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Main Street | Shawell, Lutterworth LE17 6AG, England
+44 1788 860357
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12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Tue - Sat 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer

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  • 147
    Excellent
  • 46
    Very good
  • 19
    Average
  • 8
    Poor
  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
That was very tasty indeed!

This really is very, very good quality dining in a lovely relaxed atmosphere. Really appreciated the little extras too. Why put up with inferior food when, for a little extra expense, the standard is so much higher?

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 20, 2015
James M
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Rugby, United Kingdom
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English first
Leicester, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

Been to this restaurant during the day for lunch and has always been very good. Booked today for a Sunday lunch, turned up, two tables before us at the same time - girl stated she would be with us as soon as she has attended to other people. Fine, had a drink, half an hour later no one came near... More 

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Rory M, Owner at The White Swan, responded to this review

Dear Madam, Thank you for your review from your visit on Sunday. As the owner I was very concerned to view your comments. There is no excuse for the level of service that you received. The issues raised are being taken very seriously. I apologise for your poor experience on this occasion. I would appreciate it if you could contact... More 

Rugby, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

This really is very, very good quality dining in a lovely relaxed atmosphere. Really appreciated the little extras too. Why put up with inferior food when, for a little extra expense, the standard is so much higher?

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Rory M, Owner at The White Swan, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments which are much appreciated by all of our team. Kind regards, Rory McClean Chef/Owner More 

Rugby, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

We went for my birthday, which happened to be on a Wednesday, and chose the 'Wine and Dine Wednesday' menu: 2 or 3 courses, with or without accompanying wines. Excellent value for the standard of cuisine. The food was superb, the wines were very good, particularly the Riesling accompanying the dessert which was absolutely sublime. The service was friendly and... More 

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Rory M, Owner at The White Swan, responded to this review

Dear Jane, Thank you for your comments. I'm glad that you had a good birthday meal with us. If you enjoy your wine, we are holding a wine tasting evening on Thursday October 1st celebrating Hidden Gems of France with a 3 course menu to match for £35 including all wine. Hope to welcome you again soon. Rory McClean Chef/Owner More 

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89 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

We've seen quite a few incarnations of the Swan over the years and in fairness it's definitely got better. Now it's never been a bad pub or place to eat but the latest owners have put huge amounts of efforts in to bring it up to date and make it somewhere really pleasant. The food, beer and surroundings are good.... More 

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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146 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

At last, a decent place to eat in the Lutterworth area!! A bit expensive by other standards but way, way superior to every place we have eaten in the area for ages!! We went on a quiet Tuesday evening and had a fantastic meal. Apparently on Wednesday they have a £25 set menu which we plan to try in the... More 

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Rory M, Owner at The White Swan, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your review. We hope to welcome you again soon. Kind regards, Rory McClean Chef/Owner More 

Peterborough, United Kingdom
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127 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

Met a friend on a Friday lunch who had recommended the pub/bistro and was very pleased they had Not pub grub more fine dining Lunch menu varied - two courses for £18 -felt good value for money I had the chicken Caesar salad and pimms Jelly with champagne sorbet Both courses were delicious We were on a tight time scale... More 

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Rory M, Owner at The White Swan, responded to this review

Thank you Wendy for your kind comments, much appreciated by all of our team at the White Swan. We hope to welcome you again soon. Kind regards, Rory McClean Chef/Owner More 

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2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

What a hidden gem! A great find! Very modern decor, lots of parking. Lovely staff, very accommodating. We went for Sunday Lunch, absolutely gorgeous. Choices for children, those that didn't want a roast and gluten free. We can't wait to return for our wedding anniversary! Thank you White Swan 👌🏼

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Rory M, Owner at The White Swan, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your review. We look forward to your return. Kind regards, Rory McClean Chef/Owner More 

Rugby, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Spoke to Tim the week before about the chefs table,it sounded so nice we booked our family in for Friday 17/7. It was a great experience very reminiscent of a Michelin restaurant with each course explained and then brought to us in a flourish. We had the opportunity to enter the kitchen and cook ourselves,something a number of the party... More 

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

Dear Gerald, Pleasure to have you in the restaurant for our 'Chef's Table', so pleased you enjoyed your experience with us. Hope to see you again very soon! Kind regards, Tim Healey Restaurant Manager More 

London, United Kingdom
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117 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 151 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

We had a work do here a few weeks ago. The food was very nice I must say however one dish was forgotten so one of us had to wait some time. Can't say anything about value for money as I did not pay. Very enthusiastic member of staff serving us ;) Would go back privately...

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

Thank you for writing a review of the White Swan, it is always pleasing to read comments such as yours. Apologies for the minor mishap with the main course, a simple error by a well-meaning staff member led to one of the dishes being delayed. Kind regards Tim Healey Restaurant Manager More 

Belper, Derbyshire
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159 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 192 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

We met friends halfway for lunch and chose this place based on the reviews. Given the quality of the food and excellent service the lunch menu is an absolute bargain. The food was beautifully prepared by a great chef, and the dishes had unusual ingredients which combined to make 4 gorgeous plates of food. Highly recommended

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

Dear Adrian, Thanks for taking the time to write about your experience at the White Swan, we were pleased to hear you enjoyed your time with us. 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: British, Pub
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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