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The Black Swan Inn


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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner

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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Bar, British, Pub
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We ate here twice during our week in Swanage. Food was fine and a nice ambience. This is definitely a restaurant rather than a pub as all possible space was taken up with tables for eating. I think I found that a bit disappointing as...More

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank DaveGTW
Reviewed 6 days ago

Turned up Sunday evening without booking but were lucky to get a table. It is a very busy pub and really need to book to be sure of a table. I am really pleased that we did get a table because the food was fantastic....More

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank Susan C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited The Black Swan this lunch time after checking out the reviews on here. Best decision in quite a while. Fabulous food, great beer and extremely friendly staff. Fantatastic value for the Sunday roasts, fish pie and steak and ale pie. The chef's special pudding...More

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank 618IanH
Reviewed 1 week ago

Following our visit last year we were looking forward to eating at the Black Swan again and were not disappointed. It was Sunday evening and the restaurant and bar were both busy which gave place was a good atmosphere. I had baked mushroom with halloumi...More

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank JAF_Wales
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited on May bank holiday. Very busy but understandable. Lovely vegi options. Friendly staff. A little pricey however Swanage is for food and drink in general. Dog friendly pub. Didnt bother me...might bother others. Highly recommended.

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank Steph T
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited The Black Swan twice during a four-day break in Swanage and found the food to be great on both occasions. We were a group of six on the first visit and eight on the second and both times the food quality was excellent...More

Date of visit: May 2019
1  Thank stnors
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Good quality, well cooked food. The portions are generous, every thing tasted fresh. The beer was good. Visited twice in 4 days and will visit next time we are back in Swanage.

Date of visit: May 2019
1  Thank Grumpy_MK41
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had two meals here during our week in Swanage. Managed to walk in & get a table early 6pm on both occasions but would advise booking - as restaurant was booked out for after 7.15pm. Cosy traditional pub restaurant. The choice of food is excellent,...More

Date of visit: May 2019
1  Thank annemar1e
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Superb choice of food. Food was very nice and hot. There was seven of us and we were all very pleased with what we chose. Staff very friendly. An excellent experience. Xx

Date of visit: May 2019
1  Thank 833Christine
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Last time we ate here it was brilliant. Last evening we sent back a burnt pie and the cashew nuts in the stir fry were nearly all burnt. Sent pie back and got another but the other 5 had finished their meal. No mention was...More

Date of visit: April 2019
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September 23, 2016|
Response from Robert F | Reviewed this property |
Jack B
August 25, 2016|
Response from NessieNoo | Reviewed this property |
It's quite old but not as old as the jurassic foot print in the beer garden!
Mrs m b
July 13, 2016|
Response from 339darrenh |
There is a small car park at the back of the pub.
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