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The Swan

35 Swan Street, WEST MALLING, ME19 6JU

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The one-time coaching inn got a millennium makeover back in 2000 and was reborn as a bar and brasserie, and all remains well with the world. The classic-looking 15th-century pub on the pretty high street looks great with its stainless steel, granite and wood, funky modern artworks and mirrors beneath the original oak beams. And in the summer the 'secret garden' - well, it's out back - with its decidedly urban-cool vibe is a great spot to chill and be chilled. The menu matches the good-looking, contemporary attitude with a good deal of swagger of its own, which includes some bright ideas, appealing flavour combinations, and plenty of regional ingredients. Beautifully cooked Rye Bay scallops, for example, might turn up in a first course with pork belly, fennel and a nicely-judged harissa, and main course duck (from just down the road) with crumbed confit leg, beets and a rich Madeira jus. For pud, gypsy tart shows fine pastry work and spot-on balance of sweetness with its accompanying bee pollen ice cream and honeycomb.

Further information

Tel: 01732 521910
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Open/closed

Dates closed: 1 Jan
Sunday lunch available.
Days closed for dinner: Sun

Restaurant information

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

 

Restaurant price guide

A La Carte Dinner Main Course from: £13.60
Sunday lunch: £12.50-£17.50
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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