Jackie & Gary Whitworth
Jackie & Gary Whitworth Proprietors

Jackie and Gary embarked upon the refurbishment of The Swan with passion and enthusiasm. Determined to create a Hotel, Bar & Grill that complemented the beautiful maritime town of Maldon, they have listened to the locals and paid attention to detail, resulting in a stylish and luxurious yet welcoming and relaxed place to eat, drink and stay.

With over 30 years’ each spent in the hospitality sector their experience shines through at the newly refurbished Swan, from d├ęcor and furnishings, to menus and staff.

Jackie & Gary have carefully selected the perfect team, who share their desire to make The Swan Hotel, Bar & Grill somewhere guests look forward to visiting and want to return to enjoy ‘The Swan experience’ again and again.

Matt Lord
Matt Lord Head Chef

Matt and his team have worked hard to compile the perfect menus for The Swan Hotel, Bar & Grill, focusing on locally sourced, fresh, seasonal produce.

Matt has been cooking since he was 7 years old and has managed busy kitchens at some exceptional restaurants in Essex. His Sous Chef, James Langdon, shares Matt’s drive to serve delicious food using only the finest ingredients.

Once outside of the kitchen at The Swan, Matt opts to spend time in his own kitchen experimenting with new flavours and ideas. He also enjoys eating Mediterranean inspired food.

Matt recommends the Rump of Lamb for a mouthwatering dish.

Krisztian Pinter
Krisztian Pinter Bar Manager

Krisztian is our incredibly experienced Bar Manager. His creative flair and knowledge have brought a stunning bar area, with a cocktail menu that offers something for everyone, to The Swan Hotel, Bar & Grill.

Krisztian moved to London in 2007 to begin his career in hospitality. Having worked for many impressive establishments, including a Michelin awarded restaurant, he chose to perfect his passion by specialising in cocktail making at some of the city’s highest quality venues. He loves to create his own syrups, make his own purees and infuse many of the fresh ingredients he uses.

When not busy managing the bar at The Swan and wowing customers with his cocktail creativity, Krisztian loves to enjoy fine dining and the treat of someone else mixing his drinks.

Krisztian’s favourite cocktail is The Parsnip Cup – come in and try one for yourself!

Stevie Barney
Stevie Barney Function Manager

Stevie is in charge of our Cygnet Room function suite (which holds up to 150 guests), as well as our smaller meeting / function room and our 7 luxury bedrooms.

Her bubbly personality, alongside her excellent organisational skills, makes her the perfect person to help plan weddings and events at The Swan.

Stevie has worked in the hospitality industry since 2005, spending most of her career at management level. She is excited to plan regular live music events, open to the public, in our newly refurbished Cygnet Room. Stevie loves chatting with our customers to find out which events they would like us to host.

When not busy organising events, Stevie loves to enjoy one of Krisztian’s Botanist Gin cocktails.

Here at The Swan Hotel, Bar & Grill we aim to provide a haven where our clients can come and enjoy a drink, a meal, or stay with us, safe in the knowledge that our entire team will do all they can to make their visit exceptional.

We operate in a highly competitive sector and welcome feedback from our guests. We strive to offer consistently high standards of food, drink and service in a relaxed and stylish setting.