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The Swan at Stoford

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Warminster Road | Stoford, Salisbury SP2 OPR, England
+44 1722 790236
11:00 - 23:30
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97 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The food I had here was excellent and this reflects in the cost of the meals but dogs are allowed in the eating area.

Thank oebep
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Sticky tables, food was pretty dull, staff were nice, but my kids food wasn't cooked properly. Atmosphere was ok, but the decor is a bit weird book case wallpaper makes your mind go a bit crazy. Not a typical British pub, they're getting thin on the ground....

Thank Wendy b
Liz P, Owner at The Swan at Stoford, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback. I am sorry to hear that your food was dull and the tables were sticky. This is caused by a build up of the sanitizer spray we use and I will remind the staff of the correct cleaning method. I am surprised you didn't like the feature wall, we get lots of comments about it.... More 

Bembridge, United Kingdom
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171 reviews
152 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Many times have I thought about stopping at the Swan at Stoford, especially in the summer when you can sit outside by the river, although that is also when there is usually hoards of customers and parking is at a premium, so with that said I was very much looking forward to my first visit for Lunch. On entering it... More 

Thank Maxcaddy
Liz P, Owner at The Swan at Stoford, responded to this review

Thank you for trying the Swan, and I am very sorry to hear about your poor experience. The chef on duty that day no longer works for us, I am sorry his standards were not as good that day as they should have been. All our chips are only cooked once, and I think he just left them in to... More 

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21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

We had great service from the staff, although an extra staff member making 3 on the bar I think would have been appreciated all round. The skittle ally was fantastic to try and for something different. Cheesy garlic bread, cheese not quiet cooked enough and I would expect normally for it to come cut. It made a pretty stingy portion... More 

Thank Casey-lee G
Liz P, Owner at The Swan at Stoford, responded to this review

I am delighted you had a great evening with us at the Swan. Thank you for your feedback, I will pass your comments on to the team. Liz More 

salisbury, uk
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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2016

We called in for lunch and tried the "carvery" which was small, not particularly appetising and not good value/. There was little or no atmosphere to make one feel particularly welcome, and nobody bothered to thank us for our visit as we left. The pub is in a good location for passers-by en-route to/from Salisbury, so may well depend on... More 

Thank poole
Liz P, Owner at The Swan at Stoford, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. I am sorry you did not enjoy your carvery, which as a buffet means you can help yourself, therefore it is only as small as you want it to be. We do have a lot of regulars and passing trade alike. I am very sorry we did not notice your leaving and can only apologise.... More 

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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2016

Food was piping hot and tasty. They have just changed the menu and even for fussy eater I managed to find something I liked

Thank lamalu
Liz P, Owner at The Swan at Stoford, responded to this review

Thank you for your review and I am glad we could cater to your requirements. Liz More 

Salisbury, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

It was disgusting cold so went bbc a k to the microwave to be heated again andcthecstaff clean rooms and toilets then Steve food (how lovely is that !!!!!!!)and award-winning outside in front of customers then going straight behind the bar to serve and no hand washing or freshening up again (how lovely!!!!!)

Thank briansuzie333
Liz P, Owner at The Swan at Stoford, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. As per your review on our other site, the fairly new member of staff was trying to be helpful and ensure you did not wait for your food. I have fed back your comments to her, however, she had washed her hands beforehand. Thank you once again for bring the matter to my attention. Liz More 

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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

We normally visit quite often but have now noticed a downward spiral on food and service. We visited on a Sunday at 1800 for a Sunday roast. The waitress asked the kitchen whether there was any left and we were told yes. We ordered and waited 35mins to find out that the order hadn't been put through correctly. We waited... More 

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Liz P, Owner at The Swan at Stoford, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review our inn. I am extremely sorry that your experience was not up to our usual standard. Since your review we have a new head chef - Darren - and our new menu is being launched on 26th October. I hope you will come and try us again to see the changes. Liz More 

Didcot, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016

As organisers of an annual European car touring event that was being hosted in the UK for the first time, we approached Liz and Dan at the Swan to see if they could host a lunch stop for over 150 people and 80 cars. They had made arrangements for an overflow car park if required, but their skills at guiding... More 

Thank Alan_Browse
Liz P, Owner at The Swan at Stoford, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely review. We really enjoyed having your large group of very nice cars visiting us. You were a great group, and it was a delight to host your event. Thank you. Liz More 

Lymington, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2016

I took friends there for lunch having been told it had a good reputation. Either an off day or something has changed. We ordered two ploughman salad - lots of lettuce, a small slice of ham and another of cheese chopped into tiny pieces and a bit of tomato with a slice of toasted bread. Not a ploughmans and it... More 

Thank Maureen C
Liz P, Owner at The Swan at Stoford, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback. I am very sorry you did not enjoy your meal, feedback has been given to the kitchen staff and the problem has been rectified. If you had complained at the time we would have gladly replaced your meal. I am glad you found the staff friendly. Liz More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$14 - US$32
Bar, British, Pub, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Kids, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 23:30
11:00 - 23:30
11:00 - 23:30
11:00 - 23:30
11:00 - 23:30
11:00 - 23:30
11:00 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Warminster Road | Stoford, Salisbury SP2 OPR, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Wiltshire  >  Salisbury
  • Phone Number: +44 1722 790236
The Swan at Stoford is a lovely historical coaching inn set in rural Wiltshire, yet very accessible on the A36. 6 miles from Salisbury, it is an ideal place to base yourself for tourist attractions in the area, including Stonehenge, Wilton House, Longleat, Old Sarum airfield and much more. With 9 letting rooms, a lovely restaurant, a spacious function room with a Skittles Alley, a cottage garden and a great riverside garden perfect for marquees, BBQs and outdoor parties. The Swan is a family run business with an emphasis on customer service and a guaranteed warm welcome.

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