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The Swan Inn

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Swan not Swann Market Place, Sturminster Newton DT10 1AR, England
+44 1258 268150
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Witney, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We couldn't believe how quiet this place was on a Saturday night. The restaurant was almost empty, we couldn't figure out why. The staff were attentive, the food was excellent and there was a good choice on the menu and specials board.

Thank Patrick_W28
Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 28, 2016

We only ate at the Swan once, it would have been twice but they were not serving food one evening because of refurbishment. The food and service was good, with a good selection of ales.

Thank John C
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 17, 2016 via mobile

Came in for a breakfast one busy Friday afternoon, ordered a breakfast and made some changes, the staff were more than happy to do this for me, very polite in there working approach this place has certainly changed they are really helpful well worth a visit. Well recommend.

Thank Robert F
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9 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 4, 2016 via mobile

A good lunch all round and great value. The kids food is tasty and they also get a free bowl of ice cream. We had the ham, egg and chips which was yummy.

Thank Rich P
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 1, 2016 via mobile

A proper country pub in the heart of Sturminster Newton. Comfortable, well managed and calm ambience within. Excellent service: notably a young gentlemen called "Taz", who competently and ably conducted his work with utmost professionalism. Food was prompt, well presented and very tasty. Highly impressed.

Thank Hannah T
Hampshire, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 27, 2016 via mobile

What a lovely meal! I was very impressed with the welcoming and friendly service we received - the waitress was very helpful. Also, there are fantastic baby chairs which suited our little one perfect. I would definitely recommend it compared to the other places to eat in the centre.

Thank 945gemmae
Sturminster Newton, England, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 2, 2015

This place is getting back on its feet again after a few years of neglect. The food was really very good and everyone in my party enjoyed it. It's well worth a try and anyone who has not eaten there for a few years, like me, will find that things are a lot better now.

Thank Colin S
Dorset, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 29, 2015

We had a group dinner meeting on Wednesday 28/10/2015, friendly staff table set out well. The food was brought out to each guest hot, well presented and very good portion sizes. The food was delicious, very tasty, cooked to perfection and exactly as we ordered. The meals were very reasonably priced. Drinks orders were taken at the table. Well done... More 

Thank tinkerbellk8
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2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 29, 2015 via mobile

We went for Saturday lunch with our 19 month old daughter and it was lovely! Great service and the food was lovely, the staff came to check on us regularly and even the chefs came to check that we had enough food and they even brought out extra sausages for my daughter when she finished what she had. We had... More 

Thank Jeanette E
Cardiff, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 23, 2015

It's no surprise to see a plethora of wonderful reviews since new landlord and landlady took over. I'd been to the Swan for food just over a year ago, and was somewhat disappointed... however in recent months, under new management, food, service and general atmosphere have all drastically improved. The menu is wholesome, traditional yet varied, and it's clear that... More 

Thank Ed F

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
British, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Waitstaff
Good for
Large groups, Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Swan not Swann Market Place, Sturminster Newton DT10 1AR, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Dorset  >  Sturminster Newton
  • Phone Number: +44 1258 268150

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