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 Lamport Swan, Northampton


Lamport Swan
Harborough Rd

Tel: 01604 686555
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Miss Jacqueline Robinson
Well. Where do i start? First off, the barman offered us no greeting as we stood waiting at the bar. The waitress then ignored us for a full twenty minutes,taking orders in the meantime from people who'd entered the pub after us till, fed up with waiting, we approached her to place our food order. Three sandwiches were asked for. That's all.Quite an easy order i'd have thought. One was wrong.Totally.One arrived at the table having been made with 2 slices of mouldy bread.How did it get to the table unnoticed?Not one word of apology was offered,either at the time or while paying the bill. Does that not bother them? Serving mouldy sandwiches to paying customers? Apparently not.We found all three members of waiting staff to be inattentive,petulant and unfriendly to the point of rude.Will we revisit? Why on Earth would we want to?
Thursday, July 15, 2010
Rating: No rosettes

We booked the Snug for a family meal for my Daughters 21st and had a wonderful evening. The staff were extremely attentive and the food delicious - could not fault it at all - Many thanks for a wonderful evening.
Thursday, March 11, 2010
Rating: rosettes

Mary Wild
how many hours do you have to wait?
3 hrs in all. OK we hadn't booked but if you can't cope why should we have to suffer. The girls did there best front of house but the Manager when we complained was arrogant and dismissive. He did give us a btl of wine and beer on the house + my dish. hubby and I are local and were hoping to impress our NZ visitors. We do not recommend this venue . A pity really as the views are superb. Hope the Manager gets this message.
Wednesday, January 27, 2010
Rating: rosettes

Michael Cook
Dinner at the Swan
On Saturday 20th December 6 of us dined at the Swan. Having had some mediocre experiences in other local pubs and restuarants we were open minded on how the evening would go.
The initial greeting from the staff was very warm and welcoming.
The food was prepared and served to the highest standards and every one in our party commented on the wonderful mix of flavours. The starter of squid and the main course of venison was absolutely delicious. The staff in the dining room were attentive and helpfull and we didn't feel rushed to vacate our table for a second sitting as is the case in some establishments.
Highly recommended we will definitely be visiting again very soon.
As Len from Strictly says SEVEN but this site only allows five rosettes!!!!
Sunday, December 21, 2008
Rating: rosettes

do not answer the phone
Tuesday, November 25, 2008
Rating: No rosettes

My friend and I had lunch recently at the Lamport Swan, and we are incredibly fussy and hard to please! The food was excellent, the place is beautiful and well run, the staff were friendly and attentive, and even the milk for our coffee had been warmed!!!!!
Ten out of ten - we can't find ay fault.
Wednesday, September 10, 2008
Rating: rosettes

mr spelings
sorry dident put any rosettes it is5 /5 fantasic
Monday, July 14, 2008
Rating: rosettes

mr spelings
a fantastic experiance
i went to the swan at lamport on the thursday the 2nd of july for a meal at 8:30 pm , warmly greated quick frendly serive polite chit chat from a young lady ellie (sorry if incorectly spelt) orded mussels and soup to start. fantastic soup was hot full of flavor , mussel were amazing nice touch with a boul ontop to realise the smells at the table , for mains we had duck witch was realy nice and also the chicken voulte from the specials , the chicken was amazing so full of flavor and the texture was amazing full complements to the chef who put the dish on the specials will be hard to top the experiance we had , and elliot the manager very poilte made the experiance all the more forfiling fantasic nite , have already recomened it to family and we carry on doin so , will be back soon , thank you again , mr speilings
Monday, July 14, 2008
Rating: No rosettes

i went for a quick lunch with a friend earlier in the week and was delighted by both the service and food. Between myself and a friend we sampled the fish and chips and the daily special- beef stew. Both were fantastic, simple pub meals with an exotic twist to match the gastro pub stylings. the only problem was the shouting audible to the restaurant from the kitchen. will recommend to friends.
Sunday, June 29, 2008
Rating: rosettes

Rob Turtle
The only enjoyable thing about my meal was the wine. After waiting an hour and a half from ordering to being served my 'well done' steak that I ordered turned out to be not only cold but still bloody on the inside. On the positive side the FIVE chips and single mushroom it came with were quite warm. All at the bargain price of 16 - what an appalling rip-off. If you like being fleeced then I highly recommend it.
Wednesday, December 20, 2006
Rating: No rosettes

Ken Prior
Oh dear, it cannot always be this bad.
Having waited one and a half hours for your main course you do not expect your partridge to be still almost capable of flight ! Just five chips to go with a fairly small steak does seem a bit mean.
Service slow, food cold and undercooked, mean portions.
Beer and wine good though.
Wednesday, December 20, 2006
Rating: rosettes

