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The Black Swan Ockham

4.4
4.4
2502 Reviews
£26 to £40
British
The Black Swan Ockham nestled in the idyllic Surrey countryside is the local culinary hotspot, offering an inventive British menu using some of the best in fresh local & seasonal produce.

A delightfully eclectic eatery the pub & restaurant presents a stunning international wine list, a great selection of real ales and a cosmopolitan décor with open fires and plenty of comfy seating. During the summer months enjoy one of Surrey"s finest Al fresco dining experiences in our beautiful gardens.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 27 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    British

  • Hours of Operation

    Mon–Wed 12:00–22:00 Thu–Sat 10:00–22:00 Sun 00:00–22:00

  • Phone number

    01932 862364

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive Chef

    Graeme Terrell

  • Area

    Cobham

  • Parking Details

    Large car park with over 100 spaces, plus our overflow car park of up to 20 cars

  • Public Transit

    There is no direct public transport to the pub. The nearest train station is Effingham Junction just under 1 mile away with taxi"s available from the station.

  • Entertainment

    OUTDOOR CINEMA 10/09/17 outdoor cinema event on the 10th of September. we are showing Top Gun on the big screen for £19.95 for adults £10 for kids. This includes a BBQ, popcorn, sweets and a soft drink!! still a few tickets left. Just ask the team BONFIRE NIGHT 06/11/17This is a massive event where we will be pulling out all the stops with a huge bonfire and firework display. just ask for details, we will be happy to chat about it.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Full Bar, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wine

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What 2,502 people are saying

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Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Surrey

    Lunch

  • Surrey

    Outdoor Eating

  • Surrey

    Most Booked

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  1. AR

    AmandaR

    London

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    We were late due to traffic on M25 and sent a message through open table to the Black Swan to inform them and ask them to let our friends know, which they did and we were very appreciative of that. Please thank everyone involved. The staff were very attentive throughout our meal and could not have been more helpful in every way. The food was all very good and we had an excellent experience. Thank you
  2. CB

    CateringBossman

    London

    29 reviews

    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great location ,extensive menu, friendly and efficient severs a very enjoyable lunch.
  3. T

    Toffee

    Oxford

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    All food was good and as usual delicious. I had the feta and melon salad which I found to be perfect for a hot day
  4. RT

    RosT

    Hampshire

    7 reviews

    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    Took a while to be greeted outside and were then given a table right by the kitchen exit which was noisy so we asked to be moved to a quieter area. Our young waitress who then served us was very pleasant although it was quite difficult to find someone to pay eventually!
  5. B

    Beth

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall2food4service2ambience2
    Not an enjoyable experience. Under staffed so our drinks order didn’t go through and we weren’t give side plates for our starter. We were not told at the time of booking or on arrival that there was a large party going on outside just metres from our table. It ended up being so loud we could not talk to each other and had to leave. Had a delicious starter though but unfortunately not enough to make up for other factors that ruined our visit. We will come back as have had other enjoyable visits but hope things would have improved.
  6. BJ

    BarJamPac

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Probably the worst meal in years. On arrival we had a couple drunk lads come up to us at reception and say ‘don’t bother waiting, they’ll take ages to get to you’, and to be fair they were bang on! Our table was horrendous and right next to a blaring birthday party so moved to a table that felt like the inside of a retirement home. Flys were everywhere and we were constantly being approached with the wrong food, which was incredibly frustrating. We ordered two burgers and when one was served, a small bug crawled out from underneath the bun, and opposed to apologising and offering to deduct it from the bill, a new one was cooked while the other was stood on the side for 20 minutes, which ended up resembling more a rock than a burger. About halfway through the meal, without any prompt, a waitress apologised for the meal and service which was confirmation of just how bad the Black Swan was. As the meal came to an end, it felt less like an enjoyable evening out and more of an endurance test as to how much bad service and food you can take. We were given a 30% reduction on our bill, however in hindsight this really wasn’t enough. I wouldn’t recommend this pub to anyone and pray that management see this message. If you’re fancying a really rubbish expensive evening out with poor service and I’m A Celebrity esque food then I couldn’t recommend the Black Swan enough.

    The Black Swan OckhamResponded 2 days agoThank you for letting us know about your recent visit to our pub, and I'm really sorry that we've not been able to give you a great experience. Unfortunately in this wonderful weather we have been having it is difficult with all the doors open to control flying critters. This isn't our usual standard and your feedback will be taken on board.

  7. JM

    JoeM

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful evening al fresco A great place to dine
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great setting, delicious food and attentive service despite the heat. Just the right balance between comfortable pub dining and excellent cuisine.

