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Swan Inn

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37 York Street, Sidmouth EX10 8BY, England
1395 512849
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  • 47
    Excellent
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    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
weekday lunch

Had lunch in the Swan in March 2015. Warm welcome by staff. Good beers and the food was very good. Would definitely recommend.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 31, 2015
550bluebell
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
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English first
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015 via mobile

Was nice welcoming got seated and a drink I ordered a tagliatelle wild mushroom and ham and the Mrs had a salad mine was ok to say the least not to flavour full and tasted off a little bit went home after meal to bed then about 1:30am woke up stomach pains and the food revisited to put it politely... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

Had lunch in the Swan in March 2015. Warm welcome by staff. Good beers and the food was very good. Would definitely recommend.

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Chippenham, United Kingdom
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

Got to Sidmouth on the way home from Ashburton, dear me, welcome to East Devon District Council. Awful. Signs everywhere, nightmare 30 min parking bays, parking officer in baseball cap gleefully booking people, really in your face. Dont reverse into these spaces!!!! Dont stop here!!!! Turn around! GO AWAY NOW ! BUT! Saw an A board after we managed to... More 

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canada
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131 reviews 131 reviews
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76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

We called here as recommended. The beer was good,but the HOMEMADE lasagne was a joke as could find very little mince in it. The pub certainly has atmosphere.

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London
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74 reviews 74 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
86 helpful votes 86 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
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20 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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
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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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17 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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8 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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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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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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