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The White Swan

English, Pub
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Main Street | Shawell, Lutterworth LE17 6AG, England
+44 1788 860357
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Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Lunch

Had a really great lunch here today. Food was faultless, super wine list, attentive & friendly staff, beautiful interior, dog friendly, baby friendly...not expensive for the quality. Throughly reccomended...will be returning!

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 23, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

Had a really great lunch here today. Food was faultless, super wine list, attentive & friendly staff, beautiful interior, dog friendly, baby friendly...not expensive for the quality. Throughly reccomended...will be returning!

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Rugby, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

We have now been a number of times over the last 6 months to the White Swan. The decor is very nice and light, the staff are attentive and friendly and the food is excellent. We have been several times in the evening and once for the Sunday brunch and it has been great each time. We will be going... More 

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Coventry, United Kingdom
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55 reviews 55 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

I went to the White Swan in Shawell with the Rugby U3A Diners Club and the meal was as follows ... Roasted tomato soup with basil foam ♦ Wild mushroom & sweetbread raviolo ♦ BBQ Salmon, pickled vegetables & horseradish snow ♦ Venison loin & faggot, roasted cauliflower, pear & Forme D’ambert ♦ Custard tart, strawberry ripple The Roasted tomato... More 

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raydoyle123, Manager at The White Swan, responded to this review

Dear Britrunner, Thank you for posting your review of the White Swan on Trip Advisor, your kind comments have been shared with the team, who were delighted to read them. We hope to see you and the other U3A Diners Club members again very soon for your next event. Kind regards, Tim Healey Restaurant Manager More 

Rugby, England, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

I have eaten at this restaurant now over the course of a couple of years and it is heading in a direction the management should be pleased and proud of. The food is becoming seriously accomplished, and just the right kind of adventurous for it's target market - i'm thinking of the apple wood smoked pigeon main course as an... More 

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raydoyle123, Manager at The White Swan, responded to this review

Dear Matt P, Thanks for your lovely comments regarding your recent visit to the White Swan. We were all delighted to read them. Looking forward to welcoming you on your next visit. Tim Healey Restaurant Manager More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

We recently tried the White Swan again having been underwhelmed by our first trip there, but having consistently seen that other visitors have been clearly impressed. The food is fine, and more inventive than perhaps some of the other eating options locally. So if you want a special meal with a bit more interest than typical gourmet pub fare, it's... More 

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raydoyle123, Manager at The White Swan, responded to this review

Dear Ccjcdcac, Thank you for posting your review of your most recent experience of the White Swan on Trip Advisor. I was naturally disappointed to read that your time with us did not match you expectations this time. As you can see from our other recent reviews, we normally receive positive feedback about our food and service, but we take... More 

Warwickshire
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154 reviews 154 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

We went here for lunch after it had been recommended by friends. The restaurant is newly refurbished in a very tasteful and contemporary style. The lunch menu is £22 for three courses. The smoked salmon and crab starter was wonderful with lovely unusual flavours. I had the sea bass which was delicious. The steak was also superb. I can recommend... More 

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raydoyle123, Manager at The White Swan, responded to this review

Thank you for your review, the team and I were delighted to read that you had such an enjoyable time with us. We look forward to seeing you again very soon. Tim Healey Restaurant Manager More 

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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

Since the white swan was taken over and redone a couple of years back it has become our favourite local pub for a Saturday night. Their Malbec is a reason to go all by itself! The rabbit scotch egg is awesome if you've got the appetite for it as a starter and the menu and wine list are varied and... More 

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raydoyle123, Manager at The White Swan, responded to this review

Thanks for posting your review, it is always a pleasure to read such positive comments. Very much look forward to welcoming you back to the restaurant very soon. Tim Healey Restaurant Manager More 

Rugby, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

My girlfriend and I went here for a brilliant breakfast & champagne service on a Saturday morning. Upon entry the first thing that struck me was the quality of the renovation - the place looks stunning. The service throughout breakfast was faultless with extra coffee and toast offered. The quality of the food is second to none. I had eggs... More 

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raydoyle123, Manager at The White Swan, responded to this review

Many thanks for posting such a lovely review on Tripadvisor, the team and I were so pleased to read your comments. The eggs benedict is a firm favourite at our Champagne breakfasts, and we were pleased to read you enjoyed it. Hope to see you again at the White Swan very soon. Tim Healey Restaurant Manager More 

Rugby, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

I've been here twice now for a champagne breakfast and both times were faultless. Delicious toasted breads (fresh white bloomer and Irish soda most recently) Lovely freshly coffee - they even willingly bring you more if you finish your first Beautifully flavoured mushrooms and pancetta with perfectly poached eggs on top... My OH had Eggs Benedict, which I've also had... More 

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raydoyle123, Manager at The White Swan, responded to this review

Thanks for posting your review on Tripadvisor of your recent visit to the White Swan. Your kind comments have been shared with our team, and they were delighted to read them. We look forward to welcoming you back to the White Swan again in the very near future. Kind regards Tim Healey Restaurant Manager More 

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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

We were recommended to try the white swan by several people and we are so glad that we did! The food is stunning, attention to detail and service is A1. They have everything right and it's so cosy. Will be eating here again this week, we can't wait! Highly recommended.

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raydoyle123, Manager at The White Swan, responded to this review

Judgdr, Thanks for the review, your kind comments have been shared with the team. We look forward to welcoming you back to the White Swan very soon. Tim Healey Restaurant Manager More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Main Street | Shawell, Lutterworth LE17 6AG, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Leicestershire  >  Lutterworth
  • Phone Number: +44 1788 860357

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: English, Pub

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