The Swan

Swan Chapel Down, Small Hythe Road, Tenterden, United Kingdom, TN30 7NG
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OPENING HOURS
Wednesday
12pm – 3pm

Thursday to Saturday
12pm – 3pm | 6pm – 9pm

Sunday
12pm – 4pm

Facilities
  • Private Dining
  • Free WiFi
  • Outdoor Seating
  • Families and Children Welcome

About The Swan

THE SWAN, CHAPEL DOWN

80-cover family-friendly restaurant. Privately roomed Chef’s Table. Terrace dining. Award-winning reds, rosés and whites, still and sparkling, from Chapel Down. Wine tastings, and guided tours of the vineyard and winery. Experience the finest locally and regionally-sourced produce, cooked to perfection, in an elegant, relaxed and informal environment.

Cuisine: British
Dress Code: Smart Casual
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Visited On Friday, 07 May 2021

Lovely to be back even if it was outside but even that was fine sitting in the sunshine ! Thank you for the warm welcome and look forward to being in the restaurant soon (we are booked in for Fathers Day !)

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Visited On Friday, 07 May 2021

Amazing food it a beautiful location

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Visited On Thursday, 06 May 2021

We ate outside but it was wonderful. The food and service exemplary.

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Visited On Thursday, 06 May 2021

Excellent light lunch with a couple of nice glasses of wine. A bit cool and breezy on the terrrace. A space heater perhaps?

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Visited On Wednesday, 05 May 2021

Great to be back kate and the team were amazing as always... Stunning views from the terrace ! Go Visit !

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Visited On Sunday, 02 May 2021

I booked to have a meal on the terrace for 6 people on Sunday, as we are still not allowed indoor dining. Unfortunately, the dining experience was spoilt due to the weather being cold and some showers. This could have been more enjoyable if there was some cover and heating provided. This was the minimum we were expecting from a restaurant of this calibre. There were some basic tables and chairs on the terrace.Overall nothing had been done to make the outside dining experience enjoyable. We were informed that some umbrellas had been ordered. Given that the restaurant has been in lockdown since December 2020, I would have thought this sort of thing should have been sorted. It seemed that no thought or preparation, unlike many other places, had been done for outside dining. The menu was also just a taster menu, not the full Sunday menu which we knew about and was excellent. I cannot fault the food. Everything was delicious. My only comment would be that it was all served a bit too quickly. The lady serving us was also very helpful and pleasant. I have eaten at the Swan previously and recommended it highly to my friends but I’m afraid this experience was not what we expected or looked forward to. I appreciate that we have just come out of lockdown but a few touches would really go down well.

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Visited On Sunday, 02 May 2021

our visit was sadly a bit hampered by the weather, cold wet and windy, an addition of some covering, heaters and blankets given the English weather would have made things more comfortable, But i can see how lovely the setting would be on a glorious sunny day. so would come again in better weather, they were only serving small plates all of which were yummy but slightly over priced for portions, Service was excellent staff were friendly and efficient. I tried the still English Rose wine which was so delicious i could have easily sat there all afternoon quaffing another glass or two given the chance, tastes of summer, strawberries and peaches, fresh zingy and dry but full of flavour, I'm no wine expert though!

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Visited On Friday, 30 April 2021

Delicious food and lovely location.

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Visited On Saturday, 01 May 2021

It was wonderful

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Visited On Thursday, 29 April 2021

Could do with some heaters and umbrellas on the terrace, fortunately it didnt rain. Young Irish lady that served us was lovely - efficient, knowledgeable, fun! Food delicious, enjoyed our sparkling rose and curious IPA. Well done !!

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Visited On Wednesday, 28 April 2021

Amazing food and great service. Kate is lovely and very welcoming, had such a lovely day.

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Visited On Saturday, 24 April 2021

Lovely relaxed atmosphere, beautiful view looking out from the terrace. Food was delicious and service very good.

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Visited On Friday, 11 December 2020

We arrived to find the restaurant closed! Staying in Rye we did not realise you were in tier 3 and NO ONE TOLD US! Extremely disappointing as it was a special celebration - a simple email was all it would have taken. Very sad.

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Visited On Friday, 27 November 2020

Delicious meal in our Click and Collect box. All three courses were easy to prepare and you could see and taste the time and effort that the Swan team had made in beautifully putting it together.

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Visited On Friday, 27 November 2020

This is the 2nd time I’ve purchased Click & Collect, would highly recommend. Food delicious as always. Chef obviously conscious of consistent high standards whether in the restaurant or at home. Beautifully packaged, would actually make an ideal gift.

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Visited On Sunday, 22 November 2020

The quality and organisation of the take away lunch was exceptional. Great ingredients beautifully prepared with perfect execution and balance. Kate was a perfect host, albeit briefly. Would not hesitate to recommend this service and indeed will make use of it again. Well done The Swan and well done Kate.

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Visited On Sunday, 22 November 2020

Click and collect Sunday dinner- 3 delicious courses, beautifully packaged and presented. Very generous portions! Fun to prepare and a delight to eat. Thank you Lloyd and Kate for a real treat!

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Visited On Sunday, 22 November 2020

A take away Sunday lunch. What a treat! Starter, main course and pudding. Delicious. It even had a miniature loaf with beef dripping and garlic butter. Definitely try another menu.

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Visited On Friday, 20 November 2020

As we were eating at home we could not judge the atmosphere of the restaurant but the staff were so friendly and attentive I cannot imagine it would be other than excellent.

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Visited On Saturday, 14 November 2020

The takeaway dinner we picked up on Saturday was amazing - the food was easily reheated and assembled at home, the instructions were clear and the packaging was very secure. But most of all the meal itself was delicious - the slow-cooked beef was a particular stand-out but all three courses were as good as they would have been in the restaurant. We'll be back for another one before lockdown ends!

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Visited On Wednesday, 04 November 2020

We just so enjoy our annual trips to Tenterden and return visit to The Swan and Chaple Down Winery. We were a party of 4 and we all agreed the food and service was excellent. The set price menu is incredible value for the quality of food served. The Partridge Veloute was exceptional. Looking forward to our return.

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Visited On Wednesday, 04 November 2020

Our first visit for some time and food and service even better than we remember. Dishes were imaginative, extremely well presented and delicious.

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Visited On Sunday, 01 November 2020

Lovely meal and great atmosphere. Excellent service throughout. Sadly, our roast potatoes were cold and no steam appeared when we cut into them but the waitress took them straight back and returned with hot, fresh plates for our mains. All food was delicious and we will return.

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Visited On Saturday, 31 October 2020

Delicious food and lovely restaurant. Great service.

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Visited On Sunday, 01 November 2020

This is the second time we have visited The Swan and have been impressed with it both times. Both of us requested some alterations to the offered menu which was accommodated with no questions. The food was excellent, the service was very helpful and pleasant and the whole restaurant has a relaxed and friendly ambience.

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