    The Black Swan OckhamResponded 2 days agoHi Opentable Diner, great to hear you enjoyed your visit to our pub. Hope to see you again soon!

  9. S

    Suzanna2014

    Surrey

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall1food3service1ambience2
    Understaffed poor service not sure I’d return …. …..

    The Black Swan OckhamResponded 3 days agoDear Suzanna, Please accept our apologies on behalf of all our team for the poor service you have received. Due to Covid and severe heat this week we were understaffed and tried to do the best we could to look after all of our guests. I must reassure you that it is just unprecedented one off and does not reflect our usual standards. I hope it will not discourage you from giving us one more chance. Kind regards, Asta Deputy manager

  10. SB

    SarahB

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Lovely seating area outside on a warm evening. Staff were great and had good atmosphere.

    The Black Swan OckhamResponded 3 days agoDear Sarah, Thank you for your lovely review. We hope to see you soon again! Kind regards, Asta Deputy manager

  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Surrey

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful food and staff. Will certainly be back. Great outside space too!!

    The Black Swan OckhamResponded 1 day agoDear Guest, thank you for the 5 star review! We hope to see you soon again. Kind regards, Asta Deputy manager

  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 August 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Busy but good service. 12.5% gratuity a bit steep

    The Black Swan OckhamResponded 5 days agoDear Guest, thank you for taking the time to leave us your feedback. We hope to see you soon again. Kind regards, Asta

  13. s

    sarah

    Surrey

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Love it! Fantastic meal, perfect table, delicious food!

    The Black Swan OckhamResponded 5 days agoDear Sarah, thank you for this lovely review. We hope to see you soon! Kind regards, Asta

  14. GO

    GeoffreyO

    London

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 9 August 2022

    overall4food3service3ambience4
    Service was slow but handled with a diplomatic smile. Perhaps more staff would have helped....

    The Black Swan OckhamResponded 6 days agoHi GeoffreyO, Thank you again for the review!

  15. NB

    NickB

    London

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 9 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lunch on the patio under shade, great Mediterranean ambience, super food (Caesar salad with prawns), excellent service.

    The Black Swan OckhamResponded 6 days agoHi Nickb, great to hear you enjoyed your visit to our pub. Hope to see you again soon!

  16. H

    Horace

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 8 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very pleasant lunch outside yesterday with my wife and cannot think of any reason why we won’t be returning

    The Black Swan OckhamResponded 6 days agoThanks for taking the time to let us know how we did. Have a great day!

  17. EF

    EmmaF

    London

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 7 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent meal in gorgeous surroundings. Perfect service from Sam, Asta, Kate and Barbara. Thank you

    The Black Swan OckhamResponded on 10 August 2022Dear Emma, thank you for your lovely review. We look forward to your next visit, take care! Many thanks, Asta Deputy manager

  18. PD

    PaulD

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 7 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First visit, super friendly staff and the food and service was top notch. The Hake was perfect and I’ll definitely be back

    The Black Swan OckhamResponded on 10 August 2022Dear Paul, thank you for this amazing review. We can't wait to see you again, have a great day. Many thanks, Asta Deputy manager

  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Surrey

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Celebrating the birth of our first child. They gave us exactly what we requested - table for 4, outside, in the shade, space for a pram. It was perfect. Service was fast. Service was polite. Sunday roast was fantastic (recommend the pork but all were great). Price is competitive. Best roast I’ve had in Surrey.

    The Black Swan OckhamResponded on 10 August 2022Dear Guest, thank you for taking the time to leave us this amazing review. We are glad that you chose to celebrate at The Black swan and we hope to see you on many other special occasions:) Kind regards, Asta Deputy manager

  20. CA

    ClaireA

    London

    11 reviews

    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on 5 August 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    We had another excellent evening at The Black Swan. We were looked after beautifully by both the management and Jack and Yasmin. Yummy fish pie and really enjoyed sharing the camembert starter.

    The Black Swan OckhamResponded on 8 August 2022Dear Claire, Thank you for your lovely review. I will pass on your praises to our team. Have a great Sunday! Kind regards, Asta Deputy manager

  21. AB

    AlisonB

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 August 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Lovely evening meal sat in the large Garden, we all had fish and chips which was delicious & our waitress was so lovely, chatty and attentive…great customer service! 👍🏻 Def.worth a visit!

    The Black Swan OckhamResponded on 7 August 2022Thank you Alison for a great review , I shall pass on to the staff. Many thanks BArbara

  22. DM

    DavidM

    London

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 1 August 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Very expensive, 2 Caesar salads and a Diet Coke and a lemonade was £52 😏

    The Black Swan OckhamResponded on 4 August 2022Thanks for taking the time to let us know how we did. Have a great day!

