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Restaurant at Swallow Preston

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Preston New Road, Samlesbury PR5 0UL, England
+44 1772 868000
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Kirkcaldy, United Kingdom
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114 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great selection - full English or Continental. Food well presented, hot and tasty. One thing I would say is, a pot of tea on the table would be much nicer than having to get your hot drink from a machine. Excellent staff, very well mannered and helpful.

Thank 69mags56
2 reviews
Reviewed 19 February 2017

I would recommend this hotel too everybody it's such a wonderful place the staff are just great the only thing is the scenery you only get the motor way

Thank Angela S
Workington, United Kingdom
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88 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 September 2016

The food was delicious. However service was slow and it was quite chilly in the restaurant as we were seated under the air conditioning.

Thank Vicky193
Carlton-in-Cleveland, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 August 2016

Nice clean hotel. Staff were friendly. No hair dryer in the room, called down to reception and it was brought up within 5 minutes. Food was nice. Would stay here again.

Thank Debsie3
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39 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 July 2016

The hotel is in an excellent setting close to the M 6, and its restaurant serves good afternoon teas . When we went last week the only problem was that the hot drinks were very slow to arrive. We has indeed eaten all our sandwiches before it arrived. There was no apology for the delay and this prevented the Salmesbury... More 

Thank Graham D
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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1,043 reviews
550 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 272 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 April 2016

This was the old Swallow hotel and thank god this is now pretty cool looking inside. Much nicer look and feel, modern and nice decor, the food was ok as well although slightly pricey and seemed short on staff as the girl behind the bar seemed to be doing everything.

Thank stuart w
Preston, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 February 2015

This is now The Samlesbury Hotel and we went for afternoon tea. To be honest if you like plain sandwiches then stay away. The ham sandwiches came with Dijon mustard, the beef with Horseradish sauce and the final set of sandwiches were coronation chicken which was bright yellow. Note to the chef - not everyone wants food with sauce, put... More 

1 Thank Mike C
Mark I, Manager at Restaurant at Swallow Preston, responded to this review

Hello Mike C, Thank you for taking the time to write a review. I'm very sorry that you found the sandwiches unsatisfactory, I will talk to the Chef about your comments and see if there are any changes we can make to improve the quality of the sandwiches. I hope that you visit again! Best wishes, The Merchants Team More 

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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 December 2014 via mobile

THE SAMLESBURY HOTEL I have dined in the restaurant and had the breakfast which were both great. However, the Christmas meal was poor, very poor, tiny portions of over chilled food, The only nice part was the warm bread roll. £32 per head! We asked the blonde manager for a jug of water and we were told to go to... More 

Thank Sparkle169
Mark I, Manager at Restaurant at Swallow Preston, responded to this review

Hello Sparkle169, Thank you for taking the time to write a review. I'm very sorry that you did not enjoy your experience at The Samlesbury over Christmas time, and that you felt the food was inadequate. I can assure you that this is not the standard of service we usually produce at The Samlesbury Hotel, I will talk to the... More 

Preston, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 November 2014

now renamed Samlesbury hotel and completely refurbished we went for sunday lunch.The food was really good and didnt wait too long for it,the staff very attentive and pleasant.All in all a great way to spend a sunday afternoon in lovely surroundings.Very enjoyable and would recommend a visit

Thank JoeA4901
Mark I, Manager at Restaurant at Swallow Preston, responded to this review

Hello JoeA4901, Thank you for the glowing review. It is a pleasure for myself and my team to read such positive feedback. We look forward to welcoming you back to Samlesbury Hotel again soon! Kind regards The team at Merchants Bar and Grill More 

Preston, United Kingdom
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143 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 September 2014

This is now The Samlesbury Hotel and we went for afternoon tea which was very nice and very tasty indeed, the staff were very good and they didn't mind when I asked for extra coffee which is a refreshing change as usually you would be charged extra at other establishments.

Thank Pamela D
Mark I, Manager at Restaurant at Swallow Preston, responded to this review

Hello Pamela D Thank you for your positive review! We're glad that you enjoyed your time at Samlesbury Hotel and the Afternoon Tea, we hope to see you again soon. Best Wishes, The team at Merchants Bar and Grill More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Preston New Road, Samlesbury PR5 0UL, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Lancashire  >  Samlesbury
  • Phone Number: +44 1772 868000

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