The Swan

4.3
166 reviews
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£25 and under
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British
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  • Sunday Lunch
  • Lunch
  • Worth the Drive
We are a beautiful 2 Rosette Restaurant situated in Chiddingfold. Aaron Foster our head chef works with locally sourced seasonal produce to create delicious British delicacies to make your taste buds sing. Enjoy a home away from home experience with our Ales produces in Hampshire.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
British
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Hours of Operation
Lunch Mon-Sun: 12pm - 3pm
Dinner Mon-Sat: 6.30pm - 9.30pm
Dinner Sunday: 6.30pm - 9pm
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Phone number
01428 684688
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Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Casual Dress
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Additional
Bar Dining, Beer, Beer Garden, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining , Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 166 People Are Saying
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4.3
service
4.2
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4.0Dined on 1 July 2018

All very good though my booking was not recorded
The food was tasty and the service relaxed and friendly.

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4.0Dined on 30 June 2018

We've eaten at The Swan a number of times and the food and service have always been good to very good. This time was not so good, food ok but service haphazard and error prone.

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5.0Dined on 22 June 2018

The staff were extremely welcoming and friendly. The Swan was particularly busy the evening that we were there because the other local pub had closed for a function. However, the staff worked very hard so this had little impact on our experience for the evening. The meal was lovely, different from a standard pub menu and beautifully prepared and presented. We loved the 'Secret Garden'!!

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5.0Dined on 20 June 2018

The food was incredible. Presented beautifully. It looked a bit small when it first came, but was actually the perfect amount. So tasty. And the service was amazing! A little expensive, but ultimately worth it!

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5.0Dined on 17 June 2018

Great food, great service. Friendly and accommodating.

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3.0Dined on 14 June 2018

Ingredients for food and flavours were good but cooking was not so good. Food was barely warm, skin on fish was soggy.

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4.0Dined on 9 June 2018

We thought it was very lovely and the staff were relaxed and friendly. We were only slightly disappointed that they hadn't even looked out our 'special occasion' note when we made the booking. That was the missing bit. The ambiance perhaps wasn't right for that in any case. Otherwise very lovely, delicious food in a beautiful village.

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5.0Dined on 29 April 2018

Wonderful from start to finish. Great service, food was splendid. The other 30ish Gastropubs in the UK must be very good indeed.

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5.0Dined on 29 April 2018

Excellent venue for food and entertaining "relatives" (not mentioned in your list) and friends.

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4.0Dined on 27 April 2018

The best fish and chips in a long time!! Perfectly cooked and presented. Friendly staff and welcoming atmosphere with some wonderful well-selected wines ;-))

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3.0Dined on 22 April 2018

Service was a bit erratic, didn't take order for a starter we had requested and took several attempts to get water. Others in the party enjoyed roast beef, my calves liver was good but did not like the kale soaked in butter or the root vegetable rosti which was salty and again very fatty.

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2.0Dined on 20 April 2018

We have been here several times but I have to say I was a bit disappointed this time. My Grilled Haddock was not terribly hot the fries were overdone and our extra portion of beans did not arrive till I had nearly finished my fish. The Plates were cold too for the main course. Desert was lovely but couldn’t have coffee only Full fat milk why would you not have semi or skimmed very strange.

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5.0Dined on 15 April 2018

A lovely pub, very friendly staff and excellent food. What more could you ask for from an idyllic country pub.

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4.0Dined on 13 April 2018

30th birthday with a party of ten. Such a good atmosphere considering we had kids! The food was outstanding especially the crispy beef ballotine! Pork jerk/calamari/fish&chips were so fresh and juicy! Some of the best flavourful food I’ve had. Could work on keeping one waitress and ensuring kutlery is given when the food is served... other than that an absolutely outstanding meal.

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5.0Dined on 13 April 2018

Very warm welcome, beautiful interior in excellent condition and very clean, good service, short wait for meals, super food and excellent Upham beers - highly recommended

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5.0Dined on 8 April 2018

A family lunch to celebrate a significant birthday close for us all. Attentive staff good food. We particularly as gin drinkers enjoyed the Corner 53 selection.

