The Swan Hotel

Market Place, Southwold, United Kingdom, IP18 6EG
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Lunch is served from noon until 2.30pm.
Dinner is served from 5.30pm until 9.00pm.

Afternoon tea is available daily between 3pm and 5pm and requires booking in advance.

Facilities
  • Disabled Access
  • Private Dining
  • Free WiFi
  • Outdoor Seating
  • Families and Children Welcome
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About The Swan Hotel

Experienced, passionate about cooking and eager to challenge convention, our Executive Chef Rory Whelan and his team are making their mark. With our two restaurants at The Swan, we offer variety, choice and outstanding food and drink.

Our Tap Room is a showcases Adnams’ beers. Quality ingredients and unique flavours are true hallmarks of both our beers and our food menu. Our Tap Room and bar is open from noon to 10pm, serving a full menu all day, every day, no booking is required.

The Still Room is elegant yet relaxed and informal and the food is delicious and challenges convention. It’s a lovely environment in which to enjoy exceptional food, award-winning Adnams drinks and great service. The Still Room is open from noon until 3pm, and 6pm – 10pm.

Why not treat yourself with a sumptuous afternoon tea in our drawing room overlooking the market place?

Relax into our comfy chairs and sofas and enjoy three tiers of delights: a selection of sandwiches on assorted breads, buttermilk scones with clotted cream and jam and a tempting variety of pastries and cakes. Make your Afternoon Tea with us extra special by adding a glass of Adnams Champagne or an Adnams Copper House Gin and tonic.

Cuisine: British
Dress Code: Smart Casual
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Visited On Monday, 02 November 2020

Excellent customer service and food from all the lovely staff at The Swan. Even though they had heard they had to close for a month due to lockdown they were so attentive and cheerful and nothing too much trouble. This hotel is a lovely place to be - whether we are staying or popping in for a meal we are never disappointed! Well done Lilianne and your team! You’re amazing x

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Visited On Tuesday, 03 November 2020

Lovely ambiance and staff were extremely helpful and friendly. Would definitely return. Food amazing

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Visited On Tuesday, 03 November 2020

Perfect lunch in beautiful setting

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Visited On Monday, 02 November 2020

We love joining you to dine at the swan. The Still room looks and feels great with a good atmosphere. The food is consistent and good quality, good range of choices, well presented. The staff are brilliant- incredibly welcoming, friendly and enthusiastic. We will see you soon, Paul and jo

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Visited On Monday, 02 November 2020

We have been very lucky to have stayed agian at the Swan before the next Lockdown. Despite all staff are exceptional and faultless. We had dinner in the bar area, which is relaxed ans serves the same food as main restaurant. It was delicious and top quality good. Staff was so attentive and accommodating. I wish the Swan all the very best and will be waiting to return when the doors open again.

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Visited On Monday, 02 November 2020

Great and friendly service, everything was exceptionally good. Many thanks.

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Visited On Monday, 02 November 2020

Afternoon tea was delicious !!

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Visited On Friday, 30 October 2020

I first went to the Swan 8 years ago, when I proposed to my wife. We returned today and found something totally different. The dining room is nice but too modern, in my opinion. We had a very tasty fish and chips with monkfish, an interesting and tasty discovery. A nice experience overall. Marco

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Visited On Sunday, 01 November 2020

We were celebrating a friend’s birthday with afternoon tea and we could not fault anything. The food was delicious, service was superb and our birthday girl was made to feel very special with a lovely decorated plate of chocolate brownies as an extra. This is the second time I have been for afternoon tea and recommended it to my friends as a suitable way to celebrate and we certainly weren’t disappointed. A big thank you for a lovely Sunday afternoon treat.

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Visited On Sunday, 01 November 2020

Absolutley lovely lunch with excellent service, thank you

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Visited On Friday, 30 October 2020

The events manager treated us extremely well as locals who needed a pre dinner drink despite not being a resident Thanks John and Jackie Hudson

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Visited On Thursday, 29 October 2020

Excellent service, quality food & drink all staff were very friendly. Highly recommended.

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Visited On Friday, 30 October 2020

Not only did we have a lovely meal but also a wonderful experience and a special occasion. Looking forward to our next visit. Thank you.

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Visited On Friday, 30 October 2020

Lovely afternoon tea Highly recommend

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Visited On Thursday, 29 October 2020

Our afternoon tea was fabulous! The 6 of of thoroughly enjoyed the excellent variety of savory and sweet tea bites which were all very different and delicious! Many thanks It was perfect and would definitely come again.

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Visited On Tuesday, 27 October 2020

Everything absolutely brilliant. Food delicious and service excellent! The dining rooms are stunning. Our only complaint is how booked up it gets, we can’t always get in when we want to!! I’m sure this will improve after covid.

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Visited On Monday, 26 October 2020

Stunning! The staff were brilliant. Thank you so much for a lovely two day break.😀👍

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Visited On Sunday, 25 October 2020

On the whole we enjoyed our stay. Would have preferred a larger room. Very pleasant & efficient staff.

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Visited On Sunday, 25 October 2020

Fantastic stay . Thank you

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Visited On Sunday, 25 October 2020

Great menu, generous helpings

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Visited On Sunday, 25 October 2020

Only problem was we were totally stuffed, so how kind it was for them to start making us up a doggy bag!

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Visited On Saturday, 24 October 2020

Very polite, welcoming & friendly. Made to feel we were valued.

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Visited On Friday, 23 October 2020

This was our second stay at The Swan and we enjoyed it just as much as the first time. The precautionary measures taken in respect of COVID were excellent and in no way negatively impacted on our stay. The staff were always cheerful, helpful and delivered an excellent level of customer service.

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Visited On Friday, 23 October 2020

Ribeye steak was thin. Most unlike the times we have eaten it before! On the upside, very Covid safe. Love the tipi

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Visited On Friday, 23 October 2020

Great lunch for four. Very relaxing with excellent service and food. Recommend the Camembert, guinea fowl & baked chocolate pudding. Delicious. Thank you.

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