The Swan

4.2
183 reviews
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£25 and under
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British
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  • Sunday Lunch
  • Worth the Drive
  • Lunch
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 183 People Are Saying
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4.3
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4.1
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RS
1 review
Dined on 7 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A superb Sunday lunch, good menu choice, friendly staff, spacious dining area, will definitely be returning & recommending to others.

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VJ
London
4 reviews
Dined on 6 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous food, great selection and great atmosphere!

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DP
London
2 reviews
Dined on 16 September 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We had good table for 6 and there was space. We like the village and the ambience
and it was near to where my daughter and family live near Haslemere. It was enjoyable
and very suitable for our family get-together

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BO
London
2 reviews
Dined on 15 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

They made us feel very welcome and looked after us very well indeed. They were all efficient, friendly and attentive. Lovely grub and good choice of wines.

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LD
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

I got a different meal to the one that I ordered. When I told the waitress she apologised and got me the meal that I had ordered and took both meals off the bill. Both meals were very tasty and the staff were very helpful.

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SV
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 2 September 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Tried to find a spot not far from London but far enough for the country feel, and I found the Swan Inn online. This place did not disappoint: food was excellent, service was gracious and the area is lovely. The kids menu was well thought out. Would come back to this place.

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B
Miami
1 review
Dined on 1 September 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Return visit to this lovely venue. Quick service as we were there quite early in the evening. Staff very friendly and attentive. Great wine list and choice of non-alcoholic options which is really important these days.

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JD
Surrey
2 reviews
Dined on 22 August 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We have been a few times before and find it a very friendly restaurant with attentive and smiling staff. The bar is accessible to all and dogs are allowed. The food is excellent. We will always go back there.

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DG
1 review
Dined on 17 August 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Great Restaurant and food was super. Restaurant was quite and was quite expensive for a Pub. Staff super friendly and very professional

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AW
Surrey
3 reviews
Dined on 12 August 2018
Overall 3food 1service 2ambience 4

I have been several times lately to The Swan for Lunch and Sunday Lunch and have been a little dissapointed with the food and service. Only 2 roast potatoes,very small amount of vegetables and
not a lot of gravy either. However the meat is always good and lots of it and would be improved with
more of the above!
The service can be slow at times and feel you have to attract their attention,a smile would help too.
However not all staff are like this some are very polite and very helpful.

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AF
1 review
Dined on 11 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We popped in her for a late Saturday lunch. The restaurant was quiet but this suited us well as we find busy places over stimulating. We had such a lovely meal. The service was attentive. The food very delicious. There was music playing but it was not intrusive and improved the ambience. There was a lovely relaxed and friendly atmosphere. We will definitely come back again.

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RA
1 review
Dined on 9 August 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

Great service — they’d run out of some main course & desert options by 7.30pm tho — food a cut above the average — nicely presented comfort food in essence.

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OT
Berkshire
1 review
Dined on 6 August 2018
Overall 4food 4service 1ambience 4

Food was good, but the 20 minute wait from when pudding menu brought to table and coming to take our order was unacceptable. Reason given was she was the only person serving.
We decided not to have a pudding and just paid bill and left.

Prior to then a man from the back office, who I assumed was a manager, kept passing and asking was everything Ok, which it was.
Where had vanished to !!

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ES
1 review
Dined on 2 August 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Enjoyed my evening even though I had a tooth removed that day, food looked mouth watering and my guests enjoyed the food. A lovely experience and would go again and again.

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GW
1 review
Dined on 30 July 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Excellent friendly service, food was very good and a extensive Gluten Free menu.

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PT
1 review
Dined on 28 July 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Nice meal but small portion. Would have been helpful if a side of veg had been recommended. A man would have been very hungry!

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d
Surrey
3 reviews
Dined on 21 July 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Quite expensive for the amount and quality. Chips were very burnt but received refund on these only when we left.

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JG
1 review
Dined on 1 July 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

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

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b
Surrey
25 reviews
Dined on 30 June 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

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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RD
1 review
Dined on 22 June 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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DA
1 review
Dined on 20 June 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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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SH
1 review
Dined on 17 June 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, great service. Friendly and accommodating.

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CW
London
1 review
Dined on 14 June 2018
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

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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OT
1 review
Dined on 9 June 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

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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c
London
10 reviews
Dined on 29 April 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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N
1 review
Dined on 29 April 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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EM
1 review
Dined on 27 April 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

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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AF
London
2 reviews
Dined on 22 April 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

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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AW
Surrey
2 reviews
Dined on 20 April 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

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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g
London
1 review
Dined on 15 April 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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JD
1 review
Dined on 13 April 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

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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RP
Hampshire
1 review
Dined on 13 April 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

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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LW
1 review
Dined on 8 April 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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LS
Surrey
3 reviews
Dined on 2 April 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

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

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m
1 review
Dined on 1 April 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

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

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JJ
1 review
Dined on 1 April 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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BR
1 review
Dined on 1 April 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

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

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l
London
8 reviews
Dined on 1 April 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

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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PD
1 review
Dined on 18 March 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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

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LS
1 review
Dined on 15 March 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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