Welcome to The Elm Tree
Lorraine and her team welcome you to our traditional free house in Swanwick.
The Elm Tree Inn Swanwick offers a warm welcome and great pub food in traditional surroundings.
Sunday Lunches, the incredible Tuesdays Steak Nights (currently suspended during Christmas, back in 2018), Birthdays, Family and Celebration Parties, Funerals, and Company events can all be accommodated in our 50-seater restaurant. A special buffet choice is available at set prices.
Only stopping for a drink? Then stop by our Lounge Bar or the Public Bar or even the large, well protected Garden with its attractive flower borders and seating area provide a comfortable setting for drier and warmer days. Pets are welcome in the Public Bar only.
With fewer Free Houses available, The Elm Tree still retains those welcome words. As such, a variety of superb beers, both Cask and Keg are available. On offer are Prize-winning beers such as ‘Flowerpots’ ‘Goodens Gold’ and the ever popular ‘Doom Bar’ together with the latest finds such as ‘Goose IPA’ and the new “Maltsmiths” and lagers such as Fosters, and Peroni. Our cask ales are sourced from local breweries, including The Flower Pots in Cheriton. The Elm Tree has also recently been recommended for inclusion into the “Good Beer Guide”.
Cider drinkers are not forgotten, either, with the lesser-known but very tasty offering of Thatchers Gold and Strongbow Cloudy Apple, as well as a selection of Old Mout bottled fruit ciders.
During the year The Elm Tree also celebrates some national events including Valentines Day, Mothering Sunday and Bank Holiday Weekends. We also provide ‘Beer-Fests’ during the year. For all the upcoming events keep an eye on the Special Events Page to ensure you don’t miss out.
Food is served Monday lunchtime 12noon to 2pm. Tuesdays to Saturdays 12noon to 2pm, 6pm to 9pm. Sundays 12noon to 8pm
The Elm Tree restaurant offers a relaxed atmosphere to enjoy a meal with friends or family. We offer everything from light lunches to full pub food favourites and aim to accommodate every taste.
Daily specials can be found on the blackboards around the pub. Our regular menus can be downloaded and viewed using the links to the top right.
Sunday we also add Roast dinners to the menu, with a selection of meats and seasonal vegetables on offer – it will be clean plates all round.
The Pub is open all day, 7 days a week, but see above for specific Food service times when the kitchen is open.
The Elm Tree serves a wide variety of ales, bitters and lagers and being free of ties, prides itself by being able to support local breweries. Lorraine’s experience in the pub trade means she is very knowledgeable and suggestions for good ales to try would be greatly received. The Cellar at the Elm Tree is, of course, very well maintained, with all beers stored at the correct temperature, CAMRA (the Campaign for Real Ale) gave its Goddens Gold 10/10.
All Events at the Elm Tree will be highlighted here. For further details go to the “EVENTS” tab at the top of this page.
BEER FESTIVAL – Friday 4th to Monday 7th May 2018
BOOK A TABLE
If you would like to contact the Elm Tree, to book a table or find out about an event please call us on 01489 579818 For directions on how to find us, please use the map link below.
What our customer say
We arrived just after 6, for our table which was booked for 6.15. We were shown straight to our table. We ordered drinks which were brought very promptly and ordered our meal. This came very quickly and was absolutely delicious. I had the seafood medley and my husband had steak. We both commented on how beautifully it was presented and it was absolutely delicious. We will definitely be going again. Well done Lorraine and her staff.Bobbie A
Visited here with a friend for drinks and then dinner. The bar staff were friendly and welcoming (a lady called Vanessa). We were shown to the table by the Landlady – a very pleasant lady (I am surprised by the previous bad reviews). The menu was varied and the portions were huge. This pub presents great food, great service and value for money. The restaurant was busy and everyone seemed happy. We will definitely be visiting again! Thankyou!!
Girls Get Together
Went for a Saturday evening meal with 11 girlfriends. We ordered our main courses in advance and all was spot on both in terms of quality and quantity. Everyone very pleased with their choice and the staff were very helpful and accommodating. Will definitely be returning. Thank you to Lorraine and staff at the Elm Tree.