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Black Swan Inn

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Bar, Pub, Canadian
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2890 Shawnigan Lake Rd, Shawnigan Lake, British Columbia V0R 2W0, Canada
+1 250-743-5133
11:00 - 00:00
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Fri - Sat 11:00 - 01:00
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Duncan, Canada
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24 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited this neighborhood pub with a hiking group recently. The decor is dated and tired looking. Lots of choices on menu and several specials were offered. Good beer selection. Food was sub par. Everything overcooked and fairly pricey for pub food. Service was very good and server was cheery and efficient.. Would not return to this pub as many more... More 

Thank Gary S
Shawnigan Lake, Canada
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

go in with low expectations and be blown away at how great it is. The food is surprisingly good, service is excellent, and the live music can be great as well.

Thank philipgraham2017
Cobble Hill, Canada
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18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The black swan has finally changed their menu and has some very good items. I'm in love with the Cajun chicken wrap. Prices seem a little steep but food is very much improved.

Thank islandgurl55
Shawnigan Lake, Canada
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

My wife and I met here 20 plus years ago and we still stop in at least once a month for a tasty Swan burger or one of their other specials which change nightly.

Thank Jeff M
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 13 March 2017

We have been coming here for their wing nights, Mondays & Tuesday, Great wings with lots of variety. However, beware they just increased the price on their liquor $8.00 a pint of beer, which is kinda high but then it said on the menu at the bottom it says that all prices include taxes, however, when we got the bill... More 

1 Thank Nancy H
Shawnigan Lake, Canada
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017

Atmosphere a bit of a small town pub, but food good. Interesting location, trust a local place, been there longer than I have and I've lived here over 25 years.

Thank rascalcotton
Nanaimo, Canada
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199 reviews
138 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 March 2017 via mobile

Well, it is not the greatest, but edible if your not picky. We ordered Shrimp/fries basket, Veggie Burger, Cajun Chicken wrap and Stuffed Yorkshire. As a vegetarian, I did not read any beef in the menu, and asked if the gravy has meat broth, Tanya said no, and I said okay, I will try it as long as there is... More 

Thank Rose S
Shawnigan Lake, Canada
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113 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 425 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 February 2017

We moved here from Victoria in April and have eaten here a few times now. Chicken wings are so good as are the burgers and stuffed mushrooms, also the stuffed Yorkshire pudding????? Soooo good Night time service can be inconsistent especially on music trivial night. We actually like daytime server Tanya so much we go to the Swan because she... More 

1 Thank quincytoo
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 January 2017

My wife and I haven’t been there in at least two years. It’s the only local pub. Went last night (Saturday night) to get a quick meal as we had been busy all day and didn’t feel like cooking. My wife had an engagement that night and we had only an hour to order and eat. The server assured us... More 

3 Thank Rick C
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 November 2016

This place is probably great for groups that want to drink too much beer and shoot pool. I wouldn't recommend it for the food or the service however and there are better choices in Cobble Hill. Typical pub fair and the service is less than outstanding.

2 Thank Greg D

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Bar, Pub, Canadian
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
Good for
Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2890 Shawnigan Lake Rd, Shawnigan Lake, British Columbia V0R 2W0, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver Island  >  Shawnigan Lake
  • Phone Number: +1 250-743-5133

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