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Swan Inn

Certificate of Excellence
Bar, British, Pub
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37 York Street, Sidmouth EX10 8BY, England
1395 512849
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW 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.

1 Thank DerbyshireInspector
Worcestershire, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago 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 

Thank allaboutfood123
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33 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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

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 1 week ago

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!

1 Thank Alison M
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Its not a large pub and we had the last table even though it was early evening so best to book ahead if you can. It is not far from the sea front and there are three free car parks very close by (free after 6pm) Immaculate presentation of the meals, side salad was all cruchy fresh and had "the... More 

1 Thank positor1
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59 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2016

Called in for evening meal whilst on holiday. Dining area is a bit cramped but OK. Varied menu and prices not too expensive. Meals were OK but nothing special. Disappointing vegetables, seemed like usual frozen mix.

Thank mackenzie_8
North Wales, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2016

A proper pub serving good unpretentious food and well kept beers. Helpful staff. Definitely worth seeking out.

1 Thank RufusRostock
Merthyr Tydfil County, United Kingdom
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77 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2016 via mobile

Recommended by the b&b we were staying in ...and it certainly lived up to its recommendation. Real step back in time ,lots of locals ..... So you knew it must be good ...service was good, and the menu choice was really extensive ....as you would expect fish dishes were on the menu....plus the specials on the board ....reasonable prices ....worth... More 

1 Thank 991LynneB
Suffolk UK
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94 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2016

Visited this pub having been recommended by the owner of the nearby B&B where we were staying for the night whilst on a walking holiday. The place does not look overly welcoming from the outside, but bit of a tired town centre pub. In spite of this we went inside and were greeted by friendly staff behind the bar. The... More 

1 Thank Petersuffolkuk
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16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2016 via mobile

My favourite pub in Sidmouth for drinks. Relaxed friendly atmosphere in nice surroundings. Food is average but we go for the drink!

1 Thank Biddybeer

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Bar, British, Pub
Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Waitstaff
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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?