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Swan not Swann, Sturminster Newton DT10 1AR, England
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    3.5 of 5 stars
Very average

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.

3 of 5 starsReviewed August 4, 2015
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Poole, United Kingdom
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New Forest National Park, United Kingdom
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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 

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Poole, United Kingdom
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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.

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

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