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Bistro @ The Swan at Hay


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US$26 - US$32
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
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Reviewed 11 December 2018

We arrived and had drinks in the bar. The staff were very attentive. Our meal was lovely and again the staff were helpful and checked all was ok with our meal. They were particularly good with my son even giving him small toys to play...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Michelle K
Reviewed 20 August 2018

We have visited a few times now and feel we should share some positives about the Swan, it has a lovely garden and is a relaxing place to visit and enjoy lunch. Having eaten out in the evening here it was not the most organised...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank bluecat66
Reviewed 21 April 2018

Thursday evening - lovely weather so went to The Swan and had a drink in the garden which is a nice space. We had booked the restaurant although there was no real need. One other table of 8 then another 2 people came in. The...More

3  Thank jackie w
Reviewed 28 March 2018

Really enjoyed a 3 course meal at The Swan. All portions were excellent and the food was cookednto perfection. The best steak i have ever had, was so tasty and tender. Great crockery which was pottery and quirky. Starters were great, and not your usual,...More

Date of visit: March 2018
Reviewed 20 February 2018 via mobile

Myself and a colleague were staying at the swan and ate in the bar area from the main bistro menu. I had the rib eye steak which was cooked perfectly and good quality. My colleague who is not easily impressed really enjoyed the salmon. The...More

Date of visit: February 2018
Thank pb1867
Reviewed 13 January 2018

Great,quirky quality bedroom with a sitting room above.The bathroom was adequate.but in need of refurbishment (room 6).Good range of drinks,local ale, well kept,restaraunt food was tasty imaginatjve and well presented.The staff were friendly and efficient had a lovely stay

Date of visit: January 2018
Thank Philip W
Reviewed 27 December 2017

Went with work for Xmas party night, expected a great night with good food - how disappointing! Food was awful, starter of slow roasted belly pork came out and resembled blocks of lard with no visible meat. Luckily managed to change my order for soup....More

Date of visit: December 2017
6  Thank jomitchEngland
Reviewed 26 November 2017 via mobile

We were at the Hay-on-Wye winter festival which is a delight. Went to The Swan for a book signing after an event. Knowing This hotel for years we were having a quick look at the bar and restaurant area to probably take a drink and...More

7  Thank brianwM8504VJ
Reviewed 8 November 2017

We went as a couple for lunch recently. Very nice restaurant to sit and enjoy the garden views. Food was nice, not amazing but thought that drinks were expensive .

Date of visit: September 2017
Thank Joyceshawgranar... S
Reviewed 12 August 2017

Cannot get served in this place if more than one activity is on. Have been to dinner dances in the past and although the food was ok and I mean just ok, the service was bad

Date of visit: May 2017
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