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The Crows Nest Inn

11 Ulwell Road, Swanage BH19 1LE, England
+44 1929 422651
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good28%
  • Average12%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible4%
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Closes in 26 min
All hours
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
11 Ulwell Road, Swanage BH19 1LE, England
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Reviewed yesterday

We had a lovely day in Swange for it to be ruined by this restaurant. Everything seemed ok when we entered the restaurant, it wasn't very busy as we were out early (7pm approximately). We ordered or drinks and food and waited, we didn't have...More

Thank David C
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We were staying in swanage and as the crows best was close, we decided to visit. Good beer range was available. The evening menu is more gastro pub rather than pub food. I had sole and my partner chicken. Food was well presented and very...More

Thank london_blue82
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were visiting Swanage as a family group ranging in age from 3 to 90, and went to the Crows Nest Inn for Sunday lunch. We were all made very welcome, and were soon sitting comfortably in the spacious sunny garden watching the kids play...More

Thank MrsR_MrR
Reviewed 1 week ago

We booked a group of 8 of us, having walked over 12 miles during the day and being exhausted and hungry! Sadly we had to wait 90 minutes to get our main course. One of the party did have a starter but we nearly walked...More

Thank Malcolm P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Came up for a lovely evening just myself and my partner. Couldn't ask for a better evening, service was impeccable, the food was outstanding and amazingly presented. The new menu on the whole looked great. Will definitely be returning.

2  Thank Vanessa T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Service here is excellent and food second to none, would recommend for anyone and everyone. Will pop in whenever we get the chance!

Thank Emma N
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Large group (20 plus) with a number of children. we all had an excellent meal. Even the children found choices to suit them.

Thank Dave M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Staying locally for a three night break. Ate here for two nights. Very welcoming staff. Beer very good and food delicious, and served with a smile!! If in the area again would have no hesitation in returning.

Thank Margaretrose1950
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were greeted warmly by the two serving staff who were working in the restaurant part of the pub. All the food and drinks were brought with a smile, which always makes a big difference. The food came a decent time after ordering and was...More

Thank claretandbluerich
Reviewed 17 April 2017 via mobile

We arrived 4pm easter Sunday for a advertised Bbq Sunday roast. We order beef and chicken meals. We got one slice of beef and a chicken thigh with 3 new potatoes and a large bowl of grilled onions, courgette and Parsnip chips. Well you could...More

Thank Henry H
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
are you doing Christmas Day Lunch 2015? Would appreciate info on menu, price time etc.
11 November 2015|
Response from TheCrowsNestInn | Property representative |
Hi, my apologies on the complete lack of reply, we are now under new management and would like to assure you that all future social enquiries will be dealt with promptly. We hope that you will pop in and try our new... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 5 - USD 19
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, 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
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 - 16:30
17:30 - 20:45
17:30 - 20:45
17:30 - 20:45
17:30 - 20:45
12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 20:45
12:00 - 14:30
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.