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The Swan Inn

Market Place, Sturminster Newton DT10 1AR, England
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Sturminster Newton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This was my first visit for a few years ,heard that new people had take over . We were served by pleasent and helpful waitress ,. My friend and I had two different meals and both were very tasty and well presented..Will definitely be visiting again

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Sturminster Newton, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Live in Sturminster Newton and often go to Swan. Since the pub changed hands in August there has been an incredible change around. Food is superb and cooked by the husband and wife team who took over. Loads of detail changes that make up to a much better experience.....no banging front door, new kitchen etc. Great attention to details.

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Hertfordshire England
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Our first visit to the inn and the area. Very welcoming, a lovely big room overlooking the market square. Went for a walk and found the old working water mill. We had our evening meal in the restaurant and it was delicious. A very interesting menu. The warm goats cheese, beetroot and walnut salad starter was fantastic. Would stay again... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We thought we would try out The Swan Inn as we had some friends who were visiting us. The food was really tasty and we all enjoyed our meals. Three of us had the goats cheese and beetroot salad for starters and it was really good. My husband had the cheesy chilli garlic bread which he said was the best... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stopped off in Sturminster Newton, midpoint on our way home to Hampshire. We came across the Swan Inn towards the end of the Sunday lunchtime trade. The young lady serving us seemed to be racing around like a lunatic, trying to do everything for everyone front of house. Clearly, they were short staffed and if the pub had been... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

3 of us stopped in this hotel whilst visiting The Great Dorset Steam Fair this year and we were very pleased with what we found. The new landlords made us feel very welcome and are very friendly, superb breakfast. I was in room 5 and the bed was one of the most comfortable I have ever had in a hotel... More 

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

We ate here to celebrate the last evening of our lovely holiday in Dorset. I had the garlic prawns to start and the pork belly for main, my husband had the warm goats cheese salad and the sirloin steak: my starter was very average and not particularly tasty, my main was pretty awful, the meat was very chewy, tasteless and... More 

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Solihull, United Kingdom
1 review
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

New m anagement who started late July were fantastic, though the hotel is a little tired the service & facilities they did make our stay very welcoming great breakfast, evening meals & bedrooms provided with plenty of tea coffee watertowels & a good supply of things in the bathroom.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015 via mobile

We stayed here whilst in the area for a wedding. I'd read the reviews but even so, I wasn't prepared for the state of the carpet and the filthy shower curtain in the bathroom. I expected tired, I didn't think it would be unclean. We managed but only just so. I wouldn't recommend to anyone even if the price is... More 

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Blandford Forum, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

Since the last change of landlord at the swan, sadly he doesn't seem to have much idea of running a pub.He can be very rude and has upset or offended many people.spends most of his time on the customers side of the bar,on the few times that the bar is busy the staff can be run ragged, he sits on... More 

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