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Grantham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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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Swanage, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Called in at the White Swan on Weds 22nd February mainly to say hi to owner Simon but decided to have lunch there with our friends. My husband and I chose the 'large cod and chips' for £10. When he went to pay we were pleasantly surprised to be told that it was buy 2 fish and chips for £10!...

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fareham
Reviewed 18 January 2017

This was our first Xmas break away for many years. Room was clean and adequate. Good breakfasts and included Turkey Dinner. The bar was busy with visitors and some "lively" locals...but had a good atmosphere..even a Free juke box for the period. This is a proper pub that welcomes dogs and well behaved owners. Close to the lovely Swanage harbour...

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Thank Phill U
Poole, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 January 2017

Am sorry to have to do this review as this has been one of our favourite places in Swanage. We took our children 30-35years ago and as they grew up took there partners too . Stayed New Year's Eve with friends. We had a family room ,the heating didn't work, filthy pillows, electric point ( by single bed ) was...

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Thank janetfoster1950
Poole, United Kingdom
Reviewed 27 December 2016 via mobile

Wonderful walk along Swanage beach with the dog followed by two fish and chips lunches at the The White Swan for £10! Fish catch of the day, batter light dusted in rock sea salt with garnish with crispy chips, garden peas and tartar sauce! Great atmosphere with friendly bar staff! Dogs welcomed in pub not restaurant and hidden garden in...

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Thank tracyPK
Fareham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 17 December 2016 via mobile

Popular with locals as we went out of season. Seafood chowder was unavailable so we both had soup of the day which was leek and potato. Served with plenty of crusty bread and an ample portion. This made a very pleasant lunch.

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Thank RobertFGCarter
Essex
Reviewed 10 November 2016

We stayed one night. Somewhat disappointed with the room. Very cramped, tired decor, mildew on the bathroom ceiling. There was parking at the rear but constantly blocked so parked up the road. There was plenty of tea and coffee but the kettle had a mind of its own. The bathroom was extremely small but the shower was great. Plenty of...

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Thank Jaynesue
Rochdale, United Kingdom
Reviewed 10 November 2016

Stayed at the White Swan for two nights during the blues festival in October. Friendly staff allowed me to store my bag as I was too early for check-in. Average sized but fairly comfortable double room. Very cramped en-suite. I never heard any noise late at night even though room located above the bar. Bar itself wasn`t great. A bit...

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Thank RichardWhitelegge61
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 13 September 2016

This place is dreadful. Room was noisy from kitchen below, dirty, condensation mould on ceiling in bathroom, paint peeling, radiators lined with dust, carpets greasy and threadbare, bedlinens cheap and bobbled, waiter smelt of urine - avoid at all costs. Garden looked like the local rubbish tip. We stayed one night only because we got there late and left as...

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Fleet, United Kingdom
Reviewed 8 August 2016 via mobile

Me and my boyfriend stayed here for carnival week and the pub was very disappointing. The shower was a drip..each day it got worse and worse. Shower was not cleaned when the room was made up. The bedside tables were dirty. Under the beds we're old hair brushes and clothes from other people! Man that served breakfast smelt like urine...

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Amenities

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  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Internet
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Free Internet
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  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
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: $155 - $192 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 5
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“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
 of 5 bubbles 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
 of 5 bubbles RichardWhitelegge61, 9 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Not applicable just had lunch”
 of 5 bubbles MadelaineChester, 21 Jul 2016 | Read review
“try the home made burger”
 of 5 bubbles TBone147, 3 Jun 2016 | Read review
“don't believe any of the rooms would be quiet.”
 of 5 bubbles kiwimike3, 19 May 2016 | Read review
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