The Swingate Inn

Average rating by guests The Swingate Inn: 4/5.0
Reviews 49

The Swingate Inn provides a perfect base to explore the surrounding area, with many beaches and golf courses nearby. There are also several National Trust and English Heritage houses and gardens in the area. The inn is only 10 minutes from the Euro Tunnel Terminal.

Set in the idyllic Kent countryside, The Swingate Inn is a family run Inn, conveniently located on the A258 and just 5 minutes from Dover ferry port.

All of the comfortable rooms have en suite facilities and a TV. Free Wi-Fi internet access is available in the hotel.

Guests are able to enjoy a drink in the bar downstairs, and welcome to eat in the onsite Indian restaurant, with a live open kitchen. The lounge area offers a wide range of beverages.

Nightly rates from $56 to $111.

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Phone: +44 1304 204043

Address: Deal Road, Dover, CT15 5DP, United Kingdom

Website: http://www.swingate.co.uk/

Number of rooms: 10

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Reviews of The Swingate Inn 3*

Sue G.

02/25/2020

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Best Indian food I've had anywhere in a long long time. The outside of the building doesn't look like much but
— oh my — don't let it mislead you — the food is fab'

Joanne O.

01/26/2020

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First time for breakfast and what can I say! Amazing just like all the other food here! couldn't recommend enough, as always the management and staff can't do enough for you, a great place overall!

Carly M.

01/23/2020

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After hearing such great things about this restaurant we thought we’d give it a try for a takeaway. Very disappointed as we had 3 dishes. Didn’t taste of anything and was £28 what an anti climax ☹️

Susan S.

12/22/2019

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This is definitely the best Indian restaurant in Kent. Completely unique dishes and watching the chefs cook your delicious dinner is amazing. The staff are fantastic and so attentive. I cannot praise it enough.

Agata P.

12/19/2019

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The food they serve is divine. Perfect for meat eaters and vegans or vegetarians. Highly recommended. I really loved it x

Lisa J.

12/01/2019

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First time visited last night had wanted to go for ages and WOW what awesome food! The flavours and combinations were outstanding. And big shout out to all the staff what a great team so friendly, helpful and happy!
Have already re booked to come back Outstanding

Oliver T.

09/28/2019

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My favorite Indian Restaurant in UK. Very friendly Staff, very good traditional Food. Worth every Pence.

Susan S. B.

08/13/2019

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Absolutely lovely food. Great service and welcoming staff. Well worth a visit and we'll definitely be back soon.

Paul A.

08/01/2019

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Really tasty food, amazing flavours. My chicken was dry though. Friendly staff and fast service.

Alison C.

06/16/2019

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Delicious Indian food, all cooked in open kitchen when ordered. Good service, well presented good. Definitely recommend this restaurant.

Karyn D.

06/15/2019

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Fairly embarrassed to say we have only just got here. It won’t take as long to come back. Food was incredible. Tandoori paneer is now my favourite thing. Service very good. Would highly recommend.

Estelle P.

05/21/2019

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Went with a few friends. Service was good and the staff friendly. Waiter Simon was very patient while we chose from the menu.
Everyone loved their meal. The food was excellent and we will be back. See you soon ☺️☺️

Simon B.

04/25/2019

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Brilliant find — brand new street menu is fantastic!

Philip H.

02/17/2019

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I only live down the road from Namaste and until last night, I had never been. Well, I have been missing out. The best Indian food that I have ever tasted and the best meal out in a long time. I cannot recommend it enough. Reasonably priced too. Why are you still reading this review? Go now, find out for yourself.

Jebel A.

07/08/2018

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1/5.0

Having visited this restaurant many times over the years, I was very disappointed on 7 Jul 18 to see the Service and venue falling short of my expectations. Below are some points that I believe will improve the overall dining experience: 1. On arrival, served drinks while waiting for table, slightly late but fine. 2. When shown to the table that was clean, was disappointed to find the chairs contained the last diners left overs and stains from many weeks use. 3. Getting the order right is quite important, staff need to pay more attention to detail. 4. When placing a plate on the table in front of diners, don’t wipe it with you hand and then when asked for it to be replaced look at the customer with disgust. 5. Service was slow and had to wait for rice to arrive, apologies accepted but you wasn't that busy. 6. After the meal, the table remained full of crockery for some time, the table remained the same until I asked to pay the bill. 7. I don’t mind paying the bill but remember that I am paying for food AND SERVICE. 8. At times you have too little staff to fully service diners in the restaurant, employ more and give them adequate training. 9. Unfortunately many years of custom wipes out by one bad visit. Don’t rely on past reputation. You will lose your customers. 10. On an up side, the food was fine.

