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The Black Swan Inn

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$$ - $$$
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159 High Street, Swanage BH19 2NE, England
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Tue - Sun 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Whilst some of our party enjoyed our meal others were not so impressed The linguine was not the best! However there was a good choice of wine & the boys enjoyed the Guiness

Thank SallyGrace01
Aachen, Germany
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Definitely come here. Lovely pub with great atmosphere and the food is just delicious! The menu is very diverse with many specials on the board that all sound great. I can definitely recommend the mussels, the fish pie and the cider-battered fish and chips (the home-made remoulade is an eye-opener!). I recommend booking a table in advance, it was very... More 

Thank Enno13
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Recommended by a local shopkeeper & she was right. Good menu but a fabulous choice of specials. I love lamb shank & if it falls off the bone then it is cooked properly; this one did & was. Treacle tart to follow with superb custard

Thank WorcesterWolf
Sussex UK
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94 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Booked a table with a large group of friends and found the pub warm and welcoming. All main meals were good - served piping hot and nicely presented. We sampled scampi, sausages, game, stroganoff .... Good range of reasonably priced wines too. Unfortunately the evening was marred a little by a very rowdy party table with language that left much... More 

Thank Carrowdale
Epsom, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Very nice atmosphere. Good food and good value too. Unusual menu with some interesting dishes. Will definitely return.

Thank goatandrat
Swansea, United Kingdom
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81 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

In Swanage for the excellent Blues Festival. After a couple of days in amongst the sounds of blues music we were looking for a little peace and came across the Black Swan. It was very busy but able to book for Sunday evening. We had mussels, goats cheese salad linguine and fish pie - all excellent although the linguine could... More 

Thank Andrew H
London, United Kingdom
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71 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We (a group of 6) celebrated a friends birthday at this pub. Its 'cozy' but accommodating The food was very nice! For mains four of us had pork belly with (very garlic'y') dauphinoise potatoes, and the other two had lovely cheesy fish pie. For desserts some of us had a nice cheese board with incredibly sweet onion chutney, the lightest... More 

Thank NtM70
Bognor Regis
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35 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have always used the Black Swan when we holiday in Swanage twice a year and have previously left good reviews. Three of us had an evening meal here last week. It all started well and the starters were ok and the staff very friendly. The main courses however were a different story. I had sirloin steak with a peppercorn... More 

3 Thank beamishBognorRegis
Swanage, United Kingdom
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36 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

24 friends went out to celebrate a golden wedding anniversary of a lovely couple, the company was good, the meal and service was excellent, considering the amount of meals to be served, there was plenty on each plate and it was well served and hot, all round an excellent meal.

Thank willywonker51
Manchester, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

High expectations believing food to be the best in Swanage. Friendly welcome, attentive staff. Ordered Steak as a treat, but even when food arrived, presentation was poor. Steak and sauce were worse, very tough, bland and frankly inedible. We complained quietly, only to be told the chef deemed there to be nothing wrong with the steak. Paid and left, never... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Bar, British, Pub, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar scene, Dining on a budget, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 159 High Street, Swanage BH19 2NE, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Dorset  >  Isle of Purbeck  >  Swanage
  • Phone Number: 441929423846

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