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“The quality all round is consistent” 4 of 5 stars
Review of The Swan

The Swan
Golborne Road | Winwick, Warrington WA2 8LF, England
+44 1925 631416
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Ranked #93 of 288 Restaurants in Warrington
Price range: $0 - $31
Cuisines: Bar, Vegetarian, Pub, Gastropub
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Warrington, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
221 reviews 221 reviews
142 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 92 cities Reviews in 92 cities
123 helpful votes 123 helpful votes
“The quality all round is consistent”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2012

Visited the Swan again on the 3rd February, great food & real ale, a really great menu choice now and a good selection of real ales, only slight down side is the bar service they want you to order drinks at the table and make that quite obvious if you stand at the bar but with the waiting staff doing both it can delay your drinks, other than that great.

  • Visited February 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Manchester, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
64 reviews 64 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 36 cities Reviews in 36 cities
92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
“Nice pub”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2012

Nice pub if you can get a table, little slow on service but still ok

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Cheshire
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37 reviews 37 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 23 cities Reviews in 23 cities
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
“Good and bad.”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2012

Good location and a fine looking pub. They used to have a sign here that said "good food takes time to prepare" - we often commented that it takes 'a long time to defrost'. The menu is built on frozen food and deep fat fryers. Once you accept that it is OK. The beers are interesting and the menu is OK. Fish pie today was good. It is a warm, comfortable pub with the staff tonight being very heplful. The toilets are usually disgusting - I had a look on the Warrington Environmental Health website and it score 5 out of 5 for the scores on the doors - hmmmm! This could could be huge again - with some effort.

  • Visited February 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Warrington, United Kingdom
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15 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“A Long Time Favourite”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2012

All the family like and enjoy this Establishment for there friendly atmosphere and good food, nothing is a bother.

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Warrington, Cheshire
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Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“An honest review good and bad”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2012

The swan is very hit and miss concerning food and bar service. Unlike most pubs there didn't seem to be dedicated bar only staff and this explains why it takes so long to get served as one person is normally doing drinks for the tables whilst neglecting the bar, you will often see a que at the bar whether the pub is busy or not.
This is my local pub and on the odd occasion I eat in there the food had to ho back for some reason.
If you like steak you will very lucky if it comes out how you ask for it, surely its not difficult to cook a steak.
Hopefully the management read the reviews as it is a nice pub, but could be so much better.
Toilets are a disgrace, dontt forget staff use them ad well so hygiene is an issue here.

    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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