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The Swan Hotel Restaurant

$$ - $$$European, , Seafood
Market Place, Southwold IP18 6EG, England
+44 1502 722186
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good17%
  • Average19%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible12%
Travellers talk about
“tasting menu” (7 reviews)
“treacle tart” (7 reviews)
“beef tartare” (2 reviews)
Open Now
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM Hours
European, Contemporary, Seafood, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
Market Place, Southwold IP18 6EG, England
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Reviewed yesterday

Visited the Swan with 4 others. The restaurant was very comfortable with a great ambiance. The food was delicious and the service impeccable by very pleasant staff. I think my daughter tipped off the hotel about the occasion and they presented us with a nicely...More

Thank amb4342
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

As you’ll see from my reviews, I’ve been about a bit and I’ve eaten all over the world. (Lots before TA existed!) The swan restraunt is really a gem in the haven of Southwold. The meals we had here were some of the best we...More

Thank Msp15
Reviewed 6 days ago

Before its re-vamp the Swan had totally "lost the plot" on service and food. Now its different, not "perfect" but striving towards it. As we hate the long centre table we requested a table to one side but not in the window, we got what...More

Thank murraygellatly2017
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stopped for a coffee in the bar area, they have spent a lot of money on the place and it looks good. Nice atmosphere and surroundings.

Thank Mark G
Reviewed 1 week ago

We'd heard about the refurbishment so thought we'd try the Tap Room for a late lunch. Overrall it isn't a bad space , but it isn't quite there yet. The menu is trying too hard and lacks substance for anyone wanting a light lunch, and...More

1  Thank Jelly4fish
Reviewed 1 week ago

Sadly the service and quality of the food were very disappointing given the lavish refurbishment and price of the food. The starters were very small and ordinary. There were three of us eating and two meals came out luke warm, with the veg ranging from...More

2  Thank harbury5
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited the newly refurbished “The Tap Room” at The Swan a few times during our recent stay in Southwold. The decor and furnishings are great, a really comfortable environment. Had a dessert one evening, was a fairly average lemon tart, however a lovely venue for...More

Thank KentMax118
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visit Southwold more than once every year as we have a family holiday home in the area. We decided to book an afternoon tea as we knew the hotel had been newly refurbished with a good reputation. The afternoon tea did not disappoint ......More

2  Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is not the same Swan Hotel since it was refurbished. It's not just the decor that has changed so has the service and not for the better. I've visited on a number of occasions but today was the last straw. I ordered a cafetiere...More

4  Thank Ben F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited The Swan twice during my stay in Southwold and on both occasions enjoyed a lovely meal and sampled the cocktails 🍸🍸would recommend the smoked salmon starter and the lamb main course - delicious 😋 Jessica, one of the members of staff was extremely helpful,...More

3  Thank vanessaholt
Daniel A, Manager at The Swan Hotel Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Vanessa, thank you for sharing your review of your recent visit to the Still Room. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your starter and main course - Chef will be pleased to hear of your feedback. Our Restaurant Manager will share your comments...More

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30 January 2018|
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Response from taylioNorwichUK | Reviewed this property |
I dont know who the chef is but the food we had 14th Jan was amazing
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$13 - US$86
Dinner, Drinks, Lunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Market Place, Southwold IP18 6EG, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Anglia  >  Suffolk  >  Southwold
  • Phone Number: +44 1502 722186
  • E-mail
  • This restaurant is at The Swan
Passionate, inspired, experienced and eager to challenge convention, our Executive Chef Ross Bott and his team are set to make their mark. With our two restaurants at The Swan, we offer variety, choice and outstanding food and drink. Our Tap Room is a showcases Adnams’ beers. Quality ingredients and unique flavours are true hallmarks of both our beers and our food menu. Our Tap Room and bar is open from noon to 10pm, serving a full menu all day, every day, no booking is required. The Still Room is elegant yet relaxed and informal and the food is delicious and challenges convention. It’s a lovely environment in which to enjoy exceptional food, award-winning Adnams drinks and great service. The Still Room is open from noon until 3pm, and 6pm – 10pm. Booking is recommended. We have two Private dining rooms – the Reading Room and the Juniper Room. Menus and drinks lists are personalised to your needs and occasion.
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