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The White Swan Inn

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Bar, British, Vegetarian, Pub, European, Contemporary, Gastropub
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16 Chichester Road, Arundel BN18 0AD, England (Formerly The White Swan Restaurant & Bar)
01903 882677
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stopped off on a journey to Brighton as this place looks very pretty and typical country pub . Very impressed with the food I had the pulled pork bun which was one of the best I've tasted ! Along with a very friendly team of staff this place is a lovely country pub with lots of character ! I want... More 

Thank Gary T
Mansfield, United Kingdom
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44 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This hotel proved to be an excellent choice for us and our friends. The rooms were very comfortable with good facilities, well decorated and very clean. The food was extremely good and the breakfast so great lunch was forgotten on both days of our stay. Highly recommended.

Thank david_ng18
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Random stop for breakfast on route to East Sussex. They served up the best breakfast I have had in a catering establishment! So good that I had to ask where the perfectly poached egg came from! The yolk was so orange that you went "Wow" as you cut it open. The rest of the dish was equally delicious with beautiful... More 

Thank SumatraJohnny
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39 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went in for a Thursday lunchtime meal to be greeted quite pleasantly. Shown the specials boards. To cut a long and very tedious story short. Orders wrong, food awful, staff not trained properly, manager did not come and sort it out. A very bad experience! Desserts were nice, the brown sugar pavlova was delicious but where was the ice cream... More 

Thank hepzibah66
Littlehampton, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016 via mobile

I use the White Swan all the time for business and it's a family favourite for an impromptu lunch. The staff are always very polite and helpful. The food is always excellent whether it's a business lunch or a family meal, we have also been to a few events/weddings here and the food has always been excellent.

Thank sussexrhino
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61 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2016

Beautiful country pub, on a main road though. Inside the ambience is lovely, food menu, although we didn't eat here was varied. A tad more expensive than other hotel/pubs I have been too, but for a treat, birthday etc, worth spending the extra bit. Staff were lovely too. Outside seating area with lots of space, all in all a good... More 

Thank kimHavant
Cahors, France
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2016

We had a family group meal here on a Sunday a few weeks ago. The restaurant was very busy and it took some time before our party was even noticed let alone seated. We finally had our orders taken and had a couple of bottles of wine whilst we were waiting. These bottles were brought and dumped unceremoniously, UNOPENED on... More 

Thank Franco4650
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2016

Passed many time on the way from Portsmouth to West Sussex. Glad we stopped this time. Pleasant staff, interesting and tasty menu, plenty of car parking.

Thank Sue T
Worthing, United Kingdom
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32 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2016 via mobile

Sunday lunch buffet and items off the main menu were very poor. Over cooked meat was really tough, over cooked veg and poor quality ingredients in beef and ale pie was inedible. We won't be going back but unfortunately its position on a main road outside Arundel will capture other unsuspecting passer byes.

Thank Peter B
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2016 via mobile

We have driven past here a few times and thought it looked lovely. We decided to visit on our latest trip to Arundel. When we first arrived I do have to say we were getting rather fed up of being ignored by the staff when trying to be allocated to our table. We stood there for a good 15 minutes... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$12 - $29
Bar, British, Vegetarian, Pub, European, Contemporary, Gastropub
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children, Bar scene, Large groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 16 Chichester Road, Arundel BN18 0AD, England (Formerly The White Swan Restaurant & Bar)
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  West Sussex  >  Arundel
  • Phone Number: 01903 882677
Situated just outside Arundel, in beautiful West Sussex countryside, The White Swan is a traditional and charming 4-star inn with free Wi-Fi. The building features flagstone floors with low ceilings and dark oak beams.Serving traditional British cuisine and fresh local produce, the White Swan Restaurant features exposed beams and open fires. Daily specials and a range of breakfasts are also available, and the cosy bar offers real ales and snacks.Just 5 minutes’ drive from Arundel centre, with its 12th-century castle and pretty streets by the river. White Swan inn is a 15-minute drive from Chichester and Goodwood Circuit. Situated on the A27 road, the inn is a 40-minute drive from both Portsmouth and Brighton.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?