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The Crows Nest Inn

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11 Ulwell Road, Swanage BH19 1LE, England
+44 1929 422651
Sun 12:00 - 15:30
Wed - Thu 17:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 21:00
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19 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We were greeted warmly by the two serving staff who were working in the restaurant part of the pub. All the food and drinks were brought with a smile, which always makes a big difference. The food came a decent time after ordering and was of a good standard and very tasty. I particularly enjoyed the white chocolate cheesecake which... More 

Thank claretandbluerich
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We arrived 4pm easter Sunday for a advertised Bbq Sunday roast. We order beef and chicken meals. We got one slice of beef and a chicken thigh with 3 new potatoes and a large bowl of grilled onions, courgette and Parsnip chips. Well you could imagine we were still hungry after. Quality was good but selection and quantity for £10... More 

Thank Henry H
Swanage, United Kingdom
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80 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We've eaten here over the years with various managers and chefs. The Crows Nest now has it right! Great choices, well presented and truly tasty food, good service too and the price was very reasonable.

1 Thank Gazania186266
Liverpool, United Kingdom
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53 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We arrived on a busy Friday evening without a booking and despite the imminent arrival of a large party, they very kindly accommodated us in the bar area. The staff were lovely and the service was prompt. The menu was standard pub fare but the quality of it was really good. Recommend the burger and the ham and eggs. As... More 

Thank Sue F
Woking, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Good pub but people sitting at the bar should be told to leave room for other customers to buy drinks

Thank Anne P
Torquay, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Staff very welcoming and good, happy atmosphere. Varied menu, good portion sizes and tasty food. Overall a pleasant experience.

Thank C9420SXjane
Perth WA
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had largeish table and had friendly well organised service throughout. Good quality food and we all had a great evening.

1 Thank DillsAustralia
Reading, United Kingdom
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36 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Booked in for 8 on a Friday night...very accommodating.....service excellent and food very tasty. Portions a good size and service staff very attentive. The bar seemed busy so that always bodes well for a local... Just around the corner from a rental property so location was great for us too....would definitely return.

2 Thank BeetrootQueen
Greater London, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife and I were on a break in Swanage, we went for a walk and decided to have a drink at this pub where we were met by the manager, who made us feel welcome straight away. As a regular pub user I could see that this manager was running a good place. The pub was busy with locals... More 

2 Thank john h
Farnborough, Hampshire
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117 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were staying in a nearby B&B and thought we would give it a try as we could get there by walking. On arrival, the bar was busy and we were shown to our table in the restaurant side which we found very stark with no atmosphere at all. Our opinion is that the owners are not sure if they... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$19
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Television, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer
Good for
Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Groups, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
12:00 - 15:30
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 21:00
12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 21:00
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
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?