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The Black Swan Inn

) #2 of 62 Restaurants in Swanage ££ - £££ , British,
159 High Street, Swanage BH19 2NE, England
+44 1929 423846
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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good26%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“fish pie” (36 reviews)
“ribs” (29 reviews)
“pate” (15 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 716 reviews

Reviewed yesterday

Lovely pub with a great beer garden. Friendly staff, good beer, good selection of food, all well-cooked. Very popular.

Thank colin b
Reviewed 1 week ago

Well that was a let down! We have been here on numerous occasions but today's lunch was not good! To be honest it is the first Sunday Lunch we've had at the Black Swan as the last time we went the roasts had run out....More

Thank Paul C
Reviewed 1 week ago

We arrived early due to it being busy we had to wait for our alloted time no problem we sat in the garden and enjoyed our drink.A good variety of food on the menu plus a specials board.The food was delicious well presented.We enjoyed the...More

Thank PlymouthSarjo
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Quite an extensive menu that our party of 6 really put to the rest, including specials, and nobody around the table was disappointed. Deserts really shone and the portions and quality is generous considering the price. The bar left a lot to be desired but...More

Thank Rachael J
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had an excellent meal at the Black Swan for my Sisters Birthday . There were 3 of us and we all had a different meal from an excellent menu with plenty of choice. All Staff were very pleasant & welcoming . Compliments to the...More

Thank yvonneblagden
Reviewed 1 week ago

Arrived without booking on a Monday evening. Very busy but they managed to fit us in at a table in the pub garden. It was a mild evening so that was fine. Food was good. A little wait but we didn't mind. Staff very polite....More

Thank Sarah W
Reviewed 1 week ago

We have become regular visitors to this quaint Pub, with wonderful garden. The starters are so tasty, my husband loves the mussels when available, the fish pie is for me the best, but so is the steak and ale pie, and my son loves the...More

Thank Cas F
Reviewed 1 week ago

Recommended by the pleace we were staying we tried to book a table but were told they were fully booked but there may be a table in the garden. There was and other than some rowdiness on the behalf of other patrons had a great...More

Thank SimonDF1023
Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited The Black Swan on Saturday evening as a party of eight. Despite not having a booking they fitted us in gladly. We had a wonderful meal and the staff were friendly and efficient. Well worth a visit.

Thank Viv W
Reviewed 1 week ago

Simply the best pub food in Swanage. Great choice on the normal menu with daily specials. Great quality, large portions with friendly and efficient service. Always busy, so definitely a good idea to book.

Thank mandinari
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Questions & Answers
23 September 2016|
Response from Robert F | Reviewed this property |
Jack B
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
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
Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, 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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