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Swan Inn

37 York Street, Sidmouth, England
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Ranked #19 of 69 restaurants in Sidmouth
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: English
Dining options: Reservations
Most recent review
- Jul 19, 2014
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations
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91% Recommend
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English first
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

Found this pub on TripAdvisor before a day trip to Sidmouth and it didn't disappoint. The pub was busy with regulars which is always a good sign. We ate superb, sandwiches which had a really fresh salad on the side and we also had lovely cheesy chips. It's a very friendly pub which also welcomes dogs. Could not fault our... More

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21 reviews 21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Not enough choice..not a comfortable place to eat.Disappointed with the meal.i don't think red and green cabbage with carrots goes with grilled haddock

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117 reviews 117 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

A traditional little pub, with great value, no nonsense type meals, with very good service. Would definitely eat here again if I return to Sidmouth.

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Emsworth, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

Great pub for locals and visitors alike. Very friendly landlord and landlady and good 'pub food'. The crab and prawn salad is excellent as are most of the other classic dishes. Great for Lunch times sitting either in(although smallish, so do book) or in the summer outside in the roomy back and side eating areas. Whenever we visit Sidmouth, which... More

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54 reviews 54 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

The beer is excellent, the atmosphere and people friendly too. The food was OK but not outstanding and, best of all, they had an old-fashioned space invader machine which certainly took me back quite a few years!

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Southampton, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

A proper old-fashioned pub - they serve food and Youngs ales seven days a week - we go to Sidmouth perhaps three or four times a year and eat in the Swan a least once during each visit - we can categorically say we have never had a bad meal there and the service and atmosphere are just great.

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London, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014

Very good food. Smallish menu changed every day. Very nice publican and staff, really friendly. Can get busy and noisy in bar. Smallish Separate dining room.. Must Book to be guaranteed a table. Obviously liked by locals.

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Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014

Went here with friends on the Friday night. Sat in the beer garden with pooch (who was welcomed in the bar as well) and enjoyed the Young's ales and a lovely Thatchers cider (bit strong...be careful!) Intended to go on somewhere else to eat but was enjoying the atmosphere so much stayed here. I had Trio of sausages and mash,... More

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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

We ate here on Saturday evening and had a fabulous meal! We met with friends there and had a few drinks first. Great atmosphere. The food was delicious and very good value, not expensive at all. I recommend the cheese board! We will definitely going back!

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Top Contributor
61 reviews 61 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

Terrific any time of year. They have maintained the tradition and long may they do so. The best pub ever and anywhere and I have been to a few.

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