GILBERT PARK: Date Night At The Swire Inn

By Press release submission | | Feb 1, 2019

Gilbert Park recently issued the following announcement.

A big blue building with an impressive presence rests on Middletown’s Main Street. The Swire Inn is one of the area’s newest, most delicious restaurants. Their talented team specializes in English pub cuisine and ensures that their guests always have a blast.

The Swire Inn Chicken & Waffles


The Swire Inn is a hub for culinary creativity. Every day, they come up with inventive variations of flatbreads and deviled eggs. During my visit, I devoured the Dill Pickle Deviled Eggs while admiring their beautifully reclaimed wooden bar. Authentic English pub offerings like Bangers & Mash have a bit of a unique, Swire Inn twist. Rather than being served with a side of peas, some well-seasoned sauerkraut completes the dish. The gravy on top is made from scratch and infused with malty notes of dark beer. You’d be remiss to not indulge in the Chicken & Waffles with a bourbon jalapeno glaze as well.


While the food is incredible, the friendly bartenders and signature cocktails crown the experience. Attention to detail matters to these mixologists. Their vodka martinis are garnished with a sprig of charred rosemary, torched right in front of you. Their drink menu will change with the seasons; there’s always a local brew or sweet cocktail to sip.

Swire Inn martini

This English pub got its start when John Langhorne, a Middletown native, really wanted a local spot to serve Guinness. He’s a world traveler whose always had an affinity for England. The Swire Inn’s namesake comes from John’s great-grandfather, John Swire Langhorne; A northern Englishman who fell in love with a woman headed to America.

Bangers and Mash


The building is as vibrant and charming as the atmosphere inside. Built in 1864, in its former life, it served as a doctor’s office, political party headquarters, a boarding house & restaurant, real estate office, and more. They’ve preserved the hardwood floors, colossal windows, and original woodworking.

Swire Inn door



Allow yourself to be swooned by the charm of this place. A little insider tip: request the “date night” room. Natural light beams through the windows and you have your own private space to enjoy an incredible meal. Their massive back patio will open this spring and live music plays weekly.

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