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The White Swan

300 Wheatley Lane Road, Fence BB12 9QA, England
+44 1282 611773
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  • Excellent70%
  • Very good18%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“cheese board” (45 reviews)
“potato skins” (16 reviews)
“venison” (18 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
British, Pub, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
££ - £££
300 Wheatley Lane Road, Fence BB12 9QA, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago

if you have a vegetarian in your group DO NOT GO. The food and presentation generally is excellent but despite four weeks' notice of there being a veggie in our group what he was was offered was insultingly unimaginative.

2  Thank Tim L
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Not impressed, food tasted OK but was not worth the money, do not go if your hungry. One bottle of sparkling water £4.50. Overpriced for a small country pub near Nelson!

2  Thank davebri
Reviewed 1 week ago

We went on a Saturday lunchtime having seen the Chef on The Great British Menu. The three course meal was only £28 which we thought was very good value and weren't disappointed. Although the menu choices were narrow we enjoyed every dish we tasted. Also...More

Thank DRAGON049
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We ate here for first time this evening. It is a converted pub that's on edge of fine dining. The menu had delicious choice of dishes. They work on two course or three for a given price. The choice is a starter from three or...More

Thank Blue B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We treated ourselves to dinner at The White Swan for our wedding anniversary. We've eaten there several times and each time the food has improved. Each course is delicious with combinations of tastes that are innovative and mouthwatering. The desserts were the best I've tasted,...More

Thank rob t
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing food! Well worth the visit and will be returning every month for the new menu! Will be recommending to everyone.

Thank Liz W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was lunch with friends and was a spur of the moment decision. We all had the standard menu and thought it was extremely good. The only let down was the sweet menu - a choice of ice cream, ice cream or cheese is a...More

Thank Grace C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Didn't book, just turned up and hoped for the best. Fortunately we were quite early and got a table for 2. They were very busy later on so I'd recommend to book. Not been here for years but following the chef being on the great...More

Thank Pilbeam
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Having dined at this establishment on many occasions, and it being a particular favourite of mine, I have to admit to being rather disappointed with our dining experience yesterday evening. The ambience is good, and the staff are extremely welcoming, and we had a lovely...More

1  Thank Celia D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I was very interested to try this restaurant after much fanfare about the young chef appeared on master chef. The Sunday lunch was the choice meal and that may not be reflective of the usual food served here. The first thing to know is that...More

1  Thank Daniel I
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25 April 2017|
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Response from Sarah R | Reviewed this property |
I'm not sure, you would have to give them a call.
Laura M
25 February 2016|
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Response from Tony B | Reviewed this property |
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 300 Wheatley Lane Road, Fence BB12 9QA, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Lancashire  >  Fence
  • Phone Number: +44 1282 611773
  • E-mail
The white swan at Fence is a traditional local pub that just happens to serve food, real ales & wines so fine that you will probably do a little dance of delight when you sample them. Backed by Timothy Taylors, fronted by team Turners with cellar queens Liv & Lou plus the boy wonder Tom Parker in the kitchen, we've got a veritable dream team going on. It will be love at first sight, smell & savour.
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