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The Swan

4.3
183 reviews
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£26 to £40
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British
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  • Sunday Lunch
  • Lunch
  • Special Occasions
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…
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
British
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Hours of Operation
Monday - Saturday: 12:00 - 15:00 and 18:00 - 21:30
Sunday: 12:00 - 20:30
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Phone number
01372 462582
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Payment Options
MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Casual Dress
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Executive Chef
Andrew Barber
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Parking Details
There is parking in the area, please be respectful of our neighbours
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Public Transit
The nearest BR station is Claygate.
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Banquet, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Outdoor dining , Outdoor Smoking Area, Wine
What 183 People Are Saying
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4.3based on recent ratings
4.3
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4.3
service
4.3
ambience
3.8
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88% of people would recommend it to a friend
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4.0Dined 3 days ago

It was our first time at the Swan Inn and we were impressed with the setting and the ambie. The beef roast was perfectly cooked and delicious. It came with all the trimmings. The kids fish and chips was good and my nine month old tucked into it. However my 3 year old was not impressed with his al dente tomato pasta. The bar nibbles were generous in size and delicious. The restaurant was full and the staff were slightly overwhelmed as it was Father’s Day.

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3.0Dined 3 days ago

Our first visit and we went on fathers day with two kids. we were the first sitting at 12.00 lunch. The place looks great and has a wonderful feel. The waiting staff were great and kept our drinks topped up. Our only disappointment was the waiting times for food. We were the first slot for lunch and had two cold starters which seem to take a long time. Then two roasts. We had to follow up with waiting staff twice as with two kids in tow who were so hungry. We waited 30 mins for two cold starters to arrive after ordering ( crab & Prawn cocktail). Then another 45 mins for two roast mains to appear. The food was great and kids menu lovely although the kids chips had way to much salt on them they were covered in salt. Out food was fantastic and we would go back maybe in evening. The service on this day was way to slow and if the kitchen was behind on orders in would be great is someone could tell us. Great place overall we will be back without kids.

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5.0Dined 3 days ago

Friendly atmosphere, excellent service, good food and lovely decor. What more could you ask for 😀

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4.0Dined on 3 June 2018

Went to the Swan for Sunday dinner. Food was as good as ever and the wine list is nice and varied.

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5.0Dined on 27 May 2018

Outstanding as usual, food and service excellent !

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5.0Dined on 27 May 2018

One of my local eateries. Probably the best in the area, although we are quite lucky. Not sure if I would take my autistic grandson. I have eaten there a few times and am invited to a party there at the start of next month. That will be a test indeed.
Overall very good food with lovely and efficient service.

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5.0Dined on 23 May 2018

Very enjoyable fare with a good selection of dishes from two menus. The nibbles selection is well worth a visit even if you're just having a drink.

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3.0Dined on 20 May 2018

Food was good but we waited over 30 mins for our order to be taken and starters took over an hour!

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2.0Dined on 18 May 2018

We booked a week in advance for my son's 21st birthday and made sure this was mentioned when we booked. So, it was disappointing when we arrived to find we had been given one of those difficult corner tables, which experience suggests is likely to result in being neglected by the serving staff. The starters were OK - my younger son and I ordered crab and cucumber cannelloni, but we both struggled to discern much of a flavour of crab. Three of us ordered the burger for our mains, which were good. My wife ordered a salmon dish and, while the salmon was good, it came served with some slightly burnt and dry scraps of vegetables, including cauliflower and potato. We were given the menus for desserts and all had our choices ready, but no-one came to take our order, so after 30 mins we decided to leave. Earlier in the evening, we'd observed the kitchen producing a birthday treat of another guest, to whom the staff sang Happy Birthday. When I was asked how the evening had been by a member of staff, I mentioned our disappointment at the table allocation and that the evening had been booked as a special occasion. The answer came that it had been a difficult evening for the kitchen as "there had been three VIP bookings that evening". This was, given the circumstances, deeply insulting. There are plenty of nice restaurants in the area, many of which would have served up nicer food and been less expensive. Also, I've no doubt they would have considered a 21st birthday celebration a good enough reason to be considered a VIP guest for the night. We shall not be returning to the Swan. It's pretentious and has no values beyond valuing diners who spend the most money with them.

