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The Swan Inn

Swan Lane | Little Chart, Ashford TN27 0QB, England
+44 1233 840011
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  • Excellent65%
  • Very good21%
  • Average4%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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Bar, British, Pub
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Swan Lane | Little Chart, Ashford TN27 0QB, England
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Reviewed yesterday

A lovely Saturday lunch in their sunny garden. A friendly welcome, good selection of ales and great food. It was hot and sunny so we were only really in the market for salads but there were lots of tempting hot dishes on the menu. Excellent...More

Thank Man_of_Kent2003
Reviewed 18 April 2017

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.

Thank Candor-Kernow
Reviewed 12 April 2017

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

Thank kell2203
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,...More

Thank PJH1972
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.

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.

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...More

Thank Horleylad
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...More

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...More

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....More

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...More

Thank Carmel Q
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.

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.

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.

Reviewed 5 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!

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.

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Pam S
Hi hlindsaysturrock I found your review somewhat confusing and it did not cover the full visit to The Swan. It has made it clear that there is limited choice for vegetarians (didn't understand the mushroom issue) but it makes no reference to the quality or value of the other meals that your companions had. I am not a vegetarian so your review as it stands is not helpful and very detrimental to the pub. ( I have never visited it so cannot make a judgement) Please can I ask you to revisit your review and complete fully to assist others in making their choices. I see that you have only reviewed once on tripadvisor and I would like to say how important it is to make a fair and unemotional review of each establishment you visit so that they are helpful for others make informed decisions
9 January 2017|
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Response from Kevin R | Reviewed this property |
Why don't you ask hlindsaysturrock? I can't answer your question
Why does Tripadvisor advertise this pub as open and trading when it's been in trouble and closed for weeks?
24 October 2015|
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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
Hi I'd also like to know if you take dogs please?
4 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
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
View, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
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)