We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

The Black Swan Inn

Ratings and reviews

Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner
RATINGS
Food
Service
Value
Atmosphere

Food and ambience

Local cuisine, Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options

Location and contact

Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
CUISINES
Bar, British, Pub
FEATURES
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Reviews (1,032)
Filter reviews
1,026 results
Traveller rating
663
248
57
31
27
Traveller type
Time of year
LanguageEnglish
More languages
663
248
57
31
27
Show reviews that mention
All reviews fish pie ribs whitebait beef mash chilli pudding sunday roast salad the pub french chef gluten free menu hunters chicken large portions monday evening varied menu specials board
FilterEnglish
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 1,026 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely ale selection and food and service excellent. Only managed one visit during a five day visit over the New Year. Would loved to have sampled it more often but could never get a table.Message is you need to book - only apparent downside.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank ColinCPR
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As a local I love this pub as food is great and most of the staff excellent.We make a point of taking our visiters there.However on the last two visits we have found one of the male staff to be unnecessarily rude and inflexible which...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Fatkevin
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were staying in swanage and booked this well in advance on a recommend from guest house owner ! It was excellent - one of the best meals we have ever had - mussels were delicious and the beef dish superb - service - ambience...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Barbjanec
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Gave this pub another visit and it had had a bar refurb and I believe new management since my last visit in 2015. Good selection of beers and more lively. Back on the list!

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank mattwrowe
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent food and service. Darren, Eric and staff did a great job looking after everyone. Very enjoyable day would certainly recommend this place for anyone who likes good food in pleasant surroundings.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Tinty2
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very welcoming and relaxed. Friendly staff. Xmas Eve, pub was packed but they couldn't have done more for us. Blanchebait starter, beetroot chilli and Venison Bourgignon main. For those of us who live M25 way, also bargain. Highly recommended.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Houldall
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I’ve only eaten here twice but on both occasions the food was excellent. Went back a second time to sample the fillet steak and it didn’t disappoint! Was the tastiest fillet steak I’ve had in a long time, including when I cook it myself!! The...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Termer13
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Really great staff, very attentive and helpful. Nice food at the Christmas party, not amazing but nice, only complaint was that the roast potatoes were quite dry. Generous size portions and good value for money.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank countrygirl2173
Reviewed 14 December 2018 via mobile

This is the 4th time we have been to the Black Swan and we have never been dissapointed. When we booked this time they advised that they could fit us in but they had some big parties coming in later. We were not rushed and...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank nickw153
Reviewed 13 December 2018

Can't Remember when we came across such a popular eaterie. It's pub with food which is always fully booked in the evening. Atmosphere, service & food are enjoyable and the locals obviously know it's the Best In Town.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank grambob
View more reviews
Questions & Answers
Ask a question
Happycustomer4856
23 September 2016|
Answer
Response from Robert F | Reviewed this property |
yes
1
Vote
Jack B
25 August 2016|
Answer
Response from NessieNoo | Reviewed this property |
It's quite old but not as old as the jurassic foot print in the beer garden!
0
Votes
Mrs m b
13 July 2016|
Answer
Response from 339darrenh |
There is a small car park at the back of the pub.
1
Vote
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing