What a shame to have to write a review like this.
The Swan is the most fantastic looking building, in a perfect location, and yet it decides to serve barely edible food and warm (white) wine, all at a price point where you expect quality.
I Took my girlfriend for a quick lunch of Cajun Chicken Panini's. The chicken was genuinely unrecognisable as chicken? The lowest quality meat I have ever eaten, so processed that it was just white mush.
That along with limp salad, and a handful of crisps, made for my worst dining experience in many a year.
A warm glass of white wine for almost £8 didn't help.
All restaurants live or die by there ingredients, and quality of cooking, just having 'the best location in town' is not enough by a long chalk.
I have read a lot of reviews saying the same as I am on here, the management is replying to them, but NOTHING is changing is it?
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Bedford Swan Hotel is situated in a stunning town centre location overlooking the river and just 30 minutes from central London. Steeped in character and history yet fully refurbished to meet the needs of both our corporate and leisure guest The Swan provides outstanding hospitality expected from a 4 star Hotel. REST Enjoy a perfect night's sleep in one of our stunning bedrooms with thick soft duvets, contemporary fabrics, throws and cushions, signature wall papers and stylish furniture. Air conditioning is in all rooms as standard along with flat screen 32 inch LCD TV with in - room entertainment offering a wide range of up to date movies and high speed internet access. EAT We offer a fantastic range of dining options including the fabulous AA rosette awarded River Room Restaurant and relaxing lounges. 24 Hour room service is available daily and in the summer enjoy al fresco dining or drinks on our terrace overlooking the river. All our food is freshly prepared by our highly skilled team of Chefs. SPA: Our stunning Roman bath inspired pool and Jacuzzi provide the perfect way to unwind after a long, busy day. Our fully trained therapists also offer a wide choice of treatments including Swedish massage, Decleor facials and luxury OPI manicures. MEET: The Hotel is the ideal destination for conferences and meetings. Tailor made to suit the individual requirements of all our customers. CELEBRATE: With its superb location and stunning setting, the Hotel is a popular choice for weddings and functions. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Bedford Swan Hotel Bedfordshire