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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

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??

Sharon 06 May 2017
from Littlehampton

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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 68 reviews)
92% of diners recommend this restaurant
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  • dinner (41)
  • lunch (40)
  • large parties (17)
  • value (17)
  • al fresco (15)
  • child friendly (12)
  • romantic (12)
  • private dining (10)
  • afternoon tea (7)
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  • business (5)
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  • luxury (2)
  • breakfast (1)
  • ((*** 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??

  • ((((( 1 May 2017 by Peter Boak from Worthing

    The service and food were much improved from my last visit in 2010 this will return more often

  • ((((( 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.

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