The Swan

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£25 and under
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Sunday 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.
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Surrey
1 review
Dined on 21 February 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Friendly and catered well for our grandchildren. Good real ales on tap. Attractive decor. Food to suit everyone's taste from pub classics to fish and an excellent confit of duck leg.

HH
West Sussex
1 review
Dined on 20 February 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Had a really chilled, evening in nice, right ambience, excellent food -thank you

a
London
38 reviews
Dined on 25 January 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great service from Simon , the owner of the gastropub. Food of good quality with good portion size and a decently priced wine menu. Ambiance is cosy.

RL
London
1 review
Dined on 25 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I went to The Swan for a family birthday on a Saturday evening. The setting was beautiful and modern, whilst keeping a relaxed pub feeling. The staff were very kind and attentive and even gave us the recipe for the incredible hummus when we asked. The food and wine was to a very high standard with wonderful flavours from start to finish. Would highly recommend for all occasions!

A
London
8 reviews
Dined on 24 January 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great service and atmosphere.

n
Berkshire
3 reviews
Dined on 19 January 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Went here for Sunday lunch with my husband. Had a very good roast beef dinner. The variety of veg served was very goo and they were all cooked just right. Fairly attentive staff. Pub got a little bit noisy but only to be expected as there were many children around . Would return again.

LR
London
1 review
Dined on 17 January 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

This was our second time since the new owners and it was a bit mixed.
Started were good, mains a little indifferent with remarkably few chips! we ordered more (servings were about 5 per person!) but they never arrived. Steak was good, but pepper sauce tasted like a Colman's packet sauce.
So the jury is out.....

LW
London
2 reviews
Dined on 11 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for a drink at the bar before dinner, which had a great atmosphere. The food was beautifully presented and tasted so good! The staff are friendly and attentive. Would definitely recommend

B
1 review
Dined on 10 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We stopped going to the Swan Inn many months ago but a friend recommended us to go again as there was new management Simon. Upon walking through the door we were greeted with simile and a very friendly atmosphere. The waitresses were attentive, well mannered and happy to recommend other alternatives. Simon (Manager) came over and had a quick chat. My husband had the venison and I had the fish and chips. Presentation was very good, food was excellent full of flavour and hot. Very surprised but had some very nice wine.
The only thing that was a little disappointing was they didn't have decaffeinated tea.
Keep up the same standard and we will be seeing you again.

C
London
2 reviews
Dined on 5 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Swan continues to deliver exceptional food, service and atmosphere! Having now dined at The Swan four times, I have nothing by positive things to say about the place. Sunday Roast - 5 stars!

NK
1 review
Dined on 4 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great meal , had butterfly prawns for a starter and the duck for main, both were delicious

OT
Bedfordshire
9 reviews
Dined on 29 December 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Avoid. Despite booking our table and arriving within the 15 minutes to an empty restaurant, we were told the kitchen was closed and we were refused service. They had our telephone number and if they had wanted us to come earlier we would have changed our arrangements. What I cannot excuse is the arrogance and rudeness we were met with as we walked through the door, being led to believe it was our fault. I am led to believe there are much better restaurants nearby and suggest you leave this one alone.

OT
Surrey
1 review
Dined on 27 December 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Good food, lovely atmosphere, super friendly staff

F
London
4 reviews
Dined on 27 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Having been recommended via a trusted friend I decided this would be a nice place to meet up with friends. Arrived early, warm & friendly greeting, nice ambience and a few other customers awaiting friends. Nice table and the overworked waiter/barman/manager did a fantastic job of keeping us all happy. Somewhere out the back an excellent chef produced some lovey food, all in good time and suddenly nearly three hours had elapsed. Overall a thoroughly lovey experience especially as it was the day after Boxing day.

Well done to all the staff at The Swan, you made our day. Happy New Year to you all.

FP
1 review
Dined on 19 December 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Staff are delightful,meal was delicious,the music was a bit loud initially but the manager turned it down.!
We come regularly to the swan and are never disappointed.

DC
1 review
Dined on 19 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We were late due to a road accident but table kept and service excellent. Is also very handy that one can park opposite. The food was amazing, my husband even said to the waiter, that he expected a fish not a whale for his fried fish meal. We meet here as a good half way spot for friends.

LK
Surrey
1 review
Dined on 17 December 2019
Overall3food2service5ambience5

I have eaten here before and the food was good but this time sadly the triple cooked chips were so hard. Totally undercooked inside. Serving staff were lovely and welcoming and pleasant atmosphere

PR
1 review
Dined on 17 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Every time I visit this establishment there is a loud mouthed regular at the bar disturbing everyone, on this night the person who i thought was a regular with his pet Labrador laying in the middle of the floor for everyone to side step around him turned our to be an employee or someone who helped himself and other to drinks all evening.

