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“Great Food, Great Beer, Great Atmosphere”
Review of The Globe Inn

The Globe Inn
Ranked #12 of 86 Restaurants in Swanage
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$12 - US$22
Cuisines: Pub
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Description: We are a local pub that welcomes visitors. Chef Ash rents the kitchen from us and prepares and sources all his meals. He uses mainly local ingredients. We are quite small and so do not have a separate dining room although we do have an area set aside for meals. There is a large sunny garden and a car park to the rear of the pub. Dogs are welcome. Children should be off the premises by 9 pm to comply with our licencing restrictions but can stay a bit later if they are still finishing a meal. We are a pub that serves good food and not a restaurant.
Leigh-on Sea, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
32 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Great Food, Great Beer, Great Atmosphere”
Reviewed 7 August 2014 via mobile

Final meal off our week in Swanage and we saved the best until last. There were seven of us four adults, three kids. Really friendly pub just on the outskirts of town but well worth the 10 minute walk. Kids loved the beer garden and play area. The food is top notch and really good value for money. Had it not been our last night we would have definitely eaten here again.

Visited August 2014
3 Thank Adrian W
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English first
Swanage, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
69 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Always Excellent”
Reviewed 20 July 2014 via mobile

We live locally and use the pub regularly. Whilst my parents were visiting we chose to eat in the Globe and as usual had a 5 star meal at more than reasonable prices. My parents were wowed by the food and traditional pub atmosphere. The next day they wanted to visit again. Always friendly and a beautiful garden to enjoy the sunshine in

2 Thank KJUZ
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Rotherham, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
35 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
“Excellent Food”
Reviewed 19 July 2014 via mobile

We visited The Globe Inn whilst staying for 4 nights in Swanage. We spotted the pub as we drove into Swanage and decided to look at the reviews on here and facebook. We checked what days they were serving food and luckily as Thursday night was our last night so we could visit.
On entering the pub we were a little taken aback by the quality of the décor especially the library wall paper but we decided to stay and try it and I’m glad we did . Don’t judge a book (or library wall paper) by it’s cover.
There was a menu but also a specials board. I went to the bar and the barman was very friendly. My husband ordered the Sirloin steak with mushroom sauce and all the trimmings and I had the roast duck on a bed of mash with red wine sauce and served with stir fry veg. Both these were delicious and the chef came out to check if our meals were ok. I saw another person have the whole sea bass and she said this was beautiful. I finished off with the homemade berry crumble with cream again this was gorgeous.
We will definitely visit again the next time we are in Swanage

Visited July 2014
2 Thank yorkshirelass058
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Newport, S.wales
Level 6 Contributor
283 reviews
127 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 193 helpful votes
“Great pub grub without the Gastro prices”
Reviewed 20 April 2014 via mobile

Searched town centre in vain for quality food at a reasonable price so trudged all the way here on Tripad's recommendation.
So glad we did!
Cracking locals pub atmosphere, cheery welcome, good ale and lots of empty tables and an interesting menu.
Apparently the chef is new and caters for the restaurant section alone.
Really tasty fresh food eaten and a night out enjoyed despite the rest of Swanage.

3 Thank Stueeee
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London, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
30 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“An unexpected diamond...”
Reviewed 17 April 2014

Staying in Swanage, we two needed to find somewhere that reputedly did good fish and chips and a fine steak. The Globe does both. We can vouch for that. What the Globe lacks in terms of quiet dinner-for-two ambience (the shove ha'penny tournament was warming up) was more than made up for by the quality of the food. Excellent fresh cod in the lightest of batter for me. Succulent steak in a scrumptious peppery / brandy-ish sauce for my beloved. Both with great proper chips and "crushed" peas. With two soft drinks all in for under £25. Too full to consider desserts...
Thoroughly recommendable.

  • Visited April 2014
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    • Food
3 Thank AlwaysinSh0rts
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anne r, Owner at The Globe Inn, responded to this review, 20 April 2014
I'm so glad you enjoyed your visit and the food. We are definitely a traditional pub that does food and so some nights you will have to accept the teams who play traditional pub games sharing the space. Remember to ring and check the availability of food as this does vary throughout the seasons.
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