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The Black Swan Ockham

4.4
4.4
2192 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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Booked 27 times today
  • 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 06/11/17
    This 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

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

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What 2,192 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Surrey

    Lunch

  • Surrey

    Outdoor Eating

  • Surrey

    Sunday Lunch

  • Surrey

    Most Booked

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  1. o

    olto

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined today

    overall5food5service4ambience4

    The Burns night supper was absolutely delicious. I think the Cullen skink with kedgeree Scotch egg was my favourite but we were really spoilt for choice. A great idea to do the wine pairing too and flexibility from the staff to chop and change. Many thanks for a great night.

  2. T

    Tracy

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined today

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We attended the Burns Night supper. Food was outstanding. Very high standard. Service was brilliant. Definitely recommend.

  3. w

    wickhamedia

    London

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Perfect table, lovely food and as always amazing service.

  4. AD

    AbiD

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Incredible experience all round. I'd heard good things and was not disappointed. The food was outstanding, the service efficient and friendly and we were sat next to the fireplace, which was lovely. We are not vegan but were impressed by the extent of the vegan menu and the couple of vegan dishes we did have were delicious. It's not a cheap night out but excellent value for what you get. Highly recommended and can't wait to return.

  5. PW

    PhilW

    Surrey

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food, I had a burger and my wife had fish and chips. Friendly staff and good atmosphere

  6. JD

    JayneD

    London

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience5

    When I made the reservation I was expecting it to be in the dining area as we were booking for a special birthday. We weren’t made aware that the table would be in the bar area. Otherwise food and service was excellent as usual. Just disappointed to be sitting in the bar

  7. EF

    EmmaF

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Delicious sharing Camembert followed by roast beef and chicken for our party in lovely surroundings by an open fire. Expertly looked after by Kate and her team. The friends we took loved it and we will return for the best Sunday lunch around!

  8. AB

    ABell

    Surrey

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Food was fantastic, service was faultless. Only disappointment was the dogs barking in there continually and wandering around whilst we are trying to eat. Dont bring your yappy dogs to a planned birthday dinner.

  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We had a wonderful Sunday lunch lovely food great service and beautiful setting will be coming back soon.

  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Memphis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    A great location, table by the fireplace. Menu was excellent and my choice, Charter Pie, was exceptional. Excellent choice of vegetarian and vegan options. Service was authentic, not rushed and pleasantly discreet. I cannot recommend highly enough 😊

    The Black Swan OckhamResponded today

    Hi Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review and your kind words about the service and your meal, so thrilled to hear you enjoyed your visit and we hope to see you again soon. Kind Regards The Black Swan

  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We ate from the vegan menu. All dishes were exceptional. The kind you would expect in a Michelin starred restaurant. Extreme praise to the chefs.

    The Black Swan OckhamResponded 2 days ago

    Hi Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review and your kind words. We are so thrilled to hear you enjoyed the new vegan menu. We hope to see you again soon. Kindest Regards The Black Swan

  12. c

    carolj

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    A pleasant pub, I had the harissa cauliflower steaks which were quite tasty but turned out to be chunks of cauliflower in a batter ,& some date purée & nothing else , a bit strange . Would be good to share & have a salad or noodles with it , it’s a shame the staff didn’t explain what it was & give suggestions of what to have it with, .

    The Black Swan OckhamResponded 2 days ago

    Hi Carol Thank you for taking the time to write a review, and your feedback we have taken it on board and passed it on to the team. We hope to see you again soon. Kindest Regards The Black Swan

  13. GS

    GeoffS

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Spacious interior with excellent food, drink and service. Battered fish excellent.

    The Black Swan OckhamResponded 2 days ago

    Hi Geoff Thank you for the great score, and taking the time to write a review. So thrilled to hear you enjoyed your visit and we hope to see you again soon. Kindest Regards The Black Swan

  14. P

    Petina

    Surrey

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Five of us had delicious meals great service. A lovely lady Rebecca took our orders without writing anything down. For me the coffee was perfect , hard to get a decent coffee in England.

    The Black Swan OckhamResponded 2 days ago

    Hi Petina Thank you for your kind words, and taking the time to write a review. So thrilled to hear you enjoyed your visit and I will pass you praise onto Becky. We hope to see you again soon. Kindest Regards The Black Swan

  15. D

    Dunc

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Good lunch with a very interesting vegan menu. I had scotch egg followed by harissa cauliflower from the vegan menu. Absolutely delicious!

  16. JB

    JudiB

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The pub has a lovely atmosphere, the service and food were excellent.

    The Black Swan OckhamResponded 2 days ago

    Hi JudiB Thank you for your kind words, and great score. So thrilled to hear you enjoyed your visit and we hope to see you again soon. Kindest Regards The Black Swan

  17. JP

    JaneP

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We enjoyed a truly memorable evening celebrating our golden wedding anniversary. Excellent food and friendly service sitting next to a warm fire. Would definitely recommend it

    The Black Swan OckhamResponded 5 days ago

    Dear Jane, thank you for your lovely feedback and choosing our venue to celebrate such an amazing anniversary. We hope to see you very soon again. Kind regards, Asta Deputy manager

  18. PS

    PeterS

    Berkshire

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    This was a delightful lunch with friends, we pre-booked and asked for a table in a warm, quiet, and spacially aware area, our table met this criteria perfectly.

    The Black Swan OckhamResponded 4 days ago

    Dear Peter, thank you for taking the time to leave us your review. We hope to see you in the nearest future. Many thanks, Asta Deputy manager

  19. JB

    JohnB

    Kent

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    The Black Swan is a firm favourite. Always welcoming. Food of the highest quality - wine list interesting and good value (a nice Portuguese Dao this time). We had to ask for the music in the room to be turned down as we were trying to have a good conversation, but otherwise it was really excellent.

