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Welcome! The Swan is a beautiful, privately owned Freehouse built in the 16th century and situated in the heart of the Essex village of Little Totham near Maldon. Known for it's warm welcome, delicious food, drinks and fantastic staff who go the extra mile for our customers.  We serve food every day and have a wide selection of real ales, draught beers, wines and spirits. We are surrounded by beautiful countryside and welcome well-behaved dogs. Phil and the team look forward to seeing you soon.

Spring / Summer 2024

The weather is warming up to match the warm welcome you'll get when you visit The Swan. Coming into our summer season sees the village Vintage Car Show, The Swan's annual Summer Beer Festival and the Little Totham Village Fete amongst The Swan's regular Quiz Nights and Open Mic Nights.  Along side these events, we offer a great selection of food and drinks to choose from.

Sunday Roasts

Our Sunday Roasts are very popular and we’re regularly fully-booked.  If you have a family party or celebration or just don’t fancy the cooking or washing-up, give us a call to reserve your table for one of our roasts.  We also offer our classic roast as a takeaway option too!

Open Mic Night

Join us on the last Thursday of the month at 8pm for our ever-popular Open Mic Night.  Turn up early to put your name down to join in or just come down for a drink or two and enjoy the evening’s entertainment.

Quiz Nights

The last Saturday of each month from 8pm is Quiz Night! An evening of friendly competition and laughs. If nothing else, you'll go home knowing a little bit more trivia than you started the day with...  £2 per head with all the proceeds going to our charity for this year which is the Brompton Fountain, the charity is there to support parents whose children are being helped at The Royal Brompton Hospital. Maximum 6 to a team.

As we move through Spring and into Summer, we’ll be putting on more events and entertainment, so watch this space or visit our Facebook page for more details.

Regular updates and short term offers throughout the season will appear on our Facebook page, so if you haven't "Liked" us already, head over to our Facebook page or click the attached link and "Like" us and you'll never miss an update.

We're delighted to announce that the good people at CAMRA have included us once again in the 2024 edition of the Good Beer Guide. We take pride in the quality of our beer and it's great to have it recognised year after year.

Beer Festival
Friends Drinking Beer

Our famous Summer Beer Festival is going ahead this year running from Friday 7th - Sunday 16th June so book your time off work now!  More details to follow soon.


To compliment our restaurant food we offer Takeaway Meals on a Friday Night.

Celebrate With Us

We have a Private Dining Room to seat up to 20 guests for events and meetings and rear garden available for larger parties. See the Functions page for more details.

Now taking bookings for 2024. Contact us for more details.

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Charity Quiz Night every last Saturday of the month at 8pm. £2 entry per person. All proceeds go to this year's charity - The Brompton Fountain.


Open Mic Night every last Thursday of the month 8pm onwards.

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