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The Swan Inn has a large dining area for up to 55 guests, outdoor seating for up to 100 guests, and a private dining room on the first floor with views across the common seating up to 18 diners.
There are six bedrooms available to book should you wish to extend your stay with us.
The Swan Inn is conveniently located close to both Esher common and Sandown racecourse.
We look forward to welcoming you…
Sunday: 12:00 - 20:30
I have eaten in the Swan on numerous occasions and the standard of food is deteriorating rapidly. The menu isn’t very inspiring and the prices have been rising for what is now very average pub grub.
The staff have always been nice, welcoming & attentive, but the fayre they are serving is letting them down.
The owner has definitely taken his eye off the ball with this pub, as he focuses on other more high profile ventures.
I have been to the swan many times, but not lately until Sunday. I had brought my son and daughter in law who were visiting England from Taiwan and wanted to take them to the Swan as I had always enjoyed Sunday roast and fish and chips there and sun your praises. Unfortunately I was disappointed as the food was definitely not as good as it used to be. I thought the dessert choice was very limited and did not enjoy the Sticky Toffee sponge as it was far too sweet.
Great Sunday Roast
Lovely atmosphere and creative food options. Reasonably quiet at lunch time but suits a conversational meal.
The pub has a lovely feel about, being cosy, warm and friendly. The staff are welcoming, polite and helpful. We found the menu prices expensive for what you got. Both ordered burgers which were cooked to individual preferences and were quite tasty but not much above the ordinary. The chips had been sprinkled with rosemary salt but otherwise were pretty ordinary.
Desserts are expensive...we shared one....it was delicious.
Really nice environment. Always good! great lunch....
Lovely main course and scrummy dessert but the service wasn’t great on this occasion and it was very cold in the restaurant.
Fabulous food, but very slow and had to chase constantly which was irritating...
A very nice Sunday Lunch after a brisk 5 mile walk, well done and thank you.
Great food and service, would definitely recommend
Great friendly service
Great food, good atmosphere. Would definitely recommend as a strong alternative to other local pubs
Excellent, great allergy options and substitutions, with no fuss.
Second time I was here. Nice food. Service friendly. Good quality.
Really enjoyed our lunch on Sunday. Wonderfully limited choice, and could have eaten everything! The chestnut risotto was one of the best risottos I’ve had in a restaurant for years. Rice not too undercooked, but dish kept fairly sloppy, and absolutely full of flavour. The roast beef was also delicious and cooked well. I can’t wait to go back and try and make it through to dessert!
We live locally and were really excited to come to the Swan as so many people recommended it in the neighbourhood. The Wheatshef is usually our go-to, but we gave Swan a try. Such a disappointment! Things started off nicely, but after we ordered and waited 45min+, the food never came! Not even the kids order (fish and chips). I asked the staff if they could check and 'they were plating it right up'. Once it came out, you could tell the pasta had been sitting out under the burner for quite some time and the beef roast was barely visible on my plate since the portion was EXTREMELY small. It's like they didn't have anything left and gave us the bottom of the roasting pan. Over 2 hours and £150 later, when I said something to the manager, we were offered a free pudding. This was a nice touch, but we decided to just leave as we had other things to do and it had already been so long. I'm willing to try it again at another point and hope it's a better experience. Just be a bit cautious and hopefully my experience was a fluke.
Brilliant evening, food was delicious and service was excellent.
Whilst we had enjoyed previous visits to The Swan to eat this was our first Sunday lunch and very good it was too. The service was excellent with extra gravy being provided with no delay and one of the chefs even came out to offer us extra Yorkshires. We both had the roast beef with all the trimmings and loved everything on the plates. The sticky toffee pudding hit the spot as well.
Yes, you can go out and have a roast lunch and spend a lot less - however I would suggest the food offered by The Swan provides great value given the quality of the produce used, the cooking skills on display and the service.
Fantastic Sunday roast, they were busy and there was a wait for food but it was worth it ! Roast beef was incredible and the mince pie sponge pudding was amazing. Check out the swan, it’s a great pub
We all enjoyed the dining room area, but we felt the food was style over substance. The presentation was great but lacked flavour and seasoning.
Great Sunday afternoon catch up with friends. Service, food and atmosphere all fantastic would return.
Had high expectations but a rather fraught and inefficient vibe, very very slow service, didn’t expect such a wait for Sunday roast (no starter or pudding yet 2.5hr from arrival to leaving) food satisfactory but better places and value for money can be found elsewhere for a Sunday roast in Surrey
Excellent food, all freshly cooked to order. Great friendly atmosphere.
Very good pub. Excellent atmosphere and very comfortable. Had a great Sunday lunch with the family but any occasion could be had here!
This gastro pub is a regular top place to go for lunch or dinner.
We had a lovely evening but felt the food was a little over priced for what is essentially a pub and had a fairly rowdy atmosphere.
Loved it here, warm and friendly staff, delicious Sunday roast and good atmosphere. Will be back!
Went for Sunday lunch. Food quality very average for the price being charged.
Consistently good value. A welcome change from chain restaurants - selfishly we hope that this remains a best kept secret.
Nice pleasant lunch here with my daughter. She is 14 months old and they were great with her. Food was nice - perhaps a tad over seasoned, but nice menu with some different choices.
Excellent service and an interesting gourmet menu.
We drove from Ealing to Esher for Sunday lunch, just because it was Claude Bosi's establishment. We are happy to say it was well worth the drive. The cockle popcorn was a revelation and the Beef roast was immaculate. Fabulous flavour in the vegetables, tender beef, wonderful Yorkshire puddings and sumptuous jus.
We have now enjoyed an evening at The Swan on numerous occasions over the summer and have never been disappointed. This is one of Esher's best kept secrets .... and selfishly I hope it stays this way!!.. Thank you to the team at The Swan.
Quite expensive for what it was, but nice food. Offered a chilled bottle of red wine - staff need training!
Definitely worth dining at The Swan Inn, Claygate - lovely food, cosy and a real bonus for us, dogs are allowed in the restaurant!
Our experience of The Swan has been a bit hit and miss (mainly hits) but there have been occasions when the service didn't meet expectations. Our last visit was however a success. The food was very good and made a change from the repetitive menu's of many of the other gastro pubs in the area. Personally I'd prefer it if the dining room was more comfort than bistro. Wines are good (drank too much so the bill reflected that :) ), the bar seemed to have a welcoming pub like vibe and I do believe there is a serious effort to offer really good service. I don't believe anyone who takes food seriously would be disappointed. Their other pub/restaurant in Oxshott is possibly a bit more homely but I'd recommend either for a relaxed but good quality meal out.
The Inn has an attractive interior, but the menu was very limited Added to this, two of our party had a garlic allergy (notified when we booked) but the staff had done nothing to accommodate this. As a result, there was only one starter we could have and only two mains to choose from - burger or fish and chips. The fish and chips when it arrived was just oozing grease. Any chip shop would have done better. Very disappointing for an establishment owned by a well known chef and quite pricy too.
Always a fantastic time with great food and fizz.
Good food with limited menu - very expensive £25 for roast beef, service a bit inattentive, atmosphere was good but stuck in a corner with no view (would have been good as a couple but not for a group).
I would go back but at the price it will need to be a special occasion.
As always a stunning meal. The new autumn menu is to die for. This place just never fails to impress. Already booked to go back next weekend!