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The Swan Inn

Swan not Swann, Sturminster Newton DT10 1AR, England
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- Aug 5, 2014
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English first
Poole
1 review
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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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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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
1 review
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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145 reviews 145 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
82 helpful votes 82 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
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
42 helpful votes 42 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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25 reviews 25 reviews
23 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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