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The Crows Nest Inn

$$ - $$$, British,
11 Ulwell Road, Swanage BH19 1LE, England
+44 1929 422651
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good21%
  • Average8%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“steak” (9 reviews)
“sunday roast” (2 reviews)
“peas” (2 reviews)
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Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
11 Ulwell Road, Swanage BH19 1LE, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great Food! Great Beer in a Friendly Unpretentious Pub 5 Minutes Walk From The Beach! I’d heard a few local rumours that the food in the Crows Nest was really good. So I thought I would go and see for myself! I wasn’t disappointed! I...More

Thank TitaniumNomad
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited The Crows Nest for Sunday lunch after a walk on the beach with three labradors. Sunday lunch was delicious, especially the sticky toffee pudding and service was just right, including providing water and a little treat from the chef for our dogs. Large table...More

Thank somerset_pf
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Good food at very reasonable prices, the wine is a good price also. Quite a nice menu and very well presented. Top marks for the staff who were brilliant, nothing too much trouble. Will definitely return when we are down that way again.

Thank webbie56
Reviewed 11 December 2017

We thought we would give it a try for Sunday lunch and we were not disappointed. the food and the service were outstanding, not only the quality of the food but also the quantity. Apart from the roast main course the starter of Bubble and...More

Thank padre b
Reviewed 30 November 2017

We'd read good reviews about this place, and turned up to find three cyclists having a pint and no one else around. We asked the bar staff if they were serving food, as a sign on the door said food was available Wed-Sun 5-8:45pm and...More

Thank Candice H
Reviewed 25 October 2017

Traditional pub with restaurant attached Tuesday night, nice buzz in the bar area with pool team playing. Busy in the restaurant however service was great and food matched , prices were reasonable ....enjoy

Thank paulhu2016
Reviewed 25 October 2017

Came here as menu looked interesting. Not typical pub food, well cooked, interesting and good quality. Looks to be an adventurous chef, well worth a visit.

Thank bzoow
Reviewed 24 October 2017

We visited the Crows Nest Inn twice over three evenings. The first night a Saturday night we booked but not the other night. Ironically they were not busy on the Saturday but very busy the ne Monday night when we hadn’t booked. However both times...More

Thank Oracle39
Reviewed 23 October 2017

Was a bit nervous about this meal due to some of the reviews here but the dining room is lovely, food was very good and the staff were extremely friendly and helpful! The courgette fritter starter and trio of sausages were particularly delicious.

1  Thank McQueen15
Reviewed 14 October 2017

Admittedly, we are locals and live just down the road but at the start of this year, we hardly ever set foot in the place as it felt unfriendly, disinterested staff and we could not force ourselves to attempt to eat here. This all came...More

Thank chrisb07
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$6 - US$21
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Television, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 1:00 AM
12:00 PM - 1:00 AM
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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