We visit Swanage frequently for the day but don't often stay the night and tried everywhere to get a cheap B&B and couldn't get in anywhere for the night as most B&Bs seem to want you for several nights to make it worth their while. Not here though - managed to get booked and it was so casual I sent an email to confirm!
On arrival we were taken up to a lovely room with all modern facilities and we were very pleased, especially at the price - £75 for the night for B&B for the 2 of us. We had already booked a restaurant nearby for evening meal but had a drink in the pub before going for our meal - place was really super busy but they have live music later in the evening.
When we arrived back from our meal the music was so loud and the place was heaving that we were concerned we would never get any sleep. However, we were wrong. The soundproofing is very good and we were hardly disturbed at all, nothing to worry about. We slept really well, beds/pillows really comfortable. Breakfast was between 9-10 which for some may be a little late but it does say in their book that if this is inconvenient to speak to them.
Breakfast was fantastic - really impressed. Warm freshly cut bread to help ourselves to toast. Cooked breakfast was super - 2 sausages, 2 bacon, egg, beans, mushrooms, fried bread/toast as required and tomatoes. Hope I haven't forgotten anything! And there was cereal to start if required.
What might put some people off is it is definitely a pub frequented by lots of locals and quite rowdy inside.
Would definitely stay here again.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- If you are looking for a traditional English pub with friendly staff and a great atmosphere then look no further. Found in the sunny, coastal town of Swanage in Dorset, The White Swan has under gone a major transformation in the last few years, giving it a more fresh, modern look with out taking away any of its rustic charm. The present owner Simon Ginn took over the business at the start of 2008, having spent many years in pubs up and down the country. He has used all his experience and knowledge from being in front of the bar and taken it behind the scenes, his aim to turn the White Swan into one of the best pubs in town. Why not come and see for yourself what we have to offer. You can relax in the bar and choose from our wide selection of beverages, including local real ales, ciders, a variety of draught and bottled beers and an extensive wine list. Enjoy a meal in our restaurant; our menu offers something for everybody or you can try one of our popular daily specials. Located at the rear of the pub is our secluded, walled garden where it is easy to forget you are in the centre of town and just sit back and enjoy the sunshine and if you are looking for somewhere to lay your head, then try one of our clean and comfortable letting rooms. What ever it is you are looking for, you can be sure of a warm, friendly welcome and we promise you, you won't be disappointed. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- The White Swan Swanage, Dorset