The disturbance was immense other wise i would not mention it but I believe it spoiled the evening for everyone who was eating in the bar area.

ST
Surrey
3 reviews
Dined on 29 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent ,everybody put themselves out despite the fact that booking through Open Table did not get through

MB
Surrey
1 review
Dined on 28 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect for a business lunch. Food, service and ambiance all excellent.

SC
London
2 reviews
Dined on 18 November 2019
Overall5food3service5ambience5

The food was lovely apart from the bread and butter pudding which was like a dry cake. This was changed for the berry crumble which was a plum crumble.

ST
Surrey
3 reviews
Dined on 15 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best meal we have had for a long time.The whole evening could not be faulted

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 15 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Adriana and staff were great
We shared Whitebait which was beautifully presented and enough for two
Sirloin steak and haddock were excellent
My partner says to mention the lovely chips!

HW
Surrey
1 review
Dined on 11 November 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Good service and great food.

C
London
3 reviews
Dined on 3 November 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience2

Having arrived 30mins early for our table, we were told this is fine and shown to a table. The restaurant was very quiet. We decided on our menu choices, ordered, then waited 45mins for soup, and pate to arrive. Main courses followed, but vegetables were badly cooked and barely warm. My pheasant was also barely warm and over cooked. My husband's Pork was tasteless, and again virtually cold. Luke warm gravy didn't help. An offer to heat the food up was made, we declined as we had another appointment and due to the time taken to serve us, we had to eat and go. A discount was given, however we were very disappointed as we had driven 50 miles to try the Swan for lunch.

KK
West Sussex
1 review
Dined on 28 October 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience2

The staff were attentive, the food was good and of good value, but I found The Swan very cold. Actually it was very cold, there was a terrible draft coming from an open door behind the reception desk and when I went to the loo before we left the window in each of the 3 cubicles was wide open and it was the coldest night of the autumn so far. But the decor was cold too, totally soulless and bland with not a hint of colour. Also, though the food was good, our main course, steak pie was presented in such a way that it wasn't easy to eat. The pie came in a dish so deep that it kept the pie so piping hot that by the time it was cool enough to each, the vegetables were cold (even though we'd used the pie dish lid to cover them) and with it being so deep it was difficult to get the pie out. So, sorry, but we won't be back and I won't be recommending The Swan to friends.

LR
Surrey
10 reviews
Dined on 18 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good menu, speedy service, quiet and provided a location to sit that reflected out special request.
We enjoyed our lunch

RH
Surrey
1 review
Dined on 18 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time visited this public house great food. Helpful service only negative custard serving small 😏

j
Surrey
1 review
Dined on 12 October 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Whilst overall I would recommend dining at The Swan, be sure to tell them if you have an allergy as they do not label their dishes, even where nuts are involved. I had to send a pork loin back because it was garnished in nuts. Booked a table for 6pm and it was not ready until 6.30. Food did taste good though.

AB
Surrey
1 review
Dined on 14 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely menu, nice setting, cosy and attentive.
Good Gin too!

LB
Surrey
5 reviews
Dined on 11 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A perfect evening! Great service, excellent food, and a lovely warm atmosphere. What more could we ask for!

OT
1 review
Dined on 8 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We thoroughly enjoyed our Sunday roast! All staff were so courteous and friendly. We’ll certainly be returning. Couldn’t fault anything.

SM
1 review
Dined on 1 September 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Very pleasant Sunday dinner on 1-9-19 would recommend it to anybody wishing for a country pub atmosphere! Very friendly staff and there was no need to get a loan , very well priced ! 😊 Steve Mears.

OT
Surrey
1 review
Dined on 1 September 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Great roast dinner with the family! Would definitely recommend this pub!

SG
London
1 review
Dined on 26 August 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Very friendly and obliging as we arrived early. Good, tasty food and a very large roast. An enjoyable experience. We’ll come again .

AF
London
5 reviews
Dined on 15 August 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Just about recommend - food could have been better in some areas I felt, the starters did not all arrive at once we thought one had been forgotten. I was asked when booking if it was a special occasion and I said it was my mother in law's birthday but nobody mentioned or asked me about this. Wasn't greatly impressed overall.

HJ
London
1 review
Dined on 12 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Booked a table for my friend and I and our children. The staff are really professional, knew their menu inside out and were approachable and good humoured with the children. We always feel welcome there. It’s like visiting family.

AT
1 review
Dined on 9 August 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Good Food, good service pleasant experience . I would recommend this venue to anyone.

CR
London
3 reviews
Dined on 1 August 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great food on a lovely evening in the garden. Service was fine, but food better

J
London
2 reviews
Dined on 30 July 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Visited early evening so the restaurant area was very quiet. Staff attentive and food excellent.