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The Black Swan Inn

159 High Street, Swanage, England
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Ranked #19 of 67 Restaurants in Swanage
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: English
Dining options: Reservations
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English first
Sedgefield, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

We visited the Black Swan three times during our holiday -twice with our children and once as a couple. On each occasion the service and food could not be faulted; there is an interesting menu using high quality local ingredients. The atmosphere and bar are excellent and the beer garden is peaceful as well as welcoming. Our daughter has a... More

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Castle Cary, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

I decided to take my wife away for the weekend to Swanage to celebrate our 10th anniversary of going out with each other. I wanted to take her out for a meal and did some research on Google and Trip Advisor to find a suitable pub or restaurant which does gluten free food, as my wife is a coeliac. I... More

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Germany
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

We were recommended this pub as a great place to eat some gluten-free pub food, and it was great! They have a garden at the back and a front room where families with kids are allowed too, but it can be very busy so better to book in advance....

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Herne Bay
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

Attentive staff especially the chef!!!' Cassoulet to die for, obviously down to the French chef. All of the menu reasonably priced. Will be sure to return.

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Hampshire
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

I turned up on a very wet, rainy Friday evening with my two children and the restaurant was full to bursting. Each customer was elbow to elbow with the next person. I asked the landlady if there was an possibility of a table for three and she was very abrupt and said "no!" then turned her back on me and... More

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Tired, hungry and in Swanage during festival time - finding a place to eat was not easy, but then someone suggested The Black Swan and we're so glad they did. We sat outside as the inside was busy but that was no problem as the weather was good. The menu, as most good menus should, gave lots of food for... More

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Orlando, Florida
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10 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

My parents have had a small flat in Swanage for just over five years, but this summer is the first time we've visited the Black Swan. It is a little bit out the way, further up the high street, but definitely worth a visit! The staff were great, friendly and attentive offering suggestions on the food. The food itself was... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

A proper pub with good real ale and good food; interesting menu. Welcoming and friendly staff. No TV or other distractions.

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Southampton, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

The best pub meal I've had in ages! I just wished we'd discovered this lovely pub on our first night in Swanage but it made our last all the more enjoyable. The staff were really friendly and Pickle (the pub dog) provided great entertainment in the garden. Would highly recommend this pub but it is clearly very popular so would... More

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

my wife and I went here for a meal. we had to wait over an hour for our food, when we asked about it had nothing but rudeness from the landlady. they said it will be 2 minutes then its just being dished up. the food wasn't very special for the price we paid. Also health and safety issue as... More

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