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The Swallows Return

Littlehampton Road, Worthing, BN12 6PB +44 1903906731

((((* British
Average
Main course: £10
Food spend: £25
Opening hours
Monday to Saturday: 12:00 - 23:00
Sunday: 12:00 - 22:30

Always friendly even when rushed off their feet

Laura Kaczmarek 16 December 2016
from Worthing

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Perched on the edge of the South Downs National Park and close to the sea, The Swallows Return is a country pub with seaside appeal. Offering well-loved British pub cuisine, the beautiful gardens boast al fresco seating, along with the comfortable chairs next to the hearth inside. Originally a barn, The Swallows Return is open and spacious, with airy oak beams and uniquely large and eye-catching windows.

Hearty Sunday roasts and trusty British dishes head The Swallows Return menu, and a range just for kids offers mini versions of pub favourites. Signature Vintage pies designed by celebrity chef James Martin offer fillings like beef & merlot with buttered peas, while The Swallows Return ‘Vintage classics’ menu includes lemon & garlic-roasted chicken with seasoned chips.

Paying homage to the Great British pub, the Vintage Inn bar stock includes cask-conditioned beers, real ales and a meticulously compiled wine list. Thirst-quenching offerings include seasonal non-alcoholic cocktails and freshly-pressed juices, and rich coffee is brewed freshly throughout the day.

At just a 12-minute drive to Worthing, The Swallow Return is a country and seaside haven.

The Swallows Return

Littlehampton Road, Worthing, BN12 6PB

Contact +44 1903506346
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Customer reviews for The Swallows Return

4.1 ((((* (based on 57 reviews)
92% of diners recommend this restaurant
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  • lunch (36)
  • dinner (32)
  • al fresco (13)
  • value (13)
  • large parties (12)
  • romantic (10)
  • child friendly (9)
  • private dining (9)
  • afternoon tea (6)
  • trendy (6)
  • business (5)
  • views (4)
  • luxury (2)
  • breakfast (1)
  • ((((( 15 January 2017 by Daryle Barker from Tiverton

    Lovely restaurant, atmosphere barn conversion into a eatery, log fires intimate dining areas, alongside family areas, attentive waiter, reasonably priced, lovely food, recommend for ambience, dining, food.
    Easy access off road, large car park, we have eaten 3 times there now each time has been lovely, we have family in Worthing so look forward to our visits, booked online easy. Thank you to the staff who work hard, attentive, and know their wines and menu.

  • (((** 23 December 2016 by Jean Bayfield from Worthing

    Very pleasant and welcoming atmosphere. We chose from the Festive Menu at £17.95 per head - we had a total of 3 different starters and mains.
    The meals arrived promptly but unfortunately the standard of food (as previously sampled at this establishment) was well below par. The starters were adequate but not exceptional.
    The mains - the turkey was bland and the brussel sprouts neither crispy nor soft (very stringy). A suggestion about wine gravy - perhaps put this in a separate container to allow the individual the choice of if/where the gravy is used. For me it was too much and too strong. With regard to the other mains had by my friends, they seemed to be OK - they made no adverse comments - maybe because we were treating them - so I cannot confirm one way or the other.
    I was very disappointed with the meal as I had been looking forward to it (special occasion - my 60th birthday) and based on this meal I would have to think long and hard as to whether or not I visited this establishment again for a meal.
    I cannot fault the front of house staff for their pleasantness and efficiency so would not be put off visiting this establishment just for drinks. As far as the location and grounds are concerned - this is a very attractive place which would make a very pleasant evening out in the summer months.
    I trust that my comments will help yourselves and ultimately The Swallows Return in particular.

  • ((((( 16 December 2016 by Laura Kaczmarek from Worthing

    Always friendly even when rushed off their feet

  • (((** 14 December 2016 by Carol from Worthing

    Good value for money. The starter was very good, and the main course was good, could have done with some more veg. Too many potatoes

  • ((((( 12 November 2016 by Linda Davies from Horsham

    Friendly clean surroundings with attentive staff. Good food quality and choice. Prices very competitive.

  • ((((* 9 November 2016 by Judith Lester from Ferring West Sussex

    Jolly good Sunday lunch. Family birthday. Good atmosphere. Helpful staff. Very busy.

  • ((((* 8 November 2016 by Craig Phillips from Rustington

    FOOD VERY TASTY AND QUALITY GOOD. STAFF VERY FRIENDLY

  • ((((( 31 October 2016 by Janetta Dalton-Sedgwick from Epsom

    A good visit this time. Very nice waiter, food up to standard and not noisy. Will return.

  • ((((( 27 October 2016 by Karen from Horsham

    Service was fantastic - food was all great. Such a big choice so something for everyone .

  • ((((* 20 October 2016 by Geraldine Bowden from Ferring

    We had a warm welcome. Super waitress -Jackie. Lovely food with good friends. Perfect lunch

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