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The Swan Forest Row

) #10 of 62 Restaurants in East Grinstead $$ - $$$ , British,
Lewes Rd | Forest Row, East Grinstead RH18 5ER, England
+44 1342 822318
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  • Excellent44%
  • Very good23%
  • Average11%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible11%
Travellers talk about
“burger” (22 reviews)
“sunday roast” (7 reviews)
Open Now
10:00 - 23:00All hours
Bar, British, Pub, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Lewes Rd | Forest Row, East Grinstead RH18 5ER, England
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1 - 10 of 269 reviews

Reviewed yesterday

Met with client for lunch and he suggested The Swan. Agree with earlier reviewers that its a bit shabby in parts and that some of the clientele could do with a good hose down. Could not fault the welcoming & helpful young lady behind the...More

Thank Blakkers
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have always booked meals at the Swan for the staff when one of them is leaving, we have always had great meals here. Sadly I forgot this was not part of the mountain range restaurants that it use to be, where you could get...More

Thank Justine T
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We liked the look of the advertised web menu and decided to try The Swan for dinner at 6pm on a weekday. (We have previously had a positive recommendation from a friend). On arrival, we had to run the gauntlet of a group of 'unwelcoming'...More

1  Thank reginSussex
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We wanted a new venue and had a family Sunday lunch for 8 adults and 1child.A good menu choice.The staff were very attentive and pleasant.Orders were duly taken,mainly roasts.Meals started to arrive after about 15-20 minutes they were huge with plenty of meat and veg...More

Thank Keith A
Reviewed 13 June 2017

We used this pub/restaurant last night as part of a group. The Manager, Daniel, couldn't have been more helpful. We needed a number of meals to be served quite close to the restaurant closing time. All this was done with no problem. Lots of lovely...More

Thank Jan P
Reviewed 6 June 2017

We enjoyed an evening meal on recommendation by our B&B land lady. A good menu choice and very good gluten free selection for my Coeliac wife. The Guinness was perfect and the staff most accommodating

Thank David H
Reviewed 5 June 2017

We just stopped at The Swan on the off chance as we saw it served food all day and we were on our way home from Brighton to Hertfordshire. As soon as we sat down, this was at about 6 pm, a guy gave us...More

Thank stephcabs
Reviewed 17 May 2017 via mobile

We stopped here as part of a bike ride and the service was friendly, the beer well kept and the presentation and taste of the food was very good. The kids menu was also very good and reasonably priced. Over all good value for money....More

Thank Gonzolongo
Reviewed 17 May 2017

I was always taught that if I had nothing nice to say, then say nothing. In that case I will be keeping absolutely quiet about this establishment. It's not all their fault. When other drinking establishments in Forest Row closed down, the mouth breathing, dole...More

Thank PhilGain
Reviewed 10 May 2017 via mobile

Told I'd have to wait 15 minutes for a hot chocolate whilst ordering other drinks at the bar. Seemed like the barman just couldn't be bothered to make the drink as it involves more effort than pulling a pint.

1  Thank CarlZimmatore
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$20 - US$78
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Lewes Rd | Forest Row, East Grinstead RH18 5ER, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  West Sussex  >  East Grinstead
  • Phone Number: +44 1342 822318
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Traditional pub meets theme-restaurant, The Swan in East Sussex's Forest Row is a cosy retreat in which old world England meets Swiss Alps. A roaring log fire and sofas you can sink right in to make The Swan's bar area an inviting prospect.
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