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The Black Swan Inn

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159 High Street, Swanage BH19 2NE, England
441929423846
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Sunday
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Hours:
Tue - Sun 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Swanage, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I'd heard good things of this place so was keen to experience it for myself. I went with 3 others and had a mix of starters mains and desserts. Staff were very friendly and helpful which only helped the warm atmosphere. It was good also of the chef to come out and personally inform us of a mistake that would... More 

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Thank originalseph
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This pub has it all great service staff and an amazingly talented and well deserving chef who is now the owner of this fantastic pub which is a must for people that wish great food for value ,the pate is without doubt a must .fantastic

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Thank 19chopper77
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

..... or so i would imagine as most of the menu is GF...... unfortunately i am not a great fan myself and hence the rating....... but a nice pub with friendly staff, nonetheless.

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Thank Tim G
Weston super Mare, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

What a gem. Food was piping hot substantial, well cooked and tasty. We had fish pie, yummy, calves liver ,perfect and stroganoff. Summer pudding was the best we have ever eaten and the portion enough for two. Back again soon we hope.

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Thank Suebiere
Southampton, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Tried to book ahead but this pub is no longer open every lunchtime. Had to take pot luck but managed to get a table in the garden. It was very busy but the service was quick and the food good.

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Thank Jennifer C
Reading, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

This lovely pub is going from strength to strength. It is the best place in Swanage for families and other diners alike, booking recommended. We ate here with family tonight, everyone v happy with their meals. The selection is good, with a main menu and a specials board. Children can choose from a child's menu or half of an adult... More 

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Thank 67Pippa
London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This Pub is how you do it. If you're fed up with Gastro Style and want to turn back the clock, try the black Swan in Swanage Dorset. I recently went to a well known restaurant in Bray and I can honestly say, I would of payed double at the Black Swan and still been extremely satisfied. Staff was first... More 

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Thank GrantER2424
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12 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Yes, yes, yes! Definitely the best pub in town. We drank here nearly every night of are holiday and have done for years ( hic!). It is always welcoming and the beer well kept. We had a meal twice this time with my two son's and the food was excellent, good size portions ,well cooked and presented. Keep it up... More 

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Thank Jonathan B
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited with our coeliac son again, another fabulous meal. Really great food & enormous portions with charming polite staff. A great time as usual.

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Slough, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Over many years visiting Swanage the Black Swanage is always a Pub I visit’s for a dinner or two. But, please do not all go to this fabulous little pub as I want to have a space for a dinner or two during my visit next year.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Cuisine
Bar, British, Pub, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Bar scene, Families with children, Dining on a budget, Special occasions, Local cuisine
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: 441929423846

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