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The Swallows Return

Littlehampton Road, Worthing, BN12 6PB +44 1903906731

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

The food was very good, served promptly and the service we received from the staff was excellent

Maurice Sargent 18 December 2017
from Burgess Hill

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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 75 reviews)
93% of diners recommend this restaurant
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  • dinner (46)
  • lunch (46)
  • value (22)
  • large parties (17)
  • al fresco (16)
  • child friendly (13)
  • romantic (13)
  • private dining (11)
  • afternoon tea (8)
  • business (6)
  • trendy (6)
  • views (5)
  • luxury (2)
  • breakfast (1)
  • ((((( 18 December 2017 by Maurice Sargent from Burgess Hill

    The food was very good, served promptly and the service we received from the staff was excellent

  • ((((( 6 November 2017 by Peter from Shoreham-By-Sea

    Superb Meals AND Service,

  • ((*** 17 October 2017 by Carl Hague from Ibiza Spain

    Typical chain operation with quite passable food. Charming efficient waitress Lauren.

  • ((((( 15 October 2017 by Susan Haite from goring by sea

    Lovely evening, good food and service. Particularly nice to have Kate (I think) sing happy birthday.
    When we arrived we were shown to a table in the walkway, but easy enough to change when we requested it.

  • ((((( 26 August 2017 by Roy Robinson from Worthing

    Good service, good food and a good price.

  • ((((( 6 August 2017 by Jayne Varga from Worthing

    Good food and great service. Never rushed to leave which makes it a great choice for catching up with friends.

  • ((((( 31 July 2017 by Catherine Brine from Worthing

    We had a very good meal with excellent service.

  • ((*** 23 May 2017 by Phil Keene from Goring

    The surroundings are lovely and the waiter we had was really excellent in almost every respect. I had the roast turkey and I asked the waiter before ordering whether irt was a 'catering pack' turkey or one roasted on site and carved by the chef. He told me it was the latter. When it arrived, it was clearly a 'catering pack' turkey, not hand carved at all. All the slices were thin and cut by machine. Whilst it tasted ok it was not what I expected. The roast potatoes were burned but soggy inside. My wife had roast beef, which was again a 'catering pack' meal and was tough and fatty.
    We had the mushrooms in white sauce for starter. These were mediocre, cooked ok but in a very thin sauce, not particularly creamy and could have been a packet mix made with water instead of milk. Despite the near excellence of the waiter we definitely will not eat there again. As an eatery it is not recommended at all. Very, very disappointing.
    The only toilet available for use was the handicapped persons toilet, the rest were out of use.toilets were out of use.

  • ((((* 23 May 2017 by Mark Lambert from Worthing

    We like the feel of the restaurant and the setting

  • ((((( 6 May 2017 by Sharon from Littlehampton

    We live the Swallows return always lovely food served by lovely staff.
    The steak is always a good choice but they have so many options I can choose from. Last night's fish and chips perfectly cooked??

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