• The Swan Inn

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Serves meat, vegan options available. A country pub with an extensive vegan and vegetarian menu with starters, mains and desserts. Also caters for gluten- and dairy-free. Has options such as butternut squash daal, nut roast, and risotto. Dog-friendly. Open Mon-Sun 10:00-22:00.

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18 Reviews

First Review by travellingvegan98


Points +494

06 Aug 2023

Average food expensive prices

Some vegan options. Chips are vegetarian only, although there are no fried cheese options so I would guess the chips aren’t veggie either.

Cons: Expensive, Bland, Uninspiring



Points +51

06 Apr 2023

Chips aren’t vegan

Nice atmosphere in a pub with modern decor. Helpful staff.
We went for the Signature salad, which the barman called house salad. It sounded great;quinoa, peas, broccoli, snap peas, rocket, spinach, slow-roasted dried tomatoes and dressing. We thought it might be warm but it was a cold salad with only 1 snap pea, no peas, no broccoli and a couple of sun dried tomatoes. We asked if we had the right thing and the helpful staff brought out broccoli and sun-dried tomatoes for us. It is the same salad as the side salad that is recommended to replace chips. Another time will go for another of the options.

Pros: Not expensive , Tasty, Nice atmosphere

Cons: Salad was not as expected but it might have been , they didn’t have all the ingredients


Points +98

15 Dec 2021

Very friendly staff and great vegan food choices

I had the vegetable vegan Thai curry I would recommend this lots of flavour. Also the vegan ginger steamed pudding and custard was the best I have ever had.

Pros: Home cooked delicious food lots of flavour , At least 5 or 6 vegan main course options , Very friendly staff and a really Christmas feel


Points +93

15 Dec 2021


This really was a great pub. Amazing service. Home cooked food, dedicated area on the menu to great vegan/vegi options. Full marks and would defo recommend.

Pros: Lots of vegan/vegi options, Warm fire, Great service


Points +114

28 Oct 2021

Lovely pub

We found this pub on Happy Cow and picked it as it said a separate vegan menu. Unfortunately on the day we visited there wasn’t a separate menu available but I had the choice of a burger, chick pea stew or vegan fish and chips. The vegan fish was lovely and I really enjoyed the meal.

Pros: Several vegan options, Lovely atmosphere , Dog friendly

Cons: Expensive, Not a separate vegan menu as mentioned


Points +64

12 Sep 2021

Just not good.

This place has such potential and they really do want to offer vegan options but we got 3 of their vegan dishes (I think there are only 5 total?) and all 3 were not good at all. It was a complete flop and especially unfortunate as it is a generous walk from the high street. I recommend The Greenwood Tree, it's not great but they have more options and the food is at least decent.


Points +29

24 Jul 2020

Awful meal

I had the sweet potato, chickpea and spinach curry and it looked nothing like the previous pictures on here. They used bruised looking standard potatoes, not even sweet potatoes, no peanut garnish, no lime wedges as advertised. Barely any spinach and just slopped next to the rice. I'm not one to complain but this was pure laziness. Basically chickpeas and peanut butter. Not worth the £14. Refund was given but such a wasted visit.


Points +16

23 Feb 2020

Fantastic vegan friendly pub

Had a lovely late breakfast, which they kindly made for us despite the kitchen not being open at that point. We requested a vegan breakfast and they put together a lovely meal for us, at a very reasonable price. Brilliant for vegans. The pub was also great for our three dogs.

Pros: Very accommodating for our vegan requirements


Points +59

17 Feb 2020

Home cooked pub food

We absolutely love the Swan Inn, we have been here numerous times and have NEVER been disappointed - good home cooked food with regular menu changes and the staff are also accommodating and knowledgeable too. The pub has high chairs for little ones a play area and is dog friendly.

Pros: Excellent food, Authentic pub, Great for kids


Points +34

05 Feb 2020

Great menu and tasty food.

