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The Black Swan Inn

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££ - £££, British,
159 High Street, Swanage BH19 2NE, England
+44 1929 423846
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  • Excellent66%
  • Very good25%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“fish pie” (46 reviews)
“ribs” (33 reviews)
“whitebait” (9 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 866 reviews

Reviewed today

We had dinner here and can’t say we had a great time. The room we were put in was a bit soulless and away from the bar, the menu was very varied but the food that came up was quite disappointing. I had the special...More

Thank Rick B
Reviewed yesterday

The food is the star of the show at this long-established dining pub on the edge of the town centre, where booking is essential. In addition to the printed menu, there are two specials boards. Among our group, the only problem was what to choose,...More

Thank rentaquote
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Ate here twice last week. Really good menu and lovely specials too. Great beers. Very welcoming and cleanl. Friendly staff. Highly recommend.

Thank JayneWoroch
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Absolutely Fabulous meal from a very varied menu and service. Need to reserve as full every day/night. Very fair pricing.

1  Thank SouthseaHelen
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We were in Swanage on business and checked out Trip Advisor for somewhere to eat, The Black Swan came up so off we went to find it - steep hill but it was worth the walk managed to squeeze in early doors and we both...More

1  Thank Janie_B1969
Reviewed 3 days ago

My wife and I didn't book and just turned up on Sunday evening so had to sit out in the spacious beer garden, but that didn't matter as the weather was beautiful and the sun was still shining! We ordered at the bar and the...More

1  Thank Gareth D
Reviewed 4 days ago

This is by far the best place to eat in Swanage. We were told when we arrived that the menu was limited at the chef was on holiday. Still a great menu. All of it was delicious. The staff were very pleasant, with a ready...More

1  Thank bumble669
Reviewed 5 days ago

My wife and I had a early Saturday evening meal, We booked for 6.30pm and glad we did as it soon got busy and you can see why. My wife had the Whitebait to start followed by mussels and finished with toffee ice cream with...More

2  Thank Mikekelly74
Reviewed 6 days ago

Based on previous good reviews we booked at the last minute but I was very disappointed with my meal. We waited 30 minutes for the food and when my fish pie arrived I was immediately disappointed with the amount of cheese in it and the...More

Thank Jackeyp
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We have eaten here on several occasions and the food never disappoints. Last night 7 of us ate here and the food dishes all came out at the same time, hot & fresh. There is a lovely atmosphere in this little quaint pub. To avoid...More

1  Thank MrsHMK
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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
Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Kids
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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