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The Swire Inn, Middletown, OH

The Swire Inn

4.5
4.5
236 Reviews
$30 and under
American
TheSwire In has develped a great reputation for quality and value. Whether you choose our best selling Pot Roast, Deviled Eggs, or our award winning specialty cocktails you will be served by an attentive team that is always happy to see you!

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    American

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Mon–Sat 4:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (513) 318-9922

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Neighborhood

    Middletown

  • Cross street

    1st & Central Ave

  • Parking details

    Public Lot

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 236 people are saying

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

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Cincinnati / Dayton

    Outdoor Dining

  • Dayton

    Best Value

  • Dayton

    Neighborhood Gem

  • Dayton

    Outdoor Dining

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  1. SM

    SusanM

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Easy check in. The hostess and waiter were very pleasant and friendly.
  2. SL

    SherryL

    Chicago

    36 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great evening on the patio watching my favorite band and enjoyed catching up with old friends. Beautiful sunset to boot!! Steaks were prepared to our liking and scalloped potatoes and squash were seasoned well and filling. Perfect summer night!
  3. CT

    CprTp

    Cincinnati

    4 reviews

    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall2food1service5ambience5
    We have never been so sadly disappointed by our go-to Swire Inn. In a packed restaurant and patio there was one bartender who had to apologize for “trying to keep up”. Understaffed is the issue I’m sure. All businesses use this complaint. Our server could NOT have been kinder and more apologetic. We waited 45” for drinks as we watched attention paid to patrons seated at the bar. Our drink orders were wrong but corrected. Our food order was wrong for one guest who elected not to have it replaced as we had show tickets and time constraints. Our food was not the proper temp. We have raved about and recommended The Swire Inn many times. No more. Won’t be going back pre-show again. Sad. Again, our server could NOT have been kinder, more concerned, nor more accommodating and apologetic. 8/27/22 6:30 Hi-top window, bar area
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was good.
  5. TG

    TinaG

    Cincinnati

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 23, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    We ate outside on the patio. There is a municipal airport nearby and there were a couple of stunt planes doing maneuvers over the patio the whole time. It was very loud! Nothing the restaurant has control over, just an FYI. They could also use some bug lights around the patio as well. The food was good!
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our reservation was for inside but the weather was so nice we were easily changed to the patio. Our server was great! Very attentive and personable.
  7. r

    rt66

    Cincinnati

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Really enjoy the patio and the band- the shepherds pie and pot roast are outstanding
  8. S

    Steve

    Cincinnati

    36 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on July 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Swire Inn is a perfect place for friends and family to meet. The service is great and the food and drinks are exceptional. The renovated historic building in old downtown Middletown has the feel of an authentic Irish or Scottish pub. Highly recommended that you experience this restaurant if you haven’t yet done so. You won’t be disappointed!
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall2food4service2ambience1
    We came again to this establishment because we had a great experience the last time. Unfortunately it didn’t occur this time. Our reservation was 2 hours before our show across the street. We made this abundantly clear to our server so we didn’t have to slam our food down at the last second in order to make it to our show on time. But that’s exactly what happened. We had a new server that I think was overloaded on purpose, to see how he could handle it. This resulted in a poor experience for my friends, family and myself. If you want quite, have them seat you upstairs where we were. If you want service, you probably should be seated on the main floor.
  10. DB

    DawnB

    Cincinnati

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and great entertainment! Always.
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food!
  12. DR

    DeniseR

    Cincinnati

    7 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Very good as usual but tonight was a bad for wanting certain food items. They were out of several things but that’s because they are so good!
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Nice clean atmosphere. The food was great!
  14. m

    mgoony

    Cincinnati

    46 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    46 reviews

    Dined on May 10, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Nice outside seating. Good drinks. Good food. Nice evening during the week. Weekend they have live music on the patio.
  15. NM

    NicoleM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Food was amazing. Atmosphere was comfortable and relaxed. Service was good, waiter seemed a little overwhelmed but that is to be expected at this time with lack of staff all around. We can't wait to get back to try additional items.
  16. S

    Steve

    Cincinnati

    36 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on April 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My wife and I tried the Swire Inn for the first time and we are really glad we did. The atmosphere is awesome and the food and drinks are fantastic. The staff is very friendly and give us excellent service. I highly recommend the Swire for anyone who wants to relax in a retro style pub/restaurant. A hidden gem in Middletown.
  17. F

