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  1. Distance: 3.25mi
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  1. Distance: 3.25mi
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  3. Distance: 5.69mi
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About The Swan

Chef Claude Bosi has acquired The Swan Inn, the pub has been updated whilst still retaining a traditional pub feel. Serving classic pub and comfort food favourites. Typical dishes include crab on toast, skate wings with beurre blanc and Jersey Royals, The Swan burger, treacle tart with clotted cream and rhubarb jelly and custard. A traditional roast with all the trimmings will be served on Sunday. Children will have their own menu.

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 14 diners.
There will be six bedrooms available to book from July 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…

2 Hare Lane
Esher, Surrey KT10 9BS
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
British

Hours of Operation:
Monday - Saturday: 12:00 - 15:00 and 18:00 - 21:30
Sunday: 12:00 - 20:30

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
£26 to £40

Payment Options:
MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
01372 462582

Website:
http://www.theswanesher.co.uk/

Parking Details:
There is parking in the area, please be respectful of our neighbours

Public Transport:
The nearest BR station is Claygate.

Executive Chef:
Andrew Barber

Additional:
Banquet, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Outdoor dining , Outdoor Smoking Area, Wine

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The Swan Ratings and Reviews

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Overall rating

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food

4.2

service

4.2

ambience

4.2

value

3.7

Noise

Quiet

87% would recommend it to a friend

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Fit for Foodies (21)
Good for Birthdays (20)
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Outdoor Eating (18)
Good for Anniversaries (17)
Casual (16)
Good for a Date (16)
Group Bookings (16)
Creative Cuisine (15)
Cosy (14)
Notable Wine List (13)
Worth the Drive (11)
Great Beer (10)
Romance (10)
Business Meals (9)
Fun (9)
Authentic (8)
Child Friendly (8)
Seasonal (8)
Comfort Food (7)
Local Ingredients (7)
Quiet Conversation (7)
Bar Seating (6)
People Watching (6)
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Gluten Free Options (4)
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Handcrafted Cocktails (3)
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Hot Spot (3)
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Pre/post Theatre (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
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Afternoon Coffee (1)
Disabled Access (1)
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·Dined on 18 November 2017

Love this place. Great food, good selection of wines and cocktails and great service. Highly recommend

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on 28 October 2017

Enjoyed the neat interior. Simple good quality food well prepared by the chef. Nice service. Food tasty. The meat cooked to perfection which for me meant well seasoned , not over cooked dry meat. Very tender quality meat. Nice trendy music without it being too loud. Could speak without shouting . Felt comfortable with my two teenage kids.

Tags: Live Music, Tapas, Kid-friendly, People Watching, Casual, Great for Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Fit for Foodies, Disabled Access, Notable Wine List, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Late-night Find, Bar Seating, Cozy, Afternoon Tea, Great Beer
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 (London)·Dined on 8 October 2017

Truly great food served by incredibly friendly staff in a beautifully decorated room. Will leave you talking in adverbs...

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 (London)·Dined on 8 October 2017

Excellent Sunday lunch and the Irish coffee is a must

Tags: Seasonal, Authentic, Good for Groups, Bar Seating, Kid-friendly, Sunday Lunch, Fun, Casual
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·Dined on 6 October 2017

Our first time eating here was last Friday evening. Food was delicious and beautifully presented. Staff were outstanding. I forgot my reading glasses and within a few minutes a pair were loaned to me from a member of staff. Very clean and tastefully done with a creative arrangement that brings the outdoors to your table.

Tags: Cozy, Great Beer, Special Occasion, Live Music, Great for Brunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Kid-friendly, Gluten Free Options, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Sunday Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Birthdays
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 (London)·Dined on 20 September 2017

A really great experience. The good was delicious and they catered for my dietary requirements with ease. It has a good atmosphere and is very tastefully decorated. We will be back.

Tags: Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch
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 (Surrey)·Dined on 10 September 2017

We enjoyed an excellent Sunday lunch at the Swan.
Nothing was too much trouble
Superb good and service

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 (Surrey)·Dined on 10 September 2017

Amazing service . We popped in after doing a long morning walk and were starving. We had been served our Sunday roast within 15 minutes and were out of the door half an hour later. Roast delicious. One to return to . Nice ambience.

