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The Crows Nest Inn

€€ - €€€, British,
11 Ulwell Road, Swanage BH19 1LE, England
+44 1929 422651
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Overview
  • Excellent61%
  • Very good24%
  • Average8%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“steak” (9 reviews)
“sunday roast” (2 reviews)
“peas” (2 reviews)
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CUISINES
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
€€ - €€€
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LOCATION
11 Ulwell Road, Swanage BH19 1LE, England
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We were recently staying at a hotel nearby and so I booked a table at The Crows Nest. Having lived in Swanage in the past I didn't imagine booking would be necessary, but this venue has now become a popular place - and rightly so!!...More

Thank DorsetJayne
Dean M, Owner at The Crows Nest Inn, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Hi Jayne, Thank you for your kind review. I am glad you enjoyed your time at The Crows Nest. In the last 9 months since taking over we have put our heart & soul into bringing back what the The Crows Nest is all about......and...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We arrived just after 8.30 as kitchen was about to shut but they took our orde and we enjoyed scampi and chips and a game of pool. All very niceMore

Thank debrahough2n
Dean M, Owner at The Crows Nest Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi debra, Thank you for your kind review. That was good timing for the kitchen & the Scampi, we have just revived that on the menu. I am glad you enjoyed your time at The Crows Nest Inn & i hope you pop in to...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We popped in here on the off chance last Friday evening as we were staying very nearby for the weekend. The staff were very welcoming and fitted us in even though they were very busy. The food is good quality and inexpensive. Another added bonus...More

Thank Lyn W
Dean M, Owner at The Crows Nest Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Lyn, Thank you for your kind review. I am so glad you enjoyed your time at The Crows Nest. We try so hard to source a wine range for all occasions & to marry up with our food menu.....after a lot of hard work...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great pub friendly staff my wife rated the Sunday lunch as possibly the best she has ever had can’t wait to go back in the summerMore

Thank dsferguson
Dean M, Owner at The Crows Nest Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi, Thank you so much for your kind review. I am so glad you enjoyed your Crows Nest experience. We don't like to blow our own trumpet regarding to our Sunday Lunch......but it is good isn't it :-) & we look forward to welcoming you...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visited and had the burger and some chicken wings, the burger was lovely and juicy with a lovely brioche bun, It was so big I struggled to finish it. We then had some chicken wings on another occasion and they were divine. They come...More

Thank Lilly S
Dean M, Owner at The Crows Nest Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Lilly, Thank you for your kind review. Our chef has been with us since the start of 2018. His menu is always on point & you never leave hungry. I am glad you tried both of our best sellers. On the odd occasion we...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We pre-booked our table but on arrival it was not earmarked unlike others. a member of staff had to clear it of the children's debris pens paper etc.. We eventually were seated and ordered our roast lamb. The carrots tasted of liquorice, the Yorkshire was...More

Thank flora003
Dean M, Owner at The Crows Nest Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Flora, Thank you for your review and comments. I will into this matter for you & all i can do in the meantime is apologize, over the past few months we have gained a good following regards to our sunday roasts & it being...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My first time of eating in the Crows Nest Inn and I was pleasantly surprised, especially as the Managers are new, although I think the Chef may have been there a while. There is a very friendly laid-back atmosphere. Nice fire in the grate. The...More

Thank Maureen600
Dean M, Owner at The Crows Nest Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Maureen, Thank you for your kind review. I am glad you enjoyed the atmosphere at the Crows Nest. since taking over in July last year i think we have finally got the combination right. The new management team have been in place since March...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We didn’t want to venture far for our Sunday lunch and decided to go to the Crows Nest in Swanage. We were pleasantly surprised. Sunday lunch was very good. Good portion of good quality meet, tasty vegetables, roasted potatoes, Yorkshire pudding and gravy. Staff were...More

Thank Edith F
Dean M, Owner at The Crows Nest Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi Edith, Thank you for your kind review & i am glad you enjoyed your Crows Nest experience. I have a sweet tooth and i have to agree the desserts are yummy. Hope to see you again soon :-)

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited The Crow's Nest twice during a visit to Swanage, on both occasions we had the home made burgers which are excellent. The chef, Mike, has only been with the pub for several weeks and has certainly hit the mark with the food. The...More

Thank j5hrp
Dean M, Owner at The Crows Nest Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi, Thank you for your kind review. Glad you had a fantastic time at The Crows Nest. We do pride ourselves on our home made burgers & i am glad you enjoyed twice. Hope to see you again :-)

Reviewed 8 March 2018 via mobile

Great Food! Great Beer in a Friendly Unpretentious Pub 5 Minutes Walk From The Beach! I’d heard a few local rumours that the food in the Crows Nest was really good. So I thought I would go and see for myself! I wasn’t disappointed! I...More

Thank TitaniumNomad
Dean M, Owner at The Crows Nest Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi , Thank you for your kind review. I love word of mouth & i am glad you popped in to enjoy what The Crows Nest has to offer. Glad you enjoyed the experience & i hope we get to see you again soon :-)

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
Average prices
US$6 - US$21
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Television, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 22:00
Monday
15:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
15:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
15:00 - 22:00
Thursday
15:00 - 22:00
Friday
12:00 - 01:00
Saturday
12:00 - 01:00
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
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Description
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.
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