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The Black Swan Inn

) #2 of 58 Restaurants in Swanage ££ - £££ Bar, British, Pub
159 High Street, Swanage BH19 2NE, England
+44 1929 423846
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good25%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“ribs” (29 reviews)
“fish pie” (34 reviews)
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Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
159 High Street, Swanage BH19 2NE, England
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1 - 10 of 681 reviews

Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Fantastic food!!! Good value too. Don't bother with The Pig it's twice as expensive and simply not as good. Generous portions in a quaint traditional English pub. A must

Thank Geoff P
Reviewed 3 days ago

High quality food served in a traditional pub setting. So good, we booked our second visit at the end of the first meal. Fish pie, bream, beetroot chilli and Italian-style meatballs all hit the spot. Dog friendly, and good selection of well-kept ales.

Thank ChubbsyKent
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Friendly and competent bar and waiting staff made the whole evening great fun and a fab meal. We all had different dishes - which were delicious. Crab linguine, roast pork belly, plus bottles of great Cabernet Sauvignon. Would love to return to Swanage one day...More

Thank Elainegibbs2014
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a meal here last night and was lucky to get a table as we hadn't booked. The services from all of the staff was amazing, so polite and friendly. They had a proper pie (with a base!) on the menu so we couldn't resist....More

Thank EKJ93
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We ate in the Black Swan last time we visited Swanage and really enjoyed it so booked in advance of our visit this year and were glad we did as scores of people were turned away both nights. The menu is wide with different specials...More

Thank KarenMoyle
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very popular and we couldn't get a table..saying that, a lovely welcome and a gin with Fevertree tonic. The food definitely looked good and tasty and worth a try

Thank Cazz W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very disappointing. Probably chose badly from menu. We both had pate with cashew nuts., which we didn't enjoy very much. I had a rib eye steak, which appeared to be cooked to perfection, but was so tough and gristly, we also had some ribs which...More

Thank Bluebell188
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We've not been here for a few months because frankly, this pub is so good we can never get a table! Having booked very early we went on the bank holiday weekend. The pub was busy yet we were greeted and seated quickly and our...More

Thank 67Pippa
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visited last week while staying in Swanage for 3 nights. We found the pub on this website and I was worried after reading the reviews that we might not get a table but luckily someone was just leaving as we arrived. The food was excellent....More

Thank Julie W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Just the place to celebrate our Anniversary, service excellent, food superb, we had Seared Salmon absolutely delicious, followed by Toffee pudding and Chocolate Brownie, wow, amazing, thank you we will be back.

Thank Nora J
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Do you allow dogs in your pub?
23 September 2016|
Response from Robert F | Reviewed this property |
Jack B
How old is the black swan swanage
25 August 2016|
Response from NessieNoo | Reviewed this property |
It's quite old but not as old as the jurassic foot print in the beer garden!
Mrs m b
Do you have a car park
13 July 2016|
Response from Darren H |
There is a small car park at the back of the pub.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Bar Scene
Open Hours
12:00 - 23:00
18:00 - 23:00
18:00 - 23:00
18:00 - 23:00
18:00 - 23:00
18:00 - 23:00
18:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 159 High Street, Swanage BH19 2NE, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Dorset  >  Isle of Purbeck  >  Swanage
  • Phone Number: +44 1929 423846
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