We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

The White Swan

300 Wheatley Lane Road, Fence BB12 9QA, England
+44 1282 611773
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent71%
  • Very good17%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“cheese board” (45 reviews)
“potato skins” (16 reviews)
“venison” (16 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
British, Pub, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
££ - £££
300 Wheatley Lane Road, Fence BB12 9QA, England
Write a Review
Reviews (356)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 355 reviews

Reviewed 3 days 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

Thank Daniel I
Reviewed 3 days ago

we visited this restaurant as we had seen the chef on the Great British menues, unfortunately the chef did not get through to the finals. The lobster starters were ok but slightly over cooked, the main course the lamb was a little fatty and a...More

Thank Bill A
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Booked a table for Sunday lunch . Food was outstanding. At £22 for 2 courses, (£28 for 3) astonishingly good value for money . They even allow dogs. We had walked 5 miles and had 2 soggy labradors. They even brought water for the dogs...More

Thank annie792
Reviewed 5 days ago

Lunch time visit for family. Liked the look of the traditional looking country pub in a small village. Friendly staff greeted and seated us. The food looked very attractively set out and was as good to eat as it looked. Amazing how small portions really...More

Thank newpacker
Reviewed 6 days ago

Went to The white Swan at Fence, for the first time today for a birthday celebration lunch. We were impressed with the friendly greeting, the seating for our group around a large square table was excellent for conversation. The lunch menu was a 3 choices...More

Thank 607Rossygirl
Reviewed 6 days ago

After seeing the chef on Great British Menu we were keen to try his food. Friends live in the village and they have raved about the "Mucky Duck" as it is affectionately known by the locals so on a recent visit to the North West...More

Thank themaninroom999
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our surrounding area has a great choice of places to enjoy food + drink so always keen to try them out this week we finally got round to a table for 2 at The White Swan Fence for midweek birthday treat . To say it...More

Thank z4wilks
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Problem with the gushing reviews here (and, trust me, they're all true) is that, well, will there be room for us next time ? Honestly, Sunday Lunch was a revelation. Every element had tasty surprises within it 😋. Service was friendly, attentive - just right....More

Thank IanandRoseTownsend
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our friends had been once before and thought we would like it we loved it the very friendly staff the atmosphere and then came the food not only a picture on the plate excellent to eat surely a Michelin star is on it's way

1  Thank Fred H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The menu was well written but the portions were inadequate lacking quality and quantity. We have eaten here before but this was a night when it was not at its best. The two prawns were soft, undercooked and the red curry sauce was frothy, pretentious...More

4  Thank PCC57
Nearby Restaurants
Forest Fence
251 reviews
.77 miles away
The Barley Mow
14 reviews
.97 miles away
The Sparrowhawk
478 reviews
.37 miles away
Nearby Attractions
Pendle Village Mill
44 reviews
1.02 miles away
Alice Nutter Statue
21 reviews
1.79 miles away
Inside Spa
130 reviews
1.85 miles away
Pendle Heritage Centre
137 reviews
1.99 miles away
Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Do they have a mid week set lunch menu and if so what is the price?
25 April 2017|
Answer Show all 7 answers
Response from Sarah R | Reviewed this property |
I'm not sure, you would have to give them a call.
Laura M
Is this place dog friendly? (I have a little, clean and well behaved dog who comes everywhere with me) thanks
25 February 2016|
Answer Show all 5 answers
Response from Tony B | Reviewed this property |
Yes, no problem.
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks, After-hours
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.
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing