Seasonal food in unspoilt surroundings

About The Swallow's Return

The Swallow's Return in Ferring is a country pub & restaurant oozing rural charm and rustic character. Our picturesque surroundings provide the perfect backdrop for savouring the hearty, seasonal pub-food on our menu, and the carefully nurtured cask ales and fine wines gracing our bar.

Book a table online and enjoy a spot by our roaring log-fire. Or make the best of the British summertime by eating alfresco in our pretty beer garden.

A little pub history

The Swallow's Return occupies buildings once known as North Barn, next to some important ancient track-ways which linked South Downs settlements from very early times. More recently, in the 18th century a windmill was constructed nearby and it was believed that the miller, John Oliver, used the sails of the windmill to signal smugglers.

Make a day of it

Our pub is at the edge of South Downs National Park. It is a converted barn and takes its name from the many pairs of swallows that return to the farmyard to nest every summer.

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Our opening times

Our standard opening times are below but we may open earlier on certain days depending on local demand so please do call us to check if you would like to visit us before midday.

Monday to Saturday 12pm to 11pm.
Sundays 12pm to 10.30pm.