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The Swan

35 Swan Street, West Malling ME19 6JU, England
+44 7528 890041
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good26%
  • Average13%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible4%
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“brunch” (73 reviews)
“eggs benedict” (12 reviews)
“cod” (14 reviews)
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Bar, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
35 Swan Street, West Malling ME19 6JU, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We really love The Swan hence why we visit here often we have been 4 times within the last month, the venue is always gorgeous, the staff are extremely friendly, service is great and the food is always impressive. The only thing I would like...More

Thank Joannekeane
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I've not visited The Swan for many years as it's not as local to me as it used to be. I've never had a bad meal there and I didn't this time either. I went for lunch so took advantage of the lunch time offer....More

Thank Leef1919
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went to The Swan with friends on a Saturday night. It’s a well presented establishment with a covered outside area which looked good. The bar area was busy, especially later on. We had a large round table which was almost too big for us....More

Thank sookeico1
Reviewed 1 week ago

Came for drinks with 20 or so on Friday night. As ever, the Swan was lovely - we were in the garden all evening and all our guests agreed it was just perfect.

Thank Charlotte K
Leon F, Manager at The Swan, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you Charlotte K! This is very nice of you for posting this review. Please come and ask for me on your next visit so we can properly meet. Have a lovely week. Thank you once again.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I went here as a group of 4, we were greated by a very friendly member of staff on the door. The front entrance was rather busy as its by the bar but we were taken through to the seating area which was very nice....More

Thank Toby L
nick3210, Owner at The Swan, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Toby Thank you for your lovely review! I am delighted that you enjoyed your meal with us. I will pass your compliments on to the Chef and we look forward to welcoming you back on another occasion. Have a great week. All the best...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I suggested The Swan to my friend as a great place to have lunch as I have been a couple of times before and really enjoyed it. We had the set lunch and it was absolutely delicious. I had the Parma ham to start, Salmon...More

Thank cazmo71
Nick L, Owner at The Swan, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Cazmo71 Thank you for your lovely review! I am delighted that you enjoyed your lunch with us. We look forward to welcoming you back on another occasion. Have a great week Best regards, Lyndsey

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Always a fan of this restaurant! Last few visits the service hasn't been great! Seem like they have invested in new front of House Staff, which are very friendly! Dined today for the Sunday Lunch and food, atmosphere was lovely. Service was a bit slow...More

Thank xloanx
Nick L, Owner at The Swan, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi xloanx I'm so glad to hear that you enjoyed your Sunday lunch with us and I'm sorry to hear that we didn't hit the expected standards on your previous visits. We take customer experience very seriously at The Swan and as you noted have...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We are regular visitors to the Swan, eating there since it first opened. I have always given glowing reviews in the past, but not this time. I'd booked a table for 2 for lunch ay 13:00 on Thursday 17 May and had arranged to meet...More

Thank SuzeKingsHill
Leon F, General Manager at The Swan, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear SuzeKinsHill, Thank you very much for taking the time to post this review. Please accept our apologies if we did not deliver on the service side of your experience. Following my little investigation, it seems like a new member of staff was looking after...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Easy to park.pleasant surroundings inside the pub. Not packed in like sardines. Nice selection of beer/wines. Menu varied and all reasonably priced. Service good and food well prepared and presented. On my "return" list !!

Thank neil d
Nick L, Owner at The Swan, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Neil d Great to hear that you enjoyed your recent trip and thank you for you kind comments re our menus and drinks list. And delighted to be on your returns list! All the best Lyndsey

Reviewed 17 May 2018

Four of us visited the swan last week for dinner and everything from the friendly welcome to the polite and knowledgeable waitresses and waiter made our night a really enjoyable one. The food was also excellent with all four of us enjoying the delicious cod...More

Thank Manofkent67
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Questions & Answers
21 February 2017|
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Response from Nick L | Property representative |
Brunch is served between 9.00am and 12.00am Monday to Friday. Saturday and Sunday is served between 10.00am and 11.45am.
John Y
2 November 2016|
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Response from ian583 | Reviewed this property |
Not at the restaurant but 3 hours behind the tesco super market works out around £2.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$29 - US$59
Drinks, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Private Dining, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Romantic
Open Hours
10:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 35 Swan Street, West Malling ME19 6JU, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Kent  >  West Malling
  • Phone Number: +44 7528 890041
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The Swan is an independent leading Kent restaurant bringing modern dining to the lively market town of West Malling. The restaurant and bar combines stylish design and bespoke furnishings, creating a relaxed yet vibrant atmosphere. Along with the sleek cocktail bar and restaurant, upstairs there is a lounge bar and three private dining rooms, perfectly suited for both social and business gatherings. In the warmer months, the elegant garden is open for diners, drinkers and events. The peaceful top terrace is the perfect wedding venue. Open all day The Swan offers imaginative dining seven days a week. The brunch is one of the best served in the area; healthy options such as granola, caramelised grapefruit, fresh juices or classic dishes including eggs benedict, salt beef hash and a full English. The a la carte menu comprises robust and creative flavours, with a selection of grills and seasonal favourites. In addition, the midweek set menu also offers fabulous value.
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