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The Black Swan Inn

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159 High Street, Swanage, England
01929-42-38-46
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11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Tue - Sun 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 164
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  • 76
    Very good
  • 19
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  • 9
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  • 12
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Large portions

Had a couple of really good meals here. If you have a starter you may want to share it. The pate was scrummy as were the mains, never made it to a pudding! Nice staff, very friendly, worth phoning and booking.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 3, 2015
Susan C
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Swindon, United Kingdom
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Swindon, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

Had a couple of really good meals here. If you have a starter you may want to share it. The pate was scrummy as were the mains, never made it to a pudding! Nice staff, very friendly, worth phoning and booking.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Fantastic food, great atmosphere, and a lovely dog called Pickle! We went very early on our first night in Swanage and got a table. We took the precaution to book ahead for 2 more nights

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Southsea
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

The Black Swan is open weekday evenings from 17.30. Prep starts around noon! They do however serve food on Sunday lunchtime from 12 'til 2pm. This is a pub with excellent 'pub grub plus', not a failing restaurant! Excellent selection of well kept real ales & a particularly good Pinot Blush Rose. The kitchen sounds to be a very jolly... More 

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hemel hempstead
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5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

Plenty to choose from, we had 3 meals there, and were superb. It's good value for money. I would advise to book so as not to be disappointed. Every night all the tables were full. Relaxed atmosphere and good beer

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

Picked this place because dogs were welcome. Charming traditional pub, no loud music or arcade machines to spoil the atmosphere. Small restaurant area but was actually very cosy and didn't feel too crowded so you could actually hear what your companions were saying which isn't always the case. Good, varied choice on the menu but still remained traditional and even... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

We have eaten here and was nice food don't forget to book as it is a small pub. The main character is pickles the dog always wants a game of ball.The garden is a great retreat.

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Leighton Buzzard, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015 via mobile

This is what good pub grub should be. A good choice, well cooked and nice service. The portions can be described as substantial and, the icing on the cake, was a good portion of fresh vegetables. Glad the venue we tried to book did not do meals until Thursdays👌

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

The Black Swan is a lovely traditional pub in the heart of Swanage. There was a wide selection on the menu and also a range of specials available, most of which they could offer gluten-free. They have separate fryers and equipment for the gluten-free fish and chips, and the bar staff were well versed with cross-contamination, which gave us confidence... More 

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Haverfordwest, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

Lovely food, atmosphere and unexpected musical entertainment of guitars, mandolin and two types of dulcimer. Friendly attentive staff too

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 170 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

Without doubt the pick of the pubs in Swanage & why it's difficult to get a table without booking ( though worth a try anyway) Excellent food with some genuinely different specials such as Jamaican goat curry & I believe they had quail one day. Good cask ales that changed regularly & lovely friendly staff- only sorry we didn't get... More 

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Additional Information about The Black Swan Inn

Address: 159 High Street, Swanage, England
Phone Number: 01929-42-38-46
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Dorset  >  Isle of Purbeck  >  Swanage
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Cuisine: English, Pub

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Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 159 High Street, Swanage, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Dorset  >  Isle of Purbeck  >  Swanage
  • Phone Number: 01929-42-38-46

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: English, Pub
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm

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