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£6 - £16
CUISINES
Bar, British, Pub
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Food was lovely home cooked food and was busy, had a refurb since I last went in and all done to make this a great eating and drinking place. Great work guys

Date of visit: May 2024
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We arrived in east Looe on Monday 13th may. In the evening we went out with our dog to have a meal unfortunately we were unable to find a pub which did food on Mondays. But luckily enough we saw the black swan. The staff...were very inviting and said yes they did food we ordered fish and chips and ham egg and chips. When it arrived the food was very well presented and tasted lovely. The pub was a very happy place very dog friendly. We would highly recommend. Thank you all the staff for making the start of our holiday so nice. XXMore

Date of visit: May 2024
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Went for a day trip today and decided to stop by the black swan for a toilet break. Saw the sign that advised toilets were only for customers which was fine as we were happy to buy a drink but did not want to leave...the drinks unattended so headed for the toilets first. We were stopped by a very rude staff member who asked us where we were going, we explained we were going to the toilet and she said in a very rude tone that it would’ve been nice if we asked first. We weren’t aware we would need to ask as have never had to do that in a pub but apologised anyway and she continued to rant at us calling us impolite etc. We left immediately and would not return. Disgusting behaviour way to treat customers!More

Date of visit: May 2024
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Reviewed 5 March 2024

Lovely dog friendly pub. We had lunch there today. Our dog had a sausage cooked for her. Been a few times over the past 2 years and have never had a bad experience.

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 30 December 2023 via mobile

This restaurant/pub is brilliant, I went in to ask if they could make something specific for my husband due to swallowing issues, and they did so without hesitation. Was great to find them so accommodating. Food was amazing. Lovely atmosphere

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 22 September 2023 via mobile

Popped in after visiting several other local pubs. Nice welcoming. Friendly staff. Decided to eat here. Food was nice. Busy pub and can see why it's really popular. Very dog friendly. Would definitely recommend.

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 14 September 2023 via mobile

Nice relaxed pub, great service, and dog friendly. Didn’t eat here, just popped in for a G&T, but felt very welcome. Would definitely return.

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 21 August 2023

We called in to the Black Swan having not booked anywhere and being quite underwhelmed by the reviews from some of the other places nearby. We were really pleased we did - the food was excellent, particularly the steak and ale pie, and the service...couldn't have been friendlier. This is not a posh evening meal type place, but if you want some REALLY good pub grub (which we did), I'd thoroughly recommend it.More

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 15 August 2023 via mobile

Our family had a late lunch/early dinner today ( 15th Aug 23 ) Excellent food, steak & ale pie was delicious 😋 Portions were great too! Other family members had the fish & chips and highly recommend it! Ham, egg & chips was lovely too....Ordered late bites of cod plus a side of chips for the 2 kids and that was great too. We are in holiday for a week and we will be going back! Fella behind the bar was friendly and explained that we may have at least a 20 min wait as they had just had a few food orders come in but once our food arrived we were very happy to wait for our delicious and very good value for money meals Well Done Black Swan 👍🏻More

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 8 August 2023 via mobile

We went here today after getting off the train and we had 2 hungry kids with us. The fish and chios were great, the steak and Cornish Ale pie was amazing my fiancé told me, our son had the chicken burger and he demolished it...and our daughter had the kids fish fingers and chips which she did the same. The fish fingers were homemade. We will definitely be back when we're in the area next.More

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 7 August 2023 via mobile

Traditional pub food. Basic but good. Nothing wrong with it. All cleared our plates and enjoyed a few drinks. Background music, friendly staff, busy but not overly noisy.

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 6 June 2023

Amazing food lovely lunch had by all, staff were very friendly,definitely a place to go in looe anytime

Date of visit: June 2023
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Reviewed 4 June 2023

Our first stop as we arrived in looe for two weeks.. Always excellent food Today was no different, had the steak and ale pie n mash, we also had Lighter bites chicken coujons, both were a 10 out of 10.. Beautiful. Staff as always quick...and curious, very friendly. Love the place.More

Date of visit: June 2023
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Reviewed 28 May 2023 via mobile

Our order was messed up by a rude member of staff, black haired, young, inexperienced women. When we queried it we were met with a totally unprofessional attitude. The girl should not be in the job. The customer is always right clearly does not apply...here. Avoid at all costs, Looe has many other excellent places to dine in. Staff training is required immediately.More

Date of visit: May 2023
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Reviewed 28 May 2023

Great burgers, good cider, welcoming staff and a nice atmosphere. Will come back when next in the area.

Date of visit: May 2023
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Michele K
31 December 2018|
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Response from Phil5498 | Property representative |
Hi Michelle, Sorry, I’ve only just seen this. Please accept my apologies for not responding, hopefully you were one of our diners at lunchtime. Many happy returns Phil Manager Black swan
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Hi Louise, Whilst it's not essential to book a table, it is advantageous especially if you're part of a larger group or if you're looking at visiting during peak times. Hope this is helpful
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