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The Black Swan Inn

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159 High Street, Swanage BH19 2NE, England
+44 1929 423846
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11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Tue - Sun 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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East Preston, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Nice traditional pub with pleasant staff and wholesome food at reasonable prices. Best to book as very popular and hence gets busy.

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Wokingham, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited pub this week for a meal. Thought the food would be good as read positive reports. Not diapponted everything was cooked to perfection with a great varied choice and nice specials.

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Wells, Somerset
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26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I booked this after reading other TrIpadvisor reviews, and it seemed like the best option in a town which doesn't have many good places to eat. I wasn't prepared for such a haven of warmth, welcome and old-fashioned charm. Log fire, flagstone floors, friendly chatty staff, and delicious food (in my case roasted pheasant with red cabbage and Dauphinoise potatoes).... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We only intended to come for a drink on our last evening in Swanage but was quickly tempted by the varied menu and the sight of the attractive looking food being served. A great menu for vegetarians, real effort has gone into producing interesting dishes way beyond what you usually expect to find in a conventional meat eating pub. On... More 

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San Cayetano, Murcia, Spain
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Tucked away at the end of the High Street, behind the church. Good food and large portions. The staff were attentive and service was good. It is quite small so booking would be advisable

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Thank Juner667
Swanage, United Kingdom
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227 reviews
142 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is our favourite restaurant parading as a pub!the food is wholesome , beautifully prepared , freshly cooked . Mouths watering just writing this . This is 'our go to place' guaranteed good food . We go here all the time , en masse, or just the two of us . We usually have the Sunday roast . We're booked... More 

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Thank Pinksteph369
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90 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

From the outside, the Black Swan looks like a regular village pub, oozing old worldly charm. And that is spot on. It's exactly what you see when you walk in. Slate floors, separate bars and quaint furniture. What it doesn't tell you, is just how superb the food is going to be. As a family of four, we had three... More 

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Thank Alandnikki
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We go to the Black Swan regularly. Our visit the other evening was no different. The food was great, all the staff made us feel welcomed. All in all, another very enjoyable evening and would thoroughly recommend

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Witney, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Booked at short notice but the staff were very accommodating and provided a warm welcome to our party of four. Whilst not Michelin Star, the food was first class, plentiful and certainly represented exceptional value for money. Will certainly visit again without hesitation.

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Marlborough
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great pub with nice atmosphere. My wife has coeliac disease and is allergic to gluten and dairy. The Black Swan is one of the best places we have been where this has been managed so well and without difficulty. The chef went through the complete menu and took plenty of time to answer questions and discuss how dishes could be... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Bar, British, Pub, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Bar scene, Special occasions, Kids, Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
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: +44 1929 423846

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?