The Swan, Salford

The Swan Salford is an attractive Edwardian pub in a lovely village setting, 10 minutes from central Milton Keynes and just 1 mile from junction 13 of the M1. It’s perfect for a drink after work and as somewhere to meet, eat and drink with friends. The Swan combines top quality pub food with modern brasserie dishes. We serve food all day. Drink quality draught beers, ale on hand pump plus a carefully chosen wine list with quality variety value. Meetings & private dining available.

The Peach Family

Our aim is to make our pubs great places, full of character, great individual places to eat, drink & sleep; a place for local people, businesses, families and tourists to meet and call their own. Every pub is unique, individually designed to suit their town or village, and respecting each pub’s history.

Peach is not a chain, it’s a group of like-minded enthusiasts. If you like one of our places, you’re almost bound to like the others. Click here to find them!

We will never be the biggest pub company; we’re out for perfection on a small scale, fuelled by passion for good food and drink and a keen interest in protecting the environment.

Our Buckinghamshire gastropub is open every day from 10am with hot food available all day. We take huge pride in serving the best ingredients we can find, from ethical producers, freshly prepared by our chefs. Whether you pop in for a pint, a business lunch or a special dinner, we promise you a friendly welcome. All day long.

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We look forward to seeing you soon!

Alex, Harry and the Team

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The Swan - Salford

Alex Callinan, General Manager alex-who-we-are

A stint at All Bar One in Birmingham when she was just 18 turned into a full-time career for Alex, and a high flying one at that.  Office worker by day and caterer by night, she managed to hold down a full-time job in insurance at HSBC in the city with a part-time one at All Bar One until it became apparent that her heart was only really in one place.  So she left the world of finance behind and became one of the team opening Browns in Birmingham, before being snapped up to work at The Wavendon Arms, one of the lovely pubs in the Premium Country Pubs collection.  Being just a stone’s throw from our gorgeous sister pub The Swan at Salford, it wasn’t long before Alex was lured to work there. So started one of the most successful chapters in The Swan’s history, earning Alex her well-deserved step up to manager first in Harpenden at The White Horse, then The Black Horse and now back at The Swan. Come and see what she’s got planned for Salford – it’s going to be brilliant!


Harry Wilson, Head Chef

Growing up watching his mum create wonderful wedding cakes for a living was all the encouragement Harry needed to become a chef. So he took himself off to college harrynear home at the Cranfield Conference Centre to become one and knew he had found his calling. Moving to London, he worked at The Holly Bush, a rather fab gastro pub in leafy Hampstead and loved every minute. When the chance came to cook at Gidleigh Park, the quintessential country house hotel in the wilds of Dartmoor, Harry embraced it, spending two great years learning from illustrious head chef Michael Caines. More fine dining followed, with stints at St Olaves and the Royal Clarence Abode in Exeter helping to hone his skills before he returned to his roots to cook in great pubs. First was one of ours, Brookmans in Hertfordshire and then at The Legstraps in nearby Wootton. Harry took over the reins at The Black Horse in Woburn before coming here to The Swan, where his food will be loved by all who taste it.


Ben Paul, Partner

benWe’re saying hello to our new partner, Ben.  He’s spent the last couple of years as general manager of our sister pub, The Embankment, after spending five happy years in Woburn where he ran our other lovely sister pub The Black Horse, the pride of the village.  Highlights for him were undoubtedly helping them win best pub in the Milton Keynes Food & Leisure Awards two years on the trot as well as throwing a birthday bash to remember when the pub turned ten last year. Not to mention the many great friends he made locally. Now, with a fresh challenge in his sights, he can’t wait to get to know you too and share his own brand of great friendly hospitality with everyone here. Make sure you come and say hi and have a drink with him soon.


The Peach Foundation

The Peach FoundationThe Peach Foundation is a grant giving organisation, we work with Local Heroes promoting and supporting projects that make a real difference to the communities we live and work in. Each menu includes a chosen dish which supports the Peach Foundation, for each dish sold, 25p will be donated. This raises approximately £1000 per year. Our focus is to support local individuals who are passionately promoting and living our values in one or more of these areas:

Food Provenance – happy animals/tasty fruit and vegetables
Healthy Eating – promoting better health in the community
Sports Education – promoting and/or providing local sports facilitates for all
Planetary Hero – saving our planet one small step at a time
To find out more, click here.