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Beavers Restaurant

Coffee Shop
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14 Institute Road, Swanage, England
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Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Great little Restaurant

My mother and I visited Swanage on a day out after a "Open Top" bus ride from Bournemouth ..After having a walk around it was around lunch time so I thought it looked a nice little place so we went in ....Mom wasn't that hungry so she just had a Bacon Sandwich ..I had a cheese and ham toasty with... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 23, 2015
Roberta H
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Tenerife, Spain
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143 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
North London
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223 reviews 223 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
146 helpful votes 146 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

Very pleasant and fast service with nice food options with good range of daily specials and has a license. We were very happy and comfortable there and able to choose healthy options. The food is homemade which makes it better. Not exactly a café, more a small town restaurant. I think it closes at around 8pm - definitely not a... More 

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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

This is ok for a quick pit stop but out experience was let down by the waitress who was sultry and borderline rude. Real shame. Compared notes with family who visited the place the day before and thoughts were exactly the same.

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Swanage, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

We visited Beavers on the recommendation of a friend who has been visiting Swanage for years. It did not disappoint. The lunch was delicious, fresh, and served by staff who couldn't do enough for us. We went back for a cream tea the next day, and it is easily the best we have had in town. Really lovely place and... More 

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Tenerife, Spain
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84 reviews 84 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

My mother and I visited Swanage on a day out after a "Open Top" bus ride from Bournemouth ..After having a walk around it was around lunch time so I thought it looked a nice little place so we went in ....Mom wasn't that hungry so she just had a Bacon Sandwich ..I had a cheese and ham toasty with... More 

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Liskeard, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Lovely 'Fry-Up' , Cottage Pie, Tea & Quality Cappuccino ! The Service was friendly and the décor Clean & Bright ! Added Bonus : They allowed us to bring our small Dog in - really appreciated. Recommended Restaurant in a Beautiful Town- Well Done !

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Swanage, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

We are regulars at beavers and have never had a bad meal yet. We usually go for breakfast but sometimes the occasional lunch or dinner.The staff are lovely, the food is well cooked and always arrives quickly. The cafe is well decorated, clean and our dogs are made welcome too. I just do not believe other people's comments about mouldy... More 

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Wareham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

Visited Beavers with some friends this week for lunch, great prompt service from a busy team, first class salads and fish dishes,Wonderful home made cakes, always consistently good, with a pleasant atmosphere,well kept and cared for in the Heart of Swanage, obviously popular and very busy, We were so impressed we went back another afternoon for cream tea and more... More 

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Swanage, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

Great food, great service shame about the banging trance music when your trying to have a quite lunch time chat, would have stayed longer but started to get a headache.

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London, United Kingdom
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39 reviews 39 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

The decor is really nice the service is fine and the general feel of the place is good but the food is basic. I suppose I have high standards and if you are trying to get a family fed then it's fine but I wanted fresh fish and good quality ingredients and I got less than I hoped for. The... More 

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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015 via mobile

Left this cafe abruptly when saw the mould on the cake my daughter was eating. Should be shut down for this.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 14 Institute Road, Swanage, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Dorset  >  Isle of Purbeck  >  Swanage

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Coffee Shop

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