Debbie L.

06/10/2018

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5/5.0

Good food. Lovely atmosphere. Great to see the chefs cooking. Service not bad. Could be better but food makes up gor it.

James L.

06/05/2018

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5/5.0

The staff at the swingate/Namaste were fantastic. we came as a party of 20 for our son's 18th birthday. Everyone was completely accommodating, making the occasion special and stress free! The food was delicious and we highly recommend if you want to experience authentic Indian flavours! Thank you all for a great evening with super service.

Steve G.

05/21/2018

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5/5.0

Great food, pricey tho. Staff are attentive. Open kitchen, fresh made food right in front of you. Gets busy, so book before going.

Mrs G

05/08/2018

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5/5.0

Definitely a place to visit — food is delicious and staff are welcoming and attentive. Have visited Nameste twice and will definitely be going back

Sue W.

05/06/2018

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5/5.0

Wonderful Indian cuisine and the new menu with some excellent new flavours just loved the fish dish the best. Many thanks Sue & Malcolm W

Rach V. A.

04/29/2018

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5/5.0

Amazing food and service given! so many different flavours. Tried some different dishes which were amazing. The staff serving and cooking were so kind. As a big group we was looked after no waiting times and all food come out together. Celebrating a friends girls birthday, she was sung happy birthday by the staff and a cake and candle given Thank you so much Namaste we will be coming too you always. Take away also

Susan E.

04/06/2018

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3/5.0

On arrival looked good. Inside our room was tidy but bed slate out in the bed it was on floor so hubby fixed it. Shower was cold no hot water. Friends TV in there room didn't work and toilet wouldn't flush. People fixed toilet but not friends TV. People were nice enough and Indian food was fantastic in the restaurant.

Kati W

03/28/2018

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5/5.0

Great food! Enjoyed the paneer dosa and chicken saag.

Mono T.

03/14/2018

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5/5.0
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Super extra friendly staff! they even warmed up a take away I haf from lunch and served it as ifa. It was theira food! theor selection of wines is excellent and the rooms clean and comfortable. They even provided me with an electricity transformer to charge my phone!
Amazing a must if you are in Dover!

Debbie S.

03/10/2018

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5/5.0

Stunning food. Excellent service. Expect the unexpected — the food is not like other indian restaurants. Well worth the money.

Jason M.

02/19/2018

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5/5.0

This is the 5th time we have been to the restaurant for a meal and once again it was fantastic. I cannot speak highly enough about the place, the food is superb and the knowledge of the waiting staff about the dishes is brilliant. I will not hesitate to recommend the place to anyone and everyone that will listen!

Shaun C.

02/02/2018

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5/5.0

Great food with great service all at a reasonable price. Its also nice to get a curry with all the extras that's actually made fresh and not just reheated. The kitchen is also in the dinning hall so you can watch them prepare all of the delicious food

Peter T.

01/26/2018

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5/5.0

Only made a quick stop but found it to be very welcoming. There was plenty of parking with such beautiful country views. I would highly recommend this beautiful place to anyone.

Nalini A.

12/16/2017

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5/5.0

Very nice place. Always enjoyed the food. I will give 5 stars

Kieran P. E.

11/24/2017

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5/5.0

Brilliant authentic Indian cuisine at very reasonable prices and very friendly staff. Highly recommended — best Indian food for miles around

Dave S.

11/03/2017

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5/5.0

An unusually nice Indian restaurant, food is different but totally outstanding, lovely service, and keeping up with modern times, there is a button on each table, and if you need service, just press the call button and the service appears immediately, no more waiting to catch a waitress if you need something. Very friendly staff who go the extra bit to make sure its a perfect experience. I would very highly recommend this place.

Matt W.

11/01/2017

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5/5.0

Authentic Indian, open and friendly kitchen and cooking combined with very nice English pub type hospitality and setting. Many unusual dishes to choose from with a nice selection of beers. Highly recommended!

Steve L.

10/29/2017

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5/5.0

Stayed at the hotel, lovely big room, but the star attraction here is the incredible curry restaurant. GT a table right next to the kitchen so got to watch them prepare it. The Naan bread is out of this world, cooked fresh in a Tandoor. Main course the best curry I have had in years. Highly recommended.

