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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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Hours:
Tue - Sun 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Reservations

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  • 180
    Excellent
  • 82
    Very good
  • 21
    Average
  • 10
    Poor
  • 12
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Nice evening at Black Swan

nice evening at the black swan.Had a drink in the beer garden first and then shared a portion of pate and had a main each which was very nice.Food good,beer ok service quite speedy.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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English first
London, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Would have liked to try this pub as it advertises a gluten free menu and both my son and I are GF but, having trudged up the hill in the rain, we were met by the same gruff and grumpy landlady other reviewers describe. She gave us a curt "no" in response to our enquiry about a table (at 6pm)... More 

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

nice evening at the black swan.Had a drink in the beer garden first and then shared a portion of pate and had a main each which was very nice.Food good,beer ok service quite speedy.

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Rochester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

I visited with family and was made very welcome. Really nice food, great specials board, the portion size is outstanding and good value for money. Staff were friendly and service good, I will be returning.

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Wantage, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

We had dinner here on a Wednesday evening and were very lucky, when arriving just after 6.15pm, that they had one table for 2 left. Very popular place and not big so would be best to book. The staff were really lovely, the food was good (huge portions - the antipasti starter sharing platter would've been enough for 2 for... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

This place has a great reputation and for good reason. You literally have to be rolled out of the place as the portions are so big and yet you still find room for dessert. The service is friendly and the pub is warm and welcoming, especially Pickle the dog! Delciious food and plenty of it. Will go again.

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London
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

We ate as a family of four for the second time in a few weeks. Last time we went my wife had the fish lasagne and being an excellent cook found it dry. We mentioned this to the chef who agreed and we were not charged. The challenge is that some dishes are pre prepared and so dry out on... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

We enjoyed the pub, the food, the service and Pickles the dog so much we went back a second evening whilst on holiday. Would strongly recommend. But suggest that you book in advance to avoid disappointment.

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Swanage, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Great pub food and friendly atmosphere. Highly recommended. We had a lovely meal. The Ringwood Ale slips down well. There is a garden round the back. The oldest pub in Swanage.

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Paphos, Cyprus
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015 via mobile

We had not booked but they fitted us in and we were not disappointed. A busy lively atmosphere with friendly staff. The menu has a good selection to satisfy all tastes. A pint or two of the local bitter washed the meal down a treat.

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Shepton Mallet, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

Lovely rustic pub with a comfortable feel. The food was very good quality and a very good value for money for the area.Staff very efficient and friendly and pickles the pub dog is a must see he keeped us entertained while we sat in the garden after our meal

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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
  • Phone Number: 01929-42-38-46

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: British, 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?