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Black Swan Inn

$$ - $$$
Bar, Pub, Canadian
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2890 Shawnigan Lake Rd, Shawnigan Lake, British Columbia V0R 2W0, Canada
+1 250-743-5133
Today
11:00 - 00:00
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 - 00:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 01:00
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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 

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Thank Rick C
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12 reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles 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.

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Thank Greg D
Cobble Hill, Canada
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2016 via mobile

This is my local pub if you can call it that. It is absolutely disgusting. The clientele are grungy and rude as are the staff. The food is deplorable. Over cooked, microwaved cheap fast food. Not a place to go for a fun night out. The top part frequently smells like sewage wafting from the decrepit bathrooms. This place needs... More 

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Thank islandgurl55
Cobble Hill, Canada
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177 reviews
122 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2016

I have been coming here for years and while I enjoy it, it needs to be brought up to par with the competition around. Recently I attended for the Thursday evening music trivia. Great wings, good friends, attentive service, good beer but the sound system is so poor that it would take half a minute just to identify a well... More 

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Thank CorkVictoria
Shawnigan Lake, Canada
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41 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016

We were here on opening night, over 40 years ago and there was great excitement in the community that at long last we have a pub. The beer selection was limited but the food was superb. Today there is a greater selection of beers and the food, especially the burgers are what the Swan is famous for. It has been... More 

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Thank Richard P
San Jose, California
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401 reviews
126 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016

We had dinner here on a Thursday night. It was great that the Black Swan Inn offers a shuttle to get you to/from the pub if you have been drinking - we used it. Very convenient. The beer selection was good. The food was good - we all had the veal cutlet, and loved it. The service was very good.... More 

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Thank DHook
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016 via mobile

Wasn't impressed with service last visit as I couldn't get any. Both my friend and I asked several servers for drinks and we were completely ignored and it wasn't even busy. I'm also a local, and won't be going back anytime soon.

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Thank Jim S
Victoria, Canada
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107 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016

Went there for late breakfast/early lunch with friends. The food and service was awesome. Friends had breakfast which is only on the special board (your basic bacon & eggs) unless you want an omelet. Hubby & I had lunch. Huge portions (had to take half mine home). Server Linda was lovely. All in all, one of the better lunches out... More 

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Thank maskedbee
Puyallup, Washington
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29 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 July 2016

Stopped here on a tour of Vancouver Island. We were hungry and stopped here for a bite to eat. Staff very friendly and food good. Fast service.

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Thank dickcraig
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 July 2016

The food si always good and well portioned. The building how ever, needs a new facelift and major renos. The women's washroom need a complete revamp as it has broken door lacks , the sink is falling out as well as the faucets. The floors are not level and they should be replaced and the bar area is to small... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Bar, Pub, Canadian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Groups, Bar Scene
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 00:00
Monday
11:00 - 00:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 00:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 00:00
Thursday
11:00 - 00:00
Friday
11:00 - 01:00
Saturday
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?