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Beavers Restaurant

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14 Institute Road, Swanage, England
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Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 68
    Excellent
  • 77
    Very good
  • 31
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  • 13
    Poor
  • 15
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Does what it says on the menu

It's not ala carte but doesn't pretend to be. Solid food that will see you through the day, well presented, properly cooked and served by friendly, no-nonsense staff in a convivial atmosphere. A lovely wooden/alpine themed setting - take your parents.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
G S
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Studland, United Kingdom
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poole, Dorset
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8 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We used to visit Beavers often when our children were small and always enjoyed it. Today was the first time we have been to Swanage for quite a long time and thought we would pop in to Beavers for lunch. The waiting staff were very pleasant and service was very quick. However, the food was terribly disappointing. We had what... More 

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Thank ingrid p P
Denmead, United Kingdom
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291 reviews
164 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Came here for a light lunch. The restaurant was busy but service was still quick and friendly. The toasted sandwich was reasonably priced as was a cup of tea. But why do cafés need to charge the best part of £2 for a medium sized glass of lemonade. Otherwise a great cafe for a no frills meal

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Thank Superships1
Studland, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It's not ala carte but doesn't pretend to be. Solid food that will see you through the day, well presented, properly cooked and served by friendly, no-nonsense staff in a convivial atmosphere. A lovely wooden/alpine themed setting - take your parents.

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Thank G S
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50 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stopped in for coffee on a cold damp Sunday afternoon. the waitress who came to take our order was polite but there was no smile. However, there were some younger staff at the back of the café who were very smiley, we just didn't get them!!! The hot chocolate and latte that we ordered were very nice and very... More 

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Thank Pingalu
Caterham, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016 via mobile

Food here was excellent however I can't give the restaurant a good recommendation because the staff made a mistake on the bill. One our party paid the whole bill early and left. When the remainder of us left, thinking all was ok, we were frogmarched back thorough the room in front of all the customers. I have never been so... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016 via mobile

This restaurant is always busy, whenever I call in with my disabled wife they are most welcoming, I am yet to be disappointed with the food.

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Thank Bill G
Swanage, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016 via mobile

Been before without a problem. Today was very disappointing. Food was fine but service was very poor. Not enough cutlery went to get some more - staff insisted it was on the table, like I was getting more just for fun. I paid the bill and left family to finish. Staff ran out and unceremoniously dragged them back to pay... More 

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Thank roo_larner
Swanage, England, United Kingdom
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65 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2015

Really enjoy breakfast here, it is always served hot and not greasy which is really a bonus, and the staff are very friendly and polite

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Thank Nora J
London, United Kingdom
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61 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2015 via mobile

I've been the Beavers for breakfast, I had a full english and was satisfactory and well cooked. Lovely staff and good selection of cakes, free wifi.

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Thank Alessio A
Oxford, United Kingdom
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53 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2015

I enjoy eating in Beavers as a rule. The restaurant is pleasant and the staff are welcoming. In addition the food is extremely good and well-cooked. The noise however was appalling. I know it was high summer and the restaurant was open late, but there is no excuse for screaming brats who should have been in bed hours before being... More 

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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: British, Cafe

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?