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The White Swan

The Square Swanage, Swanage BH19 2LJ, England
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The White Swan
Ranked #47 of 55 Swanage B&B and Inns
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Melksham, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

There were a few unfortunate events. Room very basic & very small. Booked in for 3 nights, but checked out after two - that was enough. Thunder storms tripped some of the electric ie sockets in some rooms - so hot, so couldn't use the fan that they very kindly supplied, so staff moved us to another room. Apparently the... More

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18 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

We have stayed 3 times now and would stay again. We always seem to have the same room which overlooks the garden and car park which is quiet. We wouldn't stay at the weekend as we are ' getting on a bit ' and not sure if we could cope with the live music but we like the friendly staff,... More

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Chippenham, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2014

This place is in such a lovely location yet I was slightly disappointed when I stayed here. Perhaps it was because we stayed between Christmas and New Year and everywhere seems a little deflated. To enter the property there are 3 doors, 2 at the front and 1 at the side - the 2 at the front were blocked by... More

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35 reviews 35 reviews
12 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2013 via mobile

Not in this pub. A mid afternoon visit for a Dorset cider and disappointed to see all the usual bottled fare of Magners and Koppaberg. Opted for a local ale instead. A pint of Piddle was a good brew. Had to run the gauntlet of the smoking clients to gain entry to the pub too

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2013

we stayed here over the weekend and was very disappointed, rooms were very small and basic. rooms were clean but mildew in the shower and ensuite tiles. no glasses in the room or in ensuite., it was also very noisy, everytime someone used the hand dryer in the pub below you could here it clearly in the bedrooms and at... More

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26 reviews 26 reviews
12 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2013

Visited on a short stay in Swanage, a little cramped in the bar area, complete with all the locals and there dogs!. Food was a little overpriced for the quality, but OK. Serving staff not very familiar with the menu contents, very average all round.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2013

When we visited the White Swan at lunchtime it was very busy. The interior was not too bad at all with a modern part at the far end of the pub. The service was OK but the food was overpriced. It was very ordinary all round.

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Libreville, Gabon
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2013

This pub would be fine if it weren't spoiled by the awful bar staff. We only came in here for lunch during the folk festival- dorset has been very friendly apart from the rude reception in this pub! The food is Ok if a bit pricey and the Piddle beer good- the atmosphree would be greatly improved with some customer... More

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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9 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

Stayed 2 nights B&B here and - for the price - it was OK but nothing more. The White Swan is right in the middle of Swanage and there is limited parking up the hill at the back of the property. Our room was small with old-fashioned divan beds but the bathroom was well-equipped. The pub itself is very busy... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2013

Arrived at the pub at mid-day it went inside to mare are arrival - the pub on the inside looked ok. We told the older lady that we had a room booked she grunted and checked a diary and said "oh yes - you cant check in til 2 mind" that was that she walked away! We went for a... More

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Address: The Square Swanage, Swanage BH19 2LJ, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Dorset > Isle of Purbeck > Swanage
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Also Known As:
The White Swan Swanage, Dorset

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