Quality tasty food and lots of choice


Points +207

24 Oct 2019

Lovely country pub, excellent service, limited vegan options

We went to this pub after reading the Happy Cow description of 'extensive vegetarian and vegan options'. We were disappointed to get there and find 1vegan starter (soup) and 2 vegan choices on the main menu - a sandwich and a Thai red curry.
However, I headed to the bar to order and the waitress was so nice and acommodating and (I think....) excited to leverage the vegan menu, I forgot about our disappointment very quickly.
The leek and potato soup arrived and was one of the best soups I've had - delicious!! The bread on the side came with a vegan margarine too.
We both ordered the sandwich which had avocado and a mango chutney. I liked it because it was an unusual choice but my partner didn't. We had a tailor made sandwich and crisps for LO and he seemed very happy.
Great space for kids with high chairs, room to navigate the pram and a small playground outside (for big toddlers not young ones). Separate changing toilet with loads of room.

Pros: Leek and potato soup, Great staff, Cosy atmosphere but spacious for kids

Cons: Few vegan options


Points +30

17 Jul 2019

Absolutely FANTASTIC visit for vegans & everyone!

We have been to the Swan inn twice now in 4 days! It’s been absolutely fantastic both times, half our party is vegan & I have to say their vegan menu is beyond amazing, about 12-15 vegan options with 3 amazing vegan desserts too! The staff were beyond lovely, super attentive & I have to say we’ve been to some “fancy” restaurants here in new forest and none lived up to the nights we’ve had in the swan inn. I honestly can not recommend it enough! Everyone loved it, and we’ll be back again before we go!

Pros: Lovely staff, Amazing vegan options & food, Classic pub


Points +18

21 May 2019

Dog Friendly

Lovely choice of vegetarian and vegan food. I had a Vegetarian Sunday roast and the gravy was awesome.
Staff were very helpful and provided our four legged friends with a doggy bag.

Pros: Good variety on menu, Very dog friendly, Excellent quality food


Points +93

15 Apr 2019

Lot's of Vegan Options, Really Nice and Very Friendly

A separate Vegan menu with a lot of options, we tried a few and were all homemade and really nice. They also have desserts, hot chocolate, etc that are Vegan.

The people working there were really nice and the lady said they include the option to have them as a Sunday Dinner on Sundays for a little extra.

Very large inside, and dogs allowed.

Pros: Vegan Menu, Very Friendly


Points +122

05 Feb 2019

Lots of vegan home made options

Don’t be put off by the menu on the website, The Swan offers a vegan menu blackboard with seven or more home made options and that doesn’t even include the puddings. They could not be friendlier or more helpful and it’s really nice to find somewhere caters for vegans enthusiastically. When Sybil the landlady found out it was our anniversary the next day she insisted on making us a special chick pea and red pepper burger, needless to say it was delicious.

Pros: Lots of vegan options, Home made food

Cons: None


Points +20

16 Jan 2019

Brilliant selection for vegans!

Came here last night and was surprised with what vegan options they had. The had several choices on the black board and made to feel very welcome on arrival. Warm, cosy country pub just outside of Lyndhurst. Worth going back for the fire and tasty food! :)

Pros: Good choice on food, Lovely county pub , Open fires


Points +18

28 Jun 2018

Lucky find.

Stumbled across this huge pub by accident. Great vegan options and lovely garden.


Points +81

11 Jun 2018

Good little find

While cycling in the New Forest chanced upon this pub. On entering went to check the menu and was disappointed to see nothing suitable. Luckily the barman caught me just as I was heading out and made me aware that they had a whole load of vegan dishes on the blackboard. My gosh what a surprise it then was to see the blackboard with it’s listings of 7 or more clearly labelled vegan options. We both opted for the tofu and sweet potato pie which was outstanding as well as a bruschetta. Highly recommend

Pros: Lots of vegan options, Owners excited and keen to cater to vegans, Clearly labelled dishes

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