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Black Swan Inn

$$ - $$$
Bar, Pub, Canadian
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2890 Shawnigan Lake Rd, Shawnigan Lake, British Columbia V0R 2W0, Canada
+1 250-743-5133
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11:00 - 00:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 00:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 01:00
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Cobble Hill, Canada
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18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

The black swan has finally changed their menu and has some very good items. I'm in love with the Cajun chicken wrap. Prices seem a little steep but food is very much improved.

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Thank islandgurl55
Shawnigan Lake, Canada
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I met here 20 plus years ago and we still stop in at least once a month for a tasty Swan burger or one of their other specials which change nightly.

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Thank Jeff M
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have been coming here for their wing nights, Mondays & Tuesday, Great wings with lots of variety. However, beware they just increased the price on their liquor $8.00 a pint of beer, which is kinda high but then it said on the menu at the bottom it says that all prices include taxes, however, when we got the bill... More 

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1 Thank Nancy H
Shawnigan Lake, Canada
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Atmosphere a bit of a small town pub, but food good. Interesting location, trust a local place, been there longer than I have and I've lived here over 25 years.

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Thank rascalcotton
Nanaimo, Canada
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199 reviews
138 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Well, it is not the greatest, but edible if your not picky. We ordered Shrimp/fries basket, Veggie Burger, Cajun Chicken wrap and Stuffed Yorkshire. As a vegetarian, I did not read any beef in the menu, and asked if the gravy has meat broth, Tanya said no, and I said okay, I will try it as long as there is... More 

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Thank Rose S
Shawnigan Lake, Canada
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113 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 421 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2017

We moved here from Victoria in April and have eaten here a few times now. Chicken wings are so good as are the burgers and stuffed mushrooms, also the stuffed Yorkshire pudding????? Soooo good Night time service can be inconsistent especially on music trivial night. We actually like daytime server Tanya so much we go to the Swan because she... More 

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1 Thank quincytoo
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017

My wife and I haven’t been there in at least two years. It’s the only local pub. Went last night (Saturday night) to get a quick meal as we had been busy all day and didn’t feel like cooking. My wife had an engagement that night and we had only an hour to order and eat. The server assured us... More 

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2 Thank Rick C
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016

This place is probably great for groups that want to drink too much beer and shoot pool. I wouldn't recommend it for the food or the service however and there are better choices in Cobble Hill. Typical pub fair and the service is less than outstanding.

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1 Thank Greg D
Cobble Hill, Canada
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18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2016 via mobile

This is my local pub if you can call it that. It is absolutely disgusting. The clientele are grungy and rude as are the staff. The food is deplorable. Over cooked, microwaved cheap fast food. Not a place to go for a fun night out. The top part frequently smells like sewage wafting from the decrepit bathrooms. This place needs... More 

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1 Thank islandgurl55
Cobble Hill, Canada
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177 reviews
122 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 149 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2016

I have been coming here for years and while I enjoy it, it needs to be brought up to par with the competition around. Recently I attended for the Thursday evening music trivia. Great wings, good friends, attentive service, good beer but the sound system is so poor that it would take half a minute just to identify a well... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Bar, Pub, Canadian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
Good for
Bar Scene
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 00:00
Monday
11:00 - 00:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 00:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 00:00
Thursday
11:00 - 00:00
Friday
11:00 - 01:00
Saturday
11:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2890 Shawnigan Lake Rd, Shawnigan Lake, British Columbia V0R 2W0, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver Island  >  Shawnigan Lake
  • Phone Number: +1 250-743-5133

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?