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The Swan Inn

$$ - $$$
Bar, British, Pub
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Pillory Hill, Noss Mayo PL8 1EE, England
+44 1752 872392
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Sun 12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Mon - Thu 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 12:00 pm - 12:00 pm
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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 23, 2016

I have to say although the Ship Inn is all swanky to all,having been abruptly informed you can't eat here as you haven't booked didn't really do it for me today. Anyway no worries had a wee half then off to the Swann Inn,great little friendly pub with a lovely log fire... Excellent range of beers,The Ghost Ship from Addams... More 

1 Thank KnowlesyAjk
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2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 20, 2016 via mobile

The phone number of the Swan Inn has been changed to 01752 872334 for all enquiries or meal bookings for evening time.

1 Thank Denise B
Evesham, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 28, 2016 via mobile

Easy to walk past enroute elsewhere on a walk or a day out...but would thoroughly recommend dropping in here for a pint or three instead! Best beers, best sun-downer views, great staff, what's not to like?! 😊 Didn't have a chance to eat here but food looked great and by all accounts, exciting new chef starts here soon. Give it... More 

1 Thank John C
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12 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 27, 2016

We were staying in the post house, next door, so called in to the Swan a few times during our stay. Was impressed by the welcome I got on first visit - Denise and Kevin are soooo friendly and the bar staff were great! Given they have taken over the Swan as a failing pub, they seem to have lots... More 

2 Thank andrewrance
Dorking, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 24, 2016

Sometimes it's just nice to have a pleasant pint with a glorious view ! My 'very good' in TA's rather unflexible review grid refers to that - as the Swan Inn's new owner deserves a chance to break with longstanding half hearted reviews in Cruising guides. Yes, the Ship at Newton Ferrers is still excellent but 4 men in a... More 

2 Thank adrianh794
Farnborough, United Kingdom
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138 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 18, 2016

The beer is good. We were going to eat but I was put off by the dogs that were roaming around the bar / restaurant. The food is the basic pie and chips type and the meals that other people were eating looked appetising enough. The beer (Doom Bar, Tribute and Ghost Ship) was a reasonable choice and the Doom... More 

3 Thank John F
Abingdon, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 3, 2016 via mobile

Stopped by after walk as the rain appeared. 2 fabulous ploughmans and great chips. Proper food like it should be. Would recommend for a friendly welcome in a beautiful setting.

2 Thank Susan J
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14 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 14, 2016 via mobile

This place has a new landlord so was not at its best. Beautiful location for sitting out for a drink but no ale as the staff don't know how to change a barrel or clean the pipes. Staff were really friendly and we did enjoy our drink and location. Food menu is basic - pizza/Chips but did the job of... More 

1 Thank Sarahashton
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 13, 2016 via mobile

Third time in noss and always enjoyed a pint in the swan but wouldn't eat there after last year. Great to see new people have taken it on who will be the breath of fresh air it needed. Had a lovely last night with said couple and met their gorgeous black lab buster. Good luck to them and thanks for... More 

5 Thank Howard Y
Plymouth, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 13, 2016 via mobile

Visited the Swan today with friends. Beautiful location, but Very disappointed in standard of food, frozen veg cold, tasteless burger, & the bread bap was so hard even the sea gulls rejected it, when commented, landlord refunded us £1 !! Unhappy with this, pursued it further, final offer of a free half of cider 😂 will not be returning!

1 Thank Lynniechinney
TMAone, Owner at The Swan Inn, responded to this review

Unfortunately in this industry this type of customer is becoming all too common. The customer orders some food and then "finds" a problem with the dish. Rather that bring this to the attention of the staff straight away they consume the entire meal except the piece with the "issue" then expect a full refund. As in this example I fully... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$6 - $19
Bar, British, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Reservations, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available
Good for
Scenic view, Families with children, Local cuisine, Bar scene
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 12:00 pm
12:00 pm - 12:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Pillory Hill, Noss Mayo PL8 1EE, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Devon  >  Noss Mayo
  • Phone Number: +44 1752 872392
The Swan Inn is a great British pub where you can get a bite to eat throughout the day. With fabulous views over the River Yealm estuary there is no better place to relax and enjoy a glass of your favorite tipple. Our menu is proper pub grub with a varied and seasonal offer. We are not a fine dining outlet with overpriced and undersized portions but offer good English grub at fair prices. We love to cater for family's and welcome man's best friend inside provided he is clean and well behaved. If you want your food and drink dropped into your mouth through a solid gold pipette then look elsewhere.

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