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The Swan Inn

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Swan Lane | Little Chart, Ashford TN27 0QB, England
+44 1233 840011
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12:00 - 23:00
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Sun 12:00 - 22:00
Mon - Sat 12:00 - 23:00
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Cornwall, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had an evening meal here prior to travelling to France on holiday. The staff were extremely friendly and the pub had a pleasant atmosphere. The food was excellent and plentiful.

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Maidstone, United Kingdom
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94 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Travelling back we took scenic route and found this little pub. Had sunday lunch they were very accommodating only downside there is only Sunday lunch available no alternatives

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London, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 March 2017

Visited here coming from Bexley on a shopping trip to Ashford and wanted a somewhere to stop off, from the M20 to eat before we arrived. It was well worth the diversion. Excellent service, good food and portions. We arrived at 12 on the Saturday, we were the first to arrive but it soon got busy. Somehow the waitress managed... More 

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Minster, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 March 2017 via mobile

Lovely quaint old pub. Had a lovely 3 meat Sunday roast with all the trimmings. Very well presented with good cuts of meat. The cheese and cauliflower soup I had for starters was very tasty as was the lemon tart for dessert.

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1 Thank Yvonne C
Roy O, Manager at The Swan Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review, we are pleased that you enjoyed your Sunday Roast. We are pleased that you liked the soup and lemon tart, and we look forward to you visiting us in the near future. More 

Horley, United Kingdom
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293 reviews
178 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 160 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 February 2017

Our party of seven walkers was given a warm welcome when we entered the bar, but it was obvious that there wasn't room for us all to sit together, so the barmaid suggested that we move to the restaurant. We asked if we had to remove our muddy boots, and were quickly reassured that that wouldn't be necessary. There was... More 

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Roy O, Manager at The Swan Inn, responded to this review

It is really nice to hear that you enjoyed visiting our establishment. It always make it worth while for us when we get such great feedback about the food and service received. We hope that you will come and visit us again soon. Thank you once again from all the staff at the Swan. More 

Chatham, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 February 2017

We visited The swan for the second time and I'm pleased to say they have maintianed the same high standard has before, warm welcome, good beer, great food and it is spotlessly clean. We enjoyed it so much we have booked a table for Valentine's night.

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1 Thank leonard b
Roy O, Manager at The Swan Inn, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review, it is always a pleasure when you visit our establishment. I am pleased that you feel we have maintained our standards as this is very important to us. We also hoped that you enjoyed our Valentines Italian Night. We look forward to seeing you again soon. More 

1 review
Reviewed 5 February 2017

We try and frequent the Gem that is the Swan in little Chart as often as we can The food hits the spot after a big walk with the dogs , As does a lovely pint of fine cask ale, the atmosphere is homely and the service is outstanding . I would recommend this pub as the perfect venue for... More 

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Roy O, Manager at The Swan Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your very kind review, we are pleased that you enjoy frequenting our pub. We certainly look forward to you coming back to visit us for another Sunday Roast and a pint of real ale very soon. More 

Maidstone, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 February 2017

We had a lovely meal on Saturday evening. Generous portions , beautifully cooked and friendly welcoming staff. Best steak I've had in a long time. Very reasonably priced.

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Thank Fiona A
Roy O, Manager at The Swan Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to respond, I am pleased that you enjoyed your evening and that the steak was to your liking. We hope that you will come and visit us again soon. More 

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Reviewed 4 February 2017 via mobile

Such a typical friendly Kentish Pub. Fires roaring, bustle of locals, friendly bar staff and great Landlords. The Spanish burger is just the best!

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Thank Tracey F
Roy O, Manager at The Swan Inn, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your kind review. I am pleased that you enjoy visiting our pub and that you enjoy the Spanish Burger, which I have to say is a favourite of mine. We look forward to seeing you again soon. More 

Ashford, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 February 2017

The Swan Inn provided a lovely plentiful buffet for after a family funeral. The staff were very kind and were ensured we had everything we needed.

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Roy O, Manager at The Swan Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for review, it is always pleasing to read that we were able to accommodate your party and that everything was to your satisfaction. I am sorry that it was not under better circumstances and I hope that we will see you in the near future for a drink or a bite to eat. Once again thank you, from... 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
US$ 5 - US$ 20
Cuisine
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, 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, Highchairs Available
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, View, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Kids, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 22:00
Monday
12:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 23:00
Thursday
12:00 - 23:00
Friday
12:00 - 23:00
Saturday
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
Description
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 now open all day on Monday 12:00pm - 11:00pm, Lunch is served on this day 12:00 - 2:00pm (No evening meals served on a Monday) 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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