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The Swan

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Asian, Thai, British, Grill
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Maidstone Road | Charing, Charing, Ashford TN27 0JS, England (Formerly The Swan Charing Kent)
+44 1233 712357
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Ashford, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Have been going here for years but never written a review. The staff are lovely, nothing is too much trouble, the food is excellent and it is great value for money. I thoroughly receommend it!

Thank sharon020462
Ashford, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Love Thai food and this restaurant is great and Thai staff makes it authentic, I have been many times and it's always great!

Thank Luvfood00
Ashford, England, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
115 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

Having reviewed the Swan at least twice before I'll try to keep this short. The service is excellent. The food has to be some of the best Thai I've ever had. The restaurant is decorated to an excellent standard and very clean. Value for such high quality food is very good. Parking is free and just out the front door.... More 

Thank AndreK933
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24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016 via mobile

My Wife and I had a good Thai Buffet at the Swan in Charing on Sunday. The function was for a family gathering. The atmosphere is a friendly warm welcome in what can only be described as a slightly quirky setting. The cabinets of glassware, of which a lot of is for sale make a interesting distraction when getting up... More 

Thank Bimble1
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016

Went here with friends on a recommendation from another friend. Booked in July, 2 of our party do not eat Thai food but was told they did Sunday roast. When we got there found out had stopped doing Roast but we had not been informed. Struggled to find anything we liked just had couple pancake rolls and egg fried rice... More 

Thank js25folkestone
christine v, Manager at The Swan, responded to this review

Good afternoon and thank you for posting your comment on Trip Advisor. We would just like to say that we did apologise for the mix up and explained that we thought we had let everyone know of the changes we have been forced to undergo. As some of your party did not seem too keen on trying something different -... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016 via mobile

Good huge spider In sink but every thing else was great lovely food and quick service very quick lovely statues

Thank Hollie the V
Ettington, United Kingdom
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2016 via mobile

We visited as a family of four and found that the food was really nice although a tad expensive - but I always think you get what you pay for in life Service also good

Thank Slowfm
Ashford, United Kingdom
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404 reviews
308 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2016 via mobile

Great selection of lovely food and excellent staff :) Set price menu on a Sunday including A Thai buffet and Traditional menu for all tastes - I had the Thai buffet and my pa had a prawn cocktail and a steak - everything was really well cooked and very tasty - the restaurant has a lovely ambiance and is comfortable... More 

Thank kentcritique
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

This restaurant is so much fun, they are a steak and Thai restaurant, we go here quite often as my husband loves a steak and my daughter is vegetarian so she can choose tofu dishes from the Thai menu and they will mix and match......excellent. They also have live shows and events on too. Would recommend this restaurant to anyone.

Thank Jokw36
Maidstone, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

Went here for dinner with friends and was quite shocked once we walked inside the place is very quirky with lots of display cabinets everywhere selling all different items. We were sat down and the staff are very lovely very polite. The food is good lots of choice they offer both Thai food and it's also steak house. We opted... More 

Thank frampmf
christine v, Manager at The Swan, responded to this review

Good morning and thank you for your comments. As you say in your review that you have been to better Thai restaurants, we would be interested to know in what ways we could improve ie, the food, the service? We have been here for 20 years and normally get very good feedback from our customers but of course everyone's taste... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Asian, Thai, British, Grill
Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Maidstone Road | Charing, Charing, Ashford TN27 0JS, England (Formerly The Swan Charing Kent)
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Kent  >  Ashford  >  Charing
  • Phone Number: +44 1233 712357

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