This fish and chip restaurant is an old favourite in my family and I have heard friends say that their family, who live miles away, will travel to Southport just to go to the Swan. I used to take my fish and chips to go. I would walk down to the man-made lake and eat my fish and chips alfresco, watching the boats and fighting off the seagulls. Now I usually have my meal in the restaurant. On a most recent visit with an aunt and uncle, we found the quality consistently good. My aunt and I both had the haddock and chips (£8.75 or £6.50 for a small plate) and my uncle had the steak pie and chips (£7.50), all with mushy peas, of course, a round of bread and a drink. The steak pie was a slice of home-made, none of this store-bought little pies you get in most chippies. We took photos to tease another aunt and my sister who were not with us. The walls of the restaurant are adorned with local paintings, including one of the chippy. The staff are always friendly and the helpings of food so generous we usually do not have room for any sweet.