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The Swinging Bridge

$$ - $$$
Bar, British, Pub
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18-20 Trafford Boulevard, Trafford M41 7JE, England
6:30 am - 10:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Mon - Fri 6:30 am - 10:00 pm
Sat - Sun 7:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Carlisle, United Kingdom
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94 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Our first visit here. We were seated quite quickly. Our drinks order was taken straight away.It was nice to hear our waiter chatting with other customers & he seemed very happy.Which is lovely to hear staff who are happy in their job. Ryan G (5347) was our waiter & was very helpful. He was polite & efficient.He obviously enjoys his... More 

1 Thank lillysavage_12
Sunderland, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Excellent pub and excellent staff, couldn't do enough for us. The food is lovely, breakfast cooked to order and as much as you like.

1 Thank Allyson R
East Yorkshire
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36 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 14, 2016

Just stopped off here for lunch two days running while organising a new car swap out. Waiter service very attentive, no long waits. Just typical pub grub but quite well cooked - chicken forestiere was my choice and the chicken was cooked but still lovely and moist; my husband was also pleased with his main course as well - paprika... More 

Thank Linnty
Manchester, United Kingdom
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69 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 6, 2016

Visited this place two years ago and what changes since then I think the place has got new owners management because it has improved dramatically.Was passing and decided to give it another try well it was worth it no complaints even though it was busy was seated straight away and within minutes was asked about our drink orders.When the drinks... More 

Thank RegHenning
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 4, 2016 via mobile

Group of 11 called in to get food after a group event, was informed by the polite bar staff that sadly they couldn't seat us in the restaurant but we were welcome to sit in the bar. A man whom we believe was the bar manager then asked us to stop moving tables to sit together as they had other... More 

Thank Rachc81
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19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 31, 2016 via mobile

Walking to the restaurant on a fine summer evening, watching the horrendous traffic crawl by. Lovely meal and good service.

Thank Tony F
Colchester, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 25, 2016 via mobile

Used the Swinging Bridge as I was staying in Hotel attached. Never have any problems here. Used the restaurant for both breakfast and dinner in the evening. Service is always good and with a friendly smile too. Food is good , it's TableTable brand from Whitbread here. It can get busy at times but it's a busy place , I... More 

Thank Lesley S
Bolton le Sands, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 20, 2016 via mobile

Good pub food. Varied menu with something for everyone. Food was piping hot and fresh. We hadn't book but the manager soon found us a table. lovely staff,nothing was too much bother. would definitely come again and would highly recommend.

1 Thank sharon04mark05
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98 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 4, 2016

Had brekkie and dinner here last 2 nights standard pub fare at reasonable prices. Staff were all good especially Michelle.

Thank Paul V
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 31, 2016 via mobile

Great staff with great food at OK prices. Had starter of Pate which was great, steak Diane cooked brilliantly to my liking. Far to full for a dessert but just enough room for one more beer in the bar area. Last orders at 10.50😳 Would recommend this pub/restaurant, plus local to the Trafford centre & the M60.

Thank Paul B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Bar, British, Pub
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Large groups, Kids, Families with children, Business meetings, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
6:30 am - 10:00 pm
6:30 am - 10:00 pm
6:30 am - 10:00 pm
6:30 am - 10:00 pm
6:30 am - 10:00 pm
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 18-20 Trafford Boulevard, Trafford M41 7JE, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Greater Manchester  >  Trafford
  • Phone Number: 441617494184

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