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The Swan Inn

$$ - $$$, British,
Swan Lane | Little Chart, Ashford TN27 0QB, England
+44 1233 840011
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  • Excellent69%
  • Very good20%
  • Average4%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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“lasagna” (9 reviews)
Open Now
12:00 - 23:00All hours
Bar, British, Pub
$$ - $$$
Swan Lane | Little Chart, Ashford TN27 0QB, England
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1 - 10 of 204 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This pub is a favourite local of ours, the owners are so friendly and the service provided is always fantastic. The Swan offers a great choice of food, there's a lunch time menu with sandwiches, on Sundays they do a Sunday Lunch offer and there's...More

Thank EmJH15
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This beautiful pub is situated in Little Chart In rural Kent. The pub has a great menu to suit everyone, wonderful outside seating area with views of grazing horses. Friendly owners, staff and guests! Would highly recommend to everyone!

Thank Daria_Burtello
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Wow. What a great day we have just had. We went to the Swan for the music festival in the gardens. Was amazing. Roy and Brian did a marvelous job. Four live acts and starting with the Abba tribute band Abba Chique. Fantastic. There must...More

Thank hayloftman
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Lovely pub and had been before under the previous owners. First visited under the new ownership three weeks ago when surveying a walk on a Sunday. They said they were fully booked for lunch but kindly offered to make us an excellent roast beef baguette...More

Thank jerambler
Reviewed 12 August 2017

What a great evening on Friday . Food was unbelieveably lovely - it just kept coming & coming !! Thank you to the Chef , & to the friendly & efficient staff . We will be back !!

Thank 84bryony
Reviewed 5 August 2017 via mobile

Since discovering this riverbank pub restaurant in the wilds of Kent I've been back with more friends to sample the convivial atmosphere, good food and beer and hospitable hosts. This time a Romanian Academic, an Israeli Social a Worker/Academic and American Gynaecologist sampled the food...More

Thank Mike K
Reviewed 30 July 2017

We've just discovered The Swan Inn and let's not beat around the bush, it's amazing in every sense. Lovely warm welcome. Really friendly staff/hosts Quaint oldie-wordie building but tastefully modernised inside. Delicious food Good value for money Decent wines and real ales. They've got this...More

Thank JamesReckons
Roy O, Owner at The Swan Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 4 August 2017

Thank you so much for your very kind review. I remember serving you myself and you discussed that you may come back later that evening to participate in our quiz. To learn that you were pleased with the food we provided and that you also...More

Reviewed 18 July 2017

Althogh we had passed this pub many times we had never been inside, so we decided to give it a try and check out the restaurant, my wifes Fish pie was good, but unfortunately my Beef & Ale pie was not up to my expectations,...More

Thank Christopher R
Roy O, Owner at The Swan Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 4 August 2017

Thank you for your review. I spoke to both of you myself and I took your order for the Fish Pie and Beef & Ale Pie. I am pleased that your wife enjoyed her pie and I am disappointed to read that you did not....More

Reviewed 14 June 2017 via mobile

We went with friends the previous week and had an excellent meal. While there we were told they had started doing cream teas and afternoon teas. Cream teas were on every afternoon but had to book for afternoon teas so we did. It was very...More

Thank hayloftman
Roy O, Owner at The Swan Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 4 August 2017

Thank you so much for your kind review. We are really pleased to have introduced the Cream Tea's and Afternoon Tea's. I am delighted that you enjoyed your Afternoon Tea and we do hope that you will return to us again soon. Many thanks from...More

Reviewed 6 June 2017 via mobile

We two middle aged guys had heard about this old country pub and thought we would give lunch a try on a trip out to Kent from Lewisham on a Thursday afternoon at the end of May. We arrived at 13:30 and found this quaint,...More

Thank Mike K
Roy O, Owner at The Swan Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 4 August 2017

Well I do not know where to start, so I am just going to say I am really pleased that you enjoyed visiting our establishment. I am pleased that you were satisfied with your meal and that the beer was to your liking. We certainly...More

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23 October 2015|
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Response from Nibber58 | Reviewed this property |
The pub has been closed since the beginning of August, following a police incident. I have lived in Little Chart for 30 years, this is the first time it has EVER been shut since we moved here,quite why Enterprise Inns do not... More
John M
3 June 2015|
Response from Roy O | Property representative |
Hi John, Yes you can bring your dog with you. Kind Regards Jan Gajdos The Swan Inn
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$22
Bar, British, Pub
Lunch, Brunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Swan Lane | Little Chart, Ashford TN27 0QB, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Kent  >  Ashford
  • Phone Number: +44 1233 840011
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A traditional country pub featuring a wealth of beams and open fires with a simple, unspoilt front bar and cosy restaurant bar.Set in the historic village of Little Chart in the heart of the Kent countryside, we have a lovely riverside garden and offer delicious home made food using only the finest local produce.We specialise in traditional English cuisine with a wide variety of dishes on offer from both our main menu and our ever changing specials boards. We'd much prefer to see you in person but for details of our latest offers and upcoming events, please visit our website. We are closed on Mondays. We serve food Tuesday - Saturday 12:00pm to 2:00pm & 6:00pm to 9:00pm. On Sundays we provide Roast Dinners & Roast Meat Baguettes, with a selection of Starters & Desserts from 12:00pm to 4:00pm (No evening meals served on a Sunday)
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