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Swan Inn

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Bar, British, Pub
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37 York Street, Sidmouth EX10 8BY, England
+44 1395 512849
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2 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We went to visit the swan inn after reading some excellent reviews, to be told they "didn't have a license for children"... I've heard of pubs not allowing family's in during the evening, but this was for a family meal on a Wednesday at lunchtime! Absolutely appalled, and were told we were not allowed in. Disgusted!

Thank alexoke
Nottingham, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

8 of us had lunch in this very traditional establishment. Service good and food excellent. Good value for money. This place was a recommendation and was up to expectation.

1 Thank 403tim
Clacton-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Excellent food, piping hot and seved quickly. Well kept ales from Young's brewery. The best bit - no tv screens and no canned muzak - what a pleasure to find a pub where the customers talk to each other and laugh out loud. A little gem of a pub.

1 Thank Chris C
Billericay, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Visited lunchtime and then evening on a Friday. Pleasantly surprised that the pub met all expectations gathered from the positive reviews below and more. The pub is a proper locals pub and the regulars and staff are friendly and welcoming. The food is very good typical pub fare and the dining part of the pub was packed both lunchtime and... More 

1 Thank Nick L
Wrexham, United Kingdom
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368 reviews
236 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 124 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2016 via mobile

The sign on the door says "odd looking dogs and gingery whiskered ones allowed inside. So in we went - and it's a nice friendly pub with great food and some nice real ales and cider. They don't have scratchings for the dog, but the free dog biscuits made up for it. There is a beer garden at rear, but... More 

1 Thank eeyorelover
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 23, 2016

a good range of excellent real ale kept in tip top condition and serves excellent homemade food, book ahead as it is small but insummer they have further space at the rear. dog friendly

1 Thank Geoffrye H
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 23, 2016 via mobile

Amazing food and drink this is not a gastro pub thank God this is a proper pub that serves great beer and superb food very friendly No music and no WiFi which ment all you could hear was people chatting and having a great time.

2 Thank Michele P
Sidmouth, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 22, 2016

The Swan is a real local pub that provides both good food and drink. It's a very friendly pub with an old world atmosphere. My only complaint is that perhaps the prices are a little higher than other local businesses. Nevertheless I would highly recommend it for locals and holiday makers alike.

1 Thank Robert B
Clayton, North Carolina
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238 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 14, 2016

This is a traditional English Pub. The food is delicious and the atmosphere is cozy. This is where the locals go. It is small so if going for dinner call ahead.

1 Thank SoilDoctor
Barnsley, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 5, 2016

Well recommended friendly welcoming pub, the food is FIRST CLASS! when in Sidmouth visit the SWAN INN, you wont be disappointed.

1 Thank mojo305

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Bar, British, Pub
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Waitstaff
Good for
Dining on a budget, Bar scene, Special occasions, Families with children, Local cuisine
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 37 York Street, Sidmouth EX10 8BY, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Devon  >  Sidmouth
  • Phone Number: +44 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?