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The Swan

Stanley Street, Southport, England
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Ranked #12 of 222 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
Liverpool, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

Best fish and chips around!! Eating inside is a very pleasant experience!!! You can also request fresh chips and gravy is amazing !!

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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19 reviews 19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 NEW

Stay here last weekend for the Ladies British Open and we were recommended this place by the receptionist. She was right , great chips and they even battered a sausage for me as they dont normally have those. Friendly Staff, always busy - prepare to queue. limited parking so have a driver waiting outside to pick you up.

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Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014 via mobile

I went here not long ago with some of my friends and their parents, when I walked through the door I was very surprised to find an enormous eating area where many people were sat down either waiting or eating. We sat down and we ordered our food within 5 minutes which is in my opinion quick service! The staff... More

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Preston, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

I know that when you go to seaside resorts you expect great fish and chips , but The Swan far supasses that. Not only is the fish and batter tasty, fresh and light , the chips are really proper chippy chips.The size of the potions are huge and for a seaside resort really decently priced . The staff are lovely... More

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swandirectors1, Owner at The Swan, responded to this review

Dear Trainer Your fantastic review is what makes it all worthwhile !! Thank you very much for taking the time to give us your valued opinion. I will pass on your wonderful comments to everyone involved. We sincerely look forward to seeing you again in the near future . More

Huntingdon, United Kingdom
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71 reviews 71 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Pretty good chippie, I sat in the restaurant on a Saturday night and was pretty pleased with the experience. It was very traditional and a bit old fashioned but I suppose it did have a bit of seaside charm. The food reminded me a bit of a school canteen type meal - the blackcurrant crumble and custard in particular. Service... More

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swandirectors1, Owner at The Swan, responded to this review

Dear 79 Thank you for your review glad you liked the old seaside charm of our restaurant ! Very happy to know that you enjoyed our food especially the crumble . A lot of our customers love the traditional desserts we serve favourably reminiscent of their school days ! The smaller fish and chips have been a very welcome addition... More

Runcorn, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

While in Southport the other day, we had lunch at the best Fish and Chip shop for many a mile. We have been here a few times in the past and it never fails to produce the best food and the best service. I had the homemade pie, wow, soooo tasty, the service so very quick too,you must visit.

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swandirectors1, Owner at The Swan, responded to this review

Dear Mr G Thank you very much for your brilliant review ! We are glad everything including the service was excellent ,Its lovely to receive such lovely feedback . We will make sure everyone know about especially the lady who makes the homemade steak pie ! We hope to see you again in the near future . More

Liverpool, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014 via mobile

This was my second visit and again the fish and chips are superb. Cooked to my liking with lightly battered fish. The restaurant is deceptively big, clean and tidy and the staff are friendly, inviting and helpful. Excellent value for money. I would highly recommend this restaurant, which also has a takeaway section. At weekends and summer season I would... More

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swandirectors1, Owner at The Swan, responded to this review

Dear Ms F Thank you so much for your lovely review! We love to hear your feedback.I will make sure everyone sees your comments it means a great deal. We hope to see you again in the near future . More

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10 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

After reading the reviews I thought that I would try this place but having tried the cod, it was a little too soggy for my tastebuds.

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swandirectors1, Owner at The Swan, responded to this review

Dear Mr B We regret you weren't happy with our fish .We wish you could have said something at the time as we would have tried our utmost to rectify the matter .As you can tell by our reviews thankfully it is rare to have a dissatisfied customer. We hope to see you again in the future and your second... More

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16 reviews 16 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

This was our second visit to this fish and chip restaurant and we were very happy with the food and the service. The fish was delicious and a small portion was easily enough so you only need the larger meal if you have a big appetite. We will definitely eat here again.

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swandirectors1, Owner at The Swan, responded to this review

Dear Auntielou Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a great review.You are right the small cod and chips has been a much welcomed addition to our menu and as you say is more than sufficient for the smaller appetite . We look forward to seeing you again in the near future when we can hopefully... More

Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

Day out, so decided to have fish and chips for lunch. Found The Swan on google and followed the map-it is down a side street or appears that way, the route we took.Do not let its modest exterior put you off, the food, particularly the fish and chips are quite simply exquisite and incredibly reasonable.The interior is very clean and... More

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swandirectors1, Owner at The Swan, responded to this review

Dear Sbamfy Thank you so much for your lovely review great way to start a Monday morning !Im glad you found us we are a little off the beaten track ! Overjoyed you found the fish and chips a hit .Its also wonderful you found interior up to par.I will pass on your lovely comments it really does make a... More

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