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“Great pub grub -”
Review of The White Swan

The White Swan
Ranked #73 of 83 Restaurants in Swanage
Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Yatton Keynell, null, United Kingdom
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62 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Great pub grub -”
Reviewed 8 July 2013

On Our first night in Swanage we decided to dine at the White Swan in the centre of the bustling town, we had not booked but this did not prove a problem we were swiftly seated on a table (unfortunately directly under the specials board so in between mouthfuls we were constantly overlooked ), We were slightly rushed with deciding on the menu the waitress was asking if we had decided literally within 2 minutes of seating that we had to politely ask her for a bit longer.
Wide range of drinks on the menu and were quickly brought to our table, the menu was extensive with good vegetarian options as well as predictable fish being at the seaside and good pub favourites.
The waitress did not elude much charm and sadly did not add no sparkle to making customers happy with both ourselves and other tables and we were not offered additional sauces etc we had to ask, the food came out quickly and was delicious and extremely good value for money with generous portions of delicious home cooked food, I Myself had the vegetable Mousaka and was very impressed that it was layered in aubergine itself rather than layered stodge it was a different and tasty alternative, My husband has the steak and piddle pie and declared it was light and did not lay too heavy.
Will definitely return for the food :) :) :)

  • Visited July 2013
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  • English first
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English first
Salisbury, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
“tasty”
Reviewed 18 May 2013

Evening meal taken on two nights, we enjoyed both, the steak was perfect as was the liver & bacon.A busy pub but never long to wait for your food.

Visited May 2013
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London, United Kingdom
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90 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
“It's a pub!”
Reviewed 9 May 2013

Well-presented, but fairly basic pub. Garden entrance from the street. Well-kept selection of beers.
Walked past later in the evening and there was some lively music from a live band playing - I wanted to stay but my wife said no!

Visited May 2013
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Great value”
Reviewed 19 March 2013 via mobile

Small rooms but clean, and very well presented.
Evening meal, excellent and wine superb and very good value.
Massive breakfast only cooked on offer but ask for a variation and it is no trouble.

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Thank Sharon N
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London, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Good value for money,”
Reviewed 8 March 2013

Good value for money. One lady serving and she was a bit frantic but it was a Sunday lunchtime and it was very busy. Lovely meal, would visit again.

Visited March 2013
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