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The Swan at Chapel Down

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Chapel Down Winery Smallhythe Road | Small Hythe, Tenterden TN30 7NG, England
01580 761616
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Hastings, New Zealand
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Tucked away in the countryside, this restaurant is a treat worth seeking out. The restaurant is spacious and yet feels cosy and intimate thanks to the well thought out decor and lighting. The staff are all super helpful and friendly without being in any way intrusive. As for the food, every mouthful was a joy, as was the presentation of... More 

Thank Zofia L
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35 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Having been given the deluxe experience as a Christmas present, we decided to go today on my birthday. Lovely welcome into a beautiful restaurant with a glass of fizz. Superb 3 course meal followed by a very informative tour by Matt. Then we had a great wine tasting learning lots about tasting the wine rather than just drinking it! What... More 

Thank KentAdmiral
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Lunch at The Swan was a perfect surprise for my husband's 40th. The atmosphere in the restaurant was relaxed, the set menu had a good range of choices and was reasonably priced, and the food and wine was excellent. The service was relaxed, which was different to what we are used to, which was fine for us as we weren't... More 

Thank amjropes
Epsom, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Excellent cuisine, lovely restaurant inside, and most pleasant surroundings outside. Great value for money given the outstanding quality of the food.

1 Thank richard w
Ashford, England, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Second time (in two years unfortunately) the food here is gorgeous at the atmosphere lovely; can't fault the food at all and would happily come back more often, the only thing that lets this restaurant down is it's staff, whilst they are okay and all quite pleasant the service feels a little dis-jointed and almost at arms length, whilst it... More 

Thank Scattybear
London, UK
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403 reviews
287 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 567 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Having bought my partner shares in Chapel Down a couple of years ago, we've been meaning to have dinner in The Swan for some time. Arriving on a cold winter's evening, we were immediately impressed by the inviting decor, which combines a feeling of warmth with playfulness (e.g. the proscenium-like curtains around the opening to the kitchen and lamps made... More 

1 Thank DELondon
Bromley, United Kingdom
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100 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This restaurant is a wonderful find, in a lovely location, very reasonably priced menu and the standard of the cuisine was truly amazing. We were quite bowled over by the taste, imagination and quality of the food and lovely touches such as plenty of local foods. They also dealt with dietary require,plenty particularly well. We will be back again soon.

1 Thank juliatk168
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent service. Great attention to detail. Lovely ambience. So glad we took our friends here for a meal. They loved it from the minute they entered to be greeted by the charming Eric until the moment they left. Friendly, polite waiter who had only started a couple weeks ago but he couldn't have been nicer. Highly recommended.

1 Thank Fiona B
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17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

Lunch at The Swan at Chapel Down is always a pleasure in its relaxed surroundings. Pork pie as a starter was delicious and of a very generous portion. The beef rump was served rare in accordance to our request. The staff tries hard to please their diners and succeeds. Their wine list is short but exquisite. Chapel Down's Pinot Noir... More 

1 Thank Barbara D
TheSwanWineKitchen, Manager at The Swan at Chapel Down, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. We are so glad you enjoyed your meal with us. We are currently re training our floor staff and the too casual greeting from the waiter has been noted. He did not mean any offence by it and looks forward to welcoming you on your next visit. More 

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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

Yet again an amazing meal at the Swan. Friendly staff. Lovely atmosphere. What more can I say? Try it, you will love it

Thank Cealyf
TheSwanWineKitchen, Manager at The Swan at Chapel Down, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. So happy you enjoyed you meal with us we look forward to seeing you again. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$21 - US$37
European, British, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, View, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Chapel Down Winery Smallhythe Road | Small Hythe, Tenterden TN30 7NG, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Kent  >  Tenterden
  • Phone Number: 01580 761616

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?