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Although busy, the service was speedy, efficient and polite. We were a bit worried about being seated in the garden but it was fabulous…,,, undercover, lovely plants and heaters.
Food was also great. No wonder it’s so busy there. Will certainly go back and highly...More
We visited three times in the last few days - once during a family holiday and twice during Folk Festival weekend.
The food was exceptional, with very attentive service. The Black Swan catered for a celiac and two small children, and also with a largish...More
I Chose a Lamb chop with a port jus and dauphinois potatoes with assorted vegetables it was the last one on the menu. In the middle of the night the pains in my stomach started followed by diarrhoea which lasted for 3 days. Unfortunately the...More
Date of visit: September 2021
Ericoswan, Owner at The Black Swan Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago
We are sorry to hear that you have been unwell. However, we do find it hard to understand that this would have been as a consequence of your meal here. Your lamb chops were delivered, prepared and cooked fresh on the day as...More
We ate out 3 times in our week in Swanage and this was definitely the best. The food is not haute cuisine, but it’s also way above average pub grub. Some really good flavours snd lovely dishes. The prices are really good value for the...More
Was visiting sites in the area, this pub was recommended, so we decided to try it out. Due to time of year and impact of pandemic we knew we should probably have booked ahead, but as they opened at 1700 and we were in the...More
We purchased a holiday home in Swanage in December 2018. We've spent many a day walking past the pub on our way back home to the most wonderful smell of enticing aromas coming form the pubs Kitchen. During 2018 we were finding our feet as...More
First time in the Black Swan, from the kerb it looks like any other town pub however we were recommended it and booked while on holiday. All the tables were reserved, which was a great sign and I was not disappointed. The food was excellent,...More