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★☆☆☆☆

“Awful never again”

Written on: 16/08/2013

Just been for a meal at this restaurant and it was awful. Let me tell you why. I visited this restaurant approx 10 years ago & it was always a lovely experience but tonight NO! what's happened? The overall pub & restaurant is looking run down & rather old fashioned. Dried flowers in the toilets & shabby paint work. Once at our table we waited approx 5 mins before our starter turned up. We received no bread on our table like we should have & our wine glasses were not taken away even though we… Read Full Review

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★★★★★

“It's Fine Fish Resturant”

Written on: 24/03/2013

To all those people who have complained of poor service and that the food was off. All I can say is that you were either very unlucky or chose a busy weekend or your expectations are that of someone who dines in the Savoy and looks down on this fine eating resturant for ordinery people. For me I have been to the Barnby Swan on many occassions and can only praise the staff for their efficiency. I can honestly say that the food has always been of the highest standard as the owners have direct… Read Full Review

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★★☆☆☆

“Service is not on the menu”

Written on: 29/08/2012 by speedyfreak (1 review written)

The Swan Inn is a Pub that does grub, I’ve eaten here in the past and the unique draw was good a quality fish menu. We were greeted at the bar and handed menus also spotting a large chalk board array of specials. Too much info but not a great choice. The waitress was inattentive throughout the meal and appeared untrained almost rude. There were six in my party; I had the Skate wing, my wife son and father in law the cod, mother in law the place and son crab. The skate cod and plaice were… Read Full Review

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Written on: 28/09/2012

I think you will find it has changed, I ate there last week and had two small dover soles as did my sister, my aunt had the plaice, both were excellent, the plaice the fattest I had ever seen. This was served with home made chips in a bowl in the middle of the table together with a side salad which I must say left a lot to be desired but overall the food was excellent. They served fresh french stick at the table and the waitress service was really good. I would definately recommend it again.
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★★☆☆☆

“poor visit”

Written on: 02/08/2012 by pkmsigns (1 review written)

we go annually during my father in laws visit, this year Aug 2012, we were very VERY disappointed, 1: dead fly in wine glass as we were seated. 2: tables so sticky that you could not easily lift anything off it. 3: adjacent wall filthy 4: one of our starters had a dead fly ON THE TOAST as it was served ! 5: another starter … salmon nuggets … were half the size of previous visits AND 3 of the five smelt off…they were returned & knocked off bill. 6: main course t-bone steak did not taste… Read Full Review

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★★★★☆

“Been twice, been well fed and I'm well satisfied”

Written on: 17/04/2012 by AndyClarke (1 review written)

Gound some of the reviews on this site from early 2011 rather daunting. i can only assume that the pub kitchen went through a bad period at that time as both the occasions I've visited The Swan in the last 6 months, I couldn't praise the food or the service highly enough. My second visit was lunchtime on 16/4/12 and, although the restaurant was fairly quiet, I found the service very friendly and attentive. The only fault I can think of is that the bread was a bit late arriving at the table but… Read Full Review

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★★★★★

“lovely place, takes some finding!”

Written on: 12/09/2011 by cozameleg (1 review written)

this restaurant was recommended by a colleague who lives in the vicinity. We booked a table for lunch and, once we found the place, we were very pleased we made the effort. The beer was excellent, staff attentive, food was very good value for money and there was an embarrassment of choice. We declined the chips and potatoes and still had trouble finishing the portions. The fish was of high quality and cooked to perfection. It appeared many customers are regular visitors; clientèle ranged from… Read Full Review

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★★★★☆

“Great Fish Restaurant”

Written on: 18/08/2011

This was our first time and we went for lunch. Great quality fresh fish cooked to perfection. Never had better. We had the seabass and the dover soles. Service was attentive and relaxed… Read Full Review

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★★★★★

“This was my first visit to The Swan and I was very...”

Written on: 14/05/2011

This was my first visit to The Swan and I was very impressed. Excellent food, great service and a very enjoyable evening… Read Full Review

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★★★★★

“ 05/05/11 ”

Written on: 04/05/2011

05/05/11
We have to day taken some friends for lunch and had an excellent fish meal served by very pleasent staff at a reasonable cost in comefortable surroundings… Read Full Review

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★★★★★

“Friendly staff and great fishy menu+ nice dessert....”

