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The Swan

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Ley Hill, Chesham HP5 1UT, England
+44 1494 783075
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London, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

A great pub serving real ales, real cider and other wine & beer. 500 year old half timbered - but modernised beautifully - and very picturesque inside and out, with very friendly (& efficient!) Landlady & Landlord. Nice food too - perfect portion sizes... not the usual "quantity over quality"!!

Thank JonnyGeeBass
Buckingham, United Kingdom
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78 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were made very welcome despite the staff being busy with a large group which had just arrived for lunch. Both members of staff apologised and explained that there would be a delay with the food. It was so worth the wait! The seafood pot au feu was utterly delicious. The main bar, snug and restaurant all look very comfortable... More 

Thank GoldilocksG123
Reading, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visited as a family group with a combination of vegetarians and meat eaters. The portions (especially of the risotto) were miserly. The sides accompanying the steak were also sparse. The triple cooked chips were limp and some were black and had to be sent back to be replaced by normal chips, which were much better. Most in our party... More 

Thank mamos27
Albufeira, Portugal
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15 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

Really enjoyed our lunch here today. We went with a selection of 4 light bites menu items plus chips. Food was delicious well presented and ideat for sharing. We were three and each dish was idea for three if you want to eat tapas style.the home made pate was smooth and very tasty. The duck confit bonbons were exactly like... More 

Thank sandphands
Chesham, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 March 2017

Went for a special birthday lunch today and sat by the cosy fire. The food was absolutely delicious. The pub is a classic old English style with low beams and wooden trimmings, a great place to just drift off and lose some time in a relaxing way. I had asparagus with wild mushrooms, followed by vegetarian bubble and squeak with... More 

Thank Kirsty W
London, uk
Level Contributor
12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 March 2017 via mobile

We went to The Swan for Mother's Day and what a treat it was! I was expecting the day to mean service would be a little over run but instead we got a warm welcome, beautiful tasting and presented food and a lovely atmosphere. All our meals were delicious and it's clearly a place that takes real pride in serving... More 

Thank BrownjoeLondon_uk
NigelByatt, Owner at The Swan, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind words. It is so nice when a customer takes the time to put a review on here. We feed all reviews back to our staff who are always genuinely interested in customer views be they positive or requiring improvement on our part. As you observed, our kitchen staff are always striving to improve the food... More 

Watford, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 March 2017

I'd booked a table as friends were coming over, and the 5 of us went here for lunch. The food is usually to a high standard and reasonably priced in my opinion. This time we all found the home cooked food exceptional for our wide variety of tastes. One of my friends is vegetarian and she commented that she thought... More 

Thank Helen662
Greenhithe, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
Reviewed 26 January 2017 via mobile

Second visit with a family member who lives locally which didn't disappoint. Warm and friendly service from the Landlady, delicious home cooked Sunday roast and a lovely village setting. Thoroughly enjoyed by all four of us.

Thank Sue M
Amersham, United Kingdom
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121 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 January 2017

Having played cricket here in 2015 on the green across from The Swan, I wanted somewhere new for a good evening meal. This pub is traditional looking from outside and spacious and inviting inside too. Plenty of room with an expansion area for diners, we found a nice table near to the large open fire. Although there were only about... More 

Thank James W
London, United Kingdom
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495 reviews
175 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 409 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 November 2016

The Swan is an attractive traditional pub located at Ley Hill between Chesham and Bovingdon. It's low beamed welcoming bar has plenty of seating including a small restaurant area serving a good menu range of hot and cold meals. For fine weather days there is also a pleasant seated garden at the rear. The Swan has parking on its frontage... More 

Thank charles s

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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
  • Value
Bar, British, Pub, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Ley Hill, Chesham HP5 1UT, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Buckinghamshire  >  Chesham
  • Phone Number: +44 1494 783075

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