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“Lovely old pub, great beer!!”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Swan Inn

Swan Inn
Ranked #23 of 78 Restaurants in Sidmouth
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $8 - $20
Cuisines: Bar, British, Pub
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Restaurant details
Good for: Bar scene, Special occasions, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Drinks, Dinner, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Description: Charming pub dating back from the 16th Century just minutes from the seafront, opposite a ford across the River Sid, the Swan is a relaxed and friendly pub offering a warm welcome to all visitors and locals alike. Traditional quality pub food, with an ever changing menu and seasonal specials, served every lunchtime and evening either in the bar or in the beautiful beer garden with its award winning floral displays.
Farnborough, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Lovely old pub, great beer!!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 7, 2013

We came here after a long day of walking from Sidmouth to Budleigh Salterton (bus back) and were very hungry! Small but perfectly formed menu of good pub grub, I had an amazing Broccoli and Stilton soup and battered pollock and chips! Big, hearty and tasty! Great beers, with it being a Youngs pub was not disappointed that Special was on! Retro pump clips from the 70's are a nice touch! Left, tired and nicely full! Will definitely go back!

  • Visited April 2013
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Exeter, United Kingdom
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308 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 156 helpful votes
“Disappointing attitude - won't visit again”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 1, 2013

Chose this for a lunch stop after reading the previous reviews. On entering the pub we asked if they were still serving as it was 1.45pm - thankfully they were. Then the staff member said that they did not have a licence that allowed children - my daughter is 15 and yes a little one for her age. A polite question as to her age would've been better than simply announcing we weren't allowed in. She begrudingly said it would be ok. We checked the menu which looked good but did not feel comfortable to stay after the initial welcome.

  • Visited April 2013
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England
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37 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Lovely, traditional old pub but I wouldn't go here again for fish 'n' chips”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 24, 2013

A lovely traditional pub but the menu selection was rather limited and two of only three vegetarian options were unavailable. We ordered fresh fish (grilled haddock) but the first mouthful was full of bones :-( and we couldn't have peas as an option. However, the pan fried liver and veg was a much better choice.

  • Visited March 2013
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Thank CAM74
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Chester & Harrow
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Great traditional pub”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 26, 2013

Loved this very traditional English pub. It serves real ale and substantial traditional pub grub (not by any sense of the imagination a gastro pub).

Visited August 2012
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Thank JoCunningham
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Budleigh Salterton, United Kingdom
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51 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
“Fabulous traditional pub ....not to be missed”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 21, 2013

We stayed in Sidmouth for one night and decided to try this pub based upon other reviews. Really friendly atmosphere lots of laughter, lovely beer and good food. Dogs allowed in public bar.
Shall visit again when in the area.

  • Visited February 2013
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