The Swan Hotel

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

Generally all day.
Please visit our website as sometimes may vary due to season.

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
  • Easy Access
  • Gluten Free Available
  • Weddings and Other Private Parties Catered for
  • Buffets, Business Meetings, Functions catered for
  • Children's Menu available
  • Accommodation
  • Event Space
  • Wifi
  • Baby Chairs
  • Full Bar
  • Bar
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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, Afternoon Tea, Bar, Brewery, Brunch, Child Friendly, Cocktails, Lounge, Wine Bar, Sunday Lunch
Dress Code: Smart Casual
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Visited On Wednesday, 21 April 2021

Really impressed with the outdoor ambiance. Tables sited in a courtyard with existing walls as wind breaks. Beautiful central garden. Very attentive staff. Delicious menu with something for everyone, beautifully presented. I would definitely return.

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Visited On Wednesday, 21 April 2021

such a shame that Southwold is so difficult for parking but that is something you can do nothing about.

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Visited On Wednesday, 21 April 2021

Fantastic had lunch on 21st April in chalet gardens faultless have booked again ! Cannot rate highly enough

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Visited On Tuesday, 20 April 2021

Excellent meal, lovely atmosphere.

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Visited On Tuesday, 20 April 2021

Fantastic lunch in the sun yesterday. Couldn't have asked for more..a real treat

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Visited On Tuesday, 20 April 2021

We loved it. How clever and inventive to find such a pretty solution for outdoor dining. Great food and wine.

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Visited On Tuesday, 20 April 2021

The setting in the garden was beautiful. The staff were very attentive and friendly. Food was good. We really enjoyed our relaxed lunch. Well done everyone.

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Visited On Tuesday, 20 April 2021

We dined in the garden especially set up for COVID purposes. We were made to feel very welcome and the staff couldn’t do enough for us. All in all excellent

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Visited On Monday, 19 April 2021

Very disappointed with quality of food! It was an hour before we received the main course and when it came the fish wasn't cooked! They took both meals beck and completely replaced both. After another 20 minutes we received our food. Fish was done but new potatoes weren't!?

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Visited On Friday, 16 April 2021

We enjoyed a lovely meal out in the fresh air in the Courtyard setting. The whole experience was the best we have had at the Swan. Well done everyone. You have worked incredibly hard to give guests a really excellent dining event. Food, service and ambience first class. As locals (Reydon) it was a lovely treat.

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Visited On Monday, 19 April 2021

This visit was exceptional. Without question the best restaurant in Southwold. Attending with my wife daughter and her parents we were warmly greeted and shown to our table in the garden area. The service was exceptional with everyone so attentive and the setting brilliant (with each table getting their own private restrooms in the unoccupied hotel rooms). The garden was a great area for my toddler to explore and we were very fortunate with the weather. (I don’t know what they would do if it’s raining or too cold).

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Visited On Sunday, 18 April 2021

A lovely lunch, with excellent friendly service. You have found a very good way to deal with social distancing requirements.

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Visited On Sunday, 18 April 2021

Friendly service, marked down only because smoked salmon was inadvertently omitted from our fish platter - immediately corrected with fulsome apology when pointed out. Pretty expensive for a very good but not gastronomically outstanding lunch. We necessarily took lunch outside during Covid restrictions. Very good arrangements around the small garden, each table having exclusive use of an immediately adjacent chalet bedroom's en-suite bathroom. Nice touch.

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Visited On Monday, 19 April 2021

Lovely setting, good food, will be back!

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Visited On Monday, 19 April 2021

Jolly civilised lunch. Good food and good service. Thanks!

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Visited On Sunday, 18 April 2021

Pleasant Sunday Lunch outside- lovely food and attentive staff.

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Visited On Sunday, 18 April 2021

Booked to eat with 2 friends in the garden. What a lovely experience. Had the added benefit of the exclusive use of the bathroom to the hotel chalet adjacent to our table. Staff as attentive as ever. Food delicious. Would highly recommend.

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Visited On Sunday, 18 April 2021

Fantastic atmosphere and lovely food in a beautiful setting

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Visited On Saturday, 17 April 2021

Excellent idea by The Swan to provide outdoor dining in the garden area. Excellent food and wine, good service. Shame the English weather meant that 2 hours was about our limit as we could have stayed longer to enjoy the marvellous setting

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Visited On Saturday, 17 April 2021

It was a fantastic experience the hotel had great forward vision to set up the tables in the courtyard of the garden rooms. Well done

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Visited On Saturday, 17 April 2021

Fantastic service staff friendliness couldn’t fault. Beautiful setting will loved to come again. Food delicious.

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Visited On Saturday, 17 April 2021

At these difficult times you provided a safe and secure fine dining experience, only criticism is you need to have some form of heating.

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Visited On Saturday, 17 April 2021

Fantastic setting food and staff 👌 10/10

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Visited On Friday, 16 April 2021

A fabulous evening. The food and drink was wonderful and the staff couldn’t have been more helpful or friendly. Thank you for a wonderful meal!!

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Visited On Saturday, 17 April 2021

Honestly, the effort that the staff at the Swan have gone to to create a wonderful, relaxed environment for dining is incredible. The staff are amazingly friendly and attentive, and the food is up to the usual excellent standard. Kudos to Adnams and the staff at the Swan for such an enjoyable experience. We will be back! (We are not related to anyone working there nor to Adnams - just long term Swan visitors/fans from Saxmundham)

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