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“A proper pub” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Swan

Swan
Ranked #69 of 156 Restaurants in Brentwood
Cuisines: Bar, British, Pub
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Restaurant details
Good for: Bar Scene, Cheap Eats, Groups
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Television
Brentwood, United Kingdom
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59 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
“A proper pub”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 April 2014

No music (or very little) good beers. Good food. NO FOOTBALL. No football shirts . No hats.
Good for Sunday lunch.

  • Visited November 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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English first
Brentwood, Tennessee
1 review
“Very nice indeed!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 April 2014

Visited this pub with some friends for late lunch and a cheeky bottle or two of wine, from start to end there was nothing I could fault. The food was amazing for pub grub and the drinks were fairly priced. It's not a poncy plac, in fact it's quite homely with great service from staff's that seem to care and very well run, there's a great garden but be warned if the sun is out then getting a table may be a challenge but there is plenty of room so if you don't mind waiting like us then it really won't be a problem. Go here, give it a try! You'll have a great time!

  • Visited March 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank Cheryl1982222
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London, United Kingdom
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231 reviews
163 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
“Very disappointed”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 February 2014

Seven of us stopped here for lunch today. Admittedly it was around 4pm but when we asked they said they were still serving Sunday lunch. We ordered drinks first then our food. The choice was beef, pork or chicken. Sorry only one chicken left, sorry pork is off only beef available. Ok so we ordered the beef with homemade Yorkshire pudding and unlimited roast potatoes and veg. Food arrived minus the Yorkshire puds, sorry they are all finished! Beef was tough and very dry, veg ok, roast potatoes very nice. We asked for some more. Oh you will have to wait, so we waited.
To be honest we were very disappointed. It's unlikely that we will return.

  • Visited February 2014
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Brian T
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Brentwood, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Not allowed to swap mash for chips!!!!”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2013

Went into the pub Christmas eve nice lunch all good. Went in there today with two kids and partner. One of the kids wanted sausage and mash which was on the kids menu, but one of the kids doesn't like mash he wanted sausage and chips. Anyone would think that wouldn't be a problem. After being told the chef won't like me changing that, I started to think surely not, surely it will not be a problem to swap mash for chips, after all they both come from potatoes!

Anyway after doing the order, I sat down with my family and the barman came over and said the chef wants us to pay extra for swapping the mash for chips. I was in shock, never thought a simple change like that would cause such a fuss with the 'chef'.

The bar stuff were embarrassed by the situation which I don't blame them to be.

I asked for my refund and left, thought it was absolutely ridiculous, I have never had a problem changing one type of potato for another anywhere.

Disgusted, luckily O'Neils opposite were happy to change! Thank you O'Neils :)

Visited December 2013
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Suzy1234
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Great food and great value”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2013 via mobile

Been here twice now. Lunch and dinner. Both times excellent food. Great value for. Money. Perfect for a cheap lunch or to pop out to eat in evening. Will be coming back.

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