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The Swan Inn

Swan Lane | Little Chart, Ashford TN27 0QB, England
01233 840702
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Ranked #12 of 143 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
Maidstone, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Disappointed to find only roasts on Sundays and they were 'booked out'. This is despite there only being one party of 4 eating. Food was not available for 2 hours. We had a shandy & a bag of crisps but would have liked at least a sandwich. A lovely stream nearby.

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9 reviews 9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

I tried to visit this pub for Sunday lunch but was unable to get anywhere near it as the river it's next to had obviously burst its banks and the road and car park was under over a foot of water! I came back a few weeks later and the waters had gone luckily. The pub has a lovely location... More

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kent
Top Contributor
53 reviews 53 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

We enjoyed a very nice meal,here. The ribs were tasty and fell off the bone. Huge portion and sauce very well,made. OH had all day breakfast which he enjoyed. There was a mistake in,our booking (ours) but they fitted us in even though it was a busy Sat night. Service was friendly and efficient. Will,edf return.

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Ashford, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

A quirky pub, such character. A fantastic, frequently changed menu. Food was excellent. Very efficient service, staff were so friendly. Chef came out to ask how we found the food, No complaints what so ever. Will definitely be visiting again. Better food and service than our last meal out to a michelin star restaurant

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Kent
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

Hi everyone. Sunday roast 10 out of 10. Excellent value for money, fantastic traditional Sunday roast, vegetables of the season, wonderful roasties to die for and home made yorkies. If you like your meat then you can have plenty as there is no holding back at the swan inn. 4 meats to choose from every week, you can have all... More

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Kent, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

Where do I start. Can't believe we hadn't found this charming,friendly, quaint, little country pub years ago!!! Firstly the staff are so friendly and welcoming. The land lady and land lord make this pub well worth a visit. We came here a year ago on recommendation and haven't been disappointed!! now it has become our local even though we live... More

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Ashford, Kent
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

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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3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

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
Top Contributor
296 reviews 296 reviews
197 restaurant reviews
185 helpful votes 185 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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