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“A real local pub”
Review of Swan Inn

Swan Inn
Ranked #17 of 80 Restaurants in Sidmouth
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $6 - $21
Cuisines: Pub
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Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
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, vegetarian and vegan food served every lunchtime and evening either in the bar or in the beautiful beer garden with its award winning floral displays.
London, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
113 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
“A real local pub”
Reviewed August 14, 2013

We have been visiting this place for 30 years and it has changed very little, except that the food has got better. Try the local mackerel - lovely.

Visited August 2013
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English first
Poulton-Le-Fylde, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Excellent Food”
Reviewed August 10, 2013

We recently visited the Swan Inn during Sidmouth Folk Festival week. I have to say we had an excellent meal, the service was very quick, staff very friendly and the atmosphere in the pub was first class. Well done!!!

  • Visited August 2013
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
51 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Very basic and busy pub in Folk Week.”
Reviewed August 10, 2013

We visited the Swan twice the intention of eating there but it was very crowded on both occasions The menu was not easily available and we were discouraged from staying and trying to get some food ordered.
Perhaps another time but that would be in Folk Week too. I would like to see the pub put up some clear signs and menus which say what's available and its cost. Many places do a folk week menu which removes the items which take a long time to cook and provide a festival friendly menu. The Swan was disappointing, despite the great music being played at the time. They ought to look at how the Anchor does it and the Black Horse doesn't do it. Little about the Swan to make us want to eat there.

  • Visited August 2013
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Thank c n
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Yeovil, England, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
52 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Good pub hidden in the back streets”
Reviewed July 28, 2013

Terrific Young's tied pub hidden away but well worth seeking out.
Good real ales & decent food; friendly, welcoming staff.
Lovely suntrap beer garden with unique comfy chairs!
Recommended if you like your pub to be traditional, as I do.

  • Visited June 2013
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Thank Michael F
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Droitwich, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
“Great Pub Food”
Reviewed July 11, 2013

Nice Pub that serves good quality, good value Pub Meals. Friendly staff, good service and a nice enclosed garden area for those lovely warm evenings. Well worth visiting.

Visited July 2013
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Thank Malcolm G
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