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The Swan

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$$ - $$$
Bar, British, Pub, Gastropub
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The Swan Inn St. Julians Avenue, St Peter Port GY1 1WA
+44 1481 728969
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12:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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Tue - Sat 12:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I visted here after reading the Michelin recommended guide on the internet. The food lived up to the recommendation and the service was fantastic!

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Thank Sam T
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16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A few of us decided to have dinner here after hearing that they had won awards for their pies and had a good reputation for burgers. I must say I was very disappointed with the food. We ordered an array of burgers and a pie and out of 6 only 2 were happy with their food. The duck burger was... More 

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Thank guernseygirl86
Rochester, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 25, 2017 via mobile

A traditional old pub, nothing fancy but perfectly good enough to watch the football and have dinner. Had a hot and spicy burger was really good, lovely food

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Thank PIW80
Stella R, General Manager at The Swan, responded to this review

Hello PIW80, Thank you very much for the nice feedback. We are very happy to hear you did enjoy your meal at the Swan. Looking forward to see you soon. Kind regards Stella More 

Ipswich, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 6, 2016

Definitely need to visit that place if you like traditional old pubs. It’s what I pictured an English Pub to be like. Cozy, nice fireplace, good drinks, wonderful food and very friendly and helpful staff. Originally we entered just for a drink but after the menu was so nicely presented to us there was no chance not to try it.... More 

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Thank gparker2016
Stella R, Manager at The Swan, responded to this review

Dear gparker2016, Thank you for the such a positive review. I am glad you enjoy your visit at the Swan. We are all trying to keep the spirit of one of the oldest pubs in Guernsey. Thank you once again for the nice words and looking forward to welcoming you again in near future. Kind regards Stella More 

Guernsey, United Kingdom
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126 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 5, 2016

When a family member has dietary requirements - particularly for medical reasons - going out requires a bit more planning. Usually, this is fixed by having a quick look at the menu beforehand to make sure that some options are available but on rare occasions contacting the restaurant fixes any additional problems as most tend to be willing to make... More 

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guernsey
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69 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 10, 2016

We went for the tennerfest menu but when we saw the a la carte menu we changed our minds. They have a pie menu and we chose the fish pie and the chicken and leek pie, which were both really tasty. We both had the calamari starter which was really good. We also had a bottle of wine and the... More 

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Thank frquenttraveller
Stella R, Manager at The Swan, responded to this review

Dear frquenttraveller, Thank you very much for the nice review. We are always trying to give the best for our customers. Looking forward to welcome you again for another good experience at the Swan. Kind regards Stella More 

Buxton, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 29, 2016 via mobile

Having ordered one starter and three mains for three people the starter came out with two main courses which then left the person who had ordered the starter eating their main course on their own! We questioned the waiter about the starter coming out with mains and he said it was his decision! Sorry but despite the food and beer... More 

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Thank Zena B
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43 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 17, 2016

A great pub grub place that any pup grubber would be happy to eat in. Our meal was fine. the only negative was the lighting needs a bit of work as it would be nice to be able to see the plate.

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Thank Richard L
Stella R, Manager at The Swan, responded to this review

Hello Richard L, Thank you for your review. Looking forward to welcoming you again here at the Swan. Kind regards Stella More 

St Peter Port, United Kingdom
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50 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016

They do pub grub style food here as well as restaurant style menus but the pub grub is cooked and presented in restaurant quality. I can take wealthy clients here and enjoy first class dining or pie and a pint and it will be the same quality

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Thank Colinwoody
Stella R, Manager at The Swan, responded to this review

Hello Colinwoody, Thank you very much for the nice review. We are very happy to hear you enjoy your meal at the Swan. Looking forward to welcoming you back :) Kind regards Stella More 

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46 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 2, 2016 via mobile

Came here on the recommendation of trip advisor and was a bit worried when we saw the people outside but when we went upstairs we felt a bit better. However when the food came we were really impressed the food was brilliant couldn't have asked for better. Amazing burgers and pies. The burgers are designed as required and were scrummy!!

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Thank Theresa M
Stella R, Manager at The Swan, responded to this review

Hello, Thank you very much for your review. We are very happy to hear you did enjoy your meal at the Swan. Looking forward to welcoming you back here at the Swan. Kind regards Stella More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$10 - $50
Cuisine
Bar, British, Pub, Gastropub
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi
Good for
Special occasions, Local cuisine, Bar scene, Business meetings, Families with children
Open Hours
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: The Swan Inn St. Julians Avenue, St Peter Port GY1 1WA
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Channel Islands  >  Guernsey  >  St Peter Port
  • Phone Number: +44 1481 728969
Description
Gastropub recommended in the michelin guide 2009/10/11/12/13/14/15/16/17

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?