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The Swan

4.3
170 reviews
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£26 to £40
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British
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  • Sunday Lunch
  • Lunch
  • Good for Birthdays
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 170 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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87% of people would recommend it to a friend
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2.0Dined 3 days ago

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 6 days ago

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 7 days ago

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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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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5.0Dined on 21 December 2017

Fabulous pre-Christmas meal with friends.
As usual, exceptional food, wine and service.

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5.0Dined on 17 December 2017

Fantastic service, great informal ambience.
Visited for late Sunday lunch, food was great.
Will definately return.

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2.0Dined on 9 December 2017

First time at this restaurant & I was deeply disappointed. Arrived on Saturday evening at 8.15pm for our 8.30pm booking, we had to keep reminding the waiter that we were waiting for our table, which in the end was 20 minutes late! Once we were sat down we had to ask the waiter to come over with menus, & again to take our order. It was a very long wait for our food & when it arrived was luke warm & my friend’s burger was very undercooked & had to be sent back. The waiter never came over to see how everything was, we were constantly having to get their attention to order anything, when you are paying those high prices you expect some attention! I’m afraid I won’t be going back here, completely put off from such a bad experience.

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2.0Dined on 9 December 2017

Nice pub and rooms to stay were small but clean an d modern. Were very excited about the meal we had booked. However my starter prawn cocktail was the wierdest loo and taste and the prawns were very tiny. Steak for main was just ok but not worth the money charged. Overall very disappointed with our meal.

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5.0Dined on 18 November 2017

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

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4.0Dined on 29 October 2017

Popped in for Sunday lunch after a recommendation from a good friend following a debate about finding a good local roast.
The refurb is very good, the set up is relaxed and welcoming, dogs allowed although maybe this should be kept to the non formal dining area.
We had three roast beef lunches. And they were good. I always prefer quality over quantity and this was delivered. My 16 year old son was happy there was nothing “cheesy” served although I rather like a little cauliflower cheese or leek gratin in the plate.
So to the point if the review. It wasn’t an £18 roast. It was very good but it’s the most expensive I’ve had. £14 would be about right. Nit picking maybe but just wanted to provide the feedback
We had deserts which were nice and a carafe of Malbec and a coke
So £100 for 3 people for a roast and pud.
Overall very enjoyable but pricey. I am sure we will be back, possible in the evening to try out the non roast fayre

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5.0Dined 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.

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4.0Dined on 22 October 2017

Enjoyable meal. Menu a little restrictive but it was a Sunday where they concentrate on roasts. A greater choice available at other times.
I loved the decor and ambience though it was a little difficult for my father who is hard of hearing.
Overall we enjoyed our meal and will return

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4.0Dined on 12 October 2017

Great food and nice staff. Will be back again soon we hope

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1.0Dined on 11 October 2017

There were 10 of us, all Cobham and Oxshott locals. We were looking for a new place to try that would be our new go to lunch place (as we always end up going to the same places). However 3 people ordered the fish all three said it was disgusting and not as described by the waitress, two people didn't finish it. The medium steak was cooked well, the rare steak was cooked medium. Our orders took an hour and 15 minutes to arrive! We complained several times throughout the meal. At the end we asked if there was anything they could do considering the poor quality and service we received. The assistant manager basically threw the bill at us and walked off huffing. Really not professional .

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5.0Dined 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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5.0Dined on 8 October 2017

Excellent Sunday lunch and the Irish coffee is a must

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5.0Dined 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.

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