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Bull and Boat

) #39 of 58 Restaurants in Swanage €€ - €€€ Bar, Seafood, British
2 Ulwell Road, Swanage BH19 1LH, England
+44 1929 422222
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  • Excellent29%
  • Very good23%
  • Average15%
  • Poor14%
  • Terrible17%
“Lunch with the girls”
2 weeks ago
“Good location”
Closed Now
All hours
Bar, Seafood, British, Vegetarian Friendly
€€ - €€€
2 Ulwell Road, Swanage BH19 1LH, England
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Reviewed yesterday

The location could be very good ,but its wasted.The staff were not welcoming or friendly.The food what there was of it was quite tasty but there was nothing to it , it was such a small portion I left and had another meal somewhere else....More

Thank Sue G
Reviewed yesterday

We booked a table inside but the weather was so glorious we were able to get a table outside on the sunny deck overlooking the beach and the sea. The location is perfect for a relaxed time. The staff were friendly and helpful and everything...More

Thank Allirose129
Reviewed 5 days ago

Went to the Bull and Boat on 19th May 2017 for my 53rd birthday. I have been to the Bull and Boat on two previous occasions when visiting Swanage, but this will be my last visit as the food was not up to standard. I...More

1  Thank pauldG5593KC
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Friendly staff, Chantelle was lovely, but the place needs a guiding hand, and general motivation. The melted Brie starter was great, as were my pink giant prawns but my husband was disappointed not to be able to have a burger, as they had sold out!,...More

Thank Margaret E
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

In Swanage for the weekend and walked past this bar-restaurant in the day time. Its right on the seafront and looks lovely. Can't believe I didn't check out the review before deciding to eat there. We called up Saturday afternoon and booked for two for...More

Thank dmcb1
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We've not been here for a couple of years as gave up because the service was appalling, but we gave it a go on Easter Saturday evening. We had tried to get into 4 other places, all fully booked, this wasn't. In fact when we...More

Thank 67Pippa
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Returning once again for our yearly party here and we were not disappointed. The food was delicious as always and the service was great. Our waitress (Chantelle) was very attentive and made our evening enjoyable. Already looking forward to next year!

1  Thank pp10111111
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Mixed reviews for this place so was pleased overall with the experience. Sat outside, overlooking the water on a sunny day which was great. Ordered fish and chips, the fish was fresh and tasty. Batter a little soft for my liking. I don't like the...More

Thank _contact_clare
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The worst bacon sandwich I have ever eaten eventually turned up, processed bread and microwaved bacon for nearly £5. This place should be closed down.

Thank Tigger_Coco
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We ate here last week as a family, very poor service and unhelpful staff with no atmosphere and very bland food.

Thank brianmogford
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$35
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, View, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2 Ulwell Road, Swanage BH19 1LH, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Dorset  >  Isle of Purbeck  >  Swanage
  • Phone Number: +44 1929 422222
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Welcome to the Bull and Boat on North Beach Swanage. We aim to please everyone whether you're looking for a light lunch, bistro dinner or tapas in our cafe lounge but all relaxed dining; we offer a fully stocked bar with local real ales or lagers on draft, extensive wine list and a selection of hot beverages including our own blend coffee! so you're welcome to join us just for drinks if you wish.Our Team of chefs source fresh local meats, vegetables and even fish straight from Swanage Bay! We welcome children and offer a full children's menu and baby changing facilities.We have plenty of outside seating including a beach deck for lunchtime dining with fabulous views of Swanage Bay, pier and town. Coming by boat? we offer 8 courtesy moorings opposite the Bull And Boat for drinks or diningOur Bistro is one of Swanage's top restaurants and by night a more intimate dining experience; we have regularly changing black board specials to accompany our a la carte menu and a generous vegetarian selection: you can eat from the same menus in our cafe lounge for a more casual feel. We Have sofas, tub chairs and coffee tables should you wish to join us for a social drink and enjoy the eclectic decor of marine artifacts and all things Bull!