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“Good boozer, gets packed, annoying regulars!”
Review of Swan

Swan
Ranked #58 of 178 Restaurants in Brentwood
Certificate of Excellence
Dining options: Breakfast
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast
Reviewed 21 September 2013 via mobile

This is a pub I tend to visit every now and then when visiting Brentwood. It's certainly improved over the years with the back area becoming pretty nice (if you can get a table from the selfish regulars! Always take the biggest table without fail, under the heaters out back, play sudoku and gossip from 5pm so you can't get a look in!)

Drinks are standard prices and food is ok for pub grub.

Staff are friendly enough when not chatting to each other behind the bar and you catch their eye, but polite none the less. It's obvious though that attention is heaped on those said regulars which can be awfully annoying, especially as I've been visiting on and off for 10 years!

Always a laugh but on a Saturday night it can be unbearably busy, so much so that there is often no room to even stand, but that just shows the pubs popularity.

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Thank nomadlad
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Reviewed 22 August 2013

always here on a Saturday and sunday drink service is fast and the staff are friendly food is ok but more variety on the menu would be nice however still great pub!

Thank peter l
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Reviewed 28 July 2013 via mobile

Visited here with friends from the area.

Was a lovely sunny day and The Swan has a huge patio that's perfect for a looong day sat in the sun.

We also ate here and as they were busy there was an hour's wait for food. No problem because we were kept informed of the delay. I had a southern-fried chicken baguette with sweet potato fries and a pint for just £6. Was delicious and brilliant value.

Later there was musician who was excellent.

In the end we spent all day here. Was a great day and evening - perfect for a catch-up with friends.

Would visit again!

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Thank mattsand0
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Reviewed 26 May 2013

This is one of the few pubs with over 21's and this makes all the difference. Lovely outdoor seating area with parasols and heaters for cooler days. Food and service is very good. Small niggle is having to pay for the car park with refunds on food only.

Thank Polly E
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Reviewed 18 March 2013

Stopped in one Friday night to catch up with some old Friends, didnt really know the pubs and bars in the area but had been recommended this one , for a Friday night pre St P day was not to busy , service was very good and friendly and the Guinness was well kept , would meet again there no problem , didnt eat ,well apart from the Black Stuff, food coming out the kitchen looked ok though

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1  Thank Dave R
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