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The White Swan

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11/06/2017 12/06/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I did not enjoy staying here. The music was very loud until about 1am, the mattress was very old and uncomfortable, the blinds would not go down and in general the room needed serious updating. Another thing to mention is that the car park is only suitable for about 1 car.I will not be staying here again.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped in on a Friday evening and thoroughly enjoyed the talented duo who had a very diverse repertoire. Sat outside because we wanted to chat; great corner to people watch and could still enjoy the music. Also a great place to sample cider with at least 8 variations on tap.

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Thank Elle M
East Grinstead, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We've been coming here for years but this time round the food was just a complete let down and quite frankly awful. Cold mushrooms were served, thankfully taken back but the pies weren't exactly warm. Fresh out the microwave was very much evident! Watery pie where it'd previously been frozen then blasted to get it hot again. Such a letdown...

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Thank thetelevisionset
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited swanage for the past 7 years and always come to the white swan for the atmosphere and nice food! Well never again! They forgot several things off our order and when we got them they were stone cold in the middle! One of the mains was also cold and the cottage pie was just full with water At the...

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Thank Vimto2610
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went in for a simple pub meal at lunchtime. The place was deserted apart from a customer at the bar who kept clearing the phlegm from his lungs. At one point the unshaven "chef" appeared wearing some sort of beanie hat and dirty kitchen clothes to inform staff that there were no prawns for the stir fry. This was...

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Thank Cooksy6
London
Reviewed 21 April 2017

Friendly staff, popular 'local' pub feel, pool table, folks chatting at the bar - seemed pleasant enough. Food prompt but.... soggy, undercooked pie, raw pastry, cold gravy, undercooked chips, sticky table... the worst meal we've for a long, long time. Oh, and a dog under our table..

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Thank tim3057
Winchester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 15 April 2017

We found this quite a good pub, particularly for live music, which we wanted in the evenings. Service at the bar was very good with pleasant bar staff. Busy but not too busy. We did not eat but the restaurant / eating area was busy and the menu & specials had a good variety at fair prices.

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Thank Nikki M
Richmond, Canada
Reviewed 10 April 2017

We were booked in here as part of a small tour travelling through SW England. This is the worst place I've stayed in my life! Carpet greasy and dirty. Beds cheep and uncomfortable, made from foam. Bedding old polyester sheets marked with huge amounts of scented dryer detergents. The noise from the down stairs bar was unbearable along with the...

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1Thank Kathleen B
london
Reviewed 27 March 2017

Service very slow, very expensive drinks or ripped off. Bit dirty / dingy. Won't be going back. Ordered drinks plus a couple of hot chocolates, barmaid then sent someone out to get some instant hot chocolate powder, 20 minutes later he returns, 10 mins after that drinks arrive !

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Thank LondonRonan
Grantham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 19 March 2017

We've been going to Swanage for years and have eaten at the White Swan before so were looking forward to the usual high standard. Sad to say, we were disappointed this time. Although the pub wasn't busy, the service was off-hand, not at all like the cheerful, friendly welcome we've become used to. Husband was satisfied with his meal but...

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Amenities

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  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Internet
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
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  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Free Internet
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  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Laundry Service
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 

Additional Information about The White Swan

Address: 31 High Street | The Square, Swanage BH19 2LT, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Dorset > Isle of Purbeck > Swanage
Price Range: $176 - $215 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 5
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“Commenting on food only. We didn't stay.”
tim3057, 21 Apr 2017 | Read review
“There isn't one. Kitchen fan noise at the back and street noise at the front. Evening music noise in every room all evening.”
424kathleenb, 9 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Don't have rooms 2 and 5 . Unless they sort it out!!”
  • Stained dirty bed sheets
  • Socket near child's bed
  • Dangerous electric socket in Family room
janetfoster1950, 3 Jan 2017 | Read review
“My room was quiet at night and faced away from the high street (at the back of the property)”
  • Double Room
RichardWhitelegge61, 9 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Not applicable just had lunch”
MadelaineChester, 21 Jul 2016 | Read review
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