We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

The Swan Inn

Certificate of Excellence
$$$
Bar, British, English, Pub, Family Fare
Improve this listing
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Get directions
Swan Lane | Little Chart, Ashford TN27 0QB, England
+44 1233 840702
Website
Today
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Closed now
See all hours
Hours:
Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Drinks, Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Television, Validated Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: A traditional country pub featuring a wealth of beams and open fires with...
A traditional country pub featuring a wealth of beams and open fires with a simple, unspoilt front bar and cosy restaurant bar.Set in the historic village of Little Chart in the heart of the Kent countryside, we have a lovely riverside garden and offer delicious home made food using only the finest local produce.We specialise in traditional English cuisine with a wide variety of dishes on offer from both our main menu and our ever changing specials boards.We'd much prefer to see you in person but for details of our latest offers and upcoming events, please visit our website.
read more

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 131 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 87
    Excellent
  • 26
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Very impressive evening meal!

Was very pleasantly surprised and impressed by the quality and exceptional presentation of our 3 course evening meal - worthy of any 'fine dining' restaurant! Meal was competitivley priced offering very good value for money. Would definately recommend. Would love to see a little more choice for... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 28, 2015
dippylippy
,
Kent
Add Photo Write a Review

131 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Your overall rating of this restaurant
Roll over, then click to rate
  Click to rate
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • Any
English first
Kent
Level Contributor
14 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

Was very pleasantly surprised and impressed by the quality and exceptional presentation of our 3 course evening meal - worthy of any 'fine dining' restaurant! Meal was competitivley priced offering very good value for money. Would definately recommend. Would love to see a little more choice for the lunch menu.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Ashford, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
30 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

A repeat visit for me. The pub is currently undergoing some renovation and improvement works so only one of the two bars is open at the moment but don't let that put you off. The restaurant is open and the beer is flowing! Old Dairy Summer Top and Red Top on draught and Tonbridge Brewery Rustic to boot! The bar... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Cheltenham, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
839 reviews
493 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 685 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

We dropped in here for a drink (and possibly lunch) when out for a brief walk with friends who live locally near to Pluckley. I gather that the pub has changed hands recently and there was quite a lot of work going on, so my guess is that the pub is in transition and so difficult to judge properly. We... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
kent
Level Contributor
12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

Is so hard to find a friendly county pub with a good Sunday lunch but we found it today and can't wait to go back , the staff / owners are very friendly and great with the kids , food was excellent and service excellent , will try a evening meal next time and hopefully that's just as good

Was this review helpful? Yes
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

This was our first visit to this pub after looking them up online. It was a Saturday night so we did book in case it was busy, however it was quiet but they are refurbishing the dining area at the moment. Don't let that put you off though, the food was beautiful, I had the Scallops and bacon to start... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Level Contributor
9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

Driven past here for years and finally decided to make a visit, and very glad I was too. My food was wonderful, both starter and main and was a very healthy sized portion. It was quiet and service was friendly and very quick. I deduct one start for two reasons; The interior needs a little work to do the wonderful... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Ashford, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

Went here with my family to celebrate a birthday. Restaurant was quiter busy even through it was early on a Monday evening, Staff were attentive and helpful. The menu is good no the portions are very generous, unless you are incredibly hungry you would be hard pushed to eat starter and main course. I had the gastro ribs and they... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Canterbury, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

We took an elderly friend to the Swan Inn for Sunday lunch. The restaurant was empty when we arrived with just some staff and locals at the bar. The staff were welcoming leading us directly to a table and explaining the roast options, the specials board and printed menus. There was more than enough choice between these three. The food... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

This is our second visit to The Swan but the first since its been under new management...what an amazing transformation!! We were greeted by Jan (who we later found out to be the new owner) on a busy Saturday evening and had drinks at the bar before taking our seats for our meal. We both had the sea food platter... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
kent, england
Level Contributor
9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

ate over the weekend, crab and scallops not available; ran out of guiness. the food we had was ok. will give it another try.

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed The Swan Inn also viewed

 

Been to The Swan Inn? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about The Swan Inn

Address: Swan Lane | Little Chart, Ashford TN27 0QB, England
Phone Number: +44 1233 840702
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Kent  >  Ashford
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Monday 12:00 pm - 11:00 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
Average Prices: USD 9 - 50
Cuisine: Bar, British, English, Pub, Family Fare

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Swan Lane | Little Chart, Ashford TN27 0QB, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Kent  >  Ashford
  • Phone Number: +44 1233 840702

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 9 - 50
  • Cuisine: Bar, British, English, Pub, Family Fare

Description

A traditional country pub featuring a wealth of beams and open fires with a simple, unspoilt front bar and cosy restaurant bar.Set in the historic village of Little Chart in the heart of the Kent countryside, we have a lovely riverside garden and offer delicious home made food using only the finest local produce.We specialise in traditional English cuisine with a wide variety of dishes on offer from both our main menu and our ever changing specials boards.We'd much prefer to see you in person but for details of our latest offers and upcoming events, please visit our website.
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 11:00 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

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of The Swan Inn and other visitors
5 questions
Ask a question
Wirral, United Kingdom
1 month ago
1 month ago

See all questions (5)

Questions? Get answers from The Swan Inn staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?