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The Swan Inn

Swan Lane | Little Chart, Ashford TN27 0QB, England
01233 840702
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Ranked #12 of 142 restaurants in Ashford
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $6 - $32
Cuisines: English, British, Bar, Family Fare
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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.
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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.
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English first
Ashford, Kent
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

If you are looking for a roast 'home from home', you can't beat this place. If you want to enjoy a Sunday afternoon with great food and ambience, look no further. The owners & staff are friendly, polite and very attentive. There is not many places my parents enjoy their Sunday dinner but we all love the roast at The... More

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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

This place is great. We had great food delivered by a lovely waitress. The owners were really nice and helpful. The decor was delightful and fully fitting for a country local. The garden was situated next to a running stream with some lovely ducks. On whole the atmosphere and food were great and I would definitely recommend it to my... More

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Gravesend, United Kingdom
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276 reviews 276 reviews
180 restaurant reviews
163 helpful votes 163 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Firstly I should make it clear that this review and rating is as a pub as we only went in for a couple of drinks, so I cannot comment on the food or restaurant aspect. This is another old pub with beams and open fireplaces, of which this corner of Kent seems to have in abundance. The inside is interesting... More

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london
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29 reviews 29 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Read reviews before we went. Was not dissapointed when we got there. The Menu had a good selection Starters, Main & Sweet. The food was excellent, good portions and good quality products. Will go to this place again. Spoke to the bar stafff and the owner and found them really polite and friendly. Well worth a visit , thanks for... More

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Kent, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Took our daughter out for her 16th birthday, we was not dissapointed. Lovely old village pub great looking place. Good selection on the Menu The food was excellent came out full up. Starter, main course and sweet, could not fault it , comfortable portions. We spoke to the host and to be quite frank couldnt meet a nicer person so... More

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Ashford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Popped down to The Swan on Sunday for roast dinner. As ever, great food served up by a welcoming team. It's so refreshing to walk into a cosy local pub with a buzz of atmosphere. It's quite unique that the chef who is also the landlord will come into the restaurant and talk with the diners to ensure they are... More

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Maidstone, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

Food was very basic and bland, this restaurant bit like a weatherspoon bt quite a bit more expensive, its ok but nothink special...

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

After visiting a relative in hospital at Ashford, we went to the Swan for Sunday lunch, served until 5pm. Mark and Debbie appear to have turned this pub around, the lunch was amazing, nice to have real roast potatoes and nicely cooked veg, everything so clean, particularly the loos, and everyone so friendly, will go again without fail , keep... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

I am so angry about the blatant lies written about our wonderful local by ffazakerly and Kentishfella - neither of you have any conscience and it's best you stay in London and Canterbury. There seems to be some sort of deliberate attempt to ruin Deb and Marks reputation. We have dined there today - Again a wonderful Sunday lunch and... More

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Hereford, United Kingdom
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3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

We paid our first visit to The Swan after 5 years as previously we had had disappointing visits. However it is virtually our nearest pub/restaurant and, as we are having some difficulty moving about these days, we decided to give it a go. The VERY BEST decision had been made !! Parking was easy close to the entrance and there... More

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