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The Swan Salford

4.5
4.5
801 Reviews
£25 and under
British

The Swan Salford is an attractive Edwardian pub in a lovely village setting, just 10 minutes from central Milton Keynes (1 mile jnt 13 M1). It's perfect for a drink after work and as somewhere to meet eat and drink with friends. The Swan combines classic pub
grub with modern brasserie dishes. We serve food all day. Drink quality draught beers, ale on hand pump plus a carefully chosen wine list with quality variety value. Meetings & private dining available.

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Booked 26 times today
  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    British, Gastro Pub

  • Hours of operation

    Daily 12:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Phone number

    01908 281008

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Private party facilities

    The converted barn at The Swan with its exposed beams of painted brick has space for a grand dining table seating up to 28 people or we can remove or reconfigure the table for a cocktail party or business meeting. A projector & screen, blackout blinds and flipcharts are available for your business needs.

  • Neighborhood

    Salford

  • Parking details

    Front and rear car park within the grounds of the pub

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Extra space between tables
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

Menu

View menu on restaurant's website

What 801 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Bedfordshire

    Best Overall

  • Bedfordshire

    Best Food

  • Bedfordshire

    Best Service

  • Bedfordshire

    Best Ambiance

  • Bedfordshire

    Best Value

  • Bedfordshire

    Fit for Foodies

  • Bedfordshire

    Great for Lunch

  • Bedfordshire

    Special Occasion

  • Bedfordshire

    Most Booked

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  1. G

    Gilma05

    London

    14 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    The vegan burger was excellent

    The Swan SalfordResponded 5 days ago

    We are so happy to hear you enjoyed the Vegan burger! See you again soon.

  2. 2

    21birthdaybash

    Bedfordshire

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 16, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5

    Great evening, we’ll looked after. Surprisingly quiet. One of my favourite places to eat and has remained do for many years

    The Swan SalfordResponded 7 days ago

    Thanks for the kind review! We are so happy to hear the team made you feel so comfortable. We hope to see you again soon.

  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 16, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Sunday roast

    The Swan SalfordResponded 7 days ago

    Cheers for the review!

  4. HB

    HilaryB

    Gloucestershire

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Ideal place for New Year's Day lunch. Attentive staff, but not intrusive or over-hurried. Good good and wine. Flexible seating for different sized groups. I shall come here again.

    The Swan SalfordResponded on January 5, 2022

    What a wonderful review Hilary! Thank you so much, see you again soon.

  5. M

    Minn

    Buckinghamshire

    36 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on December 23, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    As ever serving good stuff never disappoints

    The Swan SalfordResponded on December 24, 2021

    Oh thank you Minn, we hope to see you again soon!

  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Bedfordshire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 17, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food and service as always

    The Swan SalfordResponded on December 18, 2021

    Thank you for your wonderful words and the 5 stars Anon

  7. LT

    LynnT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 11, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great atmosphere, fantastic friendly service, very personable, lovely food ..... definitely recommend :-)

    The Swan SalfordResponded on December 15, 2021

    Thank you so much for such a wonderful review Lynn! We look forward to welcoming you back.

  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 10, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great venue to meet up with friends and family. Friendly staff in an attractive environment. The food is delicious and there is plenty of variety on the menu. The Swan is a firm favourite of ours.

    The Swan SalfordResponded on December 13, 2021

    Thank you so much for such a great review! we are delighted to be one of your favourites and we thank you for such lovely comments, see you again soon!

  9. D

    Dusky

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 24, 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Pleasant and efficient staff, good choice of food and reasonably priced

    The Swan SalfordResponded on November 25, 2021

    Thanks so much for great comments regarding our team and food!

  10. DG

    DawnG

    Buckinghamshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 21, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Lovely meal. Nice atmosphere. Bit loud on the noise coming from people. Excellent staff service. Good choice of drinks.

    The Swan SalfordResponded on November 23, 2021

    WOW Dawn! Thank you so much for such wonderful comments about the team, staff and drinks!

  11. RW

    RuthW

    Buckinghamshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 21, 2021

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Very good will go back. No fuss and no restrictions

    The Swan SalfordResponded on November 23, 2021

    Thank you so much Ruth, See you again soon!

  12. N

    Nag49

    London

    27 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Nice quick lunch with a bottle of bubbles...whats not to like!

    The Swan SalfordResponded on November 20, 2021

    Thank you so much for such a great review! we hope you enjoyed your lunchtime bubbles!

  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Bedfordshire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 14, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great family Sunday lunch, food and service both excellent

    The Swan SalfordResponded on November 19, 2021

    Thank you so much for leaving such a kind review!

  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Buckinghamshire

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 13, 2021

    overall3food4service2ambience2

    Unfortunately it took 40 minutes to receive our drinks, starter came out before the drinks. Lady serving us was great and took the drinks of the bill. The guy behind the bar was very unsympathetic with his attitude. Food was great and enjoyed our meal.

