Located inside an 18th century inn, The Swan at Stoford has lots of old fashioned charm, decorated in a traditional style and still retaining the building's beautiful old features. The perfect setting for tucking into classic British cuisine, on the menu at The Swan at Stoford you’ll find an array of traditional dishes as well as some pub food favourites. Begin with some garlic & stilton mushrooms or the homemade soup of the day, before moving on to a juicy steak or burger, some steak & Guinness pie, fish and chips, or the ploughman’s salad, or head on over on a Sunday and tuck into a traditional roast. You’ll find The Swan at Stoford on Warminster Road in Stoford, surrounded by stunning scenery and the banks of the river Wyle – book a table and head on over!
Friendly welcome, with choice of restaurant, bar or garden at the time we went. We'd expected only Sunday carvery to be available, but in fact the whole menu was 'on'. We chose from the main menu, beef stew, game pudding and fish and chips. All came promptly and at perfect eating temperature, and in generous portions, even the two 'smaller plates'. Our choices were deliberately non-spicy, but were well-flavoured with traditional herbs and all went down a treat. The dessert menu too featured some unusual choices. We went for a gin fizz, elderflower and lime cheesecake, an affrogatto and a treacle pudding. Some there were three well-satisfied and full customers!
Friendly atmosphere with no irritating background musak helped us enjoy a very good meal. A higher standard than much pub grub, an interesting menu, we enjoyed their substantial portions. Good ale, well kept.
Very good service would recommend very friendly staff very helpful food is lovely and dog friendly pub i would go there again in the next mouth or so
The food and service was very good. The staff were very attentive to all the guests dining. The pub was lovely and warm on such a cold evening.
The pub is located right next to the A36 with the car park on the opposite side of the road. Crossing the road wasn't too much of a problem but you need to be vigilant if you have little ones. Table wasn't ready for us when we arrived but staff were quickish to resolve and orders were taken quickly. The local Swan Ale was lovely. Food (carvery) was pretty good and meat portion served was large but plates were too small (obviously to discourage taking too much), making it difficult to eat. It was busy but it took ages for our plates to be cleared once we'd finished. Dessert was fine but not worth the additional £4. Bill was incorrect (undercharged) when presented, otherwise we had a nice time. Looks like there is a lovely outside space beyond the car park with picnic tables next to the river Wylye and nice views over to Great Wishford. Unfortunately a bit too chilly to test out but maybe another time.
the rooms were very nice, plenty of tea, coffee etc. the bathroom seemed very clean and modern, the only qualm I would have with the room is although I found it very comfortable my partner struggled to sleep as the mattress was quite thin. we also ate in the restaurant on the evening, staff all very friendly, service was quick and the food was delicious. wasn't expecting such a big breakfast for quite a small hotel. very nice and set me up for the long journey we had ahead. thank you for a lovely stay.
Shocking service from the moment we arrived to the time we left. Ordered a pint of IPA got something else, sent it back, they returned with the same pint and insisted that’s what we ordered. The tables and chairs were sticky, got told there’s nothing we can do about it because it’s caused by the sanitiser. We ordered our meals (x5) the waitress read our order back to us from her paper note pad, but as x4 meals were delivered to the table we got told there was a computer malfunction and they had lost one of the meals off the order and asked us to remind them what was ordered. Asked for some cold water to cool my 4month old’s bottle of milk before he got hungry, 5minutes later I had to go to the bar to find out where they got to (child is crying at the point). My steak was over cooked and my wife’s burger bun was soggy. The manager apologised and said she was left with just two junior staff members as a coach had just arrived (I saw a coach arrive in the car park mid way through our meal but I didn’t see an influx of people). I will not be returning to the Swan.
A great place to go for food. Choice of sitting in the garden or at a restaurant table indoors. Delicious food, great choice of menu. Great bar stock of the usual drinks. There is also a lovely garden by the river to have your drinks.The staff were exceedingly polite and attentive and helpful at all times. No hesitation to recommend this restaurant.
Very good. Lovely food & Doomsbar real ale. We met the owner who was very welcoming on this our third visit. Glad that she provides freshly prepared meals - the wait time reflects this - and has fought off the norm of microwave reheats. Sad that the lady from Valencia has gone home, but the service was still good.
We had a lovely lunch at The Swan. Service was prompt and courteous in a very pleasant dining room. In particular, we really enjoyed the food. A good range and also just the right portion size. The pies were particularly good! Only very slight criticism was that the acoustics were such that it got quite noisy at times but this is probably common in pub lunches.