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The Black Swan Inn

159 High Street, Swanage, England
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Ranked #20 of 67 Restaurants in Swanage
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: English
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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English first
Worcester, United Kingdom
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28 reviews 28 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

I felt like I was imposing asking the unfriendly landlady for a beer. All the tables were reserved, yet no one came in. I won't go again. The Red Lion, down the hill, was much nicer and more welcoming.

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Worcester, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014 via mobile

I have to say that this is the first time in all my years coming to Swanage that I have ever felt like an intruding and unwelcome tourist!! The landlady in this pub is rude and abrupt. She made the whole experience unwelcoming and my husband and I didn't even finish our drinks before rushing out the door. I will... More

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Sevenoaks, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

The home cooked Sunday lunch was excellent and of generous portions. The menu offered was interesting. Service was good.

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Great Dunmow, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

Brilliant food, beer (real ale) in best condition, lovely land lady and attentive staff. Wish we had found you sooner. Best pub in Swanage.

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Stafford, United Kingdom
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19 reviews 19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

Great food, staff are first class. The pub is also dog friendly.Car parking in the area a bit tight, pub has small car park. But well worth a visit.

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Swanage, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

This is my favourite food pub in Swanage. It is not so easy to drop in to get a table these days as the pub is busy. Great food every time.

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Sedgefield, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

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
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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