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The Swan

Swan Chapel Down, Small Hythe Road, Tenterden TN30 7NG, United Kingdom, TN30 7NG
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OPENING HOURS

Freshly roasted Extract coffee is available Monday to Sunday between 10am – 5pm.

Monday to Wednesday
12pm – 3pm

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

Sunday
12pm – 4pm

KITCHEN HOURS

Monday
12pm – 3pm

Tuesday to Friday
12pm – 3pm | 6pm – 10pm
Light lunches also available between 3pm – 6pm

Saturday
12pm – 4pm | 6pm – 10pm

Sunday
12pm – 5pm
Light lunches also available during kitchen hours.

Facilities
  • Private Dining
  • Free WiFi
  • Outside Seating Area
  • 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 Wednesday, 23 May 2018

Absolutely superb service, food and setting.

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Visited On Tuesday, 22 May 2018

Made my friends birthday really lovely! Thank you so much ❤️

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Visited On Monday, 21 May 2018

The Swan was incredible. The food was to die for... really reasonably priced and totally delicious. The team is so lovely and really knowledgeable about all of the dishes. We had a really lovely time, and will definitely return.

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Visited On Monday, 21 May 2018

Eating lunch at 14:30 meant that some items were unavailable but surprisingly this included potatoes The first bill was wrong, charging me for a bottle of wine instead of a glass The second bill then appeared higher because other items had been forgotten on the first bill. It was unclear when we had chosen menu items with a supplement. The bill showed “A la carte x4 = £114” which was 4 x two course at £25 plus £14 of supplements. Service staff were hard to find when we wanted the bill. The hostess was by far the best of the staff we saw.

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Visited On Sunday, 20 May 2018

We had a really lovely meal yesterday , maybe a little more lamb please. Can’t fault the menu or the food it was all delicious

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Visited On Saturday, 19 May 2018

Enjoyed an excellent evening at The Swan. The food was delicious especially the pea veloute starter. The décor is very much in keeping with the vinery theme. Definitely recommend

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Visited On Saturday, 19 May 2018

Really expensive. Tiny portions.

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Visited On Thursday, 17 May 2018

excellent food, great service, lovely ambiance. Would definitely recommend to others

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Visited On Wednesday, 16 May 2018

Kate and her team run a fabulous restaurant - nothing is too much trouble. The food is fresh, delicious, exciting and local - we are so lucky to have such a great venue in Tenterden. Can’t wait to visit again! Thank you to everyone for making our lunch so special.

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Visited On Sunday, 13 May 2018

This was a special occasion and the reception was friendly, the waitress at the table was excellent, the food delicious and up to your usual standard. Thanks for the chocolate piped birthday wishes with petits fours.

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Visited On Saturday, 12 May 2018

This Restaurant is local to our home but this was our first visit with friends who had travelled down from London. We had a wonderful evening with friends, the food was excellent, service very very good, the atmosphere was perfect with a great ambiance and we will definitely be returning.

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Visited On Friday, 11 May 2018

Also fabulous setting Portions on the small side

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Visited On Friday, 11 May 2018

Great meal - good service

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Visited On Monday, 07 May 2018

Nothing to fault. Best meal out we have had since moving to the area last Summer. Only suggestion would be to try to find a way to install a lift for those who struggle with stairs - a real challenge for my 80 year old parents

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Visited On Sunday, 06 May 2018

Perfect end to a tour of the winery

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Visited On Sunday, 06 May 2018

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Visited On Sunday, 06 May 2018

We have been to the Swan several times and always enjoyed it, however, this time the service was slower than previous occasions which I suspect was due to the large event parties that they seemed to have in. Still a lovely lunch and will certainly visit again but something to consider when booking large parties.

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Visited On Sunday, 29 April 2018

Good food

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Visited On Monday, 30 April 2018

Although we had booked for 1245 we were left unattended until after 1300hrs at which time we went to the bar to ask if we could have a drink? Also, although the food was very tasty, the portion sizes are quite small. Lastly the drink prices are exorbitant! £9 for a standard glass of rose!

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Visited On Sunday, 29 April 2018

Felt that your wine prices were very expensive bearing in mind you sell chapel down wines in the shop for half the price. You then automatically add a 13% discretionary service charge on the bill which also includes the wine!! We did not leave this out of principle. Too many different waiters and waitresses serving us think we had four in total no one really stood out if honest. Lovely food though and menu

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Visited On Sunday, 29 April 2018

We thoroughly enjoyed our late lunch st the swan and despite nearly being the last to leave at 5pm, the staff were courteous and we certainly didn’t feel rushed. The only criticism of the food was the size of the portion of brill ... it was very meagre for my poor husband who ended up eating an oversized Yorkshire pudding to compensate !!.. I would also suggest that the bread could be better, but we had a lovely time despite that and would thoroughly recommend it, especially with a little wine tasting downstairs and a tour of this beautiful vineyard

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Visited On Friday, 27 April 2018

We've dined here a number of times and have always enjoyed the food, wine and atmosphere. On this occasion we were entertaining a friend from California and all was going well until a noisy and boisterous group of six was seated on the table next to us towards the end of our meal. They were so loud we couldn't carry on a conversation and felt quite intimidated. We finished desert, settled up and left without coffee. It ruined our evening.

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Visited On Saturday, 28 April 2018

Great food and great service.

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Visited On Saturday, 28 April 2018

Booked Lunch for my friends 40th. Absolutely loved it. Beautiful setting. Superb food and fantastic service. Highly recommend to everyone. Will definitely be back. Thank you for making the day special.

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Visited On Thursday, 26 April 2018

We had a fabulous lunch at Chapel Down, the food was delicious. The Maitre D’ was brilliant and paired a wine to both our meals (the Pinot Noir) which was perfect. The staff were friendly and the little touches in the restaurant and bar gave it all a good finish. Would recommend and will definitely be returning.

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