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The Crows Nest Inn

$$ - $$$, British,
11 Ulwell Road, Swanage BH19 1LE, England
+44 1929 422651
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  • Very good20%
  • Average10%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible5%
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Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
11 Ulwell Road, Swanage BH19 1LE, England
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Reviewed 3 days ago

The menu was adequate and the food was quite good. All of the staff that served our table were polite and helpful. Prices were average for our trip making the food a good value.

Thank Russell F
Reviewed 1 week ago

Friendly welcoming staff. Excellent food and good value. We visited several times in the Summer as the garden is ideal for young children. We came again in September and had another great meal.

Thank patrickforryan
Reviewed 1 week ago

Only went in because we were staying across the road and the weather was too bad to venture further but what a find, food was amazing, all of the staff were friendly and efficient, Would recommend to anyone.

Thank NickyHT
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped in here on our weekend away and had to go back two days later as we had never had such delicious burgers. They truly are the best! There was a young lady (Magda) who was serving and couldn't do any more for us....More

Thank Nicki N Mark L
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Just had the most delicious Sunday lunch. Thoroughly recommended. Served until 4pm. Tremendous meal.

Thank John M
Reviewed 1 week ago

We ate Sunday lunch here on 10th September with 3 toddlers and the staff could not have been more friendly and helpful. The food was outstanding and we thoroughly enjoyed our time here. I would highly recommend this gem of a place to eat and...More

Thank pocketrocket650
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I live locally and grew up in the area, but for some reasons have never visited, I usually go inland to some of the country pubs. We booked a table but the place wasn't busy so probably didn't need to. You reserved us a lovely...More

Thank Darren L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Following another visit to beautiful Swanage and the Crows Nest Inn we were not disappointed. Great staff, amazing food and lovely back garden which was perfect in the sunny weather we had.

Thank shell7
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped at this pub for a drink whilst holidaying in Swanage and it didn't disappoint us, so much so we went back a few days later for an evening meal. The pub is clean with fresh relaxing decor and the staff are very friendly....More

Thank MandB2007
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Whilst looking for something a notch above your average pub menu, we came across this brilliant place. The food was truly excellent. A starter of goats cheese, cranberry and almonds was sublime. Followed by a Dover Sole in a beurre blanc sauce which was cooked...More

Thank Nick B
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$20
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Television, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer
Good for
Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 01:00
12:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 11 Ulwell Road, Swanage BH19 1LE, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Dorset  >  Isle of Purbeck  >  Swanage
  • Phone Number: +44 1929 422651
  • E-mail
The Crows Nest Inn is a family run pub located inn Swanage, in the heart of Dorset. The pub serves a full selection of draught beers, wines and spirits for your enjoyment along with a lovely range of soft drinks for those drivers and non-drinkers. The pubs fantastic atmosphere and friendly staff make The Crows Nest Inn a pub everyone wants to spend the day. Situated on the premises is a large beer garden and a children's play area, parents can have a refreshing drink during the warm summer months while the children play. Disabled access and friendly staff are on hand throughout the pubs premises, making this pub easily accessible for all. To keep everyone amused there is a retro 1980's gaming table on the premises. The Crows Nest Inn boasts a carefully selected menu using the freshest, locally sourced food around! Freshly prepared traditional classics and modern favourites are served to perfection every day. All special occasions such as Birthdays, Christenings and Weddings can be catered for in the pubs restaurants area, which can accommodate up to 50 guests at any one time. So whether it's a quiet drink or a lively night out The Crows Nest Inn is the place to be.
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