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The Swan

Stanley Street, Southport, England
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Ranked #12 of 225 Restaurants in Southport
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: English
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
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English first
Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

I have been the Swan many times over the years and belive me if you want top quality fish and chips in Southport you need look no further The quality of the food and service plus the value for money undoubtedly make this one of the best fish restaurants of its kind in Britain TRY IT I feel sure you... More

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Manchester
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72 reviews 72 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

This is the real deal if you are looking for authentic Fish and Chips in Southport! Visited here with my wife and daughter on a nice day in August. The staff were friendly and helpful with quick service. Best of all the food was excellent with great battered fish (not too crispy) (cod and haddock available), great chips and proper... More

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swandirectors1, Owner at The Swan, responded to this review

Dear Drake-Sheldon Thank you for taking the time to write such a lovely review. we are very pleased that you all thoroughly enjoyed your meal, I will make sure your comments get past on it means a lot and I am just about to check google maps !!! Very pleased you persevered and found us and look forward to seeing... More

Newcastle upon Tyne
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23 reviews 23 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 NEW

I first encountered The Swan when I was about 9 years old. It was a favourite spot of my Grandparents whenever they were in Southport. I have since taken my kids there and they love it too, so when back in Southport we paid a visit on a Friday evening following a day at the Flower Show. Got there about... More

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swandirectors1, Owner at The Swan, responded to this review

Dear Blackjackburger Thank you so much for such a great review ! All your lovely comments have been noted and will be passed on ,we had a very busy period over the flower show (gratefully !) so its wonderful to hear that the food and service was up to standard. We sincerely appreciate you taking the time to write a... More

Southport
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57 reviews 57 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

The Swan's been going for a good many years in Southport and has always enjoyed a well deserved reputation. Had many takeaways from here in the past but actually sat down in the restaurant for the first time last week. Most delicious fish and chip dinner I can remember, fast and efficient service and pleasant,friendly staff. Excellent value, beer or... More

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swandirectors1, Owner at The Swan, responded to this review

Dear Sagaboy So glad you decided to eat in as opposed to usually having a takeaway and enjoying just as much ! So pleased that as well as enjoying the fish and chip dinner that you were served friendly and efficiently it is genuinely our aim to hope that you have a feel good experience so its wonderful to know... More

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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Been a number of times over the years. I normally sit in and eat. I have nothing to complain about. The food and staff are fantastic. I would visit more often to eat here but my scales would start complaining. keep up the good work!

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swandirectors1, Owner at The Swan, responded to this review

Dear Sampler Thank you so much for your wonderful review ! All your comments are gratefully received everyone will be overjoyed its genuinely appreciated and I wouldn't worry about the scales lifes too short !!!!! We sincerely look forward to seeing you again in the future . More

Cumbria
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42 reviews 42 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

All my dreams came true as I had the most delicious haddock with the lightest of batter along with fab chips and mushy peas! no fat evident it was not greasy at all and the fish was so delicious i couldnt fault it. best of all though was the lovely staff that work there they are so friendly such northern... More

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swandirectors1, Owner at The Swan, responded to this review

Dear NorlinCumbria I have just read your wonderful review and it makes a Monday morning worthwhile !!! Thank you so much for taking the time to review us so positively we really do appreciate it .I will make sure everyone involved hears and it will give the staff a real boost to know you acknowledge how hard they work ,we... More

Liverpool, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

I have nothing negative to say about The Swan, they do the nicest fish and chips I've ever had. Every time I'm in Southport I get fish and chips from there and have never been disappointed. The staff are always nice and friendly too :)

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swandirectors1, Owner at The Swan, responded to this review

Dear Natalie Thank you so much for your great review we are so delighted that you love the fish and chips every time you come to Southport ! Also really lovely to hear the staff are always nice and friendly towards you I will make sure they are aware of your review we do try our very best to be... More

Reviewer
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3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

Never had anything but lovely fish and chips from here. The swan is the only place to go for fish and chips in Southport in my opinion

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swandirectors1, Owner at The Swan, responded to this review

Dear Kimberly, wow, thank you so much for great review ! It really boosts morale to all involved so glad you thoroughly enjoyed ! I will make sure your comments get passed on to all involved. We sincerely appreciate you taking the time to write such a wonderful review. More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

Service very good, clean tables, good fish and chips, well worth a visit, if there was a suggestion box I would say air com. In summery a really good chippy.

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swandirectors1, Owner at The Swan, responded to this review

Dear Graham Thank you for your lovely review.We try out best to keep standards high .We do have air con and it is usually on sometimes it can get a bit too chilly so customers request to turn it off,I hope you return and you enjoy again we sincerely appreciate you taking the time to write a review. More

Wigan
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20 reviews 20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

We took our Granddaughter here for a meal recently, we choose a table, the waitress cleaned it then my wife produced a piece of kitchen roll from her handbag and cleaned it properly. The floor in our 4 seater area was messy, we were quite disappointed really. Our fish chips peas with bread and butter was just average, I asked... More

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swandirectors1, Owner at The Swan, responded to this review

Dear Cabar I have just read your review .I can only apologise that you didn't find your experience with us a positive one.No one recalls you bringing any of the negatives to their attention or it would have been dealt with immediately.Im afraid there doesn't seem to be much demand for Earl grey tea but its something to consider. Im... More

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