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The Globe Inn

3 Bell Street, Swanage BH19 2RY, England
01929 423515
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Ranked #16 of 67 restaurants in Swanage
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $5 - $20
Cuisines: Pub
Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Reservations
Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Reservations
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English first
Swanage, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

We live locally and use the pub regularly. Whilst my parents were visiting we chose to eat in the Globe and as usual had a 5 star meal at more than reasonable prices. My parents were wowed by the food and traditional pub atmosphere. The next day they wanted to visit again. Always friendly and a beautiful garden to enjoy... More

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Rotherham, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW via mobile

We visited The Globe Inn whilst staying for 4 nights in Swanage. We spotted the pub as we drove into Swanage and decided to look at the reviews on here and facebook. We checked what days they were serving food and luckily as Thursday night was our last night so we could visit. On entering the pub we were a... More

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Newport, S.wales
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116 reviews 116 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014

Searched town centre in vain for quality food at a reasonable price so trudged all the way here on Tripad's recommendation. So glad we did! Cracking locals pub atmosphere, cheery welcome, good ale and lots of empty tables and an interesting menu. Apparently the chef is new and caters for the restaurant section alone. Really tasty fresh food eaten and... More

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London, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

Staying in Swanage, we two needed to find somewhere that reputedly did good fish and chips and a fine steak. The Globe does both. We can vouch for that. What the Globe lacks in terms of quiet dinner-for-two ambience (the shove ha'penny tournament was warming up) was more than made up for by the quality of the food. Excellent fresh... More

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anne r, Owner at The Globe Inn, responded to this review

I'm so glad you enjoyed your visit and the food. We are definitely a traditional pub that does food and so some nights you will have to accept the teams who play traditional pub games sharing the space. Remember to ring and check the availability of food as this does vary throughout the seasons. More

Swanage, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014 via mobile

I live just up the road from this place and never thought to go in until a few weeks ago and have to say I was very impressed. There's a great little garden out back making it perfect for those looking for a family friendly pub, there's even a little playground out there for kids. The prices aren't bad either.... More

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Swanage, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

I think Swanage is lucky to have such a talented Chef as Ashley at The Globe Inn. His fish 'n chips are the best I've ever had! And last week I had the Sunday roast beef and it was delicious! I had enough room to squeeze in a sticky toffee pudding with custard and it was equally delicious! And all... More

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Solihull England
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7 reviews 7 reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2014 via mobile

We walked out from the centre of Swanage, a fair distance, to find a notice outside saying no food until further notice.

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anne r, Owner at The Globe Inn, responded to this review

I'm sorry you had a walk out of Swanage. Ash, the chef who rents out our kitchen and does the food, was on a winter break. He starts back this weekend with a Valentine menu. His usual days are thurs fri sat pm and lunch time on Sundays. I urge anyone who is planning a visit to ring and check... More

England
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5 reviews 5 reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2013

We are Swanage locals so if you want to know where to get great pub food or a good place to have a drink then trust this review. The food is excellent, it is beautifully prepared and full of flavour. We have eaten in all of the food places in Swanage and this is most definitely the best for good... More

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anne r, Owner at The Globe Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. Its very cheering that you think this a friendly pub. We will be attacking the decor in the spring but are keen to retain the old fashioned charm of the Globe. I'm afraid we have had to concentrate spending on big items for the cellar, structure and kitchen in our first year. We havn't got... More

Portsmouth, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2013

We enjoyed a lovely meal as a family in this proper pub. Pool, darts, open fire and lovely evening meal made our holiday. Fantastic service from the small team and truly great pub food and excellent beer. This isn't the biggest pub so don't all head there at once!! We'll be back next time we holiday in Swanage.

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anne r, Owner at The Globe Inn, responded to this review

Really glad you had a good time at The Globe. It is a small local that we hope also welcomes visitors. We aim to be a pub that serves good food rather than a restaurant that serves beer. There is a bit more room in better weather as we have a large enclosed beer garden! More

Swanage, United Kingdom
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2013

We had visited the Globe a couple of times over the years but not being a fan of Ringwood Best (the only beer they sold) it kept me away, particularly when other establishments in town had a better selection. Also the pub seemed a little run down with hardly anyone in there, so all in all not very inviting. I’m... More

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