Burns Night

Friday 25th January 2018
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Valentines Night

Valentines Night Special
Thursday 14th February 2019
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Elm Tree Inn Lower Swanwick

Welcome to our beautiful country pub in Lower Swanwick.
We offer great pub food and a warm welcome.

Elm Tree Inn Lower Swanwick

Welcome to our beautiful country pub in Lower Swanwick.
We offer great pub food and a warm welcome.

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, Birthdays, Family and Celebration Parties, Funerals, and Company events can all be accommodated in our 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 6pm.

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.

For infant children, please be advise that we cannot provide highchairs.  For parties for 10 persons and over, pre-order of food will be required.


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.


New Year’s Eve Mamma Mia Night – Music, Dancing, Nibbles, £5 per ticket – available soon from the Elm Tree

COMING SOON – BURNS NIGHT AT THE ELM TREE.  Our annual Piper, and traditional Burns Night food. Details to follow. 



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

Delicious Sunday Lunch
On a very wet and windy Sunday we popped in hoping they could squeeze us in and even though they were really busy we got a table! The service was fantastic from start to finish! The food was hot and was served really quickly. We had 2 roast dinners and a mac and cheese followed by apple pie to share and all were delicious! Would definitely recommend this cute little pub!

Jillian W

Trip Advisor - Aug 2018

On our stay at whiteley I googled places to eat, I like how the pub looked outside and read what they had on the menu which all sounded great plus I liked how it looked inside, so we decided to give it a go. Wow wow, so glad we did lovely cosy pub with a beautiful garden which we sat in. The food was amazing. I had lasagne which came with nice fresh salad chips and garlic bread, absolutely loved it only thing was I had to leave a little as I got full up. My husband had the special which was lamb and mint pie, potato’s and veg which he really enjoyed, and my son had the nut roast with Yorkshire pud, potatoes and veg which he also really enjoyed .we all would definitely go there again if we visit that area again. The pub, staff and food was lovely x


Trip Advisor - August

Steak Night is Great

We visited on a Tuesday for my birthday not realizing it was Steak night. We chose the steaks and had an excellent meal for two including a bottle of Merlot for only £19.95. A really great evening.


Trip Advisor - August 2018

Where to find us

The Elm Tree Inn

The Elm Tree Inn