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A village pub for every occasion

Located just 1 mile from the M23 and Pease Pottage services, the Black Swan is the perfect example of a quality and friendly English village pub.

Family friendly with a large garden, function room, great food, drinks and coffee, a cosy bar and roaring fires, the Black Swan is the perfect place to relax and unwind.

The pub, which dates back to the 19th century, had its name changed in the 1980s to ‘The James King’ by its then owners, King & Barnes brewery, but when Hall & Woodhouse acquired King & Barnes in 2001 they reinstated the ‘Black Swan’ as the name.

So whether you’re looking to escape the hustle and bustle of the city, celebrate with friends and family, or break your journey to and from Brighton at somewhere more than just a basic service station, make sure you pay us a visit.


Opening Times

Monday – Saturday: 11:30am - 11:30pm
Sunday: 12:00pm - 10:30pm

It seemed a place where heroes could fitly feast after victory, where weary harvesters could line up in scores along the table and keep their Harvest Home with mirth and song, or where two or three friends of simple tastes could sit about as they pleased and eat and drink and talk in comfort and contentment.

Celebrate Valentine’s Day With Us

Make Valentine’s a moment to remember… We’ve the perfect setting for a romantic meal with your special someone and a menu to savour. Treat your love to a magical evening and we’ll spoil the both of you.

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Old Mout Cider

Old Mout was dreamed up 65 years ago by New Zealander Wanda, who, on a cycling trip to England, took a liking to the local scrumpy. On her return to Nelson, she decided to set up a cidery in her shed! 60 years later, cider pioneers Justin and Scottie, inspired by amazing island fruits, developed a range of award-winning flavours in New Zealand.

Check out our drinks page for our range of Old Mout Ciders.

Our Drinks

Forum Lager

Introducing Forum, the brand new lager from Hall & Woodhouse.

Forum is a 4.2% refreshing Helles style lager, with a delicate flavour from the Weihenstephan yeast and a subtle fruity lemon character from Hallertau Blanc and Huell Melon hops.

The name refers not only to Blandford Forum, the location of the H&W brewery where this new, exciting lager is brewed, but also to a meeting or gathering where ideas and views can be exchanged.  And where better to meet and put the world to rights than in a traditional British pub, where you can enjoy this refreshing drink with friends and family.

So what are you waiting for, make sure you try a pint next time you visit.

New Menu Arriving 22nd January

Be sure to check out our winter menu to keep you warm while the weather’s chilly.  As well as our classics, there are plenty of tasty additions to make your mouth water.

Keep an eye on our Facebook page for the latest updates.

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