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“The Black Swan”
Review of Dirty Duck

Dirty Duck
Price range: $11 - $66
Cuisines: British
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Good for: Families with children, Bar scene
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Delivery, Reservations
Reviewed November 23, 2016

We usually visit here at least once a fortnight = need i say more!
In the summer months it is advisable to book a table.
The menu choice is varied and there is 'something for everyone'
A great meeting place on the banks of the Avon

Date of visit: November 2016
Thank Stayman24
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Simon J, General Manager at Dirty Duck, responded to this reviewResponded November 25, 2016

thank you for a lovely review and hope to look after you again soon

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Reviewed November 16, 2016

This Startford institution used the be called The Black Swan but has now adopted the nickname given it years ago by locals and visiting actors alike. Decent food, a nice (but small) terrace for outdoor drinking and an atmospheric,theatre-themed traditional interior. where you can amuse yourself by identifying the famous actors whose photographs have adorned the bar walls for decades. You can also play 'spot the thespian' late in the evening as many of the RSC actors drop in for a post-performance pint!

Date of visit: November 2016
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Simon J, General Manager at Dirty Duck, responded to this reviewResponded November 18, 2016

Thanks for the review and taking the time to do this and you enjoyed the actors bar, and having a drink with the actors from the RST and more importantly you enjoyed the food and drink

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Reviewed November 15, 2016 via mobile

I d asked for a table for 3 and a small dog and got the best table
in the pub in the window looking over the River Avon. The staff member said it was near the log fire as they thought the dog would like that. What a change to have such a warm welcome.
We had the best cod, chips and mushy peas and great beer. A super pub where the staff are the greatest asset. No wonder the cast of the RSC spend their downtime there!

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Reviewed November 15, 2016 via mobile

A group of friends booked for an evening meal mid week. Where greeted by a roaring fire which was exactly what was needed on a cold winters evening. Really friendly staff and good food

Date of visit: November 2016
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Simon J, General Manager at Dirty Duck, responded to this reviewResponded November 18, 2016

We are really pleased you enjoyed your visit and enjoyed the real wood fire and good fish and chips

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Reviewed November 13, 2016 via mobile

Went there last night and found it clean with friendly staff. The food however was average and typical of a large pub chain.

Date of visit: November 2016
Thank MalcolmD47
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Simon J, General Manager at Dirty Duck, responded to this reviewResponded November 18, 2016

thanks for the review and you found the food average but the staff looked after you please try us again we will try to make your visit more enjoyable next time

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