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“Terrible food, terrible staff, invisible management.”
Review of Swan Inn at Forton

Swan Inn at Forton
Ranked #14 of 35 Restaurants in Newport
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
Reviewed May 6, 2013

Our last meal here until the present management and staff move on I'm afraid.
Very poor meals, Chef apologised according to waitress but never showed his face, Management agreed to take my wife's appalling meal off bill but never showed their faces, waitress failed to suppress a smirk directed at two male customers as we were paying the bill rather than prolong the agony any longer. Totally unprofessional and immature attitude. We shall endeavour to ensure that all our circle of acquaintances are aware of the appalling state of a once lovely pub.

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Reviewed April 8, 2013

Went with the family for a carvery on Easter Sunday. Very impressed with the staff who couldnt ave been more helpful. This was terrific as the place was very busy. Easter chocolate hunt for the children as well!

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Reviewed April 3, 2013

We booked The Swan as it is known to be a fantastic carvery and a bit more upmarket than other carvery restaurants. However, when we arrived we were not shown to our table and had to guess which one we were at and we just sat down. My three year old daughter wanted pasta in tomato sauce. When it arrived it was spaghetti in what can only be described as a tin of tomoatoes. Whatsmore, she was given adult cutlery to eat it and proceeded to stab herself as well as struggling to get the fork in her mouth. Anyone with children would understand why differentiating between pasta and spaghetti is important as there is no dignified way for a three year old to eat spaghetti. We then went to the toilets which were 1cm deep in water. Luckily I had heals on but had to carry my little girl over this mess in order to get her to a toilet which smelt and was covered in water and wet toilet paper. The carvery itself was well below average and was at best warm. All in all, I will be complaining and next time the Crown Carvery for 3.99 will be my preferred option!

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Thank Michelle29martin
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Reviewed February 25, 2013

We went to the Swan at Forton last Friday with some friends and had a lovely meal. The service was great. All the staff are really friendly. The pub felt nice and cosy, lovely big fires and a nice cosy place to eat. It was busy and nice. Great atmosphere.We will be going again.

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Thank denisecrittenden
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Reviewed February 16, 2013

Having tried to get a table at the three fish & the lamb at Edgmond , the swan were very accommodating, we waited only a few minutes & our table was ready .we had a lovely meal with drinks & came away very happy.will definitely go again.

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Thank nuteetart1
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