  23. AS

    AlexS

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 31 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was our second visit and it was even better than the first! Decked area seating very pleasant, and service was charming. The food was totally delicious and our only complaint was the quantity, because it was so good we didn't want to leave it!

    The Black Swan OckhamResponded on 4 August 2022Alexs, we strive for 100% satisfaction, and it is great to see you had such a positive experience at our pub

  24. BB

    BozB

    London

    15 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on 30 July 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    Nice country pub and restaurant Not amazing but not bad either

    The Black Swan OckhamResponded on 4 August 2022I'm sorry we've not been able to meet your expectations on this occasions, but please do give us a try again. The Black Swan

  25. BT

    BrianT

    Surrey

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 July 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience4
    The chicken I was served was looking a bit undercooked in my opinion but I was told twice that was the way it was done. I was a bit worried about it so did not eat all of it. We were given complimentary sweets but would have preferred a replacement main course. My partners meal was good.

    The Black Swan OckhamResponded on 4 August 2022Thank you for taking the time to leave us this feedback about your recent visit. I hope I can reassure you on the Flat iron Chicken, its is half a chicken containing not only breast but also the leg and thigh meat which has a different colour and texture. All Chickens have are checked with a temperature probe before leaving the kitchen. Please don't hesitate to reach out if there's anything additional we can do for you. We're looking forward to your next visit with us!

  26. DJ

    DrJohn

    Kent

    40 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    40 reviews

    Dined on 30 July 2022

    overall2food3service1ambience4
    Unfortunately our experience was to put it mildly not that good. We have been before two or three years ago and it was really great but this time it was poor. I got the impression they had other things on their mind particularly an evening barbecue in the garden. The starter was nice but I suspect that had already been prepared earlier. But they got my wife's main course wrong and that was after we had discussed it in great detail. They then ignored us and didn't ask us whether we wanted a dessert or even a coffee. In fact they then came up with the credit card machine loaded with the cost when we hadn't even asked for the bill. So when we did ask for the bill the price changed as they had forgotten to add the service charge. I suspect something seriously went wrong but nobody apologised which was really bad because we drove over 50 miles to get there. It was like a Basil Forty show on steroids So until they get their act together you shouldn't recommend it to anyone else. Sorry but it just has to be said!
  27. JT

    JohannaT

    Surrey

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Brilliant food service was great lived the music will be back

    The Black Swan OckhamResponded on 4 August 2022Thanks for taking the time to let us know how we did. Have a great day!

  28. JB

    JaBa

    Surrey

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 29 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our first visit to the Black Swan for 3 years! We were delighted to find it was as good as we remembered. Pleasant, efficient staff, delicious food, and a lovely sunny day. Perfect!

    The Black Swan OckhamResponded on 1 August 2022Dear Jaba, Thank you so much for your great feedback See you soon Many thanks Barbara

  29. C

    Chris

    Surrey

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 July 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    Generally a pleasant place to eat. Good food, generally good selection of beers and wine, acceptable prices. Only issues are 1. the main courses on the menu have not changed in many months, a problem for regular diners and 2. our beer of choice, Shere Drop, is frequently not available.

    The Black Swan OckhamResponded on 1 August 2022Dear Chris, We do change our menu on a regular basis, taking on account what products we can source , the freshness and the provenance, we also try very hard to always have a good balance of healthy dishes. Our menu is always updated online. Many thanks BArbara

  30. J

    Joanie

    Surrey

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It’s a great place to eat outside or inside - the staff are really helpful and friendly - we will be back

    The Black Swan OckhamResponded on 1 August 2022Thanks for your positive review. Thanks for taking the time to let us know how we did. Have a great day!

  31. KL

    KatieL

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was outstanding, waiter recommended a sharing starter for me and my friend, which we had and weren’t disappointed. Very friendly service, very attentive. Nice atmosphere. Would definitely recommend and go back.

    The Black Swan OckhamResponded on 1 August 2022Hi Katiel, great to hear you enjoyed your visit to our pub. Hope to see you again soon I will pass on your great comments Barbara

  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 27 July 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    The seat (booth) was so close to the table one side that my dad didn’t fit.. and it was not very comfortable for those that did fit as the table was so close and seats wooden upright; the range of food was quite limited and I thought quite expensive, we eat out quite a lot locally. We had a nice evening, it had a pleasant atmosphere, parking easy and service was good.

