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Bar, British, Pub
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Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Difficult for a 70-year-old to find, but great when found. The meal was very nice Each person enjoyed their meals. The owners were very friendly, and the best bit was that we could bring our dog in. There were a few families with dogs. Great...atmosphere.More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Sarah Birks, Owner at The Swan Inn, Little Chart, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you so much for your kind review we are so pleased that you enjoyed your time with us

Reviewed 21 February 2024

Rude welcoming. Walked in while I waited for the rest of my family to come in. Greeted by a really miserable lady looking at me as if I had done something wrong. Felt really uncomfortable and when my husband came in he picked up on...the strange vibe and asked what on earth?! Sat with a drink with family and there was no effort to be polite from both bar staff. Felt like we were intruding! Couldn’t wait to get out of there! Shocking.More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Sarah Birks, Owner at The Swan Inn, Little Chart, responded to this reviewResponded 25 February 2024

I am very disappointed to read this review as we always pride ourselves on being welcoming to everybody who comes in. I am very sorry you felt this way I feel we were very polite and accommodating. You asked for the Wi-Fi code this was...More

Reviewed 17 February 2024

Had lunch with my son here, the food was amazing, I had the best fish pie I’ve ever tasted, my son had fish and chips and remarked how good that was. A great pub that is well worth a visit.

Date of visit: February 2024
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Sarah Birks, Owner at The Swan Inn, Little Chart, responded to this reviewResponded 18 February 2024

Thank you for your kind review. We are really pleased you enjoyed your meal with us and we look forward to seeing you in the future

Reviewed 14 February 2024 via mobile

We had a lovely Valentines dinner this evening. As ever Sarah, Georgia, Nigel and Rew were welcoming and friendly. The beer was excellent and we enjoyed a delicious bottle of wine. The food was wonderful. Thank you all. Highly recommended

Date of visit: February 2024
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Sarah Birks, Owner at The Swan Inn, Little Chart, responded to this reviewResponded 15 February 2024

Thank you very much for your kind review. It was a busy evening and we are so pleased you enjoyed the food and drink

Reviewed 29 December 2023

Had a lovely curry next to an open fire. My wife had a very tasty fish pie. And our 2 dogs were very welcome inside.More

Date of visit: December 2023
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Sarah Birks, Owner at The Swan Inn, Little Chart, responded to this reviewResponded 30 December 2023

Thank you for your kind review and we are pleased you enjoyed your meals. We take pride in serving food that is made by us and this shows in the quality of what we offer, and of course doggie friends are always welcome at The...More

Reviewed 27 December 2023

We called to book a table whilst we were driving down the M25. The gentleman that took our call was very helpful as we needed a place to stay in our campervan for the night before embarking on the channel crossing the next morning. My...husband and I enjoyed a beautifully presented and very tasty meal after a long and tiring journey. Would highly recommend.More

Date of visit: December 2023
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Sarah Birks, Owner at The Swan Inn, Little Chart, responded to this reviewResponded 29 December 2023

Thank you very much for your kind review, hope to see you on your return journey !!

Reviewed 3 September 2023

A Saturday evening out. All I can say is 5 stars !! One rack of ribs and one ribeye steak. The steak was fantastic. Chips, mushrooms onions and pepper corn sauce. It was perfect! The rack of ribs was succulent needless to say, there was...nothing left. The deserts were also so good and all reasonably priced. The service was professional and all our needs were taken care of. Yes I will be back for another Saturday evening out !! Thank you The Swan Little Chart.More

Date of visit: September 2023
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Sarah Birks, Owner at The Swan Inn, Little Chart, responded to this reviewResponded 4 September 2023

Thankyou for your great review we are so pleased that you enjoyed your with meal with us. We love seeing you and your family. See you soon xx

Reviewed 9 August 2023

Great lunch. Sat out in the garden. Was so nice to have a large enough table for us all to be around very rare to be able to all sit together. Food was great. Nice to have a play park right beside foe kids ....Nice to have umbrellas at the table for shade. Good price for food and good portionsMore

Date of visit: August 2023
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Sarah Birks, Owner at The Swan Inn, Little Chart, responded to this reviewResponded 18 August 2023

Thank you for your kind review, we are all pleased that you enjoyed your lunch with us

Reviewed 28 July 2023

Lovely family meal. Great service and excellent food in a lovely village. Chicken fajitas went down a treat. Perfect portion sizes. The pulled pork loaded chips and home made chocolate brownie were sublime. Food and drink well priced and the waitress Jess was very attentive...and friendly. Highly recommend.More

Date of visit: July 2023
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Sarah Birks, Owner at The Swan Inn, Little Chart, responded to this reviewResponded 2 August 2023

Thank you for your very kind review and we are so pleased that you enjoyed your evening with us. I will pass your comments to all the staff especially Jess

