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The Swan Restaurant

A multi-award winning restaurant specialising in modern British cuisine and locally sourced seasonal produce.

The Swan Restaurant at Chapel Down, part of the I’ll Be Mother family, is an 80 cover restaurant with a private dining Chef’s Table and outdoor terrace with spectacular views across the vineyards and surrounding countryside. Led by head chef, Simon Ulph, The Swan has been awarded two AA Rosettes and a Michelin Bib Gourmand.

Regional Food & Drink
Locally Sourced Produce

Enjoy the finest locally sourced produce from the region's leading producers, with seafood caught locally in Rye and meat from local farmers. The bar and drinks menu features an extensive range of Chapel Down wines, along with other world class wines, and the popular Curious Brew and Curious IPA are available on draught at the bar.

Seasonal Menus
Modern British Dishes

Head chef, Simon Ulph, creates seasonal menus to inspire and delight. Enjoy a three course lunch paired with Chapel Down wines or a quintessentially English afternoon tea with a glass of fizz. The Swan offers the perfect dining experience for any occasion.


The restaurant is available for exclusive hire throughout the year with Chapel Down offering the perfect setting for wedding celebrations. Our beautiful herb garden is licensed for ceremonies and our events team work with you to plan each moment of your special day.

Christmas at the Swan
Festive Celebrations

Our Festive Celebrations package for groups of 20 or more people combines the best of Chapel Down and The Swan and includes a wine tasting, 3 course meal, coffee and petit fours. Prices start at £45.00 per person, available daytime and evening. The Swan also offers a range of Christmas menus for your festivities

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Testimonials "This rustic modern restaurant sits above the shop in the Chapel Down vineyard and boasts a cosy lounge and a lovely rooftop terrace with views over the vines; naturally, wines from the vineyard feature. Refined cooking is full of flavour and relies on just a few ingredients. The midweek menu is good value."

Michelin Guide 2017

"Amazing food and friendly and attentive staff, best food I've ever had in a restaurant. Can't highlight anything in particular because it was all delicious. Will definitely be returning and would definitely recommend."
"What a wonderful evening we had on Saturday, the food was exquisite and the service was wonderful."

Opening Times

Monday - Wednesday

Lunch: 12pm - 3pm

Thursday - Saturday

Lunch: 12pm - 3pm

Dinner: 6pm - 9pm


Lunch: 12pm-4pm

Contact Us

T: 01580 761616


Visit The Swan Restaurant website for full details

Private Functions 2018

The Swan will be closed on the following dates due to functions or weddings

27th May, 1st June, 7th July, 26th July, 3rd August, 1st September, 15th September


We can deliver to Mainland UK as standard, orders to be delivered to the Scottish Highlands and Islands, Northern Ireland, The Isle of Man, The Isle of Wight, The Scilly Isles and the Channel Islands cannot be processed currently. For further details, please visit our Delivery page.

Buying Online

Use the link at the top of the screen to Register for an online Account or make a purchase using our Guest Checkout should you prefer. Payment can be made using a credit or debit card via Sage Pay, Amazon Pay or PayPal in our secure checkout.


If you are a shareholder in Chapel Down or Curious Drinks and would like to make a purchase please see our Investor Page for details of how to register for a shareholder account and place an order. Alternatively please call our Sales Office 01580 763033.