The Swan

Swan Chapel Down, Small Hythe Road, Tenterden, United Kingdom, TN30 7NG
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Opening Information

OPENING HOURS

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

Saturday
12pm – 4pm | 6pm – 10pm

Sunday
12pm – 5pm

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 Thursday, 13 June 2019

We did have an issue with one of our dishes, but the manager sorted this out for us straight away and with no quibbles.

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Visited On Sunday, 16 June 2019

Felt that staff were new or inexperienced. They were quite nervous and tried clearing before all of us had finished eating. When we asked for more bread, the first response was that there was an extra charge - although when asked if we wanted water for the table we were not told it would be almost £4. Inconsistent and poor service for the type of restaurant, we’d expected more.

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Visited On Saturday, 15 June 2019

Very disappointing meal for my sisters 50th. Service from start to finish was poor. Theres nothing wrong with having young members of staff if there trained and attentive. Unfortunately this isn't the case. I've eaten several times in your other establishments and this is by far the worst.

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Visited On Saturday, 15 June 2019

Food v. good. Negatives: the seat of my chair was quite stained, and the table itself felt rather sticky. My napkin had holes in it - it was worn out. Minor details that let down the overall experience.

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Visited On Saturday, 15 June 2019

As a party of four we unanimous felt that overall this was a particularly enjoyable dining experience. The quality of the food and its cooking and preparation was exceptionally good. As lovers of Chapel Down wines we were well catered for. The staff were all very friendly, helpful and polite albeit, in some cases, a little inexperienced. The absence of a common fault in many restaurants, excess background noise, was welcome. The minor criticisms we had were the limited menu. There was no "safe go to" for the unadventurous who may not want fish. A simple steak of chicken breast option might be a useful addition. Again referring to the menu a darker, perhaps larger print would have made it easier to read. But I stress; there are niggly points, the meals were superb.

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Visited On Friday, 14 June 2019

3rd visitto the swan - excellent again thankyou

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Visited On Thursday, 13 June 2019

Great location, food and wine all lovely.

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Visited On Wednesday, 12 June 2019

Très bonne adresse.

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Visited On Tuesday, 11 June 2019

Consistently very good food, drink and service! Well worth the hour plus drive for lunch.... we will be back.

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Visited On Friday, 07 June 2019

Great venue for a meal after visiting the vineyard. Well made food & the wine list, not surprisingly containing many Chapel Down wines (no bad thing), is well priced.

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Visited On Saturday, 08 June 2019

The Swan manages to do everything well without seeming to try - from the initial greeting through choosing drinks and food and discussing dessert options there was always a sense that everyone was there to make you happy. It was a fabulous way to spend my birthday and we are looking forward to the next time we are able to come over for a meal.

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Visited On Thursday, 06 June 2019

My second visit and it didn’t disappoint. The quality of the food is exceptional.

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Visited On Thursday, 06 June 2019

Food was superb and really great value for money

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Visited On Thursday, 06 June 2019

Wonderful meal. Excellent service by staff. Massive thank you to Jake, who kindly dropped us back into town. Highly recommended.

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Visited On Thursday, 06 June 2019

The Best Lunch we have ever had, Anywhere!

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Visited On Sunday, 02 June 2019

A wonderful birthday meal. We were upgraded to the private dining room ,ideal for our deaf aided child as it was much quieter and she was able to engage fully without any music and no background hum.This was more by chance than design but we are grateful as it just made the day more special for us all .

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Visited On Friday, 31 May 2019

Service let's you down. We were booked into a wine tasting and had allowed 2hrs for lunch 4 people, I had to chase the waitress to take payment so we could go. Shame as everything else is lovely.

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Visited On Sunday, 02 June 2019

Fabulous Sunday lunch, great service! Will definitely be coming back would recommend this restaurant.

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Visited On Saturday, 01 June 2019

Excellent staff & food was lovely, very tasty & memorable

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Visited On Saturday, 01 June 2019

Absolutely amazing location, fantastic and delicious food, very attentive and friendly staff and just a perfect dinner all round! Would definitely recommend!!

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Visited On Thursday, 30 May 2019

A lovely experience and great food and service.

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Visited On Thursday, 30 May 2019

Great food as always - staff attentive.

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Visited On Wednesday, 29 May 2019

The whole experience at your restaurant was everything I could have wished for The reception staff the waiters waitresses the kitchen staff I send many thanks for making it so memorable

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Visited On Sunday, 26 May 2019

Disappointed. We attended for a special occasion at lunch time. Food was average. My sisters dessert was awful. Rhubarb was raw. She did pass on her feedback to a member of staff who was extremely rude and dismissive. I would be embarrassed if anyone in my team behaved that way. Staff were generally rushed in a not busy service.

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Visited On Saturday, 25 May 2019

Food was very impressive and for the price point was incredible value for money. However you advertise on your website that you're family friendly, however you don't offer any type of children's menu (even if it was the same food, just in smaller portions) which would have been appreciated.

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