  15. l

    lizb

    Devon

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Very helpful lovely staff made my 50 th very special x

  16. SB

    SBfood

    London

    34 reviews

    5.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on November 8, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    From the moment we walked in the door to the staff kindly letting us wait until our taxi arrived, the evening was fantastic. The warm welcome from the barman, swiftly followed by a very knowledgable and engaging waiter, I'd have recommended it for that alone. But then the food... Oh my. For a 'gastro pub', the menu was excellent. Shying away from the usual staples, and giving every dish a special twist (and seasonal ingredients), I could not fault any of the dishes we had. And the wine was very good also - with a lovely story behind it, where the owners/GM's personally visited the vineyards in South Africa, and put something back into the local workers by allowing them to grow their own produce in the soil during the fallow periods. A wonderful business ethic, and outstanding gastronomic experience.

    The Swan SalfordResponded on November 19, 2021

    WOW! Thank you so much for sharing your experience, we are over the moon to hear you had such an amazing visit and enjoyed all aspects of your visits! we hope to welcome you back again soon!

  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Buckinghamshire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 23, 2021

    overall5food4service5ambience4

    Lovely place good food great service

    The Swan SalfordResponded on October 25, 2021

    Thanks so much for such kind words and a smashing 5 stars!

  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 13, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Lovely meal, helpful waitress who liaised well with chef regarding amendments to dishes and really friendly atmosphere. Our local and we are very pleased it is!

    The Swan SalfordResponded on October 15, 2021

    thank you kindly for your 5 stars! we are so happy to hear our staff did their upmost best to ensure your visit was up to our standard! we are super glad we have lovely customers like yourself in our community! See you again very soon!

  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 8, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent foid

    The Swan SalfordResponded on October 10, 2021

    Thank you so much for your review!

  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 8, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fantastic place!

    The Swan SalfordResponded on October 11, 2021

    Thanks for the 5 star review!

  21. JW

    JackW

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 30, 2021

    overall4food4service5ambience3

    Young waitress was amazing really up for the job as we were the only ones in the restaurant it was a bit surreal. Good food well presented and very tasty

    The Swan SalfordResponded on October 6, 2021

    Thank you so much for a lovely review, the team will be over the moon with the comments made.

  22. TF

    TaniaF

    Newcastle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 30, 2021

    overall5food3service4ambience5

    Service was ok. It was quite noisy. The curry my two friends said there was not taste at all!

    The Swan SalfordResponded on October 6, 2021

    Thanks for your feedback Tania. We are sorry to hear that everything was not right and would love to pick this up with you directly. Please do get in touch with us at reservations@peachpubs.co m so we can look to putting this right.

  23. J

    Jude

    Cambridge

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 30, 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Lovely tasty sandwich from the new autumn menu, but we missed having the choice of a salad for lunch!

    The Swan SalfordResponded on October 1, 2021

    Thank you for taking the time to share this feedback with us, and will pass to the kitchen team. We are so glad to hear that you enjoyed a tasty sandwich from the new Autumn menu. Lots of new lovely dishes to sample, see you again soon!

  24. P

    Peachy

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 28, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Enjoyed the ambiance and decor, spacious and light , Love the plate sharing started especially the halloumi and ketchup sauce. Staff friendly and check everything is ok

    The Swan SalfordResponded on October 1, 2021

    Thanks so much for leaving us a 5 star review. We love your comments regarding the ambience, decor and the staff! Your comments have been shared amongst the team and are greatly appreciated by all

  25. JP

    JanetP

    Bedfordshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 26, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The consistence excellent service we have come to expect enhanced by the lovely Australian waitress

    The Swan SalfordResponded on September 28, 2021

    Thank you for your 5 star review, we cannot wait to welcome you again!

  26. SA

    SimonA

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 5, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Second time getting the roast dinner - fantastic again - really like the way they bring out the 'spare' roast potatoes and Yorkshire puddings, rather than keeping them warm for the next set of customers. Great for big appetites and freshness...and the banoffee cheesecake was pretty awesome/decadent too. Really welcoming, friendly service - a brilliant local pub - would thoroughly recommend

    The Swan SalfordResponded on September 11, 2021

    What a lovely review, thank you Simon! We are so pleased you enjoyed your visit and all aspects had been great. We are pleased our special touch with the yorkshires and potatoes had made the visit even better! We can't wait for your next visit.

  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Bedfordshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 4, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great dinner and good vibes.

    The Swan SalfordResponded on September 11, 2021

    Thanks for the positive feedback, we are thrilled you enjoyed your visit!

  28. J

    Justin

    Buckinghamshire

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent selection of food and drink. Warm and friendly service and relaxed ambience. Perfect way to spend a Saturday lunchtime. Highly recommended. We will return!

    The Swan SalfordResponded on September 11, 2021

    Thanks for your fantastic feedback Justin, we are so pleased you enjoyed your visit and look forward to your return.

