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The Swan by the Beach, Westgate on Sea

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What you can expect during your visit
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Socially distanced dining tables
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Tables disinfected between guests
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Updated 06/07/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
A note from The Swan by the Beach, Westgate on Sea
Updated 06/07/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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PRICE RANGE
US$4 - US$34
CUISINES
Bar, British, Pub
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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All reviews liver pudding crab potatoes scampi sunday carvery nice pub lovely carvery selection of beers delicious food christmas day four friends lovely staff saturday night local pub friendly welcome quick drink
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Reviewed 1 October 2020 via mobile

What a lovely experience. We walked from the station 5 minutes to The Swan after reading the excellent reviews. It did not disappoint. It was extremely clean and Covid safe. But more importantly there was an extensive menu and we both opted for Fidh and...More

Date of visit: October 2020
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Reviewed 22 September 2020 via mobile

Looking for a nice place we could sit out by the sea and found the Swan Both had fish and chips washed down by a real light ale. Huge portions and very tasty Going again tonight to watch the sunset

Date of visit: September 2020
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Reviewed 13 September 2020

Very efficient service. Well organised and have thoughth through how to cope with the Covid stipulations. Food was lovely. Nice atmosphere sitting out the front with the sea view.

Date of visit: August 2020
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Reviewed 12 September 2020 via mobile

We had a meal here the Carvery was cold and very disappointing.The only person who likes his meal was my husbands his fish and chips was at least hot . The staff are lovely and really nice decore inside .If the food was better I...More

Date of visit: September 2020
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Reviewed 12 September 2020

We had meals here on 2 nights while on holiday in the area. The food was well cooked and plenty of it, many thanks to Josh and Emma our waiters who were very friendly and helpful. There was no problem taking the dog in with...More

Date of visit: September 2020
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Reviewed 10 September 2020

It has been a long while since our last visit but it impressed us so much then. We took advantage of a sunny day and the fact the site was part of the eat out to help out scheme. Table was booked and we turned...More

Date of visit: September 2020
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Reviewed 3 September 2020

I will start with the positives The Swan has endeavoured to put in place good covid protocols, sanitizers, one way in , one way out, and fair socially distance tables, with table service only. We turned up with out reserving but we were able to...More

Date of visit: September 2020
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878brookep, Marketing at The Swan by the Beach, Westgate on Sea, responded to this reviewResponded 5 September 2020

Hi Paul, We are very sorry to hear about your experience at The Swan. We would love the chance to speak with you to investigate this matter further. If you could please send your contact number to enquiries@the-swan.pub, we will be in touch very soon....More

Reviewed 2 September 2020 via mobile

Wonderful service from lovely staff. Made to feel very welcome indeed and finished off our break in Kent beautifully. Food was excellent and drinks also and very reasonable - don’t think about it go and have a meal/drink Such a peaceful setting and lovely view...More

Date of visit: September 2020
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Reviewed 31 August 2020 via mobile

Very last minute booking for the august bank holiday Monday. Was only able to book the carvery due to the late booking but we were all pleasantly surprised. The carvery dining room was recently refurbished to a high standard. Very airy and spacious. The staff...More

Date of visit: August 2020
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Reviewed 30 August 2020

First visit here as part of a family lunch. I arrived at 2.40pm (after finding my way in through a poorly sign posted side door) to join our table. Was greeted by a lady who rudely told me that I had to hurry as the...More

Date of visit: August 2020
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878brookep, Marketing at The Swan by the Beach, Westgate on Sea, responded to this reviewResponded 2 September 2020

Dear John, Firstly, we would like to apologise if your experience at The Swan was less than satisfactory. We pride ourselves on our quality service and food, and as you can see from the vast majority of our reviews, our standard of food and service...More

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No. You can just turn up, but they are busy, so give yourself time. We ate inside in the bar area on Friday lunchtime. Great food, and we could have our little dog with us, and very well organised. Felt very safe, but advise... More
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Swan by the Beach, Westgate on Sea
    Is The Swan by the Beach, Westgate on Sea implementing safety measures as a result of COVID-19?
    Yes, The Swan by the Beach, Westgate on Sea is taking precautions against COVID-19. A full list is available within the "safety precautions" section of this page.
    How is The Swan by the Beach, Westgate on Sea rated?
    The Swan by the Beach, Westgate on Sea is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
    • Food: 4
    • Service: 4
    • Value: 4