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5.0Dined on 12 May 2018

Exceptional food at The Swan - I had wanted to go for ages and it lived up to expectations

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1.0Dined on 3 May 2018

Very disappointed. Was expecting great things given the identity of the proprietor but food was very standard fare. More of a tourist standard than the excellence I'd expected. Very expensive for this quality.

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5.0Dined on 29 April 2018

Upon entering The Swan Inn on a Sunday evening I was impressed with how we were acknowledged promptly with a smile and our table was ready for us regardless that we were early.
We decided to have a a drink at the bar first and any questions we had regarding wine, food and cocktails were answered so efficiently.
I was a little sad that they were out of the beef roast but it was wonderful to be offered the ribeye and it was one of the best I have had. Understandably, this is a popular spot for a Sunday I can understand the roast being high in demand over the lunch time.

It is apparent the Swan hires the best of the the best and I noticed how fluid service was around the restaurant.
Nothing is too much hassle and I appreciated the small details that make the hospitality incredible here.
The waiter that served our table for would see to it that we had our water and wine topped up and was a fine blend of friendly, polite and professional.
We had the perfect check back and anything extra we wanted to request or ask was taken care of.
I especially respected the waiter for keeping our table clear and clean after our starters were cleared and the attention to detail of looking after us as guests and our table in general was second to none.

We had a wonderful dining experience and one of the managers took the time at the end of our dinner to see how we were and how our evening had been which was a perfect finish to a superb time had.

I highly recommmend visiting if you expect to have a pleasant evening, catchup with friends or a date as you will be taken care of by such a wonderful team and be served some of the best food and cocktails I've ever had.

The interior of the Swan is truly stunning and it has a relaxed ambience.
All the staff were attentive, professional and experts at provIding high class service and top hospitality.

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2.0Dined on 17 April 2018

Have dined at The Swan previously and enjoyed the experience. On this occasion the food was off the mark. Firstly it took ages to arrive - I had ordered Ox Cheek. The vegetables were undercooked - particularly the broccoli. The potato looked as if it had been stood on the pass for a century but what the dish lacked was a reaaly decent sauce - there was barely a splash.

Very disappointing

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4.0Dined on 14 April 2018

The staff were great, the food was very nice but small portions for the money charged. Bigger portions needed & maybe a little more everyday choices on the menu!

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3.0Dined on 13 April 2018

Nice pub/diner, service average but so expensive, it's not a gastropub!

Nice enough overall but not value for money, the service and food needs to be far better to warrant the prices charged.

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5.0Dined on 13 April 2018

The food was beautifully presented and delicious. Super service too. I strongly recommend a visit. I have already returned with friends for drinks and bar snacks.

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4.0Dined on 3 April 2018

I do like this restaurant but on the two occasions I have eaten there I feel they have the balance wrong on the Main Course. There is too much meat and too little potato/carbohydrate and vegetables. I know you can order these as side dishes but I don't think you should have to. I will be going again though.

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4.0Dined on 30 March 2018

We have been many times before. It was good again but we feel that for variety they should have one/two “specials of the day” because the menu is very restricted and therefore can become a bit boring.

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5.0Dined on 22 March 2018

The Swan is our favourite pub in Esher and Claygate -great decor, properly trained staff and the food is outstanding. The wine list is well thought out with some really special choices if you’re pushing the boat out. It always feels like a treat to go. Best thing? The negroni barrel and the steaks.

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4.0Dined on 18 March 2018

Good food but a little pricey. Had a cosy feel to it but did seem to just be full of locals.

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5.0Dined on 14 March 2018

Lovely place, good service and delicious food.

