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Review of The Swan Inn

The Swan Inn
Ranked #101 of 607 Restaurants in Milton Keynes
Price range: USD 7 - USD 26
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours, Reservations
Description: This Little Gem is a beautiful 13th century thatched country pub & restaurant, which has undoubtedly changed over the years, yet retains a wealth of original features & oozes a rustic, rural charm. (Just remember to duck when entering!) Our orchard beer garden is ready for summer & is the jewel in our crown. Have a nose around and you'll find all sorts of wonderful herbs and fruit, all of which are used in our kitchen... You'll find us in the heart of the original Milton Keynes Village, the perfect backdrop to savour our delicious menu. Everything is freshly made in our open kitchen and changes in line with the seasons, using the best local produce we can get our hands on, served in the comforting surroundings of our restaurant. Something to note... If you think your veggies are top of the crops then bring them along...we accept them as currency! Accompany your better half, family or whole party ...we cater for all, providing half portion sizes for children's meals, customized set menus for your party & un-intrusive service for those special nights out for two. Planning a shindig? Just let us know & we'll take all the hard work off your hands...(It helps that we love a party!) We can't fail to mention that we're a proper pub ...Boasting top credentials from Cask Marque, you'll find a nurtured selection of real ales in our bar (2 of which change weekly) along with some great lagers, premium spirits and a wine list as long as your arm! We're located just a stone's throw away from the centre of Milton Keynes, so whether you've had a day at the office, been cheering on your team at Stadium:mk or had a hard days shopping at thecentre:mk, we're the perfect spot to stop & recharge those batteries! We look forward to welcoming you soon! Wanida (General Manager)
Reviewed 10 July 2018 via mobile

Horrible!!! Never ever come back!!!Food was really disgusting and priceless and if you want to order cocktails don’t do it because you can just only get a soda water without a prosecco in spritz cocktail and they will argue with you that they are right and the manager of the bar thinking that the clients are stupid!!!

1  Thank Giedrius76
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Reviewed 9 July 2018

We recently celebrated a birthday with 18 family and friends of varying ages. The atmosphere was great, the food was very good and the service was friendly and attentive. We could not fault it.

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Thank nmunro121
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Reviewed 7 July 2018 via mobile

Had a great family do last night, the food was grea and the service from the staff was amazing, could not fault this place.

Thank Rex355
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Reviewed 5 July 2018 via mobile

Me and my friend made the spontaneous decision to go out for food at 7:30 pm. I called the Swan to be told if my booking was for less than 8 people I should do so on line. The next available table was at 8:30 pm. I took it allowing us to take a leisurely walk and build up an apitite and possibly get a drink at the bar before the table was ready.

Instead when we got in we were told that food service was closed. The English waiter went to speak with the manager and returned to confirm that on line booking should not have been taken. When we requested to speak with the said manager he was unavailable being told that he is way too busy sorting out the remaining tables to deal with a confused customer.

Thank you the Swan in Milton Keynes village for the best night of dining in my life. You sent us to the cross keys a further 20 mins walk where me and my friend had an amazing poached pear followed by lobster tail followed by the cross keys mess and crumble. We both had drinks and coffee and easily spent upwards of £80.

The floor was run by two Albanian guys who were more than happy to serve us. Warm welcome. Lovely banter. Great food great company and lots of patrons arrived for food after us. I asked my friend what was going on as I did not understand why people were arriving after 9pm for food and he told me to listen to their accents. They were all foreigners from Europe. Apparently they eat later out there. Wow. What a great way to run a business. Being available and friendly to customers when they need you. Truely mind blowing.

To sum up. Won’t be darkening your door again. The swan in Milton Keynes village. Will trek to cross keys in future. Clearly we need the foreigners as the locals are lazy.

Thank Sanjee D
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Reviewed 22 June 2018

But bad if you are a couple or two couples wanting to chat. Everyone has to shout to be heard over the music. Poor food, don't have the risotto which is actually a savory rice pudding. Very 'can't be bothered' service. It seems that they get so much business here they can't be bothered being pleasant to customers. Oh by the way Ladies, be prepared to have your heels ruined in the gravel car park.

Thank Sue S
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