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The Swan

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Stanley Street, Southport, England
01704530720
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Today
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
4:00 pm - 8:00 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, Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations

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  • 202
    Excellent
  • 61
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 6
    Terrible
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
number one

Everyone knows the swan is the best fish and chips in Southport and its as simple as that. there is something nostalgic about the place.

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 3, 2015
fiona h
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Preston, United Kingdom
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English first
Preston, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 NEW

Everyone knows the swan is the best fish and chips in Southport and its as simple as that. there is something nostalgic about the place.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 NEW

Went to Southport for the first time in 12 years , only live in Manchester but my daughters not a fan of rides. But we love Fish and Chips so came on Trip Advisor looking for the best one in southport . I can tell you the Swan is it. Set just off the front on Stanley St. The 1/2... More 

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Liverpool
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Fish and chips, the best on the North West and a good sized portion, often have a treat at the weekend.

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Southport, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

Whether you are eating in or ordering a take away the Swan is the best place to go for traditional fish & chips in Southport. Having tried a number of chip shops over the years I now always go to the Swan. Turnover is quick so food is always recently cooked and or cooked to order (haddock) and always delicious.... More 

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swandirectors1, Owner at The Swan, responded to this review

Dear Jamie S I have just read your wonderful review , thank you very much for taking the time to do so.We all do our very best to deliver on all the points you mentioned . I will pass on your positive comments to all the team ( who all deserve a massive pat on the back after a long... More 

Liverpool, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Visited with 8 family members this afternoon and even though they had been before it was my first visit. The menu offered a good choice of meals and we were served promptly. The staff were very pleasant and the food was excellent and was very reasonably priced. This was my first visit here and will definitely be returning.

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swandirectors1, Owner at The Swan, responded to this review

Dear Stormchaser Thank you so much for your lovely post,after a long summer its always very welcome to hear wonderful feedback. I will pass on your fabulous comments to all the team , where it is always appreciated. We genuinely look forward to maintaining our high standard on your return visit ! More 

Ontario
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94 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

We both had a Friday fish and chip lunch here and really enjoyed it. Nice hot plates, Large pot of tea for two ,Very fast service even when busy and friendly waitress. We both had the cod and chips with tea and bread and butter in with the deal. Next time in Southport we will be back here, A little... More 

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swandirectors1, Owner at The Swan, responded to this review

Dear MixedGrill Thank you for taking the time to post such a wonderful review . We all genuinely try our very best to deliver, so its lovely to be able to pass onto the team such wonderful comments. Thank you again and we sincerely look forward to seeing you in the future. More 

merseyside
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22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

Plenty of seats, quick service couldn't fault the food apart from too many mushy peas that seeped all over the plate the restaurant and female toilets could do with some money spending on it to brighten and modernise it - I sat in the back section and it was very plain and 70s looking, I also noticed the vinegar bottle... More 

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swandirectors1, Owner at The Swan, responded to this review

Dear row167 Thank you for taking your time to post a review . We are glad you enjoyed the food and we take all your points on board . The background music we have playing is what we have to play, to try and cater for all ages and all tastes . We are ,coincidentally, just about to start a... More 

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62 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

We ordered fish, chips and peas and ate inside the restaurant. It came with A drink and bread - all for £7.95 each. Service was speedy. Food portion was huge and good quality. Good value for money. Restaurant was clean. Would recommend

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swandirectors1, Owner at The Swan, responded to this review

Dear Huffy Thank you so much for your wonderful review (and very fast I remember you by lovely photo !). Its always gratefully received by everyone involved , lovely comments keep us all going through the Summer !I will make sure your fab feedback gets passed on and we genuinely look forward to seeing you again. More 

Manchester, United Kingdom
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

The service we had from the waitress was terrible.there was only two of us and she got the order wrong and when I told her about it she made sure to make us feel uncomfortable.

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swandirectors1, Owner at The Swan, responded to this review

Dear Retep I have just read your read your review .I can only sincerely apologise and wish you could have said something on the day in question, where your complaint would have been dealt with swiftly and hopefully satisfactorily.I sincerely regret your experience but thank you for taking the time to post a review and we genuinely hope to see... More 

St Helens, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

West End silver service this is not, and if that is what you are looking for 'The Swan' is not for you! However, if you want an authentic, Northern fish and chip, sit down meal experience, look no further than the 'Swan Chippy'. This is the top end of the Premier League of fish and chip restaurants/cafes. Quality fresh fish,... More 

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swandirectors1, Owner at The Swan, responded to this review

Dear IanC Wow just read your fabulous review (still giggling !) yes we do try our very best and do what it says on the tin !!!!So pleased you still enjoy coming after all these years and we genuinely look forward to serving you for the next 35 years !! Thank you again for taking the time to post a... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Stanley Street, Southport, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Merseyside  >  Southport
  • Phone Number: 01704530720

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: British
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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