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The Swan Hotel

Market Place, Southwold, United Kingdom, IP18 6EG
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Opening Information

Food is served in The Still Room from noon until 3pm, and 6pm – 9:30pm.

The Tap Room offers food from noon until 9:30pm and no booking is required.

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

Facilities
  • Disabled Access
  • Private Dining
  • Free WiFi
  • Outside Seating Area
  • 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 Tuesday, 14 August 2018

The whole process from booking to finishing our afternoon tea was faultless. I've taken tea in some of London's most prestigious hotels & my experience at The Swan was on par with those establishments. I have no hesitation in recommending afternoon tea at The Swan.

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Visited On Friday, 03 August 2018

Probably the best small town hotel at which we have ever stayed. The standard of service and food was excellent and easily of 4-star quality. Clearly the staff were very well trained and exuded a keenest to encourage one to return. The decor and standards in all private and public spaces were to an extremely high standard.

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Visited On Wednesday, 08 August 2018

Menu was limited in choice, not really to my taste, very small portions and expensive. Was left a little bit disappointed and hungry on our 10th Wedding Anniversary Dinner. Aperol Spritz was advertised as one of the cocktails served which I ordered only to over hear one member of staff asking how to make an Aperol Spritz which surprised me! Our table was in the far corner near the bar and wine cellar and felt a bit detached from the rest of the room.

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Visited On Monday, 06 August 2018

Excellent hotel with friendly helpful staff.

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Visited On Sunday, 05 August 2018

We stayed at the Swan many times pre-refurb. This was the first time since re-opening, starters were bland (chicken), my main (steak) was over cooked, and the marrow bone was over cooked, rock hard and unable to eat, the port came half way through eating the cheese board. Generally very poor and disappointing - I would not recommend eating here. It is a lovely dining room and the hotel refurb is excellent, but the dining experience is poor.

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Thank you for your feedback and we are sorry to hear your comments. We would love the opportunity to discuss your most recent visit so please contact us directly at [email protected] Many thanks!

Responded On Tuesday, 07 August 2018
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Visited On Friday, 03 August 2018

Had to ask twice for our side order of chips to be brought out - first time to our server, then 5 mins later to our waiter. Food really good, but not enough locally produced ingredients. Wine expensive. Old dining room had more atmosphere, new one is nice enough but a bit canteen like. We will definitely be coming back, as overall was a good meal and our waiter was excellent.

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Visited On Saturday, 04 August 2018

Lovely hotel, great position. Very good breakfast. Dinner menu should change more frequently.

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Visited On Sunday, 29 July 2018

We had a lovely meal and the staff were friendly and helpful. The renovation is very smart and there is a feel of quality from the moment you enter the hotel. The food was very good and they were able to cater for specific tastes and dietary needs. As a vegetarian, my preference is for a little more clarity on the menu regarding which dishes are suitable rather than having to ask. We will certainly return next time we are in Southwold.

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Visited On Friday, 27 July 2018

Great food and service

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Thank you Mrs. Candlish for your kind words; we look forward to welcoming you back to The Crown again in the near future!

Responded On Monday, 30 July 2018
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Visited On Friday, 20 July 2018

Menu very limited. Pre-allocated tables where if you were not happy with the one given you felt a little uncomfortable having to inform the waitress that you required a different one.

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Visited On Sunday, 22 July 2018

We stayed at The Swan on Sunday night , which included breakfast , lunch in The Still room and drinks n the bar. The whole experience was excellent in all respects from the welcome on arrival and elegant surroundings to the excellent food and drink and attentive and efficient staff. All this, plus attention to detail and a relaxed atmosphere were a delight.

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Visited On Saturday, 21 July 2018

Everything about our evening was wonderful. The food is so tasty, love the unusual combinations. Clever without being overly pretentious. A lovely bottle of wine that was not too expensive and the atmosphere is buzzy and so stylish. I always thought it would be great for special occasions but will definitely go more often for whilst not cheap, it is not extortionate. The new manager makes everyone feel special and clearly has the place running like clockwork.

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