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Swan not Swann, Sturminster Newton DT10 1AR, England
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Dining options: Lunch, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible

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  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
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  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
ok pub

very friendly staff.ate a very nice caesar salad.staff even bought replacement drinks to table. easily the better pub in town.nice beer garden.

3 of 5 starsReviewed September 8, 2015
Good for:
  • Bar scene
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English first
Sturminster Newton, England, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place is getting back on its feet again after a few years of neglect. The food was really very good and everyone in my party enjoyed it. It's well worth a try and anyone who has not eaten there for a few years, like me, will find that things are a lot better now.

Thank Colin S
Dorset, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a group dinner meeting on Wednesday 28/10/2015, friendly staff table set out well. The food was brought out to each guest hot, well presented and very good portion sizes. The food was delicious, very tasty, cooked to perfection and exactly as we ordered. The meals were very reasonably priced. Drinks orders were taken at the table. Well done... More 

Thank tinkerbellk8
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1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went for Saturday lunch with our 19 month old daughter and it was lovely! Great service and the food was lovely, the staff came to check on us regularly and even the chefs came to check that we had enough food and they even brought out extra sausages for my daughter when she finished what she had. We had... More 

Thank Jeanette E
Cardiff, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2015

It's no surprise to see a plethora of wonderful reviews since new landlord and landlady took over. I'd been to the Swan for food just over a year ago, and was somewhat disappointed... however in recent months, under new management, food, service and general atmosphere have all drastically improved. The menu is wholesome, traditional yet varied, and it's clear that... More 

Thank Ed F
Southampton, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015

Went in with a party of 4,,menu was interesting..ordered healthy gourmet chicken burger ...it was lovely,.. had the banoffee pie for desert which was the best i have ever had,everyone enjoyed the meal and the overall experience was excellent..... will certainly be going back

1 Thank Sarah c
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39 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2015

very friendly staff.ate a very nice caesar salad.staff even bought replacement drinks to table. easily the better pub in town.nice beer garden.

1 Thank sidders3
New Forest National Park, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

Dropped in for Sunday lunch on our way back home from Devon. Discovered that it has just changed hands - some signs of previous lack of care were still evident (renovation takes time), but the welcome was friendly and the Badger First Call was certainly well-kept. Food was served pretty quickly for a Sunday: nothing fancy, just competently cooked food,... More 

Thank Tetenterre
Poole, United Kingdom
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212 reviews
143 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

Very average English pub. Just what they were all like 30 years ago, I mean in a ordinary way. Menu looks exciting. Very long wait for simple (& tasty sandwich). Staff agreeable. Eat in bar, no atmosphere. Also there is a "restaurant" section & garden at rear.

Thank Aldhelm
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

I visited the Swan for lunch today with my mother. I ordered a cheese omlette, it seemed very little cheese was present as it couldn't be tasted. The salad with my meal was dry, served with no dressing and obviously unwashed as it contained considerable amounts of grit. After I drew this to the attention of the waitress, showing her... More 

4 Thank Jenny W
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36 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Visited here with my husband for lunch but it wasn't the best which doesn't make me want to go back but I think they were in between chefs so it couldn't be helped

Thank Elaine D

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Swan not Swann, Sturminster Newton DT10 1AR, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Dorset  >  Sturminster Newton
  • Phone Number: 441258268150

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: British, Pub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene


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