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Lewes Rd | Forest Row, East Grinstead RH18 5ER, England
+44 1342 822318
10:00 - 23:00
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Sun 10:00 - 22:00
Mon - Sat 10:00 - 23:00
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East Grinstead, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Six of us ate here lunchtime on Easter Sunday. We had a selection of three salads as starters, the outstanding one being beetroot salad with beetroot ice cream,, although all three tasted amazing. The presentation was really beautifully done and ingredients were fresh and colourful. Most of the group had the Sunday roasts,(£14-17 per head) again delicious, generous portions, and... More 

Thank FamilyDebarra
Level Contributor
16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a meal with a few family members , must say the food was excellent, beautifully presented and excellent service - very attentive. Will certainly be returning.

Thank Carol C
Brighton and Hove, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Came for a drink with family and the little ones and sat out the back in a large dining room as the bar was pretty busy and we didn't want to disturb others with noise.. we decided to order some food after taking a look at the menu but weren't massively hungry so we ordered kids meals instead.. wow, glad... More 

Thank Luis J
West Sussex, England
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Ok, it was just an ordinary Sunday rather than Mother's Day, but we had a pretty bad experience. To be fair, they told us when we booked that there might not be any roasts left. What they didn't say is that they only do a set menu on Sunday and may run out of other things as well (which they... More 

Thank Karen198
Sharpthorne, United Kingdom
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240 reviews
160 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 173 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was here with friends and we were pretty pleased with our meals but with one comment. I had duck-beautifully presented, sauce yummy, duck gorgeous but portion of veg very small (only two slices of potato and small amount of carrot), could have done with twice as much veg. My friends who had salmon, and fish pie felt the same--more... More 

Thank kathy b
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Where do I even start....to sum up this review I would say the whole experience was just diabolical. We booked a table for mothers day about 3 weeks ago for 5.30pm. When we arrived the place was pretty busy and we were told that all the roasts had completely gone - considering this was my first visit and I had... More 

3 Thank Siobhan W
Forest Row, England, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 March 2017

This is one place I would really want to have even good food. 100 yards from where I Iive and a dearth of decent places to eat in our village. I am constantly dissappointed by the fare on offer. Always a sign outside saying "new management, new menu", same old rubbish served up! Tonights experience included the skewered meat, whilst... More 

Thank Greg C
Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
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46 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017

The staff were very polite and efficient the service was very good I had pork belly it was ok my daughter had duck and the puree had an unpleasant taste the staff immediately offered an alternative much appreciated .The chicken burger replacement was plain and not very tasty the chips however were very good we then shared the chocolate brownie... More 

Thank maryrose657
Forest Row, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 March 2017

I was with a group of about 20 people who had been on a long walk and were keen to have a great Sunday lunch. There were two other big groups in the large room at the back who arrived soon after us. There are smaller dining areas at the front as well as sofas and bar depending on your... More 

1 Thank _krysiams
West Sussex, UK
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189 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 137 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 March 2017

We popped in during the evening for Sunday dinner. The pub was warm, cosy and inviting. We were seated promptly and given sufficient time to have a look at the menu. My wife and I both opted for the roast chicken. Our meals arrived quickly and did not disappoint. The portion size was huge with more than enough chicken. The... More 

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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$19 - US$77
Bar, British, Pub, International, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, Bar Scene
Open Hours
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Lewes Rd | Forest Row, East Grinstead RH18 5ER, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  West Sussex  >  East Grinstead
  • Phone Number: +44 1342 822318
Traditional pub meets theme-restaurant, The Swan in East Sussex's Forest Row is a cosy retreat in which old world England meets Swiss Alps. A roaring log fire and sofas you can sink right in to make The Swan's bar area an inviting prospect.

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