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Swan Inn, Weymouth

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Yes - over 18s only. The place was being overun by unsupervised kids. Go to the other Spoon.
randolf7 - 15 Aug 2017 13:13
only Spoons I've ever been to that doesn't admit families. Barked at by a local when we entered pointing this out.
Wilson_MacDonald - 15 Aug 2017 11:57
I drank in here a few times,

ok for a WSP, has a back yard for smokers
unlike the other WSP
Leftinthepub44 - 24 May 2017 16:47
used this spoons most evenings when visiting Weymouth, decent food, beer and service, would definitely use it again
vinnnie - 8 Dec 2014 14:51
Not as big as most 'Spoons' pubs - which is no bad thing.
Maybe that is why the service is quick and efficient.
As in the previous post, the food is hotter than with most other outlets.

Adnams 'The Publican' was a very tasty beer, the Rudgate Ruby Mild was okay, both still at last year's prices.
fugglehops - 8 Jun 2014 18:35
Usual kind of Wetherspoons pub which is no bad thing really, good choice of guest ales and the food was hot and a good standard.
Bit surprised how expensive the beer here is compared to other 'spoon' pubs, ale is £2.59, still cheaper than pubs but certainly catching up.........
potable50 - 27 Sep 2013 16:59
Not a bad place, but definitely looks like an airport lounge. Tables packed too close together. Beer and cider was very good. Surprisingly dearer than Greater London. Loos smelly. Was busy, but service good.
Viki247 - 13 Sep 2013 18:11
Food has always been ok whenever we have eaten in here.
But it is such a dull place to drink. One large uninteresting room like what a previous poster said "just like being in an airport lounge"
Gets very busy.


montie49 - 20 Jun 2012 09:55
As Wetherspoons go, this is pretty good. It's very clean, spacious and welcoming. Good selection of local ales.
Floyd - 15 Apr 2012 16:05
Always our first stop when hitting town
reliable and always busy
kevinb527 - 8 Nov 2011 15:27
Wedged to the hilts as usual on carnival day last week,still a reasonable selection of ale on including the dorset piddle "legwarmer" ginger beer that was spot on.7/10
fat_beer_badger - 25 Aug 2011 14:13
We popped in for a snack and a beer. At the third attempt I finally got a pint I could drink and I had to remind the Duty Manager that one beer was "dead" even though he had put the pump clip back on!! Anyway,usual Wetherspoon fare with a good value "sharer" dish for the two of us. No kids in this bar which was a change from the other Wetherspoons up the road.
mcroyal - 10 Aug 2011 10:53
Good choice of beer, meals excellent value, excellent service. Fairly busy but several tables available.
Robin_from_Swanage - 8 Aug 2011 20:20
A tip top Wetherspoons outlet ,the staff are the hardest and most welcoming that I have encountered. My first real ale was Brewster's Rutterkin a superb pint in excellent condition.Thank you !
slerpy - 10 Jul 2011 13:49
This must be one of the best W'spoons in the country. Staff always helpful, beer always good, and the food good value for money. The only whinge is the beer garden is now the smoking area so unless you smoke its best to stay inside.
Daddsie - 23 Jan 2011 18:17
went in mid sunday morning. had a pint of ringwood old thumper which was ok went and sat in the beer garden at the back which is quiet large.a large pub which i found better than the other jd spoons in town
forestwood - 23 Oct 2010 15:30
popped in on carnival day night so was pretty bedlum,mind due 6 guest ales were still on @ 2300 and the pint I had was spot on. One annoyance was the teenage lads serving letting the good looking girls have priority over anyone else waiting. 7/10
fat_beer_badger - 13 Oct 2010 20:47
Beer was past its best and the whole place is too noisy!
CaptainDave - 8 Jun 2010 10:55
Like every other 'spoons in the country. Cheap food that is only cheap for one reason. Local brewers are bullied into selling to them at unprofitable prices.The atmosphere is akin to gatwick airport and you're putting money back into the pockets of the very same people who have robbed you all - just check the FT! (no it's not a family business). Good luck 'spoons diehards. Maybe you'll deprive us all of the famous proper english pub forever and the high street will be full of golden "M"s and "JWD"s...
zerothehero - 30 Apr 2010 23:33
Pleasant W'spoons with lots of beers - the beer festival was in full swing - and prompt service. Nice to see something other than Ringwood being served.
chick - 22 Apr 2009 09:30
This makes 10 positive posts in the past 2.5 years; this is the best Wetherspoon I've been in. Food, beer and service are all top class and at 11am in the week, the place was heaving. Those against the JDW formula could have their opinions altered here.
paladian - 25 Jan 2009 13:00
Not bad for a 'spoons - it was non-smoking long before the ban - but it always feels very cramped. Having said that, the beer is well kept and I've never had more than a thirty second wait at the bar because of all the staff on duty - other 'spoons please note!
BobOs - 17 Aug 2008 00:39
This is a decent Wetherspoon's pub. Had a bite to eat in there on Saturday - a decent steak & chips for 4.49 - plus of course the Wetherspoon's beer festival was on. So, not bad, not bad at all.
BillyD - 5 Nov 2007 09:17
We were pleasantly surprised at this pub. We only 'risked' a chain as it looked so busy and popular. Fantastic range of ales (10 local and national ales on tap), The Ringwood Old Thumper was well kept (and at 1.99 a pint, great value). Plenty of other ales and lagers/wines from around the world. Very clean, quick service, despite being very busy, great value, sausage and mash 6.09), very tasty, BBQ chicken tasty and plentiful. Extras cheap, hot and tasty. V.G chocolate fudge cake! There were people of all age groups here from posh suited businessmen, to oldies and families, relaxing atmosphere.
localale - 2 Nov 2007 16:44
Better than usual Wetherspoon serving some local Dorset ale
lout_from_the_lane - 28 Aug 2007 14:51
I do not like wetherspoons... but this is as good as they come !!!
slerpy - 20 Aug 2007 19:34
Stayed in weymouth last year and went to this pub everyday for a meal. Even decided to have breakfast there on our last day. It was packed at 09.30. Proper service even for a wetherspoons pub, as they actually employed enough staff. Tables were cleaned as immediately the tables were vacated. Great guest ales and even in our short stay they had new guest ales everyday. Staff work hard and are very friendly even know who is next to be served. Best wetherspoons pub I have ever been in and the locals told me they were voted best wetherspoons pub in the UK last year.
CDAB - 5 Feb 2007 03:45
Service much better than you generally find in a Wetherspoons. I noticed that the barmaid was pouring Guinness correctly even though she was rushed off her feet. Not a Guinness drinker myself but my mates are and they were most appreciative.

Again, the ales were better kept than you would normally find in a Spoons and I'm told the food was pretty good.
johnkn7 - 3 Jan 2007 19:37
Wetherspoons pubs seem to take a hammering on here so I'm leaping to the defence of my local! Never had a bad meal here (and I've had a few) and the service is reasonably good considering it is THE busiest pub in Weymouth. Totally non-smoking before it's time and all the better for it.
Pubgrabber - 21 Jul 2006 15:44
I went in this pub a couple of years ago and it wasn't too pleasant an experience. Smoky, crowded and full of old men. Now it has gone no smoking the difference is startling. Of course it's still a Wetherspoon so the requisite old fellas are ever-present, but it's far less crowded, the service is lightning and I can leave without coughing my ashmatic lungs up after a few bevvies. The bar staff are young and easily confused, getting mine and the next persons orders wrong simultaneously, but they are keen. Food and drink both tip top. One of the best JD's I've ever been in.
kutiepie6662003 - 11 Jun 2006 19:21

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