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Swan Inn Chappel
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The Swan Inn Chappel is surrounded by beautiful countryside, under the constant gaze of the striking viaduct, The Swan is a cosy freehouse in the picturesque village of Chappel and Wakes Colne.


We are proud to serve the best local ales and the finest wines, and our experienced chefs prepare a wide range of dishes using local produce.  


The Swan is well known for our Stone Baked Pizza Oven where we prepare a variety of fresh pizzas, breads and desserts to enjoy with a nice glass of wine or a quality local real ale.


In a rush?? We offer a take away service too, so you can enjoy our pizzas from the comfort of your own home!


Whether you are in the mood to put your feet up and enjoy a freshly prepared bar snack, treat the family to an excellent dining experience or sip champagne next to the river, we all look forward to seeing you soon.


Need an excuse to visit us more often?  Check out our weekly food and drink offers:

Monday 2 For 1 Roasts

Tuesday 2 For 1 Burgers & Pizzas

Wednesday 2 For 1 Fish

Thursday Steak & Grape - Steak, Frites & Glass of Wine £15

Friday 4-9pm - 2 For 1 Cocktails


The Swan Team



Our Food


We're really proud of our food. All dishes are made to order and are prepared on site using fresh ingredients.


We are proud to announce the addition of a superb new range of hand formed, stone baked pizzas cooked in our brand new specialist pizza oven.


The dough is shaped by hand, carefully topped with your choice of ingredients and cooked at a searing 325 degrees C - the result is a perfect thin and crispy pizza, hot and fresh.


Either enjoy them here or take them away to enjoy at home.  Simply give us a call on 01787 222353 to place an order and arrange pick up.


On our menu you'll find all your old favourites alongside come more contemporary dishes. Why not try our popular steak & ale pie, hand battered fish and chips or one of our amazing gourmet burgers. 


Gluten or Dairy free - we are now able to adapt most of our main menu to suit a gluten or dairy free diet and now we are very proud to serve all of our fantastic pizzas on a gluten free base.  


If you’re only peckish, we have lighter options for lunchtimes – all your favourites are there including seasonal salads, small starters and delicious filled sandwiches. We also have lots of options for vegetarians 


We are of course family friendly so why not bring the kids along too!

“We're really proud of our food. We prepare our dishes from real ingredients and source locally when possible.” 

Our Drinks


Our drinks range really sets us apart and we can suit every palate and price range!   


We love our cask ales and always feature favourites from the local breweries; we also regularly introduce local guest ales to give you the chance to try something new!


For lager lovers we offer Birra Moretti, Heineken and Fosters  on draught - perfectly chilled and refreshing.


We've put a lot of care and consideration into constructing our wine list - there are light and fruity whites, deep robust reds and cheeky pinks.

“We love beer and have a regularly changing selection of local cask ales and craft beers; often featuring favourites from small and local breweries.” 

Function Room & External Catering


Function Room hire in Colchester


Are you looking for a room to hire in the Colchester area? We are happy to announce the opening of our new renovated barn.


Celebrating a special occasion, hosting a business meeting or looking for a room to host a large family dinner. The Barn function room can be used for any occasion.


Best suited for 20 – 30 people seated or standing.


Reasons to book your function in The Barn:

- Free parking

- 10 minutes drive from the A12

 - Bus & train links to Colchester

 - Fully licensed bar within the function room

 - Buffet or sit down menus available

 - Situated in a beautiful village with stunning views of the viaduct

 - Open 7 days a week

Give us a call on 01787 222 353 or email us today to enquire about your next function at The Swan Inn Chappel. 

Pizza Parties @ The Swan


Why not let us host your children's birthday party?  Ideal for parties of up to 12 children.  We allow them to get stuck in a create their own special pizza with advice from our pizza chefs.   Then they can feast on their own creations with ice cold pitchers of unlimited squash followed by a fantastic ice cream sundae or cola float.  After the meal the group can shoot a few rounds of crazy golf in our beautiful Swan garden.  


The costs are £10 per child and we can host 7 days a week.  Call us for details - 01787 222353

Mobile Bar Hire & Catering



Let us bring the Swan to you!  We have the facilities to provide a remote bar for your private functions and events, serving anything from locally sourced real ale and cider or draught premium lager to fine wine and cocktails.


We also have our own roasting machine and large paella pan which can cater for large events.  Ideal for birthdays and weddings.  Give us a ring today for a quote.  

“Why not let us host your children's birthday party?  Ideal for parties of up to 12 children.  
We allow them to get stuck in a create their own special pizza with advice from our pizza chefs."

Contact Us

TEL: 01787 222353

Like what you've seen?  Want to know more about our food & drink? Want to ask us a question? Just feeling lonely?


Drop us a note at info@swaninn-chappel.com or simply click the button below.

Want to join our team?

We are always looking for great people in a variety of roles from managers, chefs, kitchen team and front of house teams. Please send a CV or outline of your experience, and we will get back to you.


It's good to talk!  If you prefer then just give us a call on 01787 222353 - we're always happy to hear from you.