Reviewed 13 July 2023 via mobile

A gem of a pub in the Kent countryside with lovely riverside beer garden and children's play area. Always given a warm welcome by friendly landlady and staff. Had lunch and tried the new Summer menu which is very varied with something to suit everyone....We started with the Garlic Prawns in an Asian chilli sauce and the Thai duck in Little gem boats, both were beautifully presented and were delicious . Our main courses were equally delicious and again beautifully presented. The mussels were plentiful with a fabulous broth and the Rump steak salad with the Kentish Blue cheese was huge ! So full we couldn't manage dessert but had a look at the menu and there was a good choice of puddings and ice creams. This new Summer menu is very reasonably priced and there is a good choice of beers, cider,spirits and wine. Have already booked a table for our next visit. Well done everybody !More

Date of visit: July 2023
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Sarah Birks, Owner at The Swan Inn, Little Chart, responded to this reviewResponded 14 July 2023

Thank you very much for your kind review it makes all the hard work that everyone puts in even more rewarding and I have passed your kind words on to all the staff. We look forward to seeing you in August

Reviewed 14 May 2023 via mobile

This is how you imagine a proper pub in the country would be like. We were in our motorhome and there is a few spaces in their field for the likes of us. What a welcome , what lovely food , what lovely clientele we...met and above all, the couple who run The Swan are delightful. It’s simply a charm to visit. Thank you.More

Date of visit: May 2023
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Sarah Birks, Owner at The Swan Inn, Little Chart, responded to this reviewResponded 15 May 2023

Thank you for your very kind review. It was lovely to meet you and we are all so pleased that you enjoyed your time with us. Hopefully we will see you again

Reviewed 1 May 2023

A lovely pub with excellent staff. A firm favourite with many. In summer it’s so nice watching children paddle in the river. Drinks are always spot on. You can tell that chips are fried in clean, good quality oil. It’s full of little touches that...make all the difference.More

Date of visit: April 2023
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Sarah Birks, Owner at The Swan Inn, Little Chart, responded to this reviewResponded 15 May 2023

Thank you for your very kind review, it makes all the hard work the team have put in over the last 2 years worthwhile. We are pleased you enjoyed yourself and we look forward to welcoming you again at The Swan

Reviewed 22 April 2023

Called in for lunch with my wife and dog ,all three of us made welcome as usual,my wife having the cod and chips and I had the steak and ale pie ,the pie which is made in the kitchen and not the usual ready made...variety was the best I’ve had . My dog also being spoiled with treats.if you are in the area call in you will not be disappointedMore

Date of visit: April 2023
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Sarah Birks, Owner at The Swan Inn, Little Chart, responded to this reviewResponded 15 May 2023

Thanks so much for your very kind review we are all so pleased that you enjoyed your lunch. Our homemade pies have become very popular. We are very dog friendly and always like to make dog owners feel comfortable when bringing their dogs in and...More

Reviewed 15 April 2023

Great location. Amazing food and lovely staff, a real treat. Definitely eating here again. Good choice on the menu and some lovely specials.

Date of visit: April 2023
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Sarah Birks, Owner at The Swan Inn, Little Chart, responded to this reviewResponded 15 May 2023

Thank you so much for your lovely review. We pride ourselves on our freshly cooked food and customer service. We look forward to welcoming you again soon

Reviewed 26 March 2023 via mobile

I visited solo on a Sunday lunchtime. The pub is a usual haunt of mine for drinks. Tried out the Sunday lunch having heard lots of positive comments. The draught selection is always good, a clear sign of a well kept cellar. Same goes for...the wine list again very good and recommend the Chilean Sauvignon Blanc or indeed the Marlborough available only by the bottle and reasonably priced. For my starter I chose the potato skin,  I'd previously made jokes about this but 1 was more than enough. It was delicious and filling. The potato soft and fillings plentiful and tasty. I had Cheese and Bacon. The salsa too was tasty. My roast I opted for the Chicken. This as you will see from the plate was phenomenal. If you have the roast, opt for sides too I had the Cauliflower Cheese, Pigs in blankets and stuffing ball. I appreciate these are at additional cosy, but im my opinion necessary and provide good value for money overall. My dessert was the syrup sponge served with ice cream and perfect. All in all a very good Sunday, good food good wine. Thank you Noah and your kitchen team. Emma and Martin for the service and Sarah for keeping good order  ;) G xMore

Date of visit: March 2023
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Sarah Birks, Owner at The Swan Inn, Little Chart, responded to this reviewResponded 15 May 2023

Thank you for your lovely review, we are so pleased you enjoyed your time with us on Sunday. We look forward to seeing you soon

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Hi Ann, I spoke with a lovely lady earlier to book for tomorrow @ 3pm. I’m the party of 5 (4 adults and a baby) many thanks! Your reviews swayed my decision. Look forward to meeting you all!
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The pub has been closed since the beginning of August, following a police incident. I have lived in Little Chart for 30 years, this is the first time it has EVER been shut since we moved here,quite why Enterprise Inns do not... More
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  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5