    Flygirl

    Cincinnati

    8 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on April 8, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    I had the fish and chips. It was ok, the breading was a little mushy.
  18. JH

    JenniferH

    Cincinnati

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 8, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience4
    I ordered the $17 salmon salad. It was a small side salad with tomatoes, shredded cheese and 3oz of salmon. The salmon had good flavor, but I would have expected more from the salad. The size and content of salad was very lacking, considering it was an entree.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Alec was a terrific server and our food was delicious.
  20. ME

    MadisonE

    Cincinnati

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fun historic place
  21. S

    Shawn

    Indiana

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 19, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Nice menu selection, food was good. Staff was very friendly. The building is beautiful inside and out, I am looking forward to trying this place again.
  22. F

    Frommy12

    Cincinnati

    10 reviews

    1.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on March 11, 2022

    overall1food3service1ambience1
    Holes in the walls. Really! The waiter got my order all wrong. He thought he could memorize our order. The food was fairly good considering.
  23. r

    rt66

    Cincinnati

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 11, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Happy that the brought shepherds pie back, the food was good and service was solid
  24. BG

    BethG

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The salmon salad and Swire Inn dressing was fabulous.
  25. MU

    MUDave

    Cincinnati

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 5, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Great food, outstanding service, and amazing live music. We will be back soon!
  26. DR

    DeniseR

    Cincinnati

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on March 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was exceptional as always. Service was also very good.
  27. DA

    DebAl

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 26, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    Good food, nice ambiance .. first time there…not disappointed
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 26, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    Theater date night
  29. R

    Rosa

    Cincinnati

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, friendly servers, sometimes it can be loud, but this evening it was pleasantly mellow in sound even though there were many patrons.
  30. F

    Flygirl

    Cincinnati

    8 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on February 19, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    This is not the first time we had been, food and drinks were good as usual but I feel our server was in a rush for us to leave. We were there on a Saturday evening and wanted to stay after dinner for drinks and listen to the guitar player but the waitress was kinda rude , didn’t clear any of our dinner plates and we had the bill soon as we were done eating. My group commented I guess she’s ready to get rid of us so we left and went somewhere else. I would definitely go back this was an isolated incident.
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 19, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience1
    Food was very good; the deviled eggs appetizer were delicious! Our waitress was great, she was helpful and available without being any bit overbearing. She knew the menu and had great recommendations. The prices were reasonable. Unique atmosphere- great, old building!
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a wonderful Valentines dinner. Delicious food and great service.
  33. c

    chads

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience3
    Very good pub style food. I had the chicken and waffles. It was very good.
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We have been here several times. The staff are cool and very nice. We have never had a bad meal, the food is very good❤️
  35. k

    kellyp

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server Alec was absolutely amazing. The food was some of the best we have ever had! The fun setting makes you feel like you are at a dive but you aren’t!
  36. DF

    DonaldF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    great food great service. definitely going back!!
  37. DR

    DeniseR

    Cincinnati

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Dinner was great as usual! We love the Brussel sprouts and deviled eggs. Pork chop special was delicious.
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    2 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Made a reservation here for new years eve. When we arrived we realized that this place was closed. Very disappointing.
  39. G

    Grolph

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 29, 2021

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Last evening was our first visit to The Swire Inn. We had heard a lot of great compliments from several of our friends and encouragement to give it a try. We needed to order something that was easy to prepare and quick as we were going to a concert at The Sorg. I enjoyed my Fish & Chips and I was surprised that the Tarter Sauce was really good. It's hard to find good fish and good Tarter Sauce at the same place, however I have now found the perfect combination. My sweetheart ordered the Swire Burger and it was delicious and the French Fires in both baskets were not only hot but crispy. All and all a great place to eat and we will be back soon.
  40. KB

    KatherineB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 27, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love dining at this establishment! Great services with excellent food! Highly recommend!

FAQs

The Swire Inn offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (513) 318-9922.

The Swire Inn is rated 4.5 stars by 236 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Google Map for The Swire Inn

64 S Main St, Middletown, OH 45044

Additional information

  • Cross street

    1st & Central Ave

  • Neighborhood

    Middletown

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Mon–Sat 4:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    American

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    Public Lot

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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