Review on The Silver Hind

Built in 1909 and once home for Sway's district nurses, this charming place has found a new lease of life as a beguiling and immaculately turned out Village Inn with Restaurant called The Silver Hind, thanks to new owners Andy and Carol Cottingham. Located in the centre of tranquil Sway village in Hampshire's New Forest, the venue has been extended and has undergone a stylish refurbishment programme.

The frequently changing menu runs in tandem with the seasons and high quality ingredients are carefully sourced locally where possible. Witness crab cakes made with freshly caught Lymington Crab and Ringwood ale battered haddock, or salmon fillet poached with a casserole of local clams, smoked bacon and tomato. Meals are accompanied by complimentary bread baked fresh daily by the kitchen. The food is matched by a thoughtfully chosen wine list at realistic prices with several offerings by the glass. With a welcoming atmosphere and friendly service, The Silver Hind is proving to be a very popular addition to the village of Sway.

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Local Fish Specialties / Local / Seasonal Local Produce


Marek Okulanski

Restaurant Opening Times

Lunch: 12.00 - 3.00pm (12.00 - 4.00pm Sun)
Dinner: 6.00 - 9.00pm Mon-Sat

Accepted credit cards

Visa, Master Card

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Facilities at The Silver Hind

  • Childrens menu
  • Alfresco dining
  • Disabled access
  • Private parties
  • Vegetarian menu
  • 60 covers


Accomodation is available, (5 rooms)


WiFi is available


Private parking is possible at a location nearby


The Silver Hind
Station Road
SO41 6BA

Customer Ratings on The Silver Hind

3.8  / 5

Based on 2 reviews

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    March 2017

    5 people found this review helpful
    Not great for vegetarians

    Our local but tonight we felt marginalised and were told there were no vegetarian options (other than the one cheesy one one the menu) and that we would have to wait an hour to be served as there was a large ? Party of about 8 people ahead of us. To add insult to injury to injury the music was loud and head/ banging. We were deeply disappointed.

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    Kathy Calder
    September 2012

    18 people found this review helpful
    The Silver Hind at Sway

    On a recent visit to the New Forest, we came across the village of Sway and the wonderful restaurant, the Silver Hind. My daughter and I had the most amazing evening meal, which one would normally only find in a top notch restaurant in London or such. Food was excellent, as was the service and surroundings. A must if you are in that neck of the woods.

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