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The Black Swan Inn

159 High Street, Swanage, England
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Ranked #17 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
Great Dunmow, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

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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Hampshire
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21 reviews 21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
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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4 reviews 4 reviews
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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13 reviews 13 reviews
11 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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