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The Black Swan Inn

££ - £££, 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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Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
159 High Street, Swanage BH19 2NE, England
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We had been trying to get a table in the always busy black swan for ages. It was worth the wait, the food was lovely and the service was great!

Thank Matt S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lovely food as always had beef stroganoff this time very tender and full of flavour. Great atmosphere and very friendly staff.

Thank Lizizzy
Reviewed 1 week ago

Had 3 wonderful meals here during are stay in Swanage,Claire from Robertsbrook B&B recommended it to us,good ale,good prices.

Thank chelseaboy57
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great food. Friendly staff nice atmosphere got our bill wrong but soon sorted was lovely in side restaurant near fire

Thank Sharon H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I love this pub for the cider, but i had a meal the last time there and enjoyed it. The pub staff are always great and friendly, and the pub itself is a good old school honest pub. My wife and i had dinner and...More

Thank Nick W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lovely food and charming staff. I made the wrong choice, totally my own fault, and they were most concerned that I wasn't enjoying my meal and offered to get me something else. Everyone else in the party enjoyed every morsel of their food. The Puddings...More

Thank BM W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We arrived a bit early but were allowed to sit down and start. The service was ok and when our drinks came the barman apologised as he had made them singles rather than the doubles we had ordered. This was ok and said he would...More

Thank Tom K
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Stayed in Swanage for my birthday and had a wonderful meal. Would highly recommend. Lovely atmospheric pub . Will definitely go back to this lovely quaint pub.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We turned up without a reservation with 2 children for an early dinner and they squeezed us in. Lovely homemade food in a warm friendly pub

Thank Madeleine M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Fantastic homemade food with amazing flavour. Staff very pleasant and polite. Clean through out and nothing was to much trouble. It was lovely to see the owner talk to the customers asking if everyone was ok . You could see he had pride in everything...More

Thank Natasha P
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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
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, 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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