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Beavers Restaurant

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14 Institute Road, Swanage BH19 1BX, England
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41 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I've visited Beavers on a number of occasions over the years. The staff are friendly, the food good (and hot) and reasonably generous portions. There is a standard menu, plus a blackboard with a variety of specials. For lunch I usually choose something off the blackboard - I have never been disappointed. Pricing is not the absolute cheapest, but certainly... More 

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1 Thank DorsetColinUK
Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We spent Christmas in Swanage and visited Beavers for lunch the day before Christmas Eve. Lovely atmosphere - the open fire meant the cafe was warm, and great food again - we all had toasted sandwiches and chips. Good service and good value for money - thank you!

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Thank Jane B
Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Excellent food in this cafe. Nice cozy atmosphere with open fire. Food lovely and tasty. All sorts on the menu. Lovely staff. Will be back for more.

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Thank steve j
Dorset, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This must be the most friendly café in Swanage, everyone welcome, children, wheelchairs, dogs, the staff are great, the food is fabulous, a must to visit and its the same happy place any time of the year. Love it.

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Thank PaulineHill
Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Popped in on hubbys Birthday for hot choc and apple cake, lovely staff and nice food, very busy but fast service will be back sometime.

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Thank Dawn C
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Took 23 month old and 7 year old out for lunch. Staff were friendly, helpful and super efficient. They cooked extra fish fingers for my youngest grand daughter to have and share chips with her 7 year old cousin. One of the lovely ladies even sat with them while I visited the 'ladies room' as for the carrot and coriander... More 

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Thank gailkatrina
Bangor, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 9, 2016

Lovely dog friendly cafe for elevenses. They were very happy for the dog to come in. Teacakes were delicious

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Thank Coedycastell
Corby, United Kingdom
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9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 3, 2016

We've been to Beavers many times and have always enjoyed the food and the atmosphere. There's a good choice of food for breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea or dinner and even just a coffee is nice. The staff are very friendly and we like it there because we can take our dog inside too. They are always happy to let people... More 

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Thank Paul G
London, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 1, 2016

We called in here after a long day walking. Lovely friendly service warm scones! What more can you ask for!

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Thank famdye
Taplow
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 30, 2016 via mobile

We went the first time two weeks ago and shared a table with locals as it was busy. They had been going there for years. When we ordered, the manager took they order and was extremely curt. So much so that even the regulars noticed! And thought she was very rude. We went back for a second time at breakfast... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Cafe, British
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Dining on a budget, Kids, Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 14 Institute Road, Swanage BH19 1BX, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Dorset  >  Isle of Purbeck  >  Swanage

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?