    The Black Swan OckhamResponded on 1 August 2022Thanks for taking the time to let us know how we did. Have a great day! We will make sure to check the sits in the future . Many thanks Barbara

  33. F

    Fangus

    London

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 27 July 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Very nice meal and great service. Little pricey but enjoyed it.

    The Black Swan OckhamResponded on 29 July 2022Dear Fangus. Thanks for taking the time to let us know how we did. Have a great day!

  34. RN

    RobertN

    Surrey

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 July 2022

    overall3food1service4ambience2
    Have been to this place on several occasions but my last experience was not the best. The chicken starter was very very salty and should have mentioned it at the time. Some of the items we wanted on the menu were not available. The drinks were very good and they allow dogs. Tried to ring to ask if dogs were allowed but got no answer and had tried numerous times to get through. Hoping it was a one off

    The Black Swan OckhamResponded on 29 July 2022Dear Robert , I do apologise for the poor experience and i will share all your comments with the team. Many thanks Barbara

  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 24 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic food that was high quality in a lovely setting with great staff. Thank you Seb and Barbara who served us.

    The Black Swan OckhamResponded on 28 July 2022Hi Opentable Diner, great to hear you enjoyed your visit to our pub. Hope to see you again soon!

  36. KS

    KimS

    London

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 24 July 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Food was delicious and the services was very good. The manager was very friendly and accommodating, will definitely be returning soon 😊

    The Black Swan OckhamResponded on 28 July 2022Hi Kims, great to hear you enjoyed your visit to our pub. Hope to see you again soon!

  37. AL

    AlisonL

    Birmingham

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 July 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Friendly and attentive service, despite a hot and busy Sunday lunchtime. We had to reduce numbers at the last minute due to covid but the staff were very accommodating and found us a perfect alternative on the terrace. Good choice of food - roasts very good for those who had it, but lovely fish and veggie options for others. Such a convenient location for meeting up with family, and a very enjoyable relaxing afternoon.

    The Black Swan OckhamResponded on 28 July 2022Lovely to read your comments about your experience, We can't wait to see you again, have a great day. We can't wait to see you again, have a great day. The Black Swan

  38. CC

    ClaireC

    Surrey

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 July 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    Great welcome & service. We were being attacked by wasps & the citronella insence sticks burning really helped. Thank you lovely staff.

    The Black Swan OckhamResponded on 28 July 2022Clairec, we are so pleased you enjoyed your visit to our pub. Apologies for the wasps, they are barred but keep trying to return! We hope to be of service to you again in the future. Best wishes, Black Swan Ockham

  39. MR

    MulberryR

    Kent

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 July 2022

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    Short staffed, very slow service and our over-salted Caesar salad was flooded in dressing. The manager did her utmost to compensate for the lack of staff and was completely rushed off her feet. It was a very disappointing first visit.

    The Black Swan OckhamResponded on 28 July 2022Dear Mulberry,, we did respond on TRIPADVISOR . I DID apologised on the night and gave you a discount and you were very kind saying that you understood as you worked in hospitality in the past hence my surprise of reading not 1 but 2 bad reviews. once more, accept our apology for the poor experience and the chefs has taken on board your comment. Many thanks Barbara

  40. DG

    DonnaG

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely pub, clean and excellent service. Food and staff are a credit to this pub. Will definately go back there.

    The Black Swan OckhamResponded on 28 July 2022Hi Donnag, great to hear you enjoyed your visit to our pub. Hope to see you again soon!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waiting staff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff temperature check required
    • Contact tracing information collected

FAQs

The Black Swan Ockham is rated 4.4 stars by 2502 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a booking

2 people

19:00


Booked 27 times today
Google Map for The Black Swan Ockham

Old Lane, Ockham, Surrey KT11 1NG

Additional information

  • Area

    Cobham

  • Hours of Operation

    Mon–Wed 12:00–22:00 Thu–Sat 10:00–22:00 Sun 00:00–22:00

  • Cuisines

    British

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking Details

    Large car park with over 100 spaces, plus our overflow car park of up to 20 cars

  • Public Transit

    There is no direct public transport to the pub. The nearest train station is Effingham Junction just under 1 mile away with taxi"s available from the station.

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive Chef

    Graeme Terrell

  • Entertainment

    OUTDOOR CINEMA 10/09/17 outdoor cinema event on the 10th of September. we are showing Top Gun on the big screen for £19.95 for adults £10 for kids. This includes a BBQ, popcorn, sweets and a soft drink!! still a few tickets left. Just ask the team BONFIRE NIGHT 06/11/17This is a massive event where we will be pulling out all the stops with a huge bonfire and firework display. just ask for details, we will be happy to chat about it.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Full Bar, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wine

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