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The Black Swan, Pub and Restaurant

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Gweek | Gweek, Helston TR12 6TU, England
+44 1326 221502
11:00 - 23:00
Closed now
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Sun 12:00 - 22:30
Mon - Fri 11:00 - 23:00
Sat 11:00 - 00:00
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18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Popped in for a light evening meal. Locals were ridiculously friendly and they welcome dogs. We shared a baguette, bowl of chips and onion rings. Very tasty and great value. The chips have to be tried, so different to any other chips we've ever tasted. Will definitely return.

Thank mrsnoops
Helston, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have eaten here several times and every time was excellent with good service. Easy to park and could walk to the Seal Sanctuary from the pub.

Thank karinl
Plymouth, United Kingdom
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59 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 January 2017

Stayed for a two night weekend, dinner and breakfast were brilliant both days, service, food were 100%

Thank Dugied
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76 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 January 2017 via mobile

Having just visited the seal sanctuary. We had all worked up an appetite. The swan is just around the corner and was nice and quite. A wide range of beers on tap and an ample selection of food on the menu. Locally produced sausages was for me and soup for the Mises. While they do cater for the young ones... More 

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26 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017 via mobile

Fantastic proper country pub, with good mix of locals and visitors, with a welcoming log burner on a chilly night. Food was great, we had Brie and bacon burger, beef lasagna, steak and beef and blue cheese pie, along with chips, garlic bread and onion rings that my OH managed to almost singularly demolish by himself for a starter, which... More 

Thank louisel38
Helston, United Kingdom
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49 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017

Only eaten there, and food is fresh and very good value. Would recommend. Now go regularly every month because its so good. In summer, location is perfection, and ideal for visiting Gweek and seeing the Seal Sanctuary. Having a large car park at the rear is a real bonus.

Thank Keith-Reynolds
Helston, United Kingdom
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48 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

A great local welcoming pub, the menu is good, food is tasty. Staff are approachable and attentive. Great place for a quick beverage or a night of cards with friends. Great euchre team and opportunities to play board games while you relax and wait for food. Lovely log fire on these cold winter nights. B.Kemp

Thank Rebecca K
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2016

We stayed here for one night having read some good reviews. We were not disappointed at all. From the moment we arrived the Landlord was welcoming and accommodating. The rooms were simple but clean with a kettle for tea or coffee, always a nice touch. The food was good pub food, served hot and plentiful by very pleasant staff and... More 

Thank Paulinew578
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21 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016

My husband and I went to this pub for the first time this autumn, it is not far from our place in Port Navas. We returned twice within a week because we liked it so much. Great food, friendly and a very pleasant ambiance. Right in the heart of the village of Gweek it has a classic pub feel to... More 

Thank Christine M
Leeds, United Kingdom
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58 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2016

We initially called in here for a drink but returned on two occasions for an evening meal during our two week stay in Cornwall. Both the food and the service were excellent and reasonably priced.

Thank AndI W

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$8 - US$24
Bar, British, Pub, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Highchairs Available, Full Bar, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Television
Good for
Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Gweek | Gweek, Helston TR12 6TU, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cornwall  >  Helston
  • Phone Number: +44 1326 221502
Located next to the popular National Seal Sanctuary in the picturesque village of Gweek near Helston. We are in the heart of "Poldark" country and are close to some of the beaches used in the filming of the new and old TV series. Church Cove and Gunwallow on The Lizard are a short distance away and these can be seen in some of the night-time ship wrecking scenes. We offer a wide selection of Cornish real ales including Sharps Doom Bar, Tribute, Bass and Betty Stogs along side another guest ales. The restaurant area has been decorated to give a warm and welcoming atmosphere and we offer a home cooked menu from the blackboards. Every week we serve traditional Sunday lunches which are proving extremely popular - booking is advisable.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?