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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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“fish pie” (38 reviews)
“ribs” (31 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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Reviewed 31 January 2017 via mobile

We had dinner here on a long weekend break in Swanage and it was the best meal we've had on this trip. The quality of the food was superb, the atmosphere warm and cosy and the staff really friendly and attentive. Would really recommend this...More

2  Thank ViktoriaKovas
Reviewed 30 January 2017 via mobile

We visited on a Saturday night and were glad we booked as it was busy. We were very impressed all round - good value, the menu was excellent and the fish pie and beef stroganoff we ordered were superb. The service was very good even...More

2  Thank Jez_traveller
Reviewed 29 January 2017

Excellent food served by really friendly staff Good choice on menu and reasonably priced. Good beer Very helpful and knowledgeable bar staff Would definitely recommend

Thank jules5273
Reviewed 29 January 2017

We were not in town long enough to go through the entire menu. Both nights we were in Swanage we ate at the Black Swan. The food was fantastic - hearty with a touch of French flair. Flavours were delicious. Service was excellent. We will...More

1  Thank Patrick B
Reviewed 29 January 2017 via mobile

We visited here on the various of recommendations from locals to the area for a special dinner for my dads birthday. We managed to get a table on the day but with the knowledge we'd only be allowed it for a 2 hour period, which...More

Thank Jenniferr1991
Reviewed 29 January 2017 via mobile

Never disappointed , always over full portion sizes are very generous. Really good food , always lovely things on the specials list too. Even in January on a Thursday night it was full ... we had booked which is advisable. Staff are really nice too...More

Thank Emdarling24
Reviewed 22 January 2017 via mobile

Joined up with a few friends at what is one of the best pubs / food pubs in Swanage. Landlord was very accommodating and managed to squeeze us in. Mediterranean platters were fabulous. I then had an amazing home made burger and my partner had...More

2  Thank Misterwillz
Reviewed 22 January 2017 via mobile

Went for a Sunday roast and was pleasantly surprised, great atmosphere in a small but friendly pub, quick service and loved the food! Will definitely come here again.

1  Thank Leon W
Reviewed 19 January 2017

Pub with a good reputation locally, I only called in for a drink on my way home. Check times of opening, as they don't open at lunchtime except Sunday. Winter times: Mon-Sat 17:30 'till late (Food 18:00 - 20:45). Sunday 12:00 'till late (Food 12:00...More

1  Thank mike_oldman
Reviewed 15 January 2017

We were staying for the weekend in a cottage just around the corner and have been here several times before. That said this visit was exceptional - excellent and friendly service from booking from to paying, and the food was amazing! Best fish pie I...More

2  Thank Rod T
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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
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Kids, Bar Scene, Local cuisine
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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