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4.0Dined on 11 March 2018

Great food again especially the gravy on the roast. We did have a bit of a long wait for both main meals and dessert of about 50 mins and 30 mins but quality of food made up for this

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5.0Dined on 10 March 2018

It was the occasion of our 62nd wedding anniversary and it was natural for us to spend the evening at The Swan which is a very walkable distance from where we live.
At 6.30 in the evening the Swan was already crowded with happy customers as the day had coincided with racing at Sandown and an England rugby match on TV.
The service was superb as always and the food cooked and served to perfection. We thoroughly enjoyed our evening and congratulations to David and Joe for the creation of a true success story.

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5.0Dined on 9 March 2018

The Swan is a lovely little restaurant masquerading as a pub. The food is excellent, if a little pricy, the atmosphere is warm, low key and relaxing and the service excellent.

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5.0Dined on 2 March 2018

Love The Swan! The food has continued to improve and the staff team has remained consistent which means it is being managed well. Always lovely food whether you pop in for lunch or have a full dinner.

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2.0Dined on 1 March 2018

Expensive for what it was and not sufficiently special. Limited parking at tjhe Swan

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4.0Dined on 24 February 2018

Went to the Swan for Saturday night dinner. The food was excellent, particularly the smoked haddock croquette starter and the hake main. The wine list is nice and the service friendly.

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5.0Dined on 16 February 2018

This was our first visit to The Swan, when we first arrived our table wasn’t ready, but we were kept up to date about how long the wait would be. Our pre dinner drinks also took quite a while to arrive, so these we given to us ‘on the house’. After a shaky start, what was to follow was fabulous. The food was amazingly good, my Roast Jerusalem artichoke starter was unusual and delicious, my main of salmon was a very high quality piece of fish, cooked to perfection, and dessert of cheesecake with rhubarb and ginger was heavenly. The service during the meal was excellent, so the early-on hiccups were completely forgotten. Beautiful interior decor, relaxed ambience and exceptional food, what more can you ask for? We’ll be back.

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4.0Dined on 15 February 2018

The Swan continue to be offering good pub food with a slight twist... above average.
Keep it up!

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5.0Dined on 11 February 2018

Excellent as always.

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4.0Dined on 10 February 2018

Great night out...really good food, lovely atmosphere, friendly staff

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5.0Dined on 4 February 2018

Great clean pub serving excellent food. Excellent service and attentive staff.

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4.0Dined on 21 January 2018

Lovely lunch with the family. Great options for all. Would highly recommend and will definitely return!

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5.0Dined on 17 January 2018

Absolutely excellent . Would go again and that’s the ultimate recommendation.

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5.0Dined on 12 January 2018

Absolutely superb as always. The staff are incredibly knowledgeable and are around just enough that you feel looked after but not overwhelmed. Recommendations from the menu were delicious!

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5.0Dined on 7 January 2018

There were 6 of us for dinner. We had delicious food, cooked well, and very nice ingredients. The Swan accommodated 2 of us well for Gluten Free Options. They substituted items on the menu but did it thoughtfully. It was a shame there weren’t more GF options for dessert but the ice cream was delicious. We particularly liked the idea of the nibbles before dinner as most of us didn’t want 3 courses, a clever option. We would definitely book again.

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5.0Dined on 6 January 2018

Superb as always !

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5.0Dined on 26 December 2017

We had another excellent meal at The Swan Inn on Boxing Day. The restaurant was very busy but service remained good and the venue was beautifully decorated for Christmas. The menu was as always small but enticing and filled with seasonal fare. Our food was delicious.

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2.0Dined on 24 December 2017

We have dined at your restaurant on many occasions during the week and found the food, service and ambience to be excellent. We were very disappointed to book for the family on Christmas Eve to find that the menu was for roasts as we would be have a roast on Christmas day. The standard of the food was below your normal standard and as it was the first time we were booking for the family it was disappointing.

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4.0Dined on 22 December 2017

Would have been nice to keep bar and restaurant areas separate! Would have preferred to be in restaurant end room as very noisy in bar area and had elderly relative with us too

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