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The Swan Inn

€€ - €€€, British,
Swan Lane | Little Chart, Ashford TN27 0QB, England
+44 1233 840011
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  • Excellent68%
  • Very good20%
  • Average5%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“pies” (5 reviews)
“lasagna” (9 reviews)
“sunday roast” (9 reviews)
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Bar, British, Pub
€€ - €€€
Swan Lane | Little Chart, Ashford TN27 0QB, England
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1 - 10 of 231 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago

Went for an evening meal. Food took a little while but once it came it was tasty and hot. Good selection on the menu and the pub had a nice ambiance

Thank Andy G
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Visited for an evening meal. Apparently has just been taken over. The new owners are very friendly and very accommodating. Nothing was too much trouble. We ordered the chicken pie and wow we were not disappointed. Good home cooking and it was piping hot and...More

2  Thank cdog22
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped in for a cold drink during our walk and liked it so much we went back in the evening for dinner! First of all the bar staff were chatty and friendly they went out of their way to make us feel welcome. We...More

Thank Natasha P
Reviewed 30 June 2018

booked an afternoon tea but upon arrival found that they had booked it for a month later, but as we were talking to the waiter, Mick the chef overheard the conversation & told us he could make us an afternoon tea but would be minus...More

2  Thank litajenner
Reviewed 25 June 2018 via mobile

At the bar to order food "We stop serving at 2" it was 1:30 "Is the roast beef rare, for the sandwiches?" ""I don't think so" "How about the steak sandwich? Can you do that rare?" "I'll check with chef...........no he can't " "Well if...More

3  Thank Johnchef1
Reviewed 23 June 2018

I took 2 friends for a birthday afternoon tea at the Swan yesterday. I rang to book beforehand and everything was laid on, including 2 slices of yummy cake with candles for the 'birthday girls'. The staff were most attentive and our table was all...More

Thank janet c
Reviewed 22 June 2018

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

19  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
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Questions & Answers
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
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, 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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