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“regulars for 5 years....but having to move our local as we have children”
Review of The Swan Inn

The Swan Inn
Ranked #5 of 13 Restaurants in Mountsorrel
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $5 - $37
Cuisines: British, Bar, Pub
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Good for: Families with children, Special occasions, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Description: The Swan Inn freehouse is a traditional 17th century inn on the banks of the River Soar serving cask-conditioned real ales and exceptional food. AA four star luxury accommodation and winner of CAMRA Best Village Pub in North Leicestershire 2007.
Reviewed June 21, 2014

We've always popped down to the very nice Swan in the summer evenings with our growing family and have in the past, sat out in the garden with friends (also with kids) until almost closing time (kiddies asleep in buggies etc). We popped down again this week to be told that we only had 30 mins to drink our drinks as kids are now no longer welcome past 8, even in the garden unless you are having dinner. I've seen a previous review after which the pub states that this is a 23 year old rule - but after being summer customers with kids for 6 years, this is news to us. We have always alternated this pub and another in Rothley but now have no choice but to aim for Rothley in the future. It's obviously up to the management team which client groups they are aiming at, but having mentioned this rule to a few of the local families today (ho were also unaware of it), we are all now heading south in the fine evenings and having to move our business. It doesn't come across as the policy of a family friendly establishment.

Lovely pub and we've had good times there - sad they're over.

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3  Thank sunseaker1000
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Reviewed June 16, 2014 via mobile

This place really is great. Landlord and staff make you really welcome and the food and service is to the highest standards. The beer and wine are pretty good too. I would definatly recommend this pub!

1  Thank Joanne B
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Reviewed June 12, 2014

I went into this pub for the first time last Sunday with four friends and we really didn't know what to expect.
We were all pleasantly surprised.
The staff were so friendly and attentive and the menu was varied,we were expecting the standard pub grub type of meal but it was far better than that,everything was freshly cooked and plentiful, we all loved our meals and the friendly atmosphere and will definitely be returning very soon.

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1  Thank 50DeborahH
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Reviewed June 2, 2014 via mobile

Regular visitor to this pub for it's friendly atmosphere & good beer. Eaten on several occasions and always been more than happy! Nice people too.

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Reviewed May 28, 2014

Good atmosphere, live music, BBQ, Beer Festival weekend. Went Friday had beers, real ale and cider festival. Went Sat and ate, very nice and limited but good choice menu. Went Sun, live music, and sat in the riverside garden looking at the lock and weir. Went Mon BBQ. A tough weekend but very good. Been before it's always welcoming. We live 250 miles away.

Thank ShoeburynessTolly
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