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4.0Dined on 2 April 2018

Super local pub that ups the ante for good food and great atmosphere

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4.0Dined on 1 April 2018

Very good food, well worth the 45 minute drive from Windsor

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5.0Dined on 1 April 2018

Delicious Sunday lunch on Easter Sunday. A lovely cosy pub in a pretty village with great service. Despite it being a busy Easter Sunday, the staff were attentive and friendly and a great menu and good quality food was carefully created, presented and served. We also arrived much earlier than we had our table booked for, having finished a long walk in the area so squeezing us in an hour early was no hassle for them. Throughly recommend.

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4.0Dined on 1 April 2018

Very comfortable restaurant with good service and impressive food. Very nice atmosphere and staff.

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4.0Dined on 1 April 2018

Went for Easter Sunday lunch with family. Although they had a full house, the service was brilliant and the food came in good timing. Seasonal and delicious food with lovely presentation. It was truly delightful.

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5.0Dined on 18 March 2018

Delicious Sunday lunch , staff busy but very attentive and helpful.

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5.0Dined on 15 March 2018

I love coming here. The service is always amazing, as is the food. There is always a lovely atmosphere in the Swan, I’ve been coming here for years and have yet to experience a bad service or meal. A rarity these days.

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4.0Dined on 13 March 2018

Very nice bar, with open fire, and pleasant dining area. Food very good, only quibble was slightly overcooked fish. Lovely staff.

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4.0Dined on 11 March 2018

Enjoyable Sunday lunch with friends and family, staff polite and friendly would recommend

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5.0Dined on 11 March 2018

Met up with family for Mother’s Day lunch. Food was amazing and reasonable sized portions. Staff were very attentive and willing to help with slight variations made to the menu. The ambience was set perfectly and matched the setting in this beautiful village.

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4.0Dined on 25 February 2018

Sunday lunch. Great but not quite on the money!

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3.0Dined on 24 February 2018

Finally a gastropub serving goat meat. We should this more on menu’s. Overall decent nicely presented tasty food with friendly service.

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4.0Dined on 15 February 2018

I have been here several times now either for lunch or evening meal. There is always a warm friendly atmosphere in this pub and I don’t think I have ever had a bad meal the food is really delicious! I have Coeliacs disease GF so it can be quite difficult and the staff are always very helpful and adaptable with this.would like to see a GF pudding on the Menu though not just sorbet And ice cream as a choice.

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4.0Dined on 15 February 2018

Good food, good service, friendly staff, car park needs repairing as full of pot holes and I am in a wheelchair. Will certainly return. The menu on line is very different to the menu on the web site.one of the party was looking fowards to the lamb dis found on line but on
The day there was no lamb dish on the menu.That aside we had a very enjoyable lunch and a good catch up with friends.

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1.0Dined on 14 February 2018

Booked table for Valentines meal after being told they 'cater for vegetarian and can cook anything we wanted as the chef is extremely good' only to be told on the night the £49 set menu is all they do and its that or nothing! Went out in the rain to try somewhere local but no where else available. Ended up with pizza at 22:20 which was rank! (Farm fresh pizza - avoid!!)
Manager (Hamnes) tried to be as apologetic but the evening was a washout - quite literally as it was pouring down outside and we got soaked! Wife does not do well when 'hangry' so the evening went down hill very quickly! :/

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5.0Dined on 14 February 2018

I really enjoy visiting the Swan Inn, they are always very friendly and welcoming. The food quality is very good if you want to book for an evening meal but it is also a nice venue for a casual lunch. They are dog friendly and during the summer have a large beer garden so nice to pop in for a quick drink after taking the dog for a walk.

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5.0Dined on 27 January 2018

As normal a Great overall experience and good value

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4.0Dined on 12 January 2018

Really lovely, quiet and cosy lunch. We will be back.

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5.0Dined on 31 December 2017

Delicious food and just the right amount. Home-made Ice Cream different every week. Our favourite place for Sunday lunch.

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5.0Dined on 26 December 2017

Always one of our top five restaurants with interesting food and great service. Only ten minutes from our home

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4.0Dined on 17 December 2017

Nice relaxed, informal dining experience. Effective, friendly, non-intrusive service and excellent food. What's not to like?

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5.0Dined on 10 December 2017

Fabulous Sunday lunch celebrating family birthday. Delicious food and relaxed atmosphere. We were made to feel very welcome with children.

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5.0Dined on 3 December 2017

This is a wonderful place to eat, meet friends for a drink, or just pop in for coffee. Food is excellent, service cannot be bettered, and the charm and ambience is second to none. We would have given 11 stars if we could!

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5.0Dined on 27 November 2017

A lot better service than last time.
Very good.

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