Welcome to The Crows Nest Inn

Family run pub located in Swanage, in the heart of Dorset


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.


When: Most weekends

There is almost always something happening each weekend from DJ’s to Live Music.

Check our Facebook page for the latest events.


When: Sunday 12 noon till 4pm (or we run out of food)

We serve up a traditional roast dinner, freshly prepared by our very talented chefs.

Pop down this Sunday and try some of our locally sourced meats along with all the usual trimmings.


When: closed for winter

Try one of our BBQ inspired meals cooked fresh from the garden kitchen.

We also sell Slush Puppies to keep you cool during these hot summer days. Pop in and try one!

Heidi J

Absolutely Fantastic – Venue, Preparation, Staff, Service and Food (Deserts exceptional!) were all amazing. All of the staff really did ‘pull out all the stops’ in making sure our Wedding Reception ran smoothly. Nothing was problem for them and they made sure they accommodated all of our requests. Highly recommend to anyone looking for a chilled reception venue with a good vibe, close to the Beach. Thank you The Crows Nest Inn xHeidi J

Heidi J

Went for a meal with some friends was very busy when we went considering it was a weekday evening. We were served quickly by happy staff in the bar area. I ordered off the bar menu and food was of great quality.


We had our evening meal here twice on our recent holiday in Swanage and thought it was great. We ate outside both times and loved it. The food was excellent as was the service.

Sam R

Great for Sunday lunch. Always friendly staff

Sam R

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Monday 12pm-10pm

Tuesday – Thursday 12pm-11pm

Friday – Saturday 12pm-1am

Sunday 12pm-11pm


Monday – Wednesday Closed

Thursday 5:30 – 8:30

Friday – Saturday 12 – 2:30 / 5:30 – 8:30

Sunday 12 – 3:45

Garden Kitchen
Closed for winter


The Crows Nest 11 Ulwell Road,
Swanage Dorset BH19 1LE


01929 422651