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“Best pub in the village!” 3 of 5 stars
Review of swan inn

swan inn
rodden row, Abbotsbury, England
441305871249
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Ranked #5 of 5 restaurants in Abbotsbury
Cuisines: European
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Halden, Norway
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18 reviews 18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“Best pub in the village!”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2013

Given the competition is the Ilchester Arms (see separate poor reviews which reflect our own experience) this maybe isn't saying much, but the two barmaids were very friendly and the food was decent. Not a bad selection for vegetarians (lasagne, leek & walnut pie, cheese & vegetable fritters) and reasonably priced for quantity. Beer selection not so good - McKewans? But some ok cider on tap (Symons).

  • Visited July 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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  • English first
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English first
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“If you like the 70's, average overpriced microwave food then give it a try!”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2013 via mobile

Food would of been ok if was a little cheaper and as for the creepy landlord the only thing hes proberly changed in the last 40 years is his shirt! Local pub for local people!

  • Visited July 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Orsett, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Lovely lunch”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2013

Stopped here on our visit to Abbotsbury for lunch & although fairly busy the service was quick & pleasant.
I had a great crab ploughmans & my partner had a cheese ploughmans both of which came up with warm bread rolls & a selection of pickles. Also the plates were quickly cleared away.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Australia
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38 reviews 38 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 32 cities Reviews in 32 cities
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
“lovely old pub with decent food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2013

The building is lovely and atmospheric. The owner and staff were friendly and chatty. Our meal was tasty and well affordable.

Visited June 2013
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Weymouth, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“STEAK AND KIDNEY HEAVEN”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2013

As the title suggests they do a really good Kate n Sydney pie, I know this may sound daft but it actually has Kidney in it, you can taste it!. Basically what I am saying is "YOUVE GOT TO TRY IT " go on give it a go.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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