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Swan Inn

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Bar, British, Pub
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37 York Street, Sidmouth EX10 8BY, England
1395 512849
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Brighton, United Kingdom
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73 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

4 hungry adults, 2 hungry kids and a dog. Dogs welcome in the bar but kids not (as it should be) so had to eat outside on a dodgy day weatherwise. Made the serving cut off time with seconds to spare. There are plenty of places that can't knock up a sandwich or charge the earth if they can but... More 

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Thank Jamie E
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Great all round pub with friendly staff and excellent food... Close to the town although not on the sea front it is within an easy level walk ...

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2 Thank Michael H
Manchester, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Traditional pub with lovely bar, family run, great food too! At the back there is a beer garden and side decking.

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1 Thank MargaretJack
united kingdom
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great little pub. Even though it was busy, we were served quickly by very friendly staff. The food was great, well presented. Thank you to all the staff for a very enjoyable meal

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1 Thank Mia
Leigh-on Sea, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The swan inn is a great little pub full of character,it is warm and cosy and a good place to sit with a glass of red or whatever your preference maybe. The food is delicious, home cooked, well presented and exceptionally well priced...........it is by far one of the best places to eat in Sidmouth. Even with a packed pub... More 

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1 Thank lesandbert
Leigh-on Sea, United Kingdom
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72 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We are currently at Sidmouth folk festival and as usual we are having a late lunch in the Swan public house, something we have done for many years now, it's a good old fashioned pub with that warm feeling very few pubs have now, the food is really lovely and plentiful, (we have tried most dishes and all have been... More 

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1 Thank richardsmith878
Derbyshire
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2016 via mobile

Well worth leaving the High Street to find this pub. The staff are very friendly and welcoming. The food and drink is very good.

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2 Thank DerbyshireInspector
Worcestershire, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2016 via mobile

It's yet another half hearted effort of hospitality in the lovely town of Sidmouth. The pub interior is just about acceptable, customer service below par and the outside drinking areas are a disgrace, this is even when there bathed in beautiful sunshine (They could have appeared much worse if this wasn't the case)!!! I'm struggling to suggest somewhere else in... More 

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Thank allaboutfood123
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37 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2016

Friendly staff, great clientele, tasty Youngs beer. Everything a good town pub should be. Avoid all other pubs in the town

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1 Thank Beetrootbreath
Dorchester, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016

We arrived just before chef was due to finish, which wasn't a problem. We enjoyed a variety of sandwiches, lasagne and fish and chips. Hit the spot!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Cuisine
Bar, British, Pub
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Waitstaff, Television
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Bar scene
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 37 York Street, Sidmouth EX10 8BY, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Devon  >  Sidmouth
  • Phone Number: 1395 512849

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