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Swan Inn

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English, Pub
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37 York Street, Sidmouth EX10 8BY, England
1395 512849
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations

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  • 46
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  • 44
    Very good
  • 5
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
A great pint and excellent lunch

I had a great Sunday lunch in there accompanied by some lovely real ale. once you get to know the staff and they know you are qualify as a local. Back in Jack's day it took a while longer but were never an outsider as long as accompanied by a local. The great well-kept beer is what makes the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 16, 2015
Side'li
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London
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
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English first
London
Top Contributor
73 reviews 73 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

I had a great Sunday lunch in there accompanied by some lovely real ale. once you get to know the staff and they know you are qualify as a local. Back in Jack's day it took a while longer but were never an outsider as long as accompanied by a local. The great well-kept beer is what makes the place..and... More 

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Sidmouth, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

It has such a nice local feeling about it and is not a pub which feels it has been over worked. Many of the original features are still there from 40 years ago and the building from the outside has hardly changed since it was built. A very pleasant lunch at very reasonable prices.

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Exmouth, England, United Kingdom
1 review
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014 via mobile

This review saddens me to write. We have been frequently visiting the swan for the past 8 years. My partner used to visit the swan weekly with his men's drinking group. But no more, along with 2 other locals. We booked a table and came into eat last week, to be told our fast asleep, 5 week old newborn could... More 

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Southampton
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19 reviews 19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

Didnt eat here but had a few drinks. reasonably priced and good selection of well kept ales. Tucked away behind the main street, but easy to find. Definitely recommend you visit this one .

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Sidmouth, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014 via mobile

Another great meal at the Swan. Crab and mango salad and Ham egg and chips. Perfect meals, good value and great service. Hope it doesn't become too popular though or we won't get in. Can't be faulted!

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

A proper pub serving proper pub grub. Visited here today and had haddock and a steak dish. The steak was huge and the haddock (with homemade tartar sauce) was cooked to perfection. Combine this with a welcoming barman and you cant ask for more. Will definitely be returning for more.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
56 reviews 56 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

For the twenty odd years that we have kept caravans in East Devon, our biggest regret has been the lack of real pubs - This is one. Not spit and sawdust but a warm, homely place where you can stand at the bar, sit in the window, lounge in the garden or find a more formal food table in the... More 

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Burnham-On-Sea, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

landlady very obiging and friendly and actually knew how to make a pimms no.1 nothing too much trouble prawn and crab salad very good on list of places to revist great old fashion pub

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Bristol, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

LOCATION This pub is off the beaten track, but well worth looking for. Parking is close by which is essential in Sidmouth. The weather was fine and we started in the beer garden, which could benefit from some plants and pots, but was rustic. STAFF We had a birthday celebration for my mother at this venue and the staff were... More 

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Towcester, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

Good beer, good homemade food, smiling helpful staff. Its a proper pub!! If you go to Sidmouth go here - its a must

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 37 York Street, Sidmouth EX10 8BY, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Devon  >  Sidmouth
  • Phone Number: 1395 512849

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: English, Pub

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