Lymington.com Review leisurely lunch at the Silver Hind in Sway

A leisurely Lunch at the Silver Hind in Sway

A most enjoyable lunchtime spent in the light and airy welcoming Silver Hind Inn in the heart of Sway

silver hind dining area A quick debrief on a most enjoyable lunchtime, which we spent on a dull and windy day in the light and airy, comfortable raised dining area of the welcoming Silver Hind Inn in the heart of Sway.

Perfect for lunchtime

In a word, the Silver Hind is perfect for lunchtime. Put simply, most people who want to be able to eat again in the evening don't want a big lunch!

And between the starters on the main menu, the "Light Bites" menu and the Daily Specials, there are plenty of tempting alternatives between which to choose.

We chose to sit at the rear of the dining area, up a set of stairs and close to the window, which was just perfect. A "room with a view" in several directions, comfortably warm and cool at the same time and a good sense of light despite the weather being less than pleasant on the day of our visit.

Good quality food at a really reasonable price

From the "Light Bites" menu one of us chose one of the three "wrap" options which was recommended by Faye: the confit duck with hoisin sauce, cucumber and lettuce, priced at an extremely reasonable £8. The other opted for the chicken & bacon caesar salad which comes with a soft boiled egg, croutons and shaved parmesan and costs £15.

We also shared a portion of chips - always a smart move when you're assessing a place and these passed the "test" perfectly in fact - thin but not sticks, with just the right amount of salt already added (so much better and usually means less salt is actually consumed!)

silver hind hoisin duck wrap The puddings all at £7 looked extremely tempting, especially the orange and grand marnier creme brulee, but we resisted - remembering as above that we needed to be able to eat supper too!

(The Silver Hind's Platinum Card discount scheme means you get 10% off these prices: drink included in the discount too.)

Lovely people and great service

Everyone we met - Tup, Faye and Chloe - was very friendly and helpful, we felt very much at home and in our comfort zone. 

Easy access and facilities for the less mobile

I must add that for the less mobile the disabled access (and toilet!) is excellent, and there's another choice of tables at entrance and bar level.

Also that the main customer toilets are quality! Nearly took a photo in fact to show you, but thought perhaps not quite the thing!

Would feel very comfortable eating alone

silver hind bar with nibblesThe staff were so friendly and everything felt so relaxed, I'd have no hesitation in eating alone in this welcoming place. 

silver hind daily specialsRaising money weekly for local charities

Every Wednesday the Silver Hind holds a fun quiz night which is becoming Raising money weekly for local charities

Fun bbq for all on Fri 3 June

Mindful of its central village location the team has decided to host a welcoming fun bbq for all comers on Friday 3 June; exact time to be confirmed and will be added to the Silver Hind website.

Free drinks for dads on Father's Day 

There will be complimentary drinks for dads on Father's Day which this year is 

Supplying the beer tent for Sway Carnival Fete

Sway Carnival Week runs from 2 to 10 July and the Silver Hind will be supplying the beer for the Carnival Party on the evening of Saturday 9th. Keep an eye on the Events Calendar for the lowdown about Sway Carnival Week.

A note about parking

Parking can be an issue in Sway at certain times of the day but not usually at lunchtime nor in the evening when you're likely to be visiting the Silver Hind. And, there's always the back up option to park at the Jubilee Fields which is only a few short minutes' walk away.

Visit the Silver Hind website

Phone 01590 683900 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Pick up a Platinum Card when you visit and get 10% off - food and drink included.

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