Tags: Worth the Drive, People Watching, Great for Lunch, Sunday Lunch
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 (Surrey)·Dined on 5 September 2017

Excellent food and service but it was so quiet (Tuesday Lunch) the atmosphere suffered. I've also eaten here on a busy Sunday and would have given it 5* all round if I was evaluating that experience. Also, I feel the prices are slightly over the mark for what is available else where in the area.

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 (London)·Dined on 2 September 2017

Very well decorated. Nice ambience. Excellent and well priced wine list. Good food. Good sized portions.

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 (Surrey)·Dined on 27 August 2017

Great food very attentive staff

Cannot fault The Swan

Perfect Sunday afternoon Lunch

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Quiet Conversation
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·Dined on 19 August 2017

Excellent menu excellent service great atmosphere good value for money

Tags: Great for Lunch, Casual, Worth the Drive, Great Beer, Notable Wine List, Sunday Lunch, Gluten Free Options, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Cozy, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on 11 August 2017

Excellent food & wine, great ambience and very hospitable staff. We would recommend this place highly.

Tags: Fun, Hot Spot, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine
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value4

 
·Dined on 4 August 2017

Fantastic - food excellent - service great - decor and ambience fab. Had lunch and dinner here and both times have been really pleased

Tags: Great Beer, Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive, Fun, Good for Groups, Cozy, Quick Bite, Good for a Date, Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Sunday Lunch, Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals
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·Dined on 19 July 2017

Lovely lunch with family before evening racing at Sandown

Tags: Great for Lunch, Authentic
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food5
ambience4
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value4

 
 (Washington DC)·Dined on 7 July 2017

Great food and atmosphere with friendly atmosphere and highly competent wait staff.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Fun, Business Meals, Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Great Beer, Good for Anniversaries
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 (London)·Dined on 2 July 2017

Fantastic seasonal ingredients presented as beautifully simple dishes from a modern pub with a welcoming outdoor space.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Seasonal, Great for Outdoor Dining, Worth the Drive, Sunday Lunch, Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Surrey)·Dined on 24 June 2017

Due to a change of our own plans, we made a relatively short-notice reservation which was efficiently handled. Table was ideal and were even offered a choice despite late booking. Tried the a la carte menu on a Saturday evening, following a number of great Sunday lunches. Staff very friendly, service prompt and spacing between courses spot on. Varied and seasonal menu and food is consistently of a very high standard, naturally the price reflects the quality and location. Also very much enjoyed the wines and cocktails. Starters were perfect for the unusually hot weather. Chocolate fondant and ice-cream, glass of dessert wine and a cheeky double whisky, was perfect ending. Was relatively quiet early evening, perhaps as most folk were enjoying the sun in the garden, but dining room full from around 8-8.30pm with a friendly atmosphere. Will return, shortly and many more times I would imagine!

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Handcrafted Cocktails, Great for Lunch, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Sunday Lunch, Business Meals, Seasonal, Authentic, Fit for Foodies
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 (London)·Dined on 12 June 2017

Had a lovely evening. Excellent food and service. Could not fault anything.

Tags: Fun
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food5
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 (Surrey)·Dined on 7 June 2017

The revival of the Swan under new management means that I have been able to invite business colleagues to dinner in a pub with excellent food, great service and wonderful décor in a semi-ruraal location outside London. It's been a long time a-coming! Keep it up.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Scenic View, Great for Brunch
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food4
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 (London)·Dined on 3 June 2017

Nice food, good service, cheerful ambience but not crazy busy - the perfect low-key night out! We come here a lot and it never disappoints these days.

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 (Surrey)·Dined on 30 May 2017

We had a lovely meal. The food was wonderful, the service was good and the liqueur coffees were magnificent - definitely some of best tasting and the presentation was a lovely touch. We will definitely be recommending The Swan to friends

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem
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 (London)·Dined on 27 May 2017

Fantastic food, menu, service. Definitely a go-to gastropub in the area

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Great Beer, Tasting Menu, Great for Lunch, Good for Groups, Business Meals, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies
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 (London)·Dined on 1 May 2017

Great Food - Great Service - All be back again soon Thank you

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Healthy, Creative Cuisine
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 (Surrey)·Dined on 11 April 2017

