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The Black Swan Inn

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159 High Street, Swanage, England
01929-42-38-46
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11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Tue - Sun 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 234
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  • 106
    Very good
  • 21
    Average
  • 12
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  • 14
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Windy sunday

Always go to this pub when we are in area (mother in law in care home) there always a good pint on and the food is the best all home made had Moroccan lamb burger absolutely delicious and for pud winter pudding with creme fraiche .was going to go the following night but had to get back home as... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Always go to this pub when we are in area (mother in law in care home) there always a good pint on and the food is the best all home made had Moroccan lamb burger absolutely delicious and for pud winter pudding with creme fraiche .was going to go the following night but had to get back home as the... More 

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Swanage, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Been several times in the last few months for group nights out and as a couple. Everyone enjoyed their meals; good variety and value for money. The young waitress is excellent - polite, attentive and a great smile! The chef is clearly keen on his specials! A good value night out.

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Thank Gazania186266
Kent, England
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

You cannot go wrong in this very old Inn. The menu is great and the staff very friendly and helpful. The portions are quite large so go when you are really hungry! I recommend the braised stuffed breast of lamb followed by a delicious pudding or homemade sorbet if you are too full! Pickles the dog loves you to kick... More 

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Thank TheBrowns8
Nottingham, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We were recommended this establishment by locals in the area and were expecting your typical pub grub experience. We were told to book and reserve a table as it gets quite busy. (and oh boy it does!) We were VERY lucky to get a table on short notice and were surprised considering the pub is quite small. The food was... More 

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Thank Amie A
Guildford, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

First visit to this lovely pub in Swanage. The Sunday lunch was very tasty, with excellent quality meat and such good value for money. The menu is wide and varied and we are returning on Wednesday for a birthday evening meal. Another review will follow then.

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Thank Sharron C
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237 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is probably the best pub in Swanage and does get busy, so it is wise to book for a meal. The service is efficient and the standard of food is great.

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Thank Alan M
Wool
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Have not been in here in years, so when my friends suggested a visit, I was in two minds, however the friendly reception, and fabulous menu soon had me sold. Great food well kept beer, can't wait to return. Sensible prices, booking essential.

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Thank SLELWool
dorset england
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Been visiting Swanage for many years (47) I think well known this is now definitely the best pub in Swanage the staff are a credit to Eric the landlord. Keep up the good work 5 star

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Sussex
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is where I always go for supper. Fabulous food and wines a friendly pub with service to match. Good range of food to suit everyone - excellent vegetarian options and puddings to die for. The only downside is its ever increasing popularity - you need to book even in the winter.

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Ross-on-Wye, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Wife and I ate at the black swan last night,,I had the mussels Mariners,delicious,followed by a whole roast partridge,very tender and tasty,my wife thoroughly enjoyed her veggy meatloaf starter followed by a 10 oz ribeye all really enjoyable,totally recommend this place to eat.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 159 High Street, Swanage, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Dorset  >  Isle of Purbeck  >  Swanage
  • Phone Number: 01929-42-38-46

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: British, Pub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene, Families with children
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

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?