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“Came highly recommended & wasn't disappointed” 5 of 5 stars
Review of The Swan

The Swan
Lewes Rd | Forest Row, East Grinstead RH18 5ER, England
+44 (0)1342 822318
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Price range: $23 - $93
Cuisines: International
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Description: Traditional pub meets theme-restaurant, The Swan in East Sussex's Forest Row is a cosy retreat in which old world England meets Swiss Alps. A roaring log fire and sofas you can sink right in to make The Swan���s bar area an inviting prospect but don���t get too settled ��� follow your stomach to the dining area for a feast of Himalayan proportions. It is on the menu that The Swan differs from other pub restaurants of its kind. Here, inspiration is taken from the mountain ranges of the world with special attention paid to locality and changing seasons. Travel to the Alps for Italian pizzas or chocolate fondue straight from the chalets of Switzerland, the Rockies for incredible American-style burgers or the Andes for nachos.
Fife, Scotland
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7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“Came highly recommended & wasn't disappointed”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2012

Aside from truly delicious food, the service was outstanding & really rounded off a fabulous dining experience. I ate dinner there, and also went back for a quick coffee the following day - and both times it was lovely. I absolutely recommend it, & look forward to my next trip to that area so I can dine there again!

Visited October 2012
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English first
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
“Great food, staff and atmosphere!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2012

Absolutely love this pub/restaurant with its relaxed and cosy atmosphere, food is always spot on, our favourite is the hot rocks and burger! Staff are friendly, attentive and very accommodating, nothings a problem here. There are also different bands on a Sunday evening from 8pm with deals on take away pizzas which are gorgeous! In the summer months it is lovely to sit in the beer garden soaking up the sun with a nice drink. Would definately reccommend this pub/restaurant to others!

  • Visited October 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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North Yorkshire
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8 restaurant reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Good drink quality food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2012

I visit Forest Row regularly on trip and always make a point of visiting The Swan, The relaxed atmosphere,attentive staff, good Sussex ale and tasty Hot Rock selection make this pub/restaurant well worth a visit.
James the bar manager is totaly focused on his guests and gives great service.
Thanks James

  • Visited October 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Crawley, United Kingdom
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
“Could be better”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2012

I am always wary of pubs which have large menus. The food took a fair while to appear, we had pork szniztell and were not convinced the pork was fully cooked and the chips all tasted funny. The pizza was ok, and the children's burger was acceptable but expensive. Overall, none of us really enjoyed the food as it bland and did not have a home cooked taste. Also the bill was £95 for 5 main courses with a drink. We did not feel it was value for money

Visited September 2012
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London, United Kingdom
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8 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
“The Swan Forest Row”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2012

I have been to The Swan in Forest Row twice, the food is great and reasonably priced. The only thing that I was a bit of a pain was the restaurant is quite noisy and its difficult to chat over the surrounding noise.
I would return to eat here or possibly have a drink in the bar.

Visited March 2012
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