We had read in the local paper that this local pub had a new chef and, passing one early evening and hungry, we popped in. We had been - just once - under previous management and wouldn't have been back after the mundane meal on that occasion. True there were only three choices on the board this time but they were all tempting. There was also nothing listed suitable for my vegetarian husband but the waitress assured us that anything could be adapted for him. Our meals came and they were ABSOLUTELY DELICIOUS! The food was stylishly presented and quite one of the best meals either of has had for a long time - certainly locally - where other restaurants have consistently disappointed us! We had family visiting from the south this weekend and we had no qualms about making a reservation to take them to this place which we had discovered. I had venison - cooked to utter perfection - absolute 'melt in the mouth stuff'! Every one of us said we had thoroughly enjoyed our various meals and we went off home to make room for other diners. Contrary to other reviewers opinions, it is NOT expensive for the quality of the food and it is not a bad thing to have a limited menu. It is far better to have food fresh, cooked well than have umpteen containers in the fridge waiting for someone to want a Brewers Fayre menu - cooked by an inept chef! If you want that, go to the kind of place which can accommodate your needs, your taste buds and your purse. This is not your average pub grub - it is fine dining in a pokey little pub but it is well worth whatever is charged for it. If your preference is for egg and chips, there are plenty of these greasy spoon pubs and so called restaurants in this area to go to. If you find it too expensive, go to the plethera of cheapie places but don't slag off the only decent place we've discovered round here to enjoy fabulous food. I sometimes think Trip Advisor reviews say more about the moaners who review something than it does about the place they are reviewing - and I do sometimes wonder if they are competitors attempting to "diss" a place. I have absolutely no connection at all with the folk who have the White Swan but we will certainly be back to enjoy one of the three wonderful plates of food on offer on their board. (By the way, the wine was VERY good too - and not expensive by anyone's standards!)
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