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Swan Inn

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$$ - $$$
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37 York Street, Sidmouth EX10 8BY, England
+44 1395 512849
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Weston-super-Mare, United Kingdom
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48 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited this establishment the other night out of the blue. For a Monday evening it was very busy and as we had not booked a table we thought we might be going hungry! We were lucky as there were only two tables not booked. The menu was a reasonable choice of good, home cooked food, something for everyone and... More 

1 Thank 01JanetS
Bath, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Fab food, great service, fairly priced. Haddock really tasty with lovely batter. Great cider too. Would recommend.

1 Thank clairewells1985
Richmond, United Kingdom
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39 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Called here for a drink one evening, friendly and comfortabl, good beer, and although we did not eat there plenty of other people were and the food looked good.

1 Thank metickner
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went up to Sidmouth for the day with our two dogs and needed somewhere that would welcome them as well as us. This place was perfect, lovely sign on the doors that explained everything. The barperson was very friendly despite being in a lot of pain with a bad back. The food was absolutely fantastic. All in all 5*.

2 Thank Sean W
Budleigh Salterton, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 22 April 2017 via mobile

Fantastic food and service despite us not booking and pub being busy. Read reviews before came out and the reality exceeded expectations. Thoroughly enjoyed, a tempting menu and superb food - steak was quality and cooked perfectly to instruction. Definite one to return to to try out rest of the menu!! Only negative was we were pipped to the post... More 

Thank meatball74
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 April 2017

Popped in for lunch here on Easter Bank holiday Monday and had a very fresh and tasty grilled haddock and chips lunch, son also had a beautiful tasting steak and chips. Good service and friendly staff well worth a visit they are just off the main street.

1 Thank David/ Kerry in Zante
Swanage, United Kingdom
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124 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 April 2017

Ate here 3 years ago and was pleased to return. A large eating area with tables and when darts matches aren't on can also eat in bar. A range of daily specials including fresh fish and a standard menu. There were 3 of us, I had a fish/seafood pasta, a very generous mixed salad, one had fish and chips again... More 

1 Thank ruthlet60
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 19 March 2017 via mobile

Just arrived for Sunday lunch and gobsmacked we were turned away as our 11 year old daughter wasn't allowed inside to eat. They couldn't tell us the reason why and we're very rude. This pub is unfriendly and extremely unacommodating!!!

Thank Richard T
swaninnadmin, Manager at Swan Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments, and I am sorry we could not accommodate you on your recent visit, due to your child being under 14. We are only a small, traditional, privately run, fully licensed, family run pub. We are constrained not only by licensing law, (sections 48 and 49 of the Criminal Justice and Police Act 2001) but also... More 

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13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 February 2017

Our hosts from the Canterbury House in Sidmouth recommended us this pub. We went there two times for dinner and didn't regret it: to our opinon it's one of the best places in town! We liked the food very much and the service was very friendly and quick. Prices were favorable. All in all we felt very comfortable in the... More 

Thank Mark B
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 February 2017 via mobile

Visited The Swan for a drink and a snack. Very friendly staff and good value for money. Will visit again when next in Sidmouth.

Thank John S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$8 - US$21
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly
Dinner, Lunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Waitstaff, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 37 York Street, Sidmouth EX10 8BY, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Devon  >  Sidmouth
  • Phone Number: +44 1395 512849
Charming pub dating back from the 16th Century just minutes from the seafront, opposite a ford across the River Sid, the Swan is a relaxed and friendly pub offering a warm welcome to all visitors and locals alike. Traditional quality pub food, with an ever changing menu and seasonal specials, served every lunchtime and evening either in the bar or in the beautiful beer garden with its award winning floral displays.

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