C Barker, Local Northants
Extremely Impressed
With a 2nd baby due on Christmas Day, we took the opportunity to go for a last supper before the onslaught. Recommended by friends and family, The Swan lived up to all my expectations. The service was excellent and the food impressive. It was however a bit on the pricey side with our bill coming to 97 inc 1 bottle of wine and tip. I've eaten in better places and spent a fair bit less. Apart from the price, if I had to find something to moan about then it would be the simple fact that big white plates that sit directly on a very smooth table tend to slide around a fair bit! I had a rare sirloin and my wife had a lovely big chunk of slow roasted belly pork. We didn't actually chip the plates but it was a close thing. We know a fair few people who have been here but have heard of only one poor experience had by a couple on a Saturday. It would seem from reading the other comments that mid-week is perhaps the best time to be impressed by this place.
Wednesday, November 1, 2006
Rating: rosettes

David and Family
Excellent Food and Setting
After waiting for a suitable opportunity to visit the Swan we were not dissapointed. The staff greeted us warmly. politely and jovialy. Helping us to evade the wasps we were able to enjoy our pre lunch drinks on the terrace. Inside the service was quick and the food plentiful , of high quality, and full of exciting flavour.Will certainly recommend to friends.
Monday, August 7, 2006
Rating: rosettes

phil lewis
back on top form?
Visited the Swan on Sunday the 6th August having read mixed reports about both the food and service. Needn't have worried. The cannon of lamb was great, the atmosphere relaxed and the service polite and quick. I agree that in the past the staff have been stretched, but yesterday reminded me exactly why we keep returning.
Monday, August 7, 2006
Rating: rosettes

D Griffins
Fantastic evening!
Visited the Swan on Saturday 29th having been recommended by a friend. I couldnt praise the establishment highly enough, the menu was exciting with plenty of choice, the wine list was superb and the staff seemed to be able to help in any decision that we had to make!! When the food arrived, (Salmon fillet with a kumquat and corriander chutney and the Cannon of Lamb) The manager despite obviously being busy even came to to check how things were, Very pleasing as some places you dont get that personnal touch. I would reccomend the swan to anyone.
Monday, July 31, 2006
Rating: rosettes

S Jones
Very surprised by recent inserts as I hve been visiting the swan since its reopening and have found the staff to be most helpful and very pleasant. Food has never disapointed, the swan is a treat every visit.
Friday, July 28, 2006
Rating: rosettes

Patricia Kingdon
Very Poor
Went for dinner with guests Friday night, extremley disappointed with the quality of the food, with could have been rectified except the service was worse.
Tuesday, July 25, 2006
Rating: rosettes

bill bates
whats going on!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Been using the swan since it reopened but just lately things have gone down hill, looks like a change in staff the food is drab and unintresting and the service is far from what it was
Monday, July 24, 2006
Rating: rosettes

Fantastic Evening
My partner and I have eaten at The Swan several times over the last few months and we have both found the staff, food and the atmosphere to be relaxing and enjoyable.

Each visit means we get to try something new from the menu and each time are never disappointed. The wine list offers great variety and at good value.
Tuesday, July 18, 2006
Rating: rosettes

Don't Bother
Took parents for what i thought would be a lovely meal. The food turned out to be cold, exaggerated on the menu and extremely dissapointing. Service was not very enthusiastic considering the inflated prices charged.
Friday, July 14, 2006
Rating: No rosettes

C. Williamson
Booked table for 4 for Sunday Lunch. Decor very stylish and service OK. Chicken salad starter hardly had any chicken, goat's cheese OK. After a very long wait we were told there was a crisis in the kitchen. When the food eventually arrived the pasta dish was cold, the roasts had one slice of meat, burnt potatoes and a few scaps of vegetables. Very small portions on very large plates and overpriced. We gave up on desert. I doubt we will return.
Monday, May 22, 2006
Rating: rosettes

Alan Brant
Nice decor, good service, appalling food
Mettin place for Sunday lunch - a party of six including one from the USA - having bee recommended to it.

Starters. Three different ones sampled - soup ok, chicken salad - only beat the trades description act by the presence of one piece of chicken on it. Mushrooms OK. Very small portions on very large plates - disappointing. however the main course was worse - roasts appalling undercooked. Certainly some of the vegetables were reheated. Risotto - appalling tasteless. Sweets - we gave up by then. only two of the party tried them. I would not go back in this place if it was the only one left in Northamptonshire.
We were no the only ones who had problems - at leasr three other groups returned meals.

Extraordinarily poor value.
Monday, May 22, 2006
Rating: rosettes

we visited the swan for sunday lunch and were fairly disappointed with the service provided, the lady was snooty when we asked for a table and the vegetables accompanying the meal were raw. the meat, however, was delicious and i would be happy to go back on a weekday as the pub iself is beautiful
Sunday, April 23, 2006
Rating: rosettes

A gem in a desert,Having visited on many occasions I must say that the new head chef as taken the Swan to a new level at this rate a rosette or two will soon be awarded
Tuesday, March 14, 2006
Rating: rosettes

James Norton
Christmas 05
I had a wonderful time at The Swan this evening, being local i drive past it regually. Looks stunning, food lovely, staff, well, super. i dont know why people complain, they make u feel relaxed and at home. the variaty of spirits are amazing! McManus have done a grand job, role on another! Will be first to go down! Great stuff!
Sunday, January 1, 2006
Rating: rosettes

Blade of beef WOW
Great food fantastic pub what i would call gastro good ideas all with a simple twist great experience well recomended
Monday, November 21, 2005
Rating: rosettes

Gemma Kingsbry
What a Gem of a place
After hearing so much about the swan from our friends we booked a table for lunch at the swan well what can i say stunning surrondings with tastefull modern decor a menu to die for what a choice presentation spot on service efficent and attentive and also informative. What a wonderfull place we will return.
Sunday, November 20, 2005
Rating: rosettes

Yet another big investment by McManus without a clue how to run such an establishment, bad service bad food, Lets just hope they can find another brewery to con and buy the pub, and then its true value can be achieved.
Tuesday, November 15, 2005
Rating: No rosettes

Patrick Buckley
Visiting from Bahrain with my wife today, we stopped at the Swan for lunch after drivng from London. There was no 'meet and greet', not even an acknowledgment that we were waiting to be seated. If the staff (3) behind the counter were busy then a simple 'be with you in a moment' would have sufficed, deciding to settle for a drink at the Bar while we were waiting, again we were ignored so we left. Such a shame considering the obvious substantial investment in decor and surroundings but then any hospitality business the end result is only as good as it's management and staff.

Thursday 03 November
Thursday, November 3, 2005
Rating: No rosettes

Local Northampton
Let down by the food
My wife and I recently visited the Swan mid week as we had been tempted by the style of the refit and the enticing menu. Unfortunately we left with our expectations dashed. We both felt that the food has a long way to go before it reaches the standard we expected.
Wednesday, July 27, 2005
Rating: No rosettes

Miss Al-Azzzawe
Limited parking, but a fantastic atmosphere
I recently visited the swan at the start of June and I have to say i found the food to be of a very good quality and the staff impeccable. The surroundings are clean, air-conditioned and there is a nice atmosphere. The only problem was what to choose to eat!
Monday, July 11, 2005
Rating: rosettes

Brampton Local
Eating out at The Swan
Visited The Swan a week ago at the start of June. Clean and stylish refit but both my wife and I were appalled by the quality of the food. Such a shame, given the expectations customers now have on entry. The food was poorly cooked and quite expensive.
Saturday, June 11, 2005
Rating: rosettes

Tim Smith
poor food
Visited the Swan for the first time Sat 22nd Jan 2005. Having eaten in hundreds of good restaurants as part of my job, I was generally delighted with the refurbishment to this rundown local+++ pub. Now a very trendy modern gastro pub. Unfortunately the food did not match the environment, very average with 4 out of 6 meals voted poor. You need to ensure you have the right calibre of chefs in the kitchen otherwise you are going to have wasted a lot of money!
Tuesday, January 25, 2005
Rating: rosettes

Mr Yarnold
sunday lunch
my husband and i visited for sunday lunch 16th we too have been to the swan many times before in the last 32years,and we were amazed at the change in the whole concept of the premises.
With regard to the food this was served in an exellent manner by very pleasent staff,over all very good experience,will pass on comments to friends
Sunday, January 16, 2005
Rating: rosettes

David Russell-Wilks
Excellent Food in Pleasant Surroundings
I remember the Swan as being a bit of a grubby pub, that I never really used to like, it was very dark inside, and in a poor state of repair. Happily all this changed with the refurbishment in late summer 2004. The Swan now is back to it's former glory with a well designed spacious interior, and an excellent menu, that serves high qulity yet reasonably priced food. It's great if you want something a bit more stylish on a Sunday, or any day for that matter, and I would say that it's more of a restaurant than a pub. The menu was good, with not too many dishes, but a good selection. The wine list too seemed excellent, although when I went I did not sample it! Service too was better than average, and it seemed the staff were all well trained. Overall and excellent venue for a pleasant afternoon or evening out.
Sunday, November 14, 2004
Rating: rosettes

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