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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%
  • Average5%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“pies” (5 reviews)
“lasagna” (9 reviews)
“sunday roast” (9 reviews)
Open Now
12:00 - 23:00 Hours
Bar, British, Pub
€€ - €€€
Swan Lane | Little Chart, Ashford TN27 0QB, England
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1 - 10 of 225 reviews

Reviewed yesterday

Four of us visited last night and what a fabulous place this is!! From entering the car park you notice how beautiful the floral displays are. The men chose real ale which they said was top class,us ladies chose lemon cello spritzers very moreish I...More

Thank annsmith316
Reviewed 13 May 2018

Always a pleasure to visit,spotlessly clean a very warm welcome,lovely log fires at appropriate times.Excellent choice of food and drinks

Thank kateashford
Reviewed 28 April 2018 via mobile

If I could I wouldn’t leave any stars. The food was average nothing special. It was brought out lukewarm with the garlic bread extremely soggy. Once we had finished our meal we settled the bill only for us to overhear the blonde waitress talking about...More

15  Thank sammi0908
Reviewed 28 April 2018 via mobile

Amazing restaurant. We had a family meal and contacted them as my son cannot way gluten. They spoke with us prior the event and asked what he would like to eat. They then went and bought his sausages and brownie and ice cream so he...More

Thank mrsdc00per
Reviewed 30 March 2018

Dropped in on a Saturday to this lovely looking pub and the first thing that we noticed was a big roaring fire and really friendly staff. We took a table around the corner from the fire and sadly had to keep our coats on due...More

Thank Burger-Hunter1
Reviewed 25 March 2018 via mobile

I used to visit this pub regularly on a Sunday about 5-6 years ago for one of the best Sunday roasts in Kent. I hadn't been since the change of ownership but decided to give it a try today. Had high expectations but was disappointed....More

1  Thank Michelle K
Reviewed 23 March 2018

The Swan Inn is in a lovely old building in Little Chart. It's a nice place to eat, the menu is interesting, and food is good. Sometimes they are busy and the welcome can be a bit erratic.

Thank Grace D
Reviewed 17 March 2018 via mobile

First went there on Xmas Eve and then again on Mothers Day for drinks with my sons. Lovely old beamed pub with open fireplace. Staff very welcoming and very friendly and it is very dog friendly. A real pleasure to visit. Will definitely eat there...More

Thank Debra W
Reviewed 10 March 2018 via mobile

Great to see this pub open again. Started and finished a walk here. Sat outside in the sun with the dog playing in the river, had two great sandwiches with chips, made to feel very welcome and will definitely return

Thank James_hole
Reviewed 26 February 2018

We went to the Swan following a lovely long walk with our four dogs. We received a warm welcome and dogs were taken care of with water etc. We had a lovely big table in the bar and the food was superb. It was nice...More

Thank Vanhegans
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23 October 2015|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
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$21
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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Kids, 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
  • E-mail
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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