Book a table Gastro Pub in Salford | The Swan


Peach is a collection of really great pubs, mainly in market towns in the heart of England. The Swan Salford is an attractive Edwardian pub in a lovely village setting, just 10 minutes from central Milton Keynes. As a quality gastropub, we serve great ingredients and fresh, honest food in relaxed, welcoming surroundings, always with a kind word and a sense of fun. Today we have twenty one pubs in lovely towns and villages, and an undimmed devotion to Making life Peachy. We have always been passionate about giving back and as we’ve developed and grown over the years, our ability and motivation to make the world a little better, a little peachier, has grown with us. The Bigger Peach shows our efforts to improve communities, equality in the workplace, and the future sustainability of our world. Our achievements were recognised in 2022, when we won Best Sustainable Pub Company at the Publican Awards, and we’re also three star accredited by the Sustainable Restaurant Association. 

Soak up the sun, atmosphere and beautiful village views whilst enjoying a bite to eat, a cocktail, or a glass of award-winning wine from our drinks list. We serve food all day and children are welcome to enjoy smaller portions of any of our dishes. We take huge pride in serving the best ingredients we can find, from ethical producers, freshly prepared by our chefs. We’re dog friendly in our bar and outdoor areas, bring your furry friend and stop by soon. On our bar you’ll find a great range of spirits, beers and softs, so whether you pop in for a drink, a business lunch or a special dinner, we promise you a friendly welcome. Find us here.

We look forward to seeing you soon!

Dale & the team

Dale Horsnell, General Manager

Despite not coming from a family of foodies, Dale started working hospitality at 16 and is very proud to have got his first management position at the tender age of 19.
Deciding to steer away from a career as a professional football referee, Dale has always been very driven to be the best he can be. Taking inspiration from past managers, Tom, and Peach’s very own, Sharon, Dale learnt how to be a great leader, always keen to take on more responsibility and skills.

Joining Peach over 5 years ago, Dale soon realised that it’s like being in one big family and it’s the reason he’s stayed with us for so long.
On his days off you’ll find Dale enjoying a decent bottle of red with friends or spending time with my family. Pop in and enjoy a glass with him soon!

Ben King, Head Chef

Meet our head chef, Ben. Having been born and bred in Milton Keynes, he has now retreated to the quiet country life of Winslow. Ben’s career path was decided when he was 8 years old after seeing a chef at Disney Land in brightly coloured chef’s trousers. He thought to himself “I want to do that for a living if I get to wear those!”. This childhood dream transpired into Ben getting into catering from the young age of 14 where he loved the buzz of being a chef – despite the trousers not being colourful. It’s safe to say we are lucky to have Ben as our head chef as he has had many successes in his career; cooking for David Cameron, Boris Johnson and celebrity weddings. Alongside this, he has also done larger catering events at Red Bull F1 racing teams BBQ’s. After all these highlights, Ben chose Peach because he knew the company but also loved our ethics and values.

When Ben isn’t in the kitchen, he can be found with his family and dogs, normally walking in the fields or sneaking away to dust off his clubs and get in a cheeky round of golf. But after all that he will be back in front of the stoves at home cooking away for family and friends.

Frazer Sutherland, Partner

Frazer always wanted to be in hospitality since ‘year dot’. Dabbling in domestic science at school only fuelled his passion and catering college sealed his fate. He loved working at The Summit in Sydney and cruising round the Caribbean. Back in London, he clubbed it at The Green Room, now Chinawhite, before moving to Harvey Nicks Fifth Floor. Heights must have suited Frazer because his next job was at The Oxo Tower, when the brasserie with the bird’s eye view of London was really flying. Since becoming a partner in Peach in 2008, Frazer has looked after many of our pubs including, The Thatch, The James Figg, The Swan and The Black Horse. 


As we entered lockdown, our first concern was everyone’s wellbeing and their ability to support families in such unprecedented times. Peach have been great in helping our team, with access to our hardship fund, zoom quizzes, online DJ sessions and masses of social contact, keeping us all in touch. Some of the pubs helped with Your Hub, a Social Enterprise to support the local community. From feeding homeless, to Youth support centres, NHS call centres, hospitals and care homes.

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