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Swan Lane | Little Chart, Ashford TN27 0QB, England
+44 1233 840702
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Ranked #11 of 149 Restaurants in Ashford
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $6 - $32
Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Cuisines: English, British, Bar, Family Fare
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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
17 reviews 17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW via mobile

I was taken here as a surprise meal on a Sunday night. As we walked in I was surprised that we were only only diners. We were greeted by an exceptionally welcoming host and shown to our table. The menu choice was varied and as it was a Sunday the roast was still available. The loud music and the shouting... More 

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Ashford, Kent
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15 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

We visited the Swan last night and I really don't know why we've not been there before, especially as we live so close to Little Chart. There were five of us, we all had starters & mains and four has desserts. Between us we tried a wide variety of the dishes on offer. The choice was good and very varied... More 

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Ashford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

Since changing hands it is now open on a Monday - what a bonus as so many aren't! The chef was so happy in his work we were treated to great bouts of singing from the kitchen, and he could not have worked harder to produce meals to suit us all (his sauté potatoes should be his signature dish!) The... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

I large group of us went for a meal here yesterday, we had travelled all the way up from Gravesend and it was certainly worth the journey! We had 2 vegetarians and a gluten free member of the group and we had phoned in advance and he had made us all the most amazing meals, everyone else ordered from the... More 

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Kent, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

Just had a truly amazing family meal food was to die for staff were more than great it's now become our local again! Can't wait to return it's a must for anyone wanting a great meal out 10/10.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

We were lucky enough to be treated to a meal in The Swan Inn during a recent visit to a friend who lives nearby. We had a warm welcome from the lady behind the bar who asked us to choose a table and make ourselves comfortable. The choice of wines was particularly impressive and of good quality. I'm a Vegetarian... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

New owners to replace the miserable woman who used to run the place. This is now a friendly and welcoming pub with well kept beers from the Old Dairy Brewery in nearby Rolvenden. New guy is from Czech Republic but believe me knows how to run a country pub, and most importantly how to light a decent fire. He made... More 

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kent uk
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

this is not a good place to be with young children even during the day as the language is terrible as for the service we were kept waiting 3/4 hour before we were seated although the lady serving behind the bar whose name i think was pam made us feel welcome but was very apologetic for the wait on the... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

Most welcoming atmosphere serving proper beer, wonderful food and lovely hosts. Such a shame we don't live closer as it would definately become our local. New management took over in November 2014 and are certainly doing their upmost to please and welcome. Find this pub and prepare to want to stay as we did.

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Ashford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

Went there for the first time since the new landlord took over and we didn't have very high hopes but it is our local. How wrong could we be? Nice fire, nice welcome by the landlord and the lady behind the bar and a good atmosphere. Not a huge menu but very good, tasty food served caringly. I had garlic... More 

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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 6 - 32
Cuisine: English, British, Bar, Family Fare

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