Recently nominated for Best Pub and Best Service at the Time & Leisure Food & Culture Awards 2018, The Swan Inn, situated in one of the oldest villages in Britain, Claygate, is one restaurant that deserves your full attention. Operating out of a handsome house built in the early 19th century that has since undergone a contemporary conversion, this classic British country inn still hasn’t lost any of its charm or character. With the stunning Surrey Hills to one side and the historic Hampton Court to the other, the sensational setting and homely exterior perfectly reflect the warm and welcoming atmosphere inside the inn. With its sophisticated and relaxed décor along with its attentive and friendly staff, you’ll feel like a beloved local as soon as you step through the doors –whether you’ve been to this establishment before or not.
Combining the very best qualities of a traditional British bed and breakfast and a cosy pub and restaurant, you’ll be delighted by the delicious homemade dishes on the menu cooked up using only the finest local ingredients. Recently welcoming new owner Chef Claude Bosi to the premises, his pride and passion for culinary excellence and superior standards is clear to see in his presentation and attention to detail. With his light, considered touch and exciting style, he effortlessly blends the contemporary and the traditional to infuse this local landmark with new life.
The menu celebrates the best of British cuisine and classic pub favourites, offering visitors a comprehensive choice of comforting pub grub that is sure to satisfy. Whether you choose the signature burger, crab on toast, skate wings with beurre blanc and Jersey Royals, or their tempting treacle tart with clotted cream and rhubarb jelly and custard, you won’t regret your choice. Every option on the menu is a triumph. Their traditional Sunday roast, offering three different types of meat, is also one not to be missed.
With a children’s menu and an à la carte menu featuring dishes such as pan-roasted salmon, beer battered haddock and Wye Valley asparagus, there is something on the menu for everyone. If you’re searching for a unique foodie experience within the picturesque surrounds of the Surrey countryside, you can’t get much better than The Swan Inn in Esher.
For more information on this charming country inn or to book a table, be sure to check out their website.