The Swan at Forest Row

4.2
53 Reviews
£25 and under
British
Recently re-opened cosy Hush Heath pub and dining room, with six boutique bedrooms, sun terraces and a large garden, makes The Swan the local hub for lovers of great food and drink. We are open 7 days a week for lunch and dinner serving locally sourced seasonal food.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 53 people are saying
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4.2based on recent ratings
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4.3
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4.0
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84% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Serin
West Sussex
3 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Lovely food, friendly service, efficient staff, and they have excellent Covid precautions in place. A great experience for meeting up with family.

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jemima
East Sussex
2 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2020
Overall2food1service4ambience3

The staff were all very pleasant and the service was good. I ordered cod mornay with spinach and hasselback potatoes. The fish was very good but the so called spinach had no taste at all - I could have been eating anything. Similarly the potatoes were soft and tasteless and an unusual variety which were purple. When my meal arrived both the waitress and I thought thy were burnt. Not my idea of a roast potatoe. The mornay sauce was very thin, almost like some warm milk had been poured over the fish. On the brighter side my husbands fish and chips were excellent and the manager came to talk to us and made no charge for my meal.

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vipjulianaadt1
Miami
8 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, amazing service

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Happy
Kent
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great tasty menu and something for everyone, lovely calm atmosphere with friendly staff, we had a really nice evening, thank you.

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KateD
Derbyshire
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Good service and a nice atmosphere once it filled up, but the food was unfortunately hit and miss. A shame as have previously had good meals there. Hopefully a bad day!

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FrancesC
Dorset
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always lovely. Staff are excellent and very helpful. Love Ronnie !! Felt very festive . Love The Swan

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LynM
East Sussex
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was good to see that everyone was observing social distancing . Food was great, staff were really helpful and friendly

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Disappointed
Brighton
2 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall3food2service5ambience5

Our main meal was not up to your usual high standards sadly . Our soup was warm, not hot and the burger lackedits usual additions of onion, tomato etc. We missed the homemade sauce and chunky chips in a basket that we loved so much before lock down.

Have you changed your chef? We usually eat with you once a week and have never been disappointed before.

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Rachael
West Sussex
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A varied menu with much local produce. Service was friendly and attentive, thank you!

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SamL
West Sussex
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent venue. Great food and ambience. Definitely be going again when able.

JB
JonB
London
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was fantastic and staff very attentive. Great ambiance even in these times. Would highly recommend.

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SuzieR
East Sussex
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Good variety and quality of food reasonable priced. Dog friendly with kids menu.

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GrahamS
East Sussex
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Service was a little slow as they were busier than anticipated (but half term - so should they have anticipated that? Maybe!). Food was great. We were near a fairly loud table of ladies which was a bit distracting. Food was good and staff friendly. Covid systems seemed fairly effective, although waitress needs to wear mask over mouth AND nose. Will we go back? Yes, if passing.

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Rjah
East Sussex
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2020
Overall2food1service2ambience1

Only good for drinks. Food over priced and underwhelming.

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ChristineC
Brighton
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Beautiful old pub, really lovely staff and a great Sunday roast

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Finn
East Sussex
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2020
Overall2food1service3ambience1

Staff were very friendly but it was incredibly noisy and the food was both very expensive and not very tasty.

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CatherineF
East Sussex
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Friendly, accommodating, lovely food presentation.

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GaryW
London
2 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great, interesting food well presented. Staff engaging and knowledgeable

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StewartH
London
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience3

We had a lovely time whilst at the pub the waitress was very nice and professional. Food was very good but my wife was sick on the way home and overnight after eating the chicken. So not a great ending to what was a lovely start at a pub restaurant we’ve been to many times.

If my memory serves me right there was no vegan option.

Overall disappointing.

Stewart.

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Mejoe
East Sussex
2 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience2

We were met by a waitress who wasn't wearing a mask/visor; they had run out of orange juice when we asked for orange juice and when we ordered coffee at 8.45 we were told they had shut down the coffee machine for the day; all in all not a wonderful experience; we were in a small room with two tables and the table next to us had a very loud noisy group of people who would have been better to be seated in their larger room

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jemima
East Sussex
2 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Good service all Covid safe. The fish and chips were outstanding, excellent quality fish and the accompanying lentils a interesting and tasty change from the usual peas.

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GaryT
Brighton
12 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our first visit today. Super busy! Staff were so so lovely and the food was amazing. Will definitely be back.
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Mi55moppett
West Sussex
2 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very friendly and very welcoming. Keen to support you considering the covid 19 regulations. Food is good vfm and well presented. Will revisit soon.

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SallyW
Kent
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely Sunday Roast, wonderful wine and great service.

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GeorgeR
Kent
3 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Covid entry to The Swan excellent. Clear signage and sanitising stations available. I went to the gents toilet and it was excellent. Service ok but waitress had to go back twice to establish some menu items as she didn’t know what they were e.g. Pie of the day. One of the main courses was slightly undercooked but was ok. However no one came near us to tell! Overall we liked the place but there is room for improvement!

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vipCopey
West Sussex
25 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Can’t fault this place. The staff are super friendly, food is yum, always give plenty of gravy for roast which is a bonus. It’s clean and well decorated. Good for kids too.

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KeithK
Birmingham
5 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Nice lunch in the garden. Food and service were very good.

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SarahK
London
9 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Food was really good and the service was great, couldn’t fault it. The only reason for not giving full marks on the food was because they’d ran out of a few things we would have liked but there were other options and what we had was great.

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Mikew
East Sussex
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

it is one the best places to eat in Forest Row. It has a great selection of wine produced at it's own vineyard in Kent

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Mattzee
London
2 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff were lovely, food was great and beer was good too.

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
15 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really great! Everything.

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DorothyD
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience3

My friend and I enjoyed a nice meal at the Swan and had a good chat to the staff who were very friendly and I am sure we will return sometime in the future

Dorothy Dickson

27.08.20

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MorganL
East Sussex
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friendly, welcoming and really good food!
Would recommend to anyone in the village

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Mejoe
East Sussex
3 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

the downside was the popularity of The Swan and several dishes had sold out; the table next to us was all men and they were noisy

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JackW
London
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Good service, good atmosphere and covid safe during these times. But very very limited menu, was disappointed in lack of choice. Saying that, what we had was immensely tasty and enjoyed it very much

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Disappointed
Brighton
2 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Lovely food, well presented and good value for money.

JJ
JoJoFord
East Sussex
2 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff were amazing, chef came to our table to advise us what was in the menu, food was great. Sat inside to eat, then went outside to finish our drinks. Great place to go.

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LauraT
Kent
2 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

There is a limited menu which is fair enough but they had run out if burgers and fish and chips. This really isn't good as there isn't much on the menu you'd think they would make sure they have everything in stock. Apart from that the service was great and the food we did have was excellent.

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sybil
Kent
10 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Food very good plus for me as a vegan. Service was confused at the beginning & not clear as to whether order at bar or wait for service in the garden. I said i had left my phone with the app at home. Plus there was no evidence of any staff supervision...it needed to be sharpened up....particularly as they are doing offers plus need the locals to come back..

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PaulH
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

It was my first vista to The Swan... I’ll be back again

FAQs

The Swan at Forest Row offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at 01342 822627.

The Swan at Forest Row is rated 4.2 stars by 53 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.