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swan inn

$$ - $$$
Bar, British, Pub
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Rodden Row, Abbotsbury, Weymouth, England
+44 1305 871249
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Ascot, United Kingdom
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104 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We'd been down at Cogden beach and were heading back to Weymouth, decided to have a walk around Abbotsbury and grab some lunch. Really warm welcome, had nice fresh sandwiches, carved ham was delicious and the price was average for the area. The specials sounded great. Love the now rare old world pubs, water jugs on the ceiling, lots of... More 

Thank JumboMumboLand
Exeter, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2016

After a lovely walk we looked forward to some home cooking . Off putting start when a favourite drink of tomatoe juice and Worcester sauce was not available and I was fobbed off with an alternative ready mix ,assuring me that it is just as good . Well , it wasn't , Most pubs have stopped selling this readymix as... More 

Thank Jane S
Ringwood, United Kingdom
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40 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016 via mobile

We were going to abbotsbury gardens for the hallowe'en fright night after we visited the children's farm we went in here for lunch 9 of us the pub is a little rustic but the food and welcome we got was good the food was very good well cooked and good portions everyone enjoyed their food very friendly staff and good... More 

Thank ivan g
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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

Came here for lunch following a walk in the area. Had a great lunch here. Good menu and a nice range on the specials too. The steak was amazingly soft. Nice local pub atmosphere. Not a large range of drinks but the place is definitely worth a visit if you are in the area.

Thank Charles T
Maldon, United Kingdom
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93 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

A quiet mid week October evening saw the Swan with just a few tables of diners. However the staff and kitchen were working well. A whole sea bass and chicken kiev were produced in short order and really excellent and exceeded our expectations. Staff were helpful and obliging so generally a good all round experience.

Thank Paxlot
Ayr, United Kingdom
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109 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

Was ate here since there was very little other choice around. The food was edible but not appetising , the surroundings were very basic and the service was slow. Would not return.

Thank wilson015
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

We had several lovely meals at the Swan. Everyone was friendly and on my parents anniversary the landlords wife dressed a table for my parents special day.. great people lovely food and friendly locals

Thank Rachel P
Southampton, United Kingdom
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73 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016

We always eat at the Swan, when we stay at Abbotsbury. The menu is fine, with lots of choice and the vegetables are always cooked fresh. The food is well presented, always with a smile and is good value for money. The locals are happy to chat with you and it is easy to walk there. What more could you... More 

Thank Newforestpat
Hereford, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016

Had an evening meal here and were made to feel very welcome by the locals. Good variety of food and drinks available at reasonable prices.

Thank wendybendy2016
Yeovil, United Kingdom
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62 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016 via mobile

We travel to The Swan Inn regularly. The food is fabulously cooked and served with a smile. Bar staff are super-friendly. The local folk are lovely. We have made many friends at The Swan. We look foreword to our next Sunday lunch served with fabulous wine and banter x

Thank JanW239

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
Bar, British, Pub
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rodden Row, Abbotsbury, Weymouth, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Dorset  >  Weymouth  >  Abbotsbury
  • Phone Number: +44 1305 871249

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