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!

John Muir-Howie, Head Chef

Bedfordshire-born and bred John first got into cooking at the young age of just 16 and has worked in several independent pubs and restaurants during his career including The Black Horse Ireland near Shefford, The Birch in Woburn, The Fox & Hounds in Whittlebury, The Plough in Shutlanger and the Hare & Hounds in Old Warden.

John joined Peach as a roaming chef covering many of our sister pubs before joining The Swan in September 2022. He has cooked for several celebrities including Sir Michael Palin, F1 Driver Valtteri Bottas and England Rugby’s Courtney Lawes.

When John’s not cooking up a storm in the pub, you’ll find this family man at home with his wife and two children.

Bevy Berenger, POD Director

Reared in Australia, Bevy continues to be patriotic despite being on this side of the pond for the last 24 years and we quickly learned about his love for family the importance of his friendships and his healthy obsession with all things sporty and outdoor life.

Leaving Australia after several years as a bass player (complete with long hair) he decided to put music on hold and travel the world, falling into Hospitality in the early 90’s in a cocktail bar in Manchester to supplement the plan. Following a couple of years of rock and roll catering style, he decided to get serious and studied hospitality at Surrey Uni where he met the love of his life.

During a hugely successful career, many of the industry heavyweights such as M&B (All Bar One & PCDG) and Whitbread (hub by Premier Inn) have been lucky enough to recruit his expertise and exciting new concepts always sparked his interest. But we were pleased to find out that he’d always kept an eye on Peach and our independent feel, individuality and pace of growth won him over in the end.

Bevy brings that calm Aussie charm you can’t help but relax into and he’s made a huge impact on his pubs and the Teams he looks after, which after all, is what we’re all about. Join him for a chat about surf, sun, sea and great pubs such as Brookmans, The White Horse, The Swan, Black Horse and The Embankment.

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