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The Swan

££ - £££, British,
The Bull Ring, Thaxted CM6 2PL, England
+44 1371 830321
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  • Excellent27%
  • Very good25%
  • Average22%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible15%
Travellers talk about
“burger” (4 reviews)
“curry” (2 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Bar, British, Pub, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
The Bull Ring, Thaxted CM6 2PL, England
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1 - 10 of 157 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago

We used to eat here on a regular basis as we enjoyed its unique character, cosiness and special offer menu as well as finding the staff very friendly. Unfortunately, after its recent refurbishment, it has gone corporate and lost what it had before. Where there...More

Thank Sarah J
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great Location. Thaxted is lovely. The restaurant looked good and was well decorated. Food was tasty but the service was poor. We weren't greeted on entering, we had to find someone to ask if we could sit down. Many of the tables needed clearing so...More

Thank Julie H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Sunday lunch in the bar area , recently refurbished but still kept its character. Staff were friendly and attentive.

Thank loudensusan
Reviewed 17 August 2017

Fantastic local pub. Very friendly and staff very welcoming. Extremely clean and looked after. Didn't have to wait long for food and really enjoyed the burger I ordered. Visited on Tuesday lunchtime so was not particularly busy but there were a number of customers and...More

Thank SarahSazzle87
Reviewed 2 August 2017

My wife and I stayed here one one night and found the experience fantastic. We were looked after superbly all day and evening, The staff couldn't do enough for us. The bar and the restaurant area are fantastic with a great selection of food and...More

Thank sugarsnapboy
Reviewed 30 July 2017 via mobile

Dined here for lunch with family. Down-to-earth and friendly atmosphere staff efficient and helpful. Food hot, tasty and portions very generous. Lovely pub will make a point of visiting again some time.

Thank SHewitson
Reviewed 19 July 2017

We had lunch there with the family in April and although brighter and opened up I was disappointed that the menu was pretty much as before. The menu is basically pub food and, well cooked but felt they could have changed the menu.

Thank pamgezzelegale
Reviewed 14 July 2017

The Swan is located in the beautifully quaint village of Thaxted opposite St Mary's Church. The outlook is lovely and the village does not disappoint.There were 9 of us in our party and we had made a reservations which is recommended as it does book...More

Thank NicolaTravelAgentAU
Reviewed 9 July 2017

Went for a birthday meal, the food was lovely and the service second to none, were made to feel welcome by the staff, food was lovely and hot all served at the same time despite being 12 on our table and a restaurant that was...More

Thank Mary W
Reviewed 1 July 2017

Had a wander round Thaxted and this place looked the most inviting for lunch. Has had a recent refurbishment and looked good. Had a different selection of beers which was a bit off putting but the one I selected was very good. As it was...More

Thank RacingToast
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Alan D
7 September 2017|
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Response from 306tony | Reviewed this property |
Yes, ask the pub. As we were not impressed may be it goes to show that things have not improved.
paul d
19 March 2016|
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Response from loughor | Reviewed this property |
All beds in Old English Inns eg The Swan, are comfortable as the company has installed good quality beds in all their hotels: I've used quite a few of them. as to rooms at The Swan, avoid those in the two small buildings... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: The Bull Ring, Thaxted CM6 2PL, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Essex  >  Thaxted
  • Phone Number: +44 1371 830321
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  • This restaurant is at The Swan
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