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The Swan Inn

Swan not Swann, Sturminster Newton DT10 1AR, England
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- Jul 5, 2014
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English first
Sherborne, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

I only popped in for a quick lunch with my youngest daughter, but really wish I hadn't. We shared fish and chips- easily the worst I have had for decades. Pub food has moved on incredibly but this was a triumph of tasteless disappointment over vaunted ambition. The new menu is well advertised- perhaps I ordered badly- but the fish... More

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Gillingham, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Went in with friends for a drink we were waiting a while to be served at the bar. Our meals were ok just chicken meals and basket stuff really.

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Lincolnshire
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138 reviews 138 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

We went here, in a series of small groups, for a quick meal. The selection of food is poor. The whole front page of the menu, the subs, was off. Beyond that, there's a page of chicken dishes - with chips, a page of burgers - with chips, a page of hot dogs - with chips, and a page of... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

Went to The Swan Inn for lunch with my partner at the weekend and could not fault service or food extremely friendly staff. We go in for the amazing hot chocolate regularly always a friendly atmosphere. Would definitely recommend going to the best pub in sturminster newton.

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Dorchester
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2014 via mobile

Stood at bar and no one behind it to serve for quite some time. No food being served. Ordered latte, it was put on ill fitting saucer, spoon didn't reach bottom of the mug to stir sugar and there was almost as much frothed milk on the outside of the mug as there was inside, oh and lukewarm is not... More

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Dorset, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2014

Recently my girlfriend's parents came to stay from abroad and I suggested the Swan as a place to stay. It couldn't have been a better choice as they had the perfect stay with everything they needed and more (albeit the limited lingo between landlord and them but it didn't matter at all...he entertained perfectly). During their time of stay the... More

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Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2014

Perfect location for a lazy rural break. Sturminster Newton is a beautiful north dorset town with the river stour running around it. We never stayed at the Swan Inn but dropped in for a beer or three in the evenings. good selection of beers and wines and the food is good hearty pub grub. It is my favourite pub in... More

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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

Friendly enough staff, and the food was ok. The service was acceptable, but slowish, although as I wasn't in a rush that was no problem. The Swan is a noisy, busy town centre pub.

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dorset
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2013

The restaurant was not particularly busy yet we had to wait a long, long time for our food. It was distinctly average when it finally arrived- edible but not enjoyable. However, the worst thing about this place was the unwelcoming vibe- the woman who greeted us, who I believe is the landlady, clearly did not welcome children and was exceptionally... More

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Poole, United Kingdom
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39 reviews 39 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2013

Enjoyed a jacket potato with the unusual filling of mushroom, spinach and garlic. Very tasty. The staff were very friendly and welcoming. My husband wasn't too sure what one of the leaves in the salad was but the staff went and asked the chef and came back with the answer. This gave you the feeling that 'nothing was too much... More

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