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The Swan

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Stanley Street, Southport, England
Today
12:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Mon - Thu 4:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Fri 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Sat 11:30 am - 8:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations

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    Very good
  • 9
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  • 4
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  • 4
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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
Best Fish and Chips

The Swan is one of the most popular fish and chip shops in town. It was in business when I was growing up over fifty years ago and a place I always visit on my trips home. Just as good as ever if you like fish and chips. Steak puddings good as well.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2015
Sandgrounder120
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Wilmington, Delaware
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English first
Wilmington, Delaware
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

The Swan is one of the most popular fish and chip shops in town. It was in business when I was growing up over fifty years ago and a place I always visit on my trips home. Just as good as ever if you like fish and chips. Steak puddings good as well.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

This restaurant / fish and chip shop feels like it's been there all of my life. It has constantly been great tasting food and value second to none. The staff are helpful and pleasant.

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swandirectors1, Owner at The Swan, responded to this review

Dear Lynn M Thank you so much for posting such a wonderful review ,it's always lovely to know our longtime discerning customers are still enjoying , We do our very best and your comments will be passed onto all our wonderful team where it's always gratefully received. Thank you again and we look forward to seeing you soon . More 

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

Went in on Saturday when visiting Southport.it was very clean and well staffed they were very polite! And helpful.as for the food it was a massive helping and vegetables were very fresh not freezer food.this is a great place and very reasonable.

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swandirectors1, Owner at The Swan, responded to this review

Dear Robert Thank you so much for taking the time to post such a wonderful review its lovely to hear that you believe we delivered on all the aspects that we feel matter .We genuinely appreciate your comments which will be passed onto our team and we sincerely look forward to seeing you in the near future . More 

Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

The best way of finding great food at a good price is to follow the older generation.they always know where to go. We don't want posh food, we want hearty hot good food and that's exactly what you get here. Looking around it was easy to see all the plates going back were empty. To me that's a very good... More 

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swandirectors1, Owner at The Swan, responded to this review

Dear Julie R I'm still giggling about your review!!!!!!!!! Very true what you say follow the more experienced !!! We do our very best so it's always sincerely appreciated by all concerned to know and I will make sure your lovely comments get passed on .Oh and definitely try the onions (always goes well with the steak pudding !!!)Thank you... More 

Contributor
11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015 via mobile

This little gem should never change. We have been coming to southport for years and have never felt the need to go anywhere else for lunch. Everything from the service, the tradition and the food is lovely. The fish is pure white and meaty with just enough batter,the chips and mushy peas tasty as ever. The best thing has to... More 

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swandirectors1, Owner at The Swan, responded to this review

Dear CulturakL8 Thank you so much for taking the time to post such a lovely review.Its always fantastic to know that everything lived up to expectations ! so pleased you enjoyed the fish and chips and its always eye opening to hear customers favourite bits and funnily the coffee gets a recurring mention !!! Thank you again for posting your... More 

Merseyside, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

During the second world war i was staying with family in Linaker Street. My first taste of fish and chips was at the Swan Chip shop, then a very much smaller restaurant. On the table was a pot of onions, i think i ate the whole pot full. I did not tell my mother, as i disliked onions so much... More 

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swandirectors1, Owner at The Swan, responded to this review

Dear Brian J Thank you so much for lovely review we are still giggling !!!Yes the onions are still here but we don't have them on the tables anymore but if you just ask when you order your meal they will be brought to you ( I bet you cant manage the whole pot anymore !!!) We thoroughly enjoy reading... More 

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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

Has the feel of a school canteen but really nice fish and chips. Little gem hidden away. Average age of 78. Parking available for mobility scooters and oxygen tanks.

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swandirectors1, Owner at The Swan, responded to this review

Dear DeanT Thank you so much for taking the time to post a review. Feel its a little tongue in cheek but Humour always welcome !! We are really pleased you enjoyed the Fish and Chips and ambience of the restaurant . Yes plenty of room for pushchairs , wheelchairs and scooters.We try our very best to welcome and cater... More 

Wigan, United Kingdom
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

As a family every time we visit southport our lunch time destination is The Swan. We have been going for many years now and is always first class, we've even converted my parents and sister who are full of praise of this fine chippy! It's a great place to eat in and the staff are always friendly. I honestly couldn't... More 

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swandirectors1, Owner at The Swan, responded to this review

Dear JamesD I have just read your wonderful review .Thank you for taking the time to let us know your positive feedback its always very welcomed and appreciated !Lovely to hear your family are now firm converts !!We genuinely look forward to seeing you all in the near future and I will pass on all your lovely comments to our... More 

Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 via mobile

Wanted to find the best fish and chip shop in Southport while on a quick visit, TripAdvisor and locals led us to The Swan, a little off the beaten track but well worth a visit, great fish and chips, no nonsense menu and lovelly staff offering great value.

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swandirectors1, Owner at The Swan, responded to this review

Dear Andrew W. Thank you for taking the time to write such a lovely review . We always endeavour to do deliver the very best in food and service so its lovely to hear you think "We do what it says on the tin !" without any extra frills. We sincerely appreciate your positive feedback and ii will get passed... More 

Derbyshire
Top Contributor
218 reviews 218 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
113 helpful votes 113 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

We bought fish and chips here, then parked on the beach to enjoy them. Very good fish, perfectly cooked. Nice chips. Just the right portion size. Very friendly staff. Excellent value for money as well.

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swandirectors1, Owner at The Swan, responded to this review

Dear Peter R Thank you very much for taking the time to post such a wonderful review . We do our very best to ensure you receive the best . It s lovely to hear that you feel we delivered on all the most important aspects of the business. I will pass on all your wonderful comments where they are... More 

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Additional Information about The Swan

Address: Stanley Street, Southport, England
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Merseyside  >  Southport
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Monday 4:00 pm - 7:30 pm  11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Tuesday 4:00 pm - 7:30 pm  11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Wednesday 4:00 pm - 7:30 pm  11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Thursday 4:00 pm - 7:30 pm  11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Friday 11:30 am - 2:00 pm  4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Saturday 11:30 am - 8:00 pm
Cuisine: English

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Stanley Street, Southport, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Merseyside  >  Southport

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: English
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Monday
4:00 pm - 7:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Tuesday
4:00 pm - 7:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Wednesday
4:00 pm - 7:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Thursday
4:00 pm - 7:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 8:00 pm

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