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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
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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: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Late Night

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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 of 5 stars
Great no frills chippy

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.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 29, 2015
Andrew W
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251 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW 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
217 reviews 217 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
107 helpful votes 107 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW

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 

Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

What can one say about The Swan in Stanley Street Southport! There are many superlatives one could use. I've been going there since the mid 1970s. The food is excellent , the cost is brilliant and the staff treat you not just like as a valued customer but more like an old friend. On this cold and visit the place... More 

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swandirectors1, Owner at The Swan, responded to this review

Dear Shaunroc Thank you so much for your fantastic review. We genuinely do our best to deliver on the food .cost and service so its lovely to hear such fantastic feedback . I will make sure all the team know of your review (where it s always gratefully accepted ) We would also like to take this opportunity to thank... More 

Southport
Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

Had a great tea here....service sooo efficient and swift. Staff helpful. Food amazing. Value for money excellent. Defo go again soon.

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swandirectors1, Owner at The Swan, responded to this review

Dear Witcheytwo Thank you so much for taking the time to post a great review. I think you covered all the bases that we try our very best to deliver on !! We appreciate your positive feedback .we understand how important our wonderful customers are. We genuinely look forward to seeing you again soon. More 

Ottawa, Canada
Top Contributor
164 reviews 164 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
157 helpful votes 157 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

We travel to Southport every year. I bring my 91 year old mum along to revisit the home city of her younger years. Every year we make sure we have at least one dinner from The Swan, simply because it is just so excellent. Tonight we just had another great meal from The Swan, takeaway Fish and Chips. We had... More 

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swandirectors1, Owner at The Swan, responded to this review

Dear Bleuemoon2 Wow thank you so much for your wonderful review!!Its always amazing to hear of lovely nostalgic visits so its always very much appreciated to know that you all enjoyed and think we are good value for money. we do our best to be competitive (price wise) and it goes without saying that our team value every customer we... More 

Birkenhead, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
44 reviews 44 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

We were lucky to get a table on a busy bank holiday teatime, but even though it was full service was fast & friendly. Excellent fish, perfectly cooked. Chips could have been a bit crispier for me, but that's just personal preference. £7.50 is excellent value for a sit down cod, chips & peas, plus bread & butter and a... More 

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swandirectors1, Owner at The Swan, responded to this review

Dear laffingboy Ive just read you lovely review. Thank you so much for taking the time its always appreciated. Yes it was a very busy Bank Holiday so Im very pleased to hear that you enjoyed the food and that the service was still fast and friendly .So glad you had chip buttys (firm favourite !). I will make sure... More 

liverpool
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

I Have enjoyed fish & chips all over the world , but without exaggeration the Swan rates as THE BEST !! Have been going there for many years , the fish & chip meals never waiver in quality. The staff are very friendly and accommodating and the restaurant is always spotless. It is fair to say I find it impossible... More 

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swandirectors1, Owner at The Swan, responded to this review

Dear unclebjLiverpool This is why we have the most amazing and loyal customers anywhere ! Thank you for your lovely review (starts the week off fabulously !!)So pleased that even after visiting numerous times we are still maintaining our high standards . We all do try our very best and I will pass on your lovely comments where its ALWAYS... More 

Chirk, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

This gets very busy, but we were shown to a table without a wait. Choice of smaller portions if you want, good idea. We ordered 2 small and 2 ordinary fish and chips, which was ideal for us. Service was great, cheerful and chatty albeit they were very busy. Food arrived in good time, very nice it was too.

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swandirectors1, Owner at The Swan, responded to this review

Dear Martin F Thank you very much indeed for posting such a fabulous review! Its always genuinely appreciated to receive lovely feedback and means a lot to all concerned , The small cod meals are very popular and normally sufficient. We had a VERY busy Easter Holiday period so wonderful to hear you had a positive experience with us. Thank... More 

Standish, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

Went on the recommendation of friends/family all i can say is HOW DOES THIS PLACE GET G O O D REVIEWS?.My wife ordered the small cod and i plumped for the extra large haddock.1st warning signs were tables not cleaned properly from previous customers...salt over table,greasy vinegar bottles.Then came the bread(i would not feed it to the birds) it looked... More 

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swandirectors1, Owner at The Swan, responded to this review

Borkyboy I have just read your very disappointing trip to our restaurant. It is very disturbing to hear that you were not happy from the start of sitting down as someone is always available to listen and attend to customers needs from the get go. I can assure you that the bread we get delivered fresh daily and never gets... More 

Top Contributor
61 reviews 61 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

If you like great fish and chips you will love the Swan not the easiest place to find in Southport but well worth the effort One of the best in the north of england

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swandirectors1, Owner at The Swan, responded to this review

Dear Phil Brady Thank you very much for posting such a wonderful review! We are glad we are being consistent , its always our intention to obviously maintain the high standard we insist on from quality of food to efficiency and pleasantness of the team so to have you say we are one of the best in the North is... 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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