together, our seats also seemed a bit... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Nicola S
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18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This gastro pub was recommended by the hotel my colleague and I were staying in. I had read TA reviews and thought we would give it a try. A warm welcome by the staff on arrival and had booked a table for 7.30pm. Pub Nicely refurbed maybe tables a little close together, our seats also seemed a bit low for... More 

Helpful?
Thank Nicola S
AviatorbyTAG, Coordinator at The Swan, responded to this review

Dear Nicola Thank you for your kind comments regarding your recent visit to the newly refurbished The Swan, Farnborough. I was disappointed to learn that your meals had to be returned but was pleased to hear that when the meals were presented they were freshly cooked and tasted excellent. I have shared your review with The Swan Team as we... More 

Hook, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Visited for the second time since the refurb. First visit was with my wife, early on a mid-week night in a relatively quiet restaurant, and whilst our experience and the food was very good on this occasion was keen to see how things would be when we visited as a table of 8 on a busy Friday night. We weren't... More 

Helpful?
Thank Dom K
AviatorbyTAG, Coordinator at The Swan, responded to this review

Dear Dom K Thank you for your 5 circle review regarding your recent return visit to the newly refurbished The Swan, Farnborough. I was delighted to read such wonderful feedback and was so pleased to read that you were very impressed with the service you received and the excellent food. I have shared your review with The Swan Team, who... More 

London, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Came for Sunday lunch here travelled 25 miles on recommendation was absolutely glad we did food is amazing great presentation quality ingredients . We regularly go out for roasts but this is a cut above the rest

Helpful?
Thank Jbbishop
AviatorbyTAG, C oordinator at The Swan, responded to this review

Dear Jbbishop Thank you for your 5 circle review regarding your recent visit to the newly refurbished The Swan, Farnborough. I was delighted to read such wonderful feedback and was so pleased to read that you were very impressed with the menu, food and service. I have shared your review with The Swan Team, who were delighted to read such... More 

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2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We booked a table for 7 as we were staying in the nearby Aviator Hotel. Our waitress, Becky was very friendly and advised us of what the soup of the day was, recommended what was good. I think we'll always be remembered as the group who all had fish and chips with gravy! Which was very nice, not to big... More 

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1 Thank Nicky A
AviatorbyTAG, Coordinator at The Swan, responded to this review

Dear Nicky Thank you for your 5 circle review regarding your recent visit to the newly refurbished The Swan, Farnborough. I was delighted to read such wonderful feedback and was so pleased to read that you were very impressed with the menu, food and service. I have shared your review with The Swan Team, who were delighted to read such... More 

Coventry, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Traveled to Farnborough in the afternoon and after the 4 hour trip wanted a bite and a pint, went to the Swan without booking and got a table straight away, had a rib eye which was cooked to perfection along with the crispy chips and the trimmings, everything was piping hot and only had to wait for about 20 minutes... More 

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1 Thank Paul B
AviatorbyTAG, Coordinator at The Swan, responded to this review

Dear Paul Thank you for your 5 circle review regarding your recent visit to the newly refurbished The Swan, Farnborough. I was delighted to read such wonderful feedback and was so pleased to read that you were very impressed with the menu, food and service. I have shared your review with The Swan Team, who were delighted to read such... More 

Portsmouth, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A wet dreary day was brightened by having lunch in the restaurant looking out over the runway . we were greeted by a friendly member of staff who could not of been more helpful. My son can be a bit of a handful at times but they looked after him fantastically, We had a variety of dishes,the Haddock and chips... More 

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1 Thank PatrickL1961
AviatorbyTAG, Coordinator at The Swan, responded to this review

Dear Patrick Thank you for your 5 circle review regarding your recent visit to the newly refurbished The Swan, Farnborough. I was delighted to read such wonderful feedback and was so pleased to read that you were very impressed with the food and friendliness of the staff. I have shared your review with The Swan Team, who were delighted to... More 

Farnborough, UK
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36 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Well it was just before Christmas, and the season of goodwill to all men, and a time for miracles.....oh yes, The Swan on the Farnborough Road was re-open after months, perhaps years, of re-fit. All the Saints be praised. Much anticipation as we popped in for a quick drink with a view to booking a table for dinner whilst we... More 

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Thank TimmoFarnborough
AviatorbyTAG, Coordinator at The Swan, responded to this review

Dear Timmo Thank you for taking the time to review your recent visit to the newly refurbishment The Swan, Farnborough. I was disappointed to hear of the service challenges you faced and the wait in relation to ordering your drinks at the bar and offer my apologies if you felt the barman was less than helpful. I take on board... More 

Cobham, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went here today with a friend to try the roast and it was absolutely amazing. The roast beef is to die for and the chocolate tart was superb! Highly recommend a visit

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1 Thank francescacoomber
AviatorbyTAG, Coordinator at The Swan, responded to this review

Dear Frances Thank you for your 5 circle review regarding your recent visit to the newly refurbished The Swan, Farnborough. I was delighted to read such wonderful feedback and was so pleased to read that you were very impressed with the food. I have shared your review with The Swan Team, who were delighted to read such lovely feedback too.... More 

2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Terrible service, completely ignored by all members of staff when we arrived. Booked a table in advance and they had not reserved a table us and tried to fob us off to the bar area where there were no tables set up. We finally sat at a table and got ignored again and took ages for our order to be... More 

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1 Thank Chelsea R
AviatorbyTAG, Coordinator at The Swan, responded to this review

Dear Chelsea Thank you for taking the time to review your recent visit to the newly refurbishment The Swan, Farnborough. I am sorry to hear that you felt you didn't receive the service you expected. I have shared your review with The Swan Team and we are appreciative of your feedback which can only help improve our service. Regards Margaret... More 

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30 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was our first visit since the takeover by tag (the owners of the near by 5* Aviator hotel). So we were pretty excited as we both really like their bar. Me and my partner popped in on Friday night expecting it to be busy and possibly not get a table. But we were lucky and we got the last... More 

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Thank MS20144102
AviatorbyTAG, Coordinator at The Swan, responded to this review

Dear MS20144102 Thank you for taking the time to share your experience at the newly refurbished The Swan, Farnborough. I was concerned to read that you had a disappointing experience with your starter and I apologise for the fact that you were not informed of the change made, however your feedback can only help us improve our service. The team... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 91 Farnborough Road, Farnborough GU14 6TL, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Hampshire  >  Farnborough
  • Phone Number: +441252510920

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 9 - 36
  • Cuisine: Bar, British, Gastropub, Pub

Description

The Swan is a contemporary gastropub set in one of Farnborough's most charming buildings.
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:30 pm
Saturday
11:00 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?