Came here with a friend on the day I left work after more than 28 years! We had the burgers which were the best I've tasted in a very long time. A very interesting and enjoyable wine list. Didn't have room for dessert sadly. Will be returning for Sunday lunch in a few days!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, People Watching, Notable Wine List, Comfort Food
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food4
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 (London)·Dined on 4 March 2017

It was my husbands birthday and looking for something different we ventured from our local Weybridge to Esher. It did not disappoint. We both had busy stressful weeks and immediately relaxed as we sat at the bar and ordered pre dinner drinks. The atmosphere was good, the decor was lovely and it was cosy, easy to have a chat. The service was good and the food was nice. A lovely evening and one we craved. We will definitely go again

Tags: Cozy, Fit for Foodies, People Watching
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 (London)·Dined on 26 February 2017

Excellent Sunday roast - everyone loved it, even the kids! Staters, mains and a couple of desserts all gone!!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (London)·Dined on 10 February 2017

Both the service & food were excellent and the dining area is very attractive. However it is fairly expensive so not somewhere I would come back to unless for a special occasion.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays
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service3
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 (London)·Dined on 10 February 2017

Great food though service was slow.
Only seemed to be 2 waiters on.
Still a fab evening though.

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 (London)·Dined on 8 February 2017

Delicious food, lovely service and welcoming atmosphere.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Comfort Food
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 (London)·Dined on 23 December 2016

We went with friends for a pre-Christmas dinner. I had high expectations for this gastropub since Claude Bosi taking over, having dined at Hibiscus, and I was not disappointed. Everything we ate was fantastic but I can't get over the sausage roll bar snack and the butternut squash gnudi, which were my highlights. Service was attentive but not so intrusive as to interrupt our fun. There was a mix up with a couple of the desserts and they were kind enough to not charge us, even though we had them and were happy to pay. A really nice local restaurant with friendly staff; I couldn't ask for more.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Comfort Food, Bar Seating, Good for Groups, Hot Spot, Creative Cuisine
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 (London)·Dined on 14 December 2016

Excellent food and service with attentive and welcoming staff. The Christmas menu was particularly lovely.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine, Sunday Lunch, Fit for Foodies
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 (London)·Dined on 8 December 2016

Lovely food and staff will return soon!

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 (London)·Dined on 27 November 2016

brilliant Sunday lunch - loved every course and the new re-furb looks amazing. Very relaxed but classy atmosphere, highly recommended.

Tags: Authentic, Good for a Date, Romantic, Comfort Food
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 (Surrey)·Dined on 18 November 2016

Loved this place. The food was quite classic but really beautifully done - well cooked, hot, well presented, clearly quality ingredients. The décor was modern and also cosy and the service was excellent - friendly and unpretentious. My one tiny niggle was that I was a bit cold.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Surrey)·Dined on 30 October 2016

My Wife loves a roast and a good judge . Her comment was best roast ( beef) she has had in years. We will be going back soon.

Tags: Sunday Lunch
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 (Surrey)·Dined on 23 October 2016

We were a group of 4 - 2 adults, one child and one baby. The staff were very friendly and accommodating, the food was lovely (roast pork belly, roast chicken, kids fish and chips, kids mac n cheese). Decent pint of Tribute and nicely decorated surroundings.

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 (London)·Dined on 14 October 2016

We had a great experience at the Swan inn. The staff was very friendly and accommodated our requests to the best of their abilities. The food was great and we enjoyed our date night. Definitely recommend this restaurant.

Tags: Casual
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 (London)·Dined on 9 October 2016

We've been to dinner a few times at The Swan but this was our first Sunday Lunch with the children. The food was delicious, children's menu was very good and they loved it!
Can definitely recommend The Swan, dining with a young family for lunch, and dinner in the evening with friends. The service is also very good with friendly and professional staff every time.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Paleo Friendly, Special Occasion, Local Ingredients, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Seasonal, Sunday Lunch
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 (London)·Dined on 25 September 2016

Great service ,very friendly staff ,
Went for a long Sunday lunch ,excellent wine list food was very good ,starters all first rate especially the prawn cocktail

Mains were better if you stayed off the roasts which were frankly a bit stodgy but overall loved it

The staff were in it through out and had a sense of humour that meant we all got into the mood and relaxed

Go every day if this was my local

Tags: Great for Lunch, Happy Hour, Local Ingredients, Comfort Food
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