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The Black Swan

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Local cuisine, Bar, British, Pub, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly
Special Occasion Dining, View, Groups, Bar Scene, Business meetings
Nestled in idyllic countryside, The Black Swan Ockham is a local culinary hotspot, offering an inventive British menu using some of the best in fresh local and seasonal produce. A delightfully eclectic eatery, the pub and restaurant present a stunning international wine list, a great selection of real ales and a cosmopolitan decor with open fires and plenty of comfy seating. During the summer, enjoy one of Surreys finest al fresco dining experiences in the beautiful gardens. The Black Swan is just the kind of country pub anyone would be proud to have in their village.
US$16 - US$32
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Bar, British, Pub, Gastropub
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Called in yesterday as a party of 6. Flat Iron Chicken with tarragon was very tasty and the sweet potato fries crisp and well seasoned. Although listed as Lighter Lunch, I could have wished for some additional vegetables with my chicken, there was only a...More

Date of visit: January 2019
1  Thank Nostima
Reviewed 1 week ago

We came here after visiting Wisely for a bite of lunch. It was fairly quiet and we got a seat by the fire which was lovely. The food was nice but it came out extremely quickly. I think we had two mains and drinks within...More

Date of visit: January 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This was the second time we have eaten at the Black Swan and we were impressed by the variety on the new menu and the quality of the food. As it was a busy Sunday and we hadn't booked so I wasn’t expecting too much...More

Date of visit: January 2019
1  Thank brian_hre
Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited this pub on our way to London, only had starters which were all very good. The waitress, Becky was very efficient and nothing was too much trouble. I would recommend this pub. A good atmosphere, good food and friendly staff.

Date of visit: January 2019
1  Thank brendadrumble
Reviewed 1 week ago

Brilliant a superb Sunday Veggie Lunch, good range of Veggie foods, loved it service was great by a delightful girl called Vicky!, Brilliant!, try their Non Alcoholic Elderberry Cocktail Book as gets very busy

Date of visit: January 2019
1  Thank 202silvana
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We first visited the Black swan for their fireworks night, and car back again for Sunday lunch and where not disappointed. A real fire as you come in and a lovely warm welcome. It was clearly a very busy day but the staff where still...More

Date of visit: January 2019
1  Thank shandy115
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A group of us dined here to celebrate a Birthday! We have eaten here previously and found the food good and also the service. However, the recent visit was very underwhelming as far as atmosphere and in particular the service was. We were seated on...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank 404Robert404
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We chose this place as I had my 50th birthday lunch there 3 years ago. Sadly the service has gone down hill since then. We were a table of 14 and surprised we were not asked for a pre-order. The waitress was very hit and...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank K4119BQmarkb
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Black Swan is a few hundred metres from our daughter's new house and we frequented twice in a fortnight, as well as a few other local restaurants. Service was hit and miss but generally efficient without any banter or warmth. The food was good...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Brian S
Black_Swan_Manager, Manager at The Black Swan, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Brian, thank you for taking the time to leave us your feedback. I am very sorry to hear that you feel this way, i was serving you in person and was left with impression that you had a great dinner with us. Where must...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I’ve been there few times, and I always enjoyed it. The team is amazing especially Barbara, the general manager and Asta. Thank you so much, and see you very soon. Seb.

Date of visit: January 2019
1  Thank Seb0521
Black_Swan_Manager, General Manager at The Black Swan, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Seb, thank you very much for you kind words. It was a pleasure to see you at the Black Swan again, and we are looking forward to your next visit Kind regards

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March 23, 2018|
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Response from WokingBob | Reviewed this property |
I understand it is dog friendly and has nice outdoor seating area. there are lots of good walks over Wisley and Ockham Common. at present, but subject to proposed development, some good wildlife can be seen on the old... More
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July 16, 2017|
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Response from liams615 | Reviewed this property |
I struggled with the phone so emailed. They answered me :)
February 26, 2017|
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Response from Kevin L |
Hi Sophie, yes we will be showing the 6 Nations rugby in the Bar Area! We look forward to your joining us! 🏈
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