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The Black Swan Inn

159 High Street, Swanage, England
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Ranked #13 of 64 Restaurants in Swanage
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Hours:
Tue - Sun 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Cuisines: English
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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English first
Swanage, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

This small pub has really come on by concentrating on what it does best .i.e. a smallish range of well prepared, tasty dishes served in generous portions.The cooking is excellent and a nice friendly atmosphere and good service help make this the best pub to eat in in Town. Minor points are the small range of two real ales which... More 

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Slough
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

We visit The Black Swan every time we come to Swanage. The food is really excellent and there is always a warm welcome. The main bar is snug and there is also a garden for warm days.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

We have enjoyed several meals here - the menu capitalises on local produce and at busy times does run out of some 'specials' - indicating the use of fresh ingredients, freshly prepared dishes and tatsy offerings. Portions are generous and all of our party enjoyed their meals. Steaks and ribs were delicious. Not being a great dog lover, i wondered... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Such a lovely pub with extremely welcoming staff and not to mention Pickle the dog. The food was delicious and we're extremely excited to go back and visit when we're next down in Swanage! Highly recommend.

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Heidelberg, Germany
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

Service was excellent (picles included)! The garlic ciabatta was AMAZING! Best garlic bread of my life! The ribs and the burger are average, other dishes like the chicken curry are very good. Must visit in Swanage!

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10 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

great food, big portions and a lovely welcoming atmosphere. Would thoroughly recommend eating here and all nine of us in our party thought it was a great pub

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Ilkley, United Kingdom
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43 reviews 43 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

This is a lovely pub in Swanage; good beer, a conventional pub grub menu and a very good chef. The Fish pie was excellent and the steaks huge (a special); we had a great night out there.

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3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

The food is excellent and the portions are great sizes especially if you are hungry!! The service was great and the atmosphere was very friendly. We thoroughly enjoyed the open fire!!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

Beautiful food , great service in historic old pub with open fires . Beautiful food , great service in historic old pub with open fires .

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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38 reviews 38 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

We have been to the Black Swan on many occasions. Alison who runs the pub is lovely and makes you very welcome. She also has a little dog called Pickles who is often in the pub wanting to say hello. The food is excellent proper home style hearty food, they don't scrimp on portions either. The pub is in two... More 

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Additional Information about The Black Swan Inn

Address: 159 High Street, Swanage, England
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

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