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The Black Swan Inn

159 High Street, Swanage, England
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Ranked #14 of 64 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
Warrington, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014 NEW

Good food,friendly welcome,good service. What's not to like? Not to be confused with the 'other Black Swan.'

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Purley
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

After finding this on the internet as a great pub for gluten free cooking we had to check it out. I have to say I was very pleasantly surprised at the variety of gluten free options, including cider battered hake, pate & toast and barbecue ribs to name a few. The food was fantastic with the meat literally falling off... More

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Canterbury, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

outstanding quality of pub food - freshly cooked by outstanding chefs (one french)... and really good value for money. Landlady takes a keen interest in customers... staff friendly, tolerant and good humoured.. beer well kept and well stored decent quality wine

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Billericay, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

Surprised to see this rank as low as this Very busy pub which we were lucky to get a free table to eat here The food was excellent and I would recommend it to anyone visiting swanage

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Croy, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

Excellent local pub serving home cooked food. It had a warm cozy atmosphere with friendly staff. Great evening.

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Welland
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21 reviews 21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

This really was one of the best meals I have ever had! Best peppercorn sauce ever and the Jurassic ribs were lush, beef, lamb and pork! I had steak the first night and had to return the next night to have the ribs, my boyfriend had the ribs both nights! The landlady was really friendly and her dog pickles is... More

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

We were recommended to eat here by our guest house, Millbrook. The atmosphere was very friendly and the food was excellent, both gluten free and not. Very highly recommended.

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London, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

We visited the Black Swan, having has it recommended to us. The first time we went they were fully booked, so we only had a drink and had to book to eat the next evening. We were really looking forward to it, and as it was so busy we had very high hopes! The staff were really friendly and the... More

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UK
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27 reviews 27 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

The last day of September and this very traditional pub was still very busy, so next time we shall book. A friendly welcome from the bar, an interesting 'specials' board, decent Ringwood Best and when our food came, without much of a wait, we tucked in to some of the best pub-grub to be had. My partner pronounced the Fish... More

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Bognor Regis
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16 reviews 16 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

We ate here for the first time on the last Sunday in September. We had booked a table for one o'clock. We arrived at 12.50, ordered a drink and were then asked if we would like to have the drink in the garden as the table was not ready. We went back in at 1.05, sat at the table, ordered... More

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