Stephen G.

09/15/2017

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5/5.0

Very busy vibrant Punjabi restaurant, with the kitchen on display into restaurant, so you can see your meal being cooked. Try Massala dosai, crispy pancake with potato filling. Very tasty food and cheerful attentive staff. If you need anything you can press a button on your table, and one of the waiters watch lights up, and they appear to get your requirements. Will be visiting again soon, as the food is very tasty.

Steve M.

08/12/2017

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3/5.0

Good atmosphere, good food, but not the average Indian restaurant menu. None the less very nice but would like more choice. For example, I could not order an onion bahjee… I mean, what indian restaurant doesn't have onion bahjees on the menu.
Major niggle is the open kitchen, which although is very nice to see the food being prepare, better fume extraction is needed. When I first entered the restaurant it looked foggy inside and after some time my eyes got sore with the cooking fumes. Also, air conditioning would be nice, it was far too hot in there.
Staff were great and the service was excellent, but one last niggle… Why oh why oh why do all Indian restaurants have the same awful dessert menu. Use your imagination, not pre-frozen processed junk.

Ben T.

08/09/2017

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4/5.0

The food at Namaste is fantastic. By far the best around. It's pretty expensive to match, but as a treat it's worth it. The decor needs an update but always an enjoyable meal

Andy S.

07/14/2017

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3/5.0

Friendly helpful staff but room very dated, shower useless, no toiletries and no teaspoons for the tea and coffee. A bit more attention to detail would be welcome. Glad it was only one night!

Lydia B.

07/08/2017

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5/5.0

We spent a lovely evening here prior to catching our ferry to Germany. Lovely people and very clean and comfortable accommodation. Dinner at Nanaste was a bonus. I normally avoid Indian food as it is too spicy for me but I found lovely tasty things to eat. Thank you.

Russell C.

06/13/2017

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5/5.0

Excellent and quite unique. Not your average Indian restaurant. Fantastic flavours, good service, and very reasonable prices. The North Indian cuisine is familiar to regular Indian lovers, but different, nicer, and all made in a live kitchen from fresh ingredients. I thoroughly recommend the Dosa. I've never had an Indian meal like it. Amazing.

Lee R.

06/11/2017

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5/5.0

We eat her often, the staff are really friendly and happy to recommend from the menu and the owner is also very friendly. This is the best Indian I have eaten in.
If you want an English tailored vindaloo don't go here if you want to try well spiced authentic fresh made meal then I fully recommend it.

Chris B.

06/19/2016

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4/5.0

Great food, friendly service and reasonably priced.

Juliette

06/17/2016

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5/5.0

Best Indian restaurant been to in this area. Beautiful succulent chicken — the stars do not reflect the quality of the good.

Rob S.

06/01/2016

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4/5.0

Decent place, good service and food

Moore W.

05/23/2016

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5/5.0

The food is amazing, you can tell it's freshly made with fresh chillies that even on their own are delicious. The Naan bread choice is good, and they are made very fresh. Would recommend the chilli cheese Naan. The staff are very polite and helpful in suggesting an ideal curry.

Martin M.

05/06/2016

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4/5.0

Nice meal different food from the norm will go back to try more

Wayne C.

11/22/2015

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5/5.0

Great flavours and brilliant staff thank you

Zunou H.

10/26/2014

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5/5.0

Best kitchen along the coast.

Facilities

  • Bridal suite
  • Bar
  • Non-smoking throughout
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Restaurant
  • Meeting/banquet facilities
  • Newspapers
  • Non-smoking throughout
  • Tea/Coffee Maker
  • Carpeted
  • Garden
  • Shared lounge/TV area

Internet

  • WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge

Room Amenities

  • Alarm clock
  • TV
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Radio
  • Electric kettle
  • Toilet
  • Shower

Parking

  • Free private parking is possible on site

Languages Spoken

  • Hindi
  • English

Policies of The Swingate Inn

  • Check-In:

    14:00 - 22:00 hours

  • Check-Out:

    04:00 - 10:30 hours

  • Accepted Credit Card Payments:

    Visa, MasterCard, Maestro, Solo, Switch

  • Please note that the restaurant and bar will be closed every Sunday.

    This property does not accept American Express cards.

    Please inform The Swingate Inn in advance of your expected arrival time. You can use the Special Requests box when booking, or contact the property directly with the contact details provided in your confirmation.

    All children are welcome.
    There is no capacity for extra beds in the room.

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