Written on: 02/05/2011

Friendly staff and great fishy menu+ nice dessert. Food cooked to perfection.
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★☆☆☆☆

“THE BARNBY SWAN! FISH RESTUARANT! ”

Written on: 28/03/2011

THE BARNBY SWAN! FISH RESTUARANT!
Been many a times however woon't be returning! The service was friendly however very slow of waiting over an hour and an half for our food, which was not up to scratch and has not been a few times before. Though the staff were friendly and made you welcome it was clear that they were struggling to cope and not happy as they were exstremly under staffed thus service was negatively reflected. Although company was good the food and service was a let down hence I… Read Full Review

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★★★★★

“Really good, 18 of us for a family 85th birthday...”

Written on: 27/03/2011 by gillrackham (1 review written)

Really good, 18 of us for a family 85th birthday party. We have been coming to The Swan for many years and were not disappointed. The fish was superb and very good size! wonderful chips!The staff were helpful and friendly, a couple of minor mistakes with order but was put right promptly and efficiently.
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★★★★★

“Had not heard a bad word against this restaurant until...”

Written on: 20/03/2011

Had not heard a bad word against this restaurant until recently. Husband has been a couple of times and so have friends who have always spoken very highly of the food and service. We ignored the reviews and had a meal with friends last Saturday evening and glad we did as it was lovely, service extremely good, quick and professional considering it was very busy. Will definately recommend to friends and family… Read Full Review

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★★★★★

“We booked this meal about 2 weeks ago,after having 2...”

Written on: 19/03/2011

We booked this meal about 2 weeks ago,after having 2 or 3 lovely meals here before.Friday March 18th , The night of the meal, just logged on to see what the reviews were like and after reading most of them were very worried that we were in for a bad night....How wrong we were and all those negative reviews that had been written...We had a drink served by a very polite well dressed barman(in his dickie bow tie.could of been Adrian Chiles son)looked just like a young version of him!!After giving… Read Full Review

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★☆☆☆☆

“i have been using the barnby swan for 12 years now and...”

Written on: 11/02/2011

i have been using the barnby swan for 12 years now and it has rapidly gone in quality and service, our last meal which was on the 03 02 11 was a disaster, mussel starter uneatable chips burned yet still undercooked peas cold,[ have been using this place for over 12 years but after 5 very bad meals iam calling it a day… Read Full Review

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★★☆☆☆

“Table was booked for 8pm but we were forgotten! Had...”

Written on: 08/02/2011

Table was booked for 8pm but we were forgotten! Had to remind staff we were waiting for our table. Eventually was seated at 9pm. Starters were fine although we did have to ask for bread which was not met with much enthusiasm! One of the main courses was returned because this was cold so one of our party ate on their own! When ordering dessert, we were advised that this might not be available. However the dessert did materialise! When ordering drinks, we had to wait a good ten minutes… Read Full Review

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★★★★☆

“We have eaten at The Swan many times over the past...”

Written on: 07/02/2011

We have eaten at The Swan many times over the past twelve years and have only once been disappointed. I wonder who the people are who have written such damning reviews of both staff and food. I cannot beieve that thay are talking about the same restaurant. We have always found the staff to be friendly and helpful, even when under pressure; and although we have our favourite dishes, all those we have tried have been very good… Read Full Review

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★☆☆☆☆

“Recommended by friends, food was truly terrible, won't...”

Written on: 23/01/2011

Recommended by friends, food was truly terrible, won't be returning… Read Full Review

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★★☆☆☆

“What a disappointment. This used to be a lovely...”

Written on: 07/01/2011

What a disappointment. This used to be a lovely restaurant - not any more. Staff surly and more interested in what is happenning with their facebook - text messages and conversations with each other. Main meals took ages to arrive after starters fish with cheese sauce looked lovely but the cheese completely overpowered the fish. Scraped sauce away and could see why the fish was tasteless even when salt added. Will not go back again… Read Full Review

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★☆☆☆☆

“We have visited the Swan Inn on a number of occasions,...”

Written on: 06/01/2011

We have visited the Swan Inn on a number of occasions, this and the last visit was unimpressive. The staff were rude, unenthusiastic and on a number of occasions ignored us. When seated at the table, the waitress came back over to place cutlery and advise two of the dishes were unavailable, when asked whether we could have bread for the table her response was "i'll get to that in a minute" followed by a roll of the eyes. The special board did not reflect what was actually available, several… Read Full Review

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