The Swan Pangbourne Review

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Guest's review of The Swan Pangbourne

“Went for a Sunday lunch on 22 may 2011. Have been...”


written by on 22/05/2011

Went for a Sunday lunch on 22 may 2011. Have been before for a ploughmans lunch where the so called fresh bread was stale and inedible, fell apart when you attempted to spread butter on it. Have ordered other meals and been dissatisfied . When we went to pay we were asked if we enjoyed our meal, we told them we didn't and told him what was wrong with it. He replied " oh well ".

We haven't been in for a while, thought it might be different for a Sunday lunch. Only one option for a roast, that was beef. We ordered two, it arrived within 5 minutes. Presentation was awful, it looked like a birds eye roast beef platter ready meal. The roast potatoes, Yorkshire pudding, and carrots were obviously ready prepared frozen food bought in. They tasted like water, everything tasted the same, bland, no flavour what so ever. We also had two pieces of flavourless broccoli wand two pieces of carrot with no flavour.

Drinks were very over priced and the staff looked and acted like they really didn't want to work there. Saw one old man get severely scolded by a foreign waitress for trying to move a chair to another table as there wasn't enough seats for his family. Another waitress scowled at two elderly women who asked her politely where the toilets were located. She then grunted at them to wait and the elderly ladies looked slightly upset by her tone.

Our Sunday roast cost around £11 each, there wasn't much on our plates and what was on it, some of it was too horrible eat. We stayed literally for 30 minutes and left feeling hungry. Our bill for two small roast dinners, a coke, a lemonade and lime and a vodka and coke came to £33.

I will never return to The Swan at Pangbourne, great location but awful food, terrible value for money and rude, arrogant, miserable staff.

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    Food Type

  • Under £5

    Average cost per head

  • Once a month

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  • Casual


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