Monday - Friday 07:30 - 23:30
Saturday - Sunday 8:30 - 23:30
From 7:30 Monday to Friday
From 8:30 Saturday and Sunday
- Disabled Access
- Private Dining
- Free WiFi
- Outdoor Seating
- Families and Children Welcome
- Weddings and Other Private Parties Catered for
About Swan Hotel Bar & Grill
The Swan Hotel, Bar & Grill received an extensive refurbishment in 2016 to transform this beautiful 15th century building into its current glory.
Every inch of The Swan has been lovingly restored to create a stylish setting to eat, drink and stay in Maldon.
Our beautiful bar area offers more than just somewhere to come and enjoy a drink. We have a carefully selected wine list and a varied cocktail menu too. If you prefer a pint, then we stock many exceptional beers, including locally brewed options and guest ales.
Our restaurant provides somewhere comfortable and relaxed to appreciate food of the highest quality with friends and family. Our Head Chef has created a menu of varied dishes made from seasonal produce, which has been locally sourced where possible. Our grill produces mouthwatering flavours that really should be tasted to be believed.
We had a really lovely evening celebrating my husbands birthday. We all had chateaubriand which was beautiful. The staff were friendly and attentive. Couldn’t fault our visit, would highly recommend and we’ll definitely be going back.
I’m extremely disappointed in the service we received on our valentines meal yesterday evening. Having only recently moved to the area, I’d heard really good things about your restaurant and decided to book a table for 2 on Friday 14th over 5 weeks in advance. We were very much looking forward to our first valentines date, however upon arrival we were asked if we would like a drink at the bar while we wait for our table. As we had arrived ten minutes early we were happy to wait. It was approaching 8:20 and we had still not been seated to our table. We asked how long the wait would be, to which we were then taken straight to our table. Not one person apologised for the wait considering we arrived promptly for our reservation. We were seated around the back, which we had noticed on our walk from the car park to the entrance was an empty section of the restaurant, so it was very frustrating to understand why we had to wait to long. Once seated we ordered our starter, which took 40 minutes to arrive. Although the Camembert sharing platter was very nice we have already been in the restaurant over an hour at this point. During this time we had to ask twice to receive a bottle of tap water. We then waited a further 45 minutes to ask how long our mains would be. We were finally apologised to at this point as it turns our out order hadnt been put through until much later. As our table was an 8ockock sitting we did not expect to be eating our dinner at 9:45. This was a very late time for us to eat so we asked for half of one of our mains to be wrapped up to take home. Again, we waited 15 minutes before asking where this was. The waiter had said he’d completely forgotten to ask and went back out to the kitchen. The food then miraculously came out wrapped up to which we can’t help think was pulled out the bin seeing as the waiter had taken our plates away 15 minutes ago! Considering how long we waited for every part of our meal it’s surprising that when asking for the bill this took less than a minute to come over! Had it not been so late we would of loved to of stayed to enjoy a dessert. I’m usually to polite to complain about these types of situations but this was not a valentines meal we were impressed with at all and we were not happy to pay for a terrible experience. The waiter had come back and said ‘he said he’s sorry, he’s taken half of the burger off’. I’m appalled that the manager could not of apologised himself and thought deducting such a small amount would be acceptable. We were more disappointed about the service received than anything else due to it being Valentine’s Day. This experience has most certainly made us feel that we will never return.
Always fantastic food.
Excellent food, nicely served. Tables perhaps a little close together, but not a serious problem. Comfortable atmosphere.
Wow!!! Outstanding staff and food!!! Thankyou all for making our 60th birthday party an occasion to remember!!! Alex you were brilliant!!!! Would highly recommend!!!
The last two times we have been, we have been disappointed with the service. 1/ ordered beer and in the end to get it ourselves from the bar2/ ordered vodka and It took so long we had forgotten we had ordered one, wasn’t until we ordered more wine, we remembered and again it was sitting on the bar, awaiting someone to bring it over. I also heard someone else was waiting ages for drinks. This is such a shame as the food has improved so much. The place is let down when it’s busy and the staff don’t seem to cope very well.
1 Arrived on time at 2pm. Starters immediately brought to the table before some people had even had a chance to sit down. Nobody had been offered drinks at this point. 2 One main course did not turn up until the others were finished. Apparently it had been given to another customer. 3. A child’s desert did not arrive. When questioned were informed it was not available. This after we had ordered our food choices some two weeks before the event. 4. Those having steaks were not asked how they wanted them cooked. Very friendly bar manager and waiting staff were fine.
Excellent night with friends. Great food and superb service
A really enjoyable Sunday lunch, great food and service, especially like it because they serve a high quality Sunday lunch later on a Sunday afternoon/evening
Group of 14 for a family birthday All the staff at the swan were so helpful there was nothing they couldn’t do Food was great
Service was a bit sluggish and should ask between courses if other drinks required. On positive the matre'd was very good but just need to up the rest of the waiting staff. Super Sunday roast and that's from someone who is anti 'pub' lunches..
Lovely food, good value
Love it here it is our favourite place to go!!!
Great home cooked food - generous portions, visually appealing and very tasty
Great food, the buffet was varied and excellent, staff were friendly and professional.
Wonderful meal with great service, thank you!
Excellent Christmas lunch; great food; great service
we had a very enjoyable Christmas Lunch and will book again for next year
We had a thoroughly enjoyable Boxing Day lunch. The service was friendly, efficient and unobtrusive and the food was all beautifully presented and delicious. All our little requests were fulfilled and we couldn’t find fault with anything. Will definitely be back.
Everything was spot on a very enjoyable Christmas lunch, highly recommend
Great Christmas lunch, lovely food, good service, nice atmosphere.
We had a Christmas Eve lunch for 5 of us. I can honestly say we all enjoyed every single mouthful ( even my really fussy Mum!) Good value too. I look forward to coming back soon.
A very enjoyable meal, the food was very good, tasty and noticeably of good quality, the staff friendly and attentive, hard to find fault.
Had a great meal with the family,food was exceptional. Staff very good. We will certainly be back again. Great place for a family get together.