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The Swallows Return

Littlehampton Road, Worthing, BN12 6PB +44 1903906731

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

A brilliant evening out with helpful and friendly staff as usual. A good selection of well cooked meals although the vegetarian selection could do with being increased.

Barry Martin 12 April 2017
from Goring by Sea

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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
Reservations +44 1903906731

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Customer reviews for The Swallows Return

4.2 ((((* (based on 64 reviews)
93% of diners recommend this restaurant
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  • lunch (40)
  • dinner (38)
  • large parties (17)
  • value (17)
  • al fresco (15)
  • child friendly (12)
  • romantic (12)
  • private dining (10)
  • afternoon tea (7)
  • trendy (6)
  • business (5)
  • views (5)
  • luxury (2)
  • breakfast (1)
  • ((((( 12 April 2017 by Barry Martin from Goring by Sea

    A brilliant evening out with helpful and friendly staff as usual. A good selection of well cooked meals although the vegetarian selection could do with being increased.

  • ((((( 7 April 2017 by Susan Brooks from Sussex

    no problems food very good nicely served staff very friendly

  • ((((( 17 March 2017 by Trish from Near ferring

    Great waiter. Friendly very helpful and very efficient.
    No lamb shank ( which I would normally have had) but excellent fish and chips instead.
    Candles were not lit but as soon as I asked he obliged on our table. It helps the ambience.
    We have been many times and this year I have booked a table for all my family for Easter Saturday. Eleven of us!

  • ((((* 6 March 2017 by Suzanne Sivyer from Goring by Sea

    We had a lovely evening, celebrating my husbands 60th, lovely atmosphere, food and staff. Unfortunately we had a meal that wasn't up to standard, a sirloin steak that had a high content of gristle..the bill was amended to account for this.

  • ((((* 12 February 2017 by Steve Hawker from Worthing

    We enjoyed out evening. Good waitress, great steak, and other food that the others in our party ordered was all good.

  • ((((( 6 February 2017 by Janet Haj from West Sussex

    This was our first visit to The Swallows Return. The staff were friendly and the service was good. The food was excellent and plentiful. I had the Sunday roast beef and creme brûlée.

  • ((((* 6 February 2017 by Susan Pearson from East Preston

    Meals very tasty and excellent service. The service particularly has improved in leaps and bounds over the last 12 months or so.

  • ((((( 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

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