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Swan not Swann, Sturminster Newton DT10 1AR, England
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Dining options: Lunch, Reservations

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  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Not the best but friendly staff

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

3 of 5 starsReviewed November 4, 2014
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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 

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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

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Reigate, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

Typical town pub, looked promising for lunch when we read the menu outside but when we went inside it turned out that they had a new menu. No problem but the fish pie was unavailable. 3 of us ordered the "tankard of prawns" in anticipation of the good old British pint of prawns, usually a pint glass full of crevettes.... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 via mobile

We did not intend to visit this pub, but our first choice was closed. It is a pub we do not intend to visit again in the near future. The menu was poor and the prices very high.A chicken breast in a bun with chips was almost £10. The service was abysmal. Half an hour after placing my order I... More 

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Poole
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014 via mobile

Had not been here for a couple of years, food was very poor, garden area full of weeds and dirty ashtrays. Service slow and when complained about food told they always get compliments.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

Typical genuin english pub with a descent menu. The service was nice and the personell friendly. Clearly worth a visit with good friends.

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

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

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