  29. N

    Newbie

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 27, 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    This is a lovely place to dine. The menu has something for everyone and also a specials board. Scallops were very fresh and perfectly cooked. The garlic chicken was melt in the mouth and so moist. The ham strumpet (ham hock deep fried in breadcrumbs) was a big hit, especially with my sister in law who is a chef and food lecturer.

    The Swan SalfordResponded on August 30, 2021

    Thank you so much Newbie! What a stunning review to read, We are so pleased that everything was a hit with you all. Please do come and see us again soon!

  30. K

    Kcat

    London

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on August 15, 2021

    overall4food5service4ambience5

    We chose the open air dining which was great. The food was fantastic and good value

    The Swan SalfordResponded on August 30, 2021

    Thank you Kcat, please do come and see us again soon!

  31. j

    johnc

    Bath

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 14, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Absolutely superb food, flavours were fabulous. I took my family including my 87 year old Mum they loved it! Service was exceptional.

    The Swan SalfordResponded on August 17, 2021

    Fantastic news John - thank you for the lovely review, so pleased your Mum enjoyed herself too!

  32. MT

    MarkT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 13, 2021

    overall5food4service5ambience3

    This is a great place to eat has a good vibe and staff are always welcoming even behind a mask

    The Swan SalfordResponded on August 17, 2021

    Thank you Mark! We are so pleased you had such a good time. We love our pub and the people in it- so its good to hear we are doing a good job. Please come back and see us again soon.

  33. VS

    VS17

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Lovely service, catering for my toddler’s weird excuse of just broccoli! It’s our latest find and quickly becoming our “the go-to” local.

    The Swan SalfordResponded on August 9, 2021

    Thank you so much for such a warm review, we love our locals and will always go above and beyond to ensure that you feel welcomed! Hope to see you again soon.

  34. JA

    JoeA

    London

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food, can’t fault any of it, we had 3 courses and it was delightful, fabulous cooking, 45 minute drive from our home but we will definitely be eating at The Swan Salford again!

    The Swan SalfordResponded on July 31, 2021

    Thank you JoeA! We are so pleased you had such a good time. We love our pub and the people in it- so its good to hear we are doing a good job. Please come back and see us again soon!

  35. JV

    JuliaV

    Hampshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 18, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Visiting the are and recommended by the nearby Willowford Hotel 6 mins walk away. The service by the young lady who served us was over snd above expectations. The meal for all of us thoroughly enjoyed and great presentation by the chef. All in all a great evening.

    The Swan SalfordResponded on July 24, 2021

    Thank you JuliaV! We are so pleased you had such a good time. We love our pub and the people in it- so its good to hear we are doing a good job. Please come back and see us again soon!

  36. JB

    JohnB

    London

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 18, 2021

    overall2food2service1ambience3

    Food was mediocre and very poor quality. Service was non existent as they were also hosting a wedding which took precedence over the normal diners. Waited over an hour and a quarter for food to arrive with no apology. Doubt I will be back.

    The Swan SalfordResponded on July 24, 2021

    Oh no! This doesn't sound like us at all- I think we were having a bad day. Will you give us another chance? Perhaps email us at reservations@peachpubs.c om we can chat a bit further and entice you back?

  37. VK

    VicarKeith

    London

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 17, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Modern stylish venue. Friendly helpful non obtrusive service. Large menu and daily specials board. Food was well presented. All in all a great dining experience. Will definitely revisit the Swan.

    The Swan SalfordResponded on July 18, 2021

    Aw thanks so much for your kind words and the 5 stars- it really means a lot VicarKeith

  38. SB

    SimonB

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 11, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great service nice food

    The Swan SalfordResponded on July 17, 2021

    Cheers for the 5 star review SimonB. Hope to see you again soon!

  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Newcastle

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 10, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    What an experience, from been treated with very polite and friendly staff to the full 3 course meal everything was well presented. The venue itself was beautiful. Would definitely recommend this to everyone. Keep up the great work!

    The Swan SalfordResponded on July 17, 2021

    Thank you! We are so pleased you had such a good time. We love our pub and the people in it- so its good to hear we are doing a good job. Please come back and see us again soon

  40. m

    mrsmiggins

    Cambridge

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 5, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Lovely stylish relaxed surroundings, great service and delicious food & wine. Will return!

    The Swan SalfordResponded on July 6, 2021

    Oh that's great to hear! Thanks for your lovely feedback and we look forward to welcoming you back soon

FAQs

The Swan Salford is rated 4.5 stars by 801 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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Booked 26 times today
Google Map for The Swan Salford

2 Wavendon Road Salford, Bedfordshire MK17 8BD

  • Neighborhood

    Salford

  • Hours of operation

    Daily 12:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    British, Gastro Pub

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Front and rear car park within the grounds of the pub

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    01908 281008

  • Private party facilities

    The converted barn at The Swan with its exposed beams of painted brick has space for a grand dining table seating up to 28 people or we can remove or reconfigure the table for a cocktail party or business meeting. A projector & screen, blackout blinds and flipcharts are available for your business needs.

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