We had limited choice due to our late booking and it being a bank holiday weekend, so we chose this pub for a couple of nights away in Swanage.
We knew it may be noisy being a pub, which t was, but that was not an issue really.
We had requested a room with a king sized bed, but it may have been king sized, but so low it was like sleeping on the floor. The shower was poor, and the en-suite had very little lighting for my husband to shave with, or for me to apply my makeup. The room had limited facilities, a small wardrobe, only one side table, no dressing table or chair. It was clean and tidy however. The tiny TV in the room was very outdated. The breakfast we must say was excellent although some items stated in the guest information were not on the plate. The second morning there were no juices or cereals laid out and we had to request juice and jams. Generally the service was a bit poor with a young waitress obviously requiring customer service skills training. It was a popular pub and obviously well liked for their food, as in the evenings it was very busy for food. The management did have better service skills so maybe they need to pass that on to their waiting staff.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- If you are looking for a traditional English pub with friendly staff and a great atmosphere then look no further. Found in the sunny, coastal town of Swanage in Dorset, The White Swan has under gone a major transformation in the last few years, giving it a more fresh, modern look with out taking away any of its rustic charm. The present owner Simon Ginn took over the business at the start of 2008, having spent many years in pubs up and down the country. He has used all his experience and knowledge from being in front of the bar and taken it behind the scenes, his aim to turn the White Swan into one of the best pubs in town. Why not come and see for yourself what we have to offer. You can relax in the bar and choose from our wide selection of beverages, including local real ales, ciders, a variety of draught and bottled beers and an extensive wine list. Enjoy a meal in our restaurant; our menu offers something for everybody or you can try one of our popular daily specials. Located at the rear of the pub is our secluded, walled garden where it is easy to forget you are in the centre of town and just sit back and enjoy the sunshine and if you are looking for somewhere to lay your head, then try one of our clean and comfortable letting rooms. What ever it is you are looking for, you can be sure of a warm, friendly welcome and we promise you, you won't be disappointed. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- The White Swan Swanage, Isle Of Purbeck