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Swan Inn

285 London Road | Stanway, Colchester CO3 8LU, England
+44 1206 210252
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  • Excellent21%
  • Very good27%
  • Average16%
  • Poor13%
  • Terrible23%
Travellers talk about
“rump steak” (5 reviews)
“fries” (3 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly
285 London Road | Stanway, Colchester CO3 8LU, England
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Reviewed yesterday

What a bad experience. We were stopping for some food so we popped in. I asked for a table for 3 and was told by a waitress to sit at any table. I had to point out that they were all dirty and had plates...More

Thank J5250FDtony
Reviewed 2 days ago

This is normally a nice place to eat but unfortunately it has gone down hill. There seemed to be a shortage of staff and we waited an hour or more for our food after asking three times.

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Thank daniellesB5781XZ
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Very poor experience. Visited lunch time. A very long wait for food especially as it wasn't busy. Cheeseburger came in a cold bun with cold cheese and burgers were overcooked and hard. Steak was overcooked and tough. Jam roly poly wasn't edible. Won't be visiting...More

Thank reyman44
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

The outside play area and large portion sizes are the only good things about the pub. The car park is too small, with cars regularly having to park on the road outside and the service is very slow. Today, there was only one person taking...More

Thank Jay3679
Reviewed 6 days ago

So I went out for a meal with the family and enjoyed the route 66 burger, the hospitality was very good and made us feel very welcome. Will come back here

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Thank zDAZZAx
Reviewed 1 week ago

This establishment seemed to lack staff. Our lunchtime visit took almost two hours. We will not be quick to return which is sad because the Swan has been a favourite eating place of ours.

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Thank victorsU4995DE
Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely meal had chicken skewers Very good service Would come again Friendly people Thank you very much

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Thank 454shannond
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Hi, I hate to do this, ( I never complain ) but we had a really awful experience at your restaurant earlier today. To start with 2 puddings were unavailable but we substituted, then we were told there was a 45 min wait which turned...More

Thank Nicola R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Booked a table online for six people, arrived only to wait 15 mins just to book in. In that time there was a lady an man working the bar a man in a shirt and waistcoat spinning around with a bunch of keys, not one...More

1  Thank Lisa S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have been coming here for around 15 years, but this will be the last time!!! Took mum out for her birthday today 29/10/17, to start with no bitter at all !! We were there early 11.40am, we had ordered by 11.50 but didnt get...More

4  Thank susan c
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 285 London Road | Stanway, Colchester CO3 8LU, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Essex  >  Colchester
  • Phone Number: +44 1206 210252
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