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Swan Inn

Highley Road, Knowle Sands, Bridgnorth WV16 5JL England
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Nestled on the hillside close to the river Severn with amazing panoramic views of the valley and Bridgnorth, The Ugly Duckling Knowle Sands was under new ownership from February 2013 and has undergone a refurbishment program to improve the customers experience. We have a lovely bar area, snug, private dining room for up to 14 guests, dining room, 6 letting bedrooms and a function room! We are a pet friendly pub!
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Board games / puzzles
Books, DVDs, music for children
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Non-smoking hotel
Bar / lounge
Coffee shop
Breakfast available
Kids' meals
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Outdoor furniture
Sun terrace
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Room features
Bottled water
Flatscreen TV
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, German
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Rachel S wrote a review Aug 2020
Bridgnorth, United Kingdom8 contributions3 helpful votes
I went with my other half, our two young boys and my mother. The pub is in a gorgeous location and the decor is lovely. Even the music is good! Our meals were great. The starters we had were nice - chicken skewers, pate and prawns. The steaks the others had were also good, and cooked to order. The French sauvignon we had was very nice, and under £19 a bottle. I would definitely recommend this place. And the views are stunning ❤
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Date of stay: August 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
2 Helpful votes
Rachel S wrote a review Mar 2020
Bridgnorth, United Kingdom8 contributions3 helpful votes
I visited with my partner and our two young sons. We all had roast dinner, and it was brilliant! Couldn't fault a thing. Lots of meat, great Yorkshire puddings, good choice of vegetables. We were also given extra gravy as soon as we asked for it. The food was served very quickly. The barman was a very kind young man who spent time talking with our boys. We also met the owners who were very welcoming and professional. We will definitely be going here again!
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
3 Helpful votes
James wrote a review Feb 2020
6 contributions2 helpful votes
I arrived with my family and was delighted at what we received. Due to flooding in town and storm Dennis it was quiet but I felt as if the standards had been kept extremely high throughout our meals. We were welcomed by a very friendly owner who showed us to our candle lit table next to a roaring fire. The interior is not at all mundane with a modern yet countryside quirky feel. Our drinks were as they should and everyone was happy. Then we had a sharing platter with Italian style salamis and lovely warm bread. We had our quickly cooked and amazing main courses with lovely local meat, seafood and chunky chips. Our desserts were as they should, well presented and fresh. Overall we are delighted with our outing and will definitely return. Highly recommended to go and have a meal there! A real hidden gem and worth seeking out!
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
4 Helpful votes
Response from Kay Gibbons Page, Owner at Swan Inn
Responded 2 Mar 2020
Thank you James. Very kind of you.
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Elaine2747 wrote a review Oct 2019
5 contributions1 helpful vote
Room was cold. Washing machine spinning above room shaking light fittings. Lukewarm shower, generally a bit grubby. Breakfast eggs were not cooked so put me off eating. Pub was cold. When voiced we were told they had new cleaner and room was last on the pipes
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Date of stay: October 2019Trip type: Travelled as a couple
1 Helpful vote
Response from Kay Gibbons Page, Owner at Swan Inn
Responded 26 Dec 2020
Your review is not in keeping with others on this site and we are sorry that we could not allow your very last minute request to cancel just before arrival. Yes, washing machines are used but only between the hours when guests have checked out and before our next arrivals i.e. between 11am and 2pm.
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Alan wrote a review Sep 2019
2 contributions3 helpful votes
Seven of us met for Sunday Lunch. We had met there previously and were looking forward to a nice meal in very pleasant surroundings. The meal was prebooked for 1:30pm on the 29 Sept. After ordering our starters arrived circa 45 minutes later the place was far from full so why it took so long was beyond us. It is fair to say the srarters were nice. The main courses followed and the best description of them was AWFUL. The plates were cold there was a mix up serving the order the beef was ordered pink it came very well done and tough virtually inedible. The beef was replaced but as consequence of the delay the vegetables had gone cold. The lasagne was dry the pork just about acceptable but there wasn't any crackling. In all a disaster. We found the manager to be unhelpful She brought the chef who apologised profusely. The manager said she received complements on the lasagne but that was not our experience evidenced by the amount of food left. We were offered desserts but declined The last time we ate here everything was great which raises the question what has gone wrong?
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Date of stay: September 2019Trip type: Travelled with friends
2 Helpful votes
Response from Kay G, Owner at Swan Inn
Responded 30 Sep 2019
You fail to mention that only three of you arrived on time and had drinks at the table but the rest of your party were late (which could have impacted on the delivery of food to other tables as bookings are carefully timed to avoid this). You also fail to mention that six of you ordered starters and the seventh person didn't but as they were about to be sent out the seventh asked for one too which delayed their arrival as we make sure they are sent out together. There was nothing wrong with the food you had but were given extra beef and the plates are never cold when they are sent out but you sat and waited during an extremely busy Sunday service while more meat was cut for you after Chef finished off the meals he was doing for another table while your request came in. Chef also then left the busy kitchen to come and speak to you to meet your demands. Our Chef held a very successful Italian night on the 19th September and the lasagna is very popular and on the menu as a pub classic and eaten by many of our regulars. I am not the manager, I am the owner as stated at the time. The portion of lasagna was very large (and followed a starter). Not being able to finish it all does not constitute reason for money off which you tried to demand otherwise you would "Leave a negative review on TripAdvisor". I do not bow down to threats.
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US$95 - US$125 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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United KingdomEnglandShropshireBridgnorthKnowle Sands
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Frequently Asked Questions about Swan Inn
Which popular attractions are close to Swan Inn?
Nearby attractions include Bridgnorth Castle and Grounds (0.9 miles), Dudmaston Estate (2.4 miles), and Bridgnorth Town Hall (1.1 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Swan Inn?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant.
What food & drink options are available at Swan Inn?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Swan Inn?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Swan Inn?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Boatyard, Bamboo Wine Bar, and Eurasia tandoori restaurant.
Is Swan Inn located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.04 miles away from the centre of Knowle Sands.
Does Swan Inn offer any business services?
Yes, guests have access to meeting rooms and a banquet room during their stay.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Swan Inn?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and German.
Are there any historical sites close to Swan Inn?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Dudmaston Estate (2.4 miles), St Mary's Church (0.9 miles), and Upton Cressett Hall (4.0 miles).