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The Swan Forest Row

Lewes Rd | Forest Row, East Grinstead RH18 5ER, England
+44 1342 822318
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  • Excellent43%
  • Very good24%
  • Average11%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible11%
Travellers talk about
“burger” (25 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 278 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago

Had dinner here. Good choice of food all freshly cooked. Types of dish definitely up market. Staff welcoming and provided good service. Dining areas need a bit of sprucing up.

Thank John D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Initially, we thought that the meals appeared to be a little expensive. However, when they arrived the portions were enormous. The quality of the food was good as was the service. Children were made to feel welcome and staff very accommodating to their needs. The...More

Thank mmander1
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We joined our family here last week having travelled down from Solihull, Birmingham to attend our Uncles funeral the following day. We arrived about 8.45 pm just prior to the kitchen closing. The staff were courteous and efficient and took our order quickly. The food...More

1  Thank jonathanwB7497DL
Reviewed 20 August 2017 via mobile

We use the swan a lot but shrinking the portions by putting chips in little tins and cutting back on the burger "fixings" just undermines what can and was a really good meal. A burger is easy to get wrong and the recent fare is...More

1  Thank Bob M
Reviewed 16 August 2017

The Swan is not part of the chain of Swan pubs you see in England. This one has a nice English garden area with picnic tables where you can enjoy sunny days, let kids play or you can eat inside a more traditional style British...More

Thank John B
Reviewed 31 July 2017

We have recently moved into the area and spent a nice summer evening in the gardens here. The atmosphere was pleasant and quite buzzing with lots of people enjoying eating al fresco on those warm summer nights. We went for the gourmet burgers and home...More

Thank LouiseT005
Reviewed 31 July 2017

We ate here two weeks ago after giving The Swan a miss for the last 2 years for food after several disappointing meals. Two weeks ago it was time to give it a go again. My wife's Beetroot salad and my seared Scallops blew our...More

Thank MeAndMyMisses
Reviewed 28 July 2017

Stopped for lunch, I had the Feta and mascarpone Wellington. It was delicious. Not a huge menu, but something for everyone. A good selection of beers on tap,

Thank Paulandkerry32
Reviewed 27 July 2017 via mobile

Friendly pub with food of a much higher class than you might expect in a pub. Great vegetarian selection too, changing regularly depending upon what's available fresh. Reasonable prices.

Thank miniscot
Reviewed 26 July 2017

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
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 20 - USD 81
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Groups, Child-friendly
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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