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The Swan

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35 Swan Street, West Malling ME19 6JU, England
+44 1732 521910
10:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 22:00
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West Malling, United Kingdom
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168 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed today NEW via mobile

We hadn't been for a long time but will certainly return. The cocktails and wine are good and the carafe of house red excellent value. The starters pork belly and tuna were very good and the mains beef cheek and lamb perfectly cooked and flavoursome. Very nice deserts too. Service was fast and friendly. Recommend.

Thank oscartime
Level Contributor
33 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

A group of us attended this restaurant on a Saturday night. Our table was for 8pm and we were sat promptly. We had ordered drinks from the bar and the cocktails, were delicious, that is where the good part of the review ends. I will only speak for the food that I ate, I had the sticky pork belly as... More 

Thank MaidstoneNewYorker
Baldivis, Australia
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

My sisters chose this beautiful venue to celebrate our mothers 80th birthday. My husband, son, his partner and I had flown from Australia as a total surprise. The day before we went to the venue to discuss and finalise our plan and to drop off the Flowers, cake, balloons and table decorations. The general manager David was so accomodating and... More 

Thank ronammi
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14 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Beautiful unusual decor, great bar service, nice touches to drinks (e.g. Proper fat ice cubes in a good lime & soda, juniper berries in your G&T etc). Starters very tasty, pork terrine with a celeriac remoulade to die for, parsnip soup was quite fabulous...smooth, creamy perfect seasoning. Lamb rump came to table, but the other dishes didn't arrive till 5... More 

Thank Celia M
Adelaide, Australia
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Lovely steak but one staff member a bit rude and snobby. We then had another staff member look after us who made up for this rude chap

Thank jthompson33
London, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited on a Monday which can be a bit hit and miss in restaurants but quality of food was good in the Swan and atmosphere was reasonable as there were a few people in the main dining room and at the bar. Only down side was the room temperature - too cold for me despite asking for heating to be... More 

Thank JamieC23
Maidstone, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went to The Swan and had their set menu for lunch which was very good.The service was attentive and the Swan tastefully decorated. It became quiet packed, but not noisy. A good place to take family or friends.

Thank Lynda C
London, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Given a warm and friendly welcome when we arrived, before being immediately escorted to our table. Our order for drinks was taken swiftly and within a short while our tea & coffee arrived, piping hot. Waiter who took our order for breakfast/brunch was very friendly and we were delighted to wait only around five minutes before our meals arrived. The... More 

Thank Geoff M
Marlborough, Wiltshire
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21 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A real treat whilst visiting Kent. Superb beef, giant Yorkshire and delicious sweet. Good atmosphere, attentive and obliging staff - happy to brown off the meat for one who preferred well done beef. The venue does not have a car park.

Thank Brib0
Maldon, United Kingdom
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157 reviews
128 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Another perfect Sunday lunch . Keep the good work up . Great wine great service. .lovely staff . What more can I say

Thank adboperations

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$12 - US$75
European, British, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, 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
Good for
Bar Scene, Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 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 1732 521910

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?