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The Swan

Lewes Rd, Forest Row RH18 5ER, England
+44 1342 822318
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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good24%
  • Average10%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible11%
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“steak” (23 reviews)
“sunday roast” (8 reviews)
“ribs” (4 reviews)
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Bar, British, Pub, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
Lewes Rd, Forest Row RH18 5ER, England
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Nice surroundings, good atmosphere, but no bitter, no lager, no crisps. The library with no books! This isn't the first time either. This is the 3rd time that they have had 3 pumps for bitter (all of them empty), but now, the ultimate. Also 2...More

Thank sjp306
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

I'm so pleased to be writing this review. The Swan is back and is competing fiercely with The Cat!!!

Thank Swashbuckles
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We have just been to the swan in forest row and had the best meal, we were expecting pub grub which is fine, but the meal we were serve by the friendly staff was the best. We all had Sunday roast the plates were all...More

Thank Stephenbessant
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Having read read the reviews on Trip Adviser, I had lunch here last Sunday and was very disappointed. It was pretty standard pub food although the prices were for above average food. I had the vegetarian option which was cheese in pastry, I've had better...More

Thank Jenfert
Reviewed October 24, 2017 via mobile

Came to Swan last week for husbands birthday. Friendly staff and atmosphere. The food here is incredible, original menu, delicious food and beautiful presentation. I would definitely recommend it for for a night out

Thank lambtrippers
Reviewed October 7, 2017 via mobile

Visited this evening on friend's recommendation. Fantastic food, beautifully presented. Quite a small menu but something for most tastes and chef happy to adapt to your liking. Very impressed. Staff were very welcoming and helpful. Only thing letting it down was that I felt the...More

Thank TracyF2806
Reviewed October 5, 2017

My partner and I have been to The Swan a few times both for drinks and for Sunday roast, the staff are always so welcoming and pleasant, always very helpful and polite - when we came for Sunday lunch their printers hadn't been working so...More

Thank ChloeSM_11
Reviewed October 2, 2017 via mobile

We visited on a Friday night, busy with a Good vibe. Didn’t take long to get served with a good choice of beer. Lots of different areas to sit and a nice outside area as well. We weren’t eating but were tempted by the menu....More

Thank Zapstar67
Reviewed September 30, 2017 via mobile

This place is simply divine. The food is Michelin star standard; the prices are well below expectations. The starters are imaginative and innovative : beetroot ice cream with goats cheese salad. Mains are incredible - huge fillet steak to die of. Just All of It...More

Thank Wrightdg1
Reviewed September 28, 2017

Staff are attentive, greeting as soon as you enter. We were fortunate to get a table on Saturday evening and the food was lovely. I had a cheese Wellington and the pastry was crisp and flakey with a crust of seeds layered on top. The...More

Thank Gail G
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$20 - $80
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar scene, Large groups, Special occasions, Kids, Local cuisine, Families with children
Open Hours
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
10:00 AM - 11:00 PM
10:00 AM - 11:00 PM
10:00 AM - 11:00 PM
10:00 AM - 11:00 PM
10:00 AM - 11:00 PM
10:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Lewes Rd, Forest Row RH18 5ER, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Sussex  >  Forest Row
  • Phone Number: +44 1342 822318
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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.
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