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The Swan

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Stanley Street, Southport, England
Today
4:00 pm - 7:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 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/Brunch, Late Night

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  • 165
    Excellent
  • 49
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
traditional fish & chips

Traditional style fish & chips either take out or eat in the cafe style restaurant. Plenty of food and very tasty.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 3, 2015
SheffieldLainie
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sheffield
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Late Night
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230 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
sheffield
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

Traditional style fish & chips either take out or eat in the cafe style restaurant. Plenty of food and very tasty.

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Preston, United Kingdom
Contributor
19 reviews 19 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

After a recommendation from a friend, my husband and I decided to track down this little gem which we were advised was to the rear of the Bold Hotel on Lord Street in Southport. We can honestly say that our information on this restaurant was spot on and fulfilled our expectations. We ordered two fish and chip meals and found... More 

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swandirectors1, Owner at The Swan, responded to this review

Dear Kake134 Thank you so much for posting such a fabulous review. We really do our very best to please so its wonderful to hear that you enjoyed especially on a cold day!! We genuinely look forward to seeing you again in the future ( now you know where we are !). Thank you again for taking the time to... More 

Southport, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
99 reviews 99 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

The fish and chips here are excellent, the fish is gorgeous and the batter is light and crispy and as for the chips they are real fish shop chips with a great taste. Both my husband and I really enjoyed our takeaway and will most definitely be returning. This fish shop and restaurant to my mind should be in the... More 

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swandirectors1, Owner at The Swan, responded to this review

Dear IorettaTwickenham Wow ! Thank you so much for taking the time to post such a wonderful review.Its through such discerning customers as yourself that we are able to keep informed and try our very best to maintain out high standards. Your lovely comments will certainly be passed on to the team where they are always gratefully accepted. Thank you... More 

Southport, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Fish and chips are always freshly cooked - so sometimes you have to wait. Value for money and I always have the cod and chips and mushy peas. These are the best fish and chips in Southport. Would recommend and would certainly be returning! Never eaten in so do not know what service is like.

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swandirectors1, Owner at The Swan, responded to this review

Dear KatieW Thank you so much for positive review lovely to hear you enjoyed and that also you didn't mind too much to wait a little,as you rightly put its always worth it to be hot and fresh> Thank you again for taking the time to post and we sincerely look forward to maybe welcoming you to eat in... More 

Derbyshire, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Light batter surrounded the cod. The price included tea with the meals. The service was quick from a lovely staff member. Lavatories were clean, a good restaurant.

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swandirectors1, Owner at The Swan, responded to this review

Dear Jeepster 2015 Thank you so much for posting such a wonderful review ! I think you covered all bases that we strive to deliver on. We really appreciate you taking the time for your feedback as it genuinely is important for all the team to hear as they all work diligently to please . Thank you again and we... More 

Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

We called in for lunch on a chilly day to find a queue for a table,nothing unusual here. The fish and chips is beautiful and judging by the amount of portions being brought out everyone else thought so too. It's not over priced and it's made fresh for you. If you get chance please pay them a visit .it's well... More 

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swandirectors1, Owner at The Swan, responded to this review

Dear JulieR I have just read your wonderful review ! Thank you so much for taking the time and we are overjoyed that you loved the fish and chips. Hope you didn't have to queue too long (half term !) Your comments really make a difference to all involved so thanks again and we genuinely look forward to seeing you... More 

Liverpool, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
162 reviews 162 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
109 helpful votes 109 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

We went here for Sunday lunch after promising ourselves to go after seeing the place on that nostalgia holiday show with Len Goodman, we have been to Southport dozens of times but never knew this place existed. The is plenty of room inside the restaurant and it is spotlessly clean. The food is fantastic at £8.50 for haddock and chips... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
swandirectors1, Owner at The Swan, responded to this review

Dear PeterW This is what makes it worthwhile !! Thank you very much for taking the time to post such a fabulous review !All your comments are gratefully received and I will genuinely pass on to all the team where it is appreciated. Thank you again and we sincerely look forward to seeing you in the future. More 

Manchester, United Kingdom
Contributor
16 reviews 16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Went here for dinner best chips I had in southport u had Chips sausage peas and gravey you Got value for money to deffo go Back again

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swandirectors1, Owner at The Swan, responded to this review

Dear Dantheman37 Thank you for taking the time to post a lovely review ! It is always appreciated I will pass on your great comments and we look forward to seeing you again the future More 

Liverpool, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
96 reviews 96 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

The Swan is the best fish n chips for an eat in you will find in Southport This place is a must visit for anyone visiting southport It's been a fixture for as long as I can remember Enjoy

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swandirectors1, Owner at The Swan, responded to this review

Dear Jay M I have just read you great review , thank you so much for taking the time to do so, it is always greatly appreciated by everyone involved as positive feedback is always a morale booster for all the team . We look forward to seeing you again in the future as we hope to continue to be... More 

Southport, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

My daughter and I often pop in for lunch when we are shopping. We have never been dissappointed yet. There is a choice of boiled potatoes or chips with your first course and choice of sweet after. You can have wine with your meal or the usual drinks. It is waitress service and the meals are freshly cooked.The dining room... More 

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swandirectors1, Owner at The Swan, responded to this review

Dear Nichol36 Thank you so much for posting such a wonderful review. It really is appreciated by everyone involved . We all work very hard to maintain a high standard so to receive such positive feedback is wonderful. I will make sure your comments are passed on and we genuinely look forward to seeing you and your daughter in the... More 

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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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