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“Good,but not as good as it used to be!”
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The Swan Inn
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Fittleworth
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 6 July 2013

We have been regular visitors over the past ten years and have seen a number of changes of ownership.
It is good to see the property re-open after the last owners went out of business.However while appreciating the need for the new owners to get settled, a few months on there are still some issues in the restaurant.Service is not always that good (diners are often left far too long before orders taken or between courses) and the quality of the food is not consistent (varies from excellent to very poor).Some pricing seems a little excessive - £10.50 for a starter of three scallops and a little black pudding and bacon.(We especially miss the superb 'trice cooked chips' - now sadly replaced by fairly bland ones).
The pub seems to be as busy as ever however the restaurant seems to have nothing like the number of diners it used to have.
We are happy to have a drink in the bar and perhaps something to eat in the superb pub garden however we no longer go to eat in the restaurant 3/4 times a month.Perhaps we'll try again in a few months..... (ever hopeful!).

Stayed: June 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 31 May 2013

Went to the Swan Inn for the bank holiday weekend to get out of London with some friends. As soon as we stepped in through the front door, the helpful and friendly staff catered to all our needs. We headed straight out the amazing beer garden, where we sat for the rest of the day. It's hard to believe such a peaceful and idyllic place is just an hour outside London.

The pub itself is steeped in history and boasts famous names such as Edward Elgar and Hubert Parry as previous guests.

The food was outstanding and very reasonably priced - the Sunday roast was nicest I've had in a long time. The accommodation was extremely clean and had the added bonus of wifi.

Fittleworth itself is a great base for exploring the local area - olde world English villages such as Arundel, Chiddingfold and Petworth are a short drive away.

We'll definitely be visiting the Swan Inn again. ,

  • Stayed: May 2013, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 28 May 2013

We booked this pub last minute with the friendly, helpful owner over the phone, and when we arrived a little over an hour later, were really pleasantly surprised by the warm welcome from all the staff in the lovely bar. Once we had been shown to the cosy, really lovely, converted barn room, we enjoyed a fabulous roast lunch in the garden. The peaceful location, with a lovely river walk from the doorstep, made this stay even more enjoyable. Excellent value for money and would not hesitate to recommend this pub.

Room Tip: We stayed in one of the converted barn rooms, which have their own separate entrance from the passag...
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  • Stayed: May 2013, travelled as a couple
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Thank Rachel B
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Reviewed 25 April 2013

Called in late in the afternoon without a booking and everyone was so welcoming and helpful and went out of their way to accommodate us (in every sense of the word).

The rooms are well set up and furnished, with great inclusions, comfortable furniture and were very clean and tidy. The rooms looked great - a combination of old world charm and new world comfort.

Had dinner after checking in. Wow! Who would have thought there was this sort of food available in the middle of ... well, nowhere? Gourmet food, beautifully presented and tasting divine. And the staff are amazing.

Highly recommended!

Stayed: April 2013, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 22 April 2013

The Swan Inn is the perfect place for almost any occasion. Friendly inviting staff and a beautiful bar and restaurant make it a lovely place to spend time. The food is really excellent with a good choice of menu and they have an extensive stock of local ales for you to choose from. The bedrooms are a good size, clean and well appointed. The Inn benefits from a beautiful hidden garden, perfect for lounging out in the sun, catching up with friends or simply enjoying a quiet drink. All in all, a lovely place.

Room Tip: The outer cottage is charming
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  • Stayed: April 2013, travelled with friends
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4  Thank GrevHut
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Reviewed 21 April 2013 via mobile

Reopened after a refurbishment and a change in ownership this is a great find. The quality and value of the food is excellent. We took a table in the lovely beer garden after the sun finally came out. We tried most things on the menu and were really impressed, the food looks and tastes great. There's a good chef at work. Minor, and I mean comments is that they could do with more chips with the lovely lamb burger and the same for the ketchup. Overall though wonderful. And well done!

  • Stayed: April 2013
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Thank Philip K
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Reviewed 7 April 2013

Just come back from an overnight stay at the Swan Inn in Fittleworth last night. Great accomodation, charming service and great food (evening meal and breakfast). We stayed in the outer cottage (4 rooms) as the bedrooms inside the Inn are soon to be redecorated. The room we stayed in was lovely - clean and tidy with a great shower and charming decor. A lovely surprise.

We would thoroughly recommend trying out the Swan Inn with the new owners (it has been re-open for three weeks now) as we loved it and will definately return. There are also great country walks right opposite the Swan through woods and fields. Brilliant value for money compared to other hotels/B&B's close by.

Room Tip: We were in the outer cottage - lovely and quiet
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  • Stayed: April 2013, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about The Swan Inn

Address: Lower Street, Fittleworth RH20 1EN, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > West Sussex > Fittleworth
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant
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Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Fittleworth
Price Range: £71 - £100 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — The Swan Inn 3*
Number of rooms: 15
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