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Cygnet Restaurant at The Swan Hotel

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The Swan At Hay Hotel Church Street | Church Street, Hay-on-Wye HR3 5DQ, Wales
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Crowborough, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 September 2015

We have visited the Swan before and one of its key features is the food and the ambience of its restaurant. Tonight we visited and asked for a table and were shown to the Bistro where we had very good if not expensive meal for two on our own sitting at a scrubbed pine table riddled with wood worm. We... More 

1 Thank Keith S
Hay-on-Wye, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 20 August 2015

The food was lovely, both meals cooked to perfection. Great service as well as we were on a lunch break time limit and Craig made sure we were served promptly. I can also highly recommend the Sunday lunch menu.

Thank Claire B
Louisville, Kentucky
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24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 August 2015

excellent quality food,many interesting choices,excellent wait staff,cozy,limited wine-by-the-glass selections

Thank LarryHA72
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 July 2015

Good food and good value - we particularly enjoyed the fish and chips and the wine list was varied with plenty of choice.

Thank Rosemary W
Herne Bay, United Kingdom
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36 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 June 2015

Most years, around seven of us go to the Hay Festival and a highlight when the sun shine is always lazy lunch in the Swan garden. This year we had dinner in the restaurant for the first time and it was excellent - one of our group thought too expensive but the rest of us thought the food and drink... More 

Thank Dee S
Bridgend, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 January 2015

Great hotel, friendly staff. Food and accommodation excellent. Old hotel with loads of character. No dislikes. Avery pleasant two night stay

Thank Patbridgend
Hereford, United Kingdom
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162 reviews
123 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 December 2014

Really good well prepared food served by young and enthusiastic staff. The Hereforshire steak was one of the best that I have had anywhere.

Thank Bastapasta24
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32 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 September 2014

We pre-booked for Sunday lunch as we had heard they do a great roast beef dinner. We chose the bar rather than the restaurant to eat in, for a more relaxed lunch. When we asked what was roast of the day we were told roast pork, we asked did this include Yorkshire pudding we got a vague look from the... More 

Thank globesetters
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 February 2014 via mobile

Booked here for a family Sunday lunch. On arrival we were told that there was no children's menu but we could have small portions for the full price!! We dined elsewhere. It's unbelievable that in a town which seeks to attract tourists there is positive discrimination against families. Thankfully there are more enlightened restaurants in Hay.

1 Thank Waipuka
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28 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 January 2014

We made a last minute booking for a table for six at the Swan Hotel in Hay-on-Wye for 30th December and were very impressed with the service. With two vegans amongst our guests we were worried that they would not be able to cater for us at such short notice but the chef actually came to the phone and discussed... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$30 - US$50
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: The Swan At Hay Hotel Church Street | Church Street, Hay-on-Wye HR3 5DQ, Wales
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Wales  >  Powys  >  Hay-on-Wye
  • This restaurant is at The Swan at Hay

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?