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The Black Swan Inn

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159 High Street, Swanage, England
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Today
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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  • 138
    Excellent
  • 70
    Very good
  • 17
    Average
  • 9
    Poor
  • 12
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Very good!

Very good value for money; very efficient and full of locals. Book if you don't want to be disappointed.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 22, 2015
martineb148
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Felsted, United Kingdom
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Felsted, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

Very good value for money; very efficient and full of locals. Book if you don't want to be disappointed.

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London, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

We initially stopped for a quick drink but then smelt the food and saw it was full so thought we would give it a go. The atmosphere was very friendly and the staff very welcoming and had a good knowledge of the menu. The food arrived in good time and was plentyful and tasty. I would recommend as good value... More 

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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40 reviews 40 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Nice pub just up the road from town, was recommended by friends so we gave it a go. Had a meal for our family of 10, the overall service and the food was great.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

I have to say this was outstanding. Smallish restaurant area, so yes you need to book. Food was excellent, and served in an appropriate time. The beer (Ringwood) is quite lovely and the wine selection looks good too. Pate starter was fabulous, and the Jurassic rib selection was enormous and very tasty. Other meals were are more normal size, but... More 

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new milton
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

Well we have tried several times to get in here to eat and it was worth waiting for. We were greeted by the chef which was nice and the atmosphere was superb. The food met all expectations and some! Decent size portions and beautifully presented and very,very tasty. Will definitely be back...................... But you need to book ahead!!

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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

We had a really lovely family meal here yesterday, I was spoilt for choice with the gluten free menu, really good food very hot and plenty of it. We were very well looked after by the friendly staff and delightful dog Pickles. We will be back!

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Daventry
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

We have just eaten a really good Sunday roast, everything fresh and cooked to perfection. Staff were very friendly and helpful too, but also they have one of the best GF menus we've seen so far! We will definitely be eating here again..... and again.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015 via mobile

What a find and booking recommended, especially at weekends. We chose mussels and fish pie from the specials board and were very pleased with our choices. It is hard to find a good pub which serves good food but The Black Swan certainly fits the bill. We visit Swanage several times a year and The Black Swan will certainly be... More 

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Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

Lovely friendly pub. Food is very good what I would call home made and very decent portions you won't go away feeling hungry. The pub dog Pickle is a lovely little thing & likes you to play with his ball! I' m not a dog lover but he didn't bother me.

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Derby, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

We have eaten in loads of places in Swanage and this is the best we have found. Excellent food and drink, great atmosphere, super land lady. This is better than the usual pub food and compares well with other restaurant offerings we have had in the town.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 159 High Street, Swanage, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Dorset  >  Isle of Purbeck  >  Swanage

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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