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The Swan

35 Swan Street, WEST MALLING, ME19 6JU

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The Swan has been feeding and watering West Malling since it was built as a coaching inn in the 15th century. In January 2015, a stylish refurbishment of the entire ground floor introduced curvaceous seats, exposed brickwork and talking-point light fixtures. The acquisitive modern British manner informs brasserie-style menus that build on Kentish farm produce with influences from far and wide. Spiced chickpea fritters with spring onion and feta in tamarind dressing might be one way to start, the razor-sharp seasonings of sea bass c?viche in fennel, orange and coriander an equally tempting one. Mains get as grand as a roast rack of lamb for two to share, accompanied by mini shepherd's pies, while the grill produces variously sauced steaks, or spatchcocked chicken with a salad of sweetcorn and cashews. An Anglo-Welsh cheese selection with truffle honey is at least as powerful a lure to finish as the plentiful chocolate offerings, or a tarte Tatin made with Pink Lady apples and served with Calvados ice cream.

Further information

Tel: 01732 521910
Please quote 'The AA'.
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Dates closed: 1 Jan
Sunday lunch available.
Days closed for dinner: Sun

Restaurant information

Cooking type: Modern British
Chef: Lee Edney
Number of seats: 90
Accessible for wheelchairs.
Disabled toilets.
Children welcome.
Children's portions.


Restaurant price guide

2 Course lunch from: £16.50
3 Course lunch from: £20.00
A La Carte Dinner Main Course from: £13.00
2 Course dinner from: £16.50
3 Course dinner from: £20.00
Prices are for guidance only. Please check when booking for current rates.



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M20 junct 4 follow signs for West Malling, left into Swan St. Approx 200yds on left
Nearest station: West Malling

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