    The Black Swan OckhamResponded 2 days ago

    Hi John Thank you for your kind words, and taking the time to write a review. So thrilled to hear you enjoyed your visit and we hope to see you again soon. Kindest Regards The Black Swan

  20. d

    denno

    Surrey

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Lovely to return again after a long absence - food and service excellent

    The Black Swan OckhamResponded 4 days ago

    Dear Guest, thank you for taking the time to let us know how we did on your return. We hope to see you soon again. Have a great day! Kind regards, Asta Deputy manager

  21. A

    Anniversarylunch

    London

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 18 January 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Always lovely food and the staff are very patient with my mother who has dementia Please can I ha v3 the squash soup recipe mr chef? It’s fabulous

    The Black Swan OckhamResponded 4 days ago

    Dear Guest, thank you for taking the time to leave us such a lovely review. Please remind us on your next visit about soup recipe, we will be happy to assist:) Have a great day!

  22. M

    Misty

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 January 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience3

    Round table for 2 was too small so had to move, to bar area as no other table was offered even though there were quite a few free (even when we left they were still free), the bar area was too cold, despite the open fire crackling away (which was lovely). Also I would not recommend the Chicken Pie with Clotted Cream Mash, the Pie filling was a lot smaller than the Pie itself, the pastry on the Pie was way too thick as a whole the Pie lacked flavour. The Clotted Cream Mash was awful, it just didn’t go with such a savoury dish, you are eating mash then you are tasting the Clotted Cream and all you can think of is, it should not be there, it belongs on a lovely warm scone, not in mash! Would recommend going there, just don’t order the Chicken Pie.

    The Black Swan OckhamResponded 4 days ago

    Dear Guest, thank you for taking the time to leave us your feedback. I will make sure to pass it on to our management and kitchen team. We hope to see you soon again. Many thanks, Asta Deputy manager

  23. P

    Pete

    London

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 January 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience3

    Food was generally good. Venison dish excellent. Charter pie well filled but pastry tough and presented a little overcooked. Toffee pudding had plenty of sugared pecans but very little toffee sauce. Service was slow and hence meal took more than one and a half hours and it was Monday lunch! We had 3 different servers so perhaps this was due to staffing issues.

    The Black Swan OckhamResponded 4 days ago

    Dear Pete, thank you for taking the time to leave your feedback. Please accept our apologies if service and food was not up to our usual standards. I t was due to unexpected staffing issues. We have taken your feedback onboard and hope you will return to dine in our pub in the nearest future. Many thanks, Management team

  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 January 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Lovely walk beforehand followed by delicious roast dinner with a lovely fire on and that delightful Smokey smell

    The Black Swan OckhamResponded 4 days ago

    Dear Guest, thank you for your lovely review! We can't wait to see you again, have a great day. Many thanks, Asta Deputy manager

  25. RP

    RobertP

    Surrey

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 January 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Good service and food. Venison and chicken were great. Will go there again.

    The Black Swan OckhamResponded 4 days ago

    Dear Robert, thank you for your lovely review. We look forward to your next visit, take care! Many thanks, Asta

  26. JT

    JohnT

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 January 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience4

    Greeted promptly at the door and taken to our table. A waitress took our drinks order which were served promptly. Starters of a parfait and white bait were lovely. For the main my partner had sea bass with triple cooked chips. She said the sea bass was delicious but the triple cooked chips looked like they had not been cooked at all so she left them. I had flat iron chicken with fries which were delicious but the salad was a few leaves of rocket which was a bit boring but it was ok. Service was exceptional. We had 3 beers 2 rums with orange a scoop of coffee ice cream and one decaf latte. The bill came to just under £100 inc 12.5% service so I guess not inexpensive but I have no complaints other than sort the chip out 🧐

    The Black Swan OckhamResponded 4 days ago

    Dear Guest, thank you for taking the time to leave us your feedback. I have passed it on to the rest of the team. We hope you have a great day!

  27. NS

    NicS

    London

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 15 January 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Always a lovely spot for lunch after a dog walk. Great food and service.

    The Black Swan OckhamResponded 4 days ago

    Dear Guest, thank you for your 5star review! Have a great day. Kind regards, Asta Deputy manager

  28. LR

    LesR

    Edinburgh

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 15 January 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    Another good meal at Black Swan assisted with baby, comfortable. Broccoli harder than Al dente but otherwise good.

    The Black Swan OckhamResponded 4 days ago

    Dear Guest, thank you for taking the time to leave us your review. we hope to see you soon again. Kind regards, Asta Deputy manager

  29. TC

    TonyC

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 14 January 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4

    One good main course and the other barely acceptable with only a limited choice of vegetables. Desserts no better than average. Not up to Black Swan’s usual standards so won’t be rushing back.

    The Black Swan OckhamResponded 2 days ago

    Dear Tony Thank you for taking the time to leave your feedback. Please accept our apologies if your food was not up to our usual standards. We have taken your feedback onboard and hope you will return to dine in our pub in the nearest future. Many thanks, The Black Swan

  30. AG

    AmandaG

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 January 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4

    A warm and cosy space for a winters evening. The menu was varied and interesting

    The Black Swan OckhamResponded on 14 January 2022

    Hi Amanda G Thank you for taking the time to write a review. So thrilled to hear you enjoyed your visit and we hope to see you again soon. Kindest Regards The Black Swan

  31. PG

    PatriciaG

    Surrey

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 12 January 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3

    Because the ovens were out of action, a breakdown, there was limited choice so we had to settle for fish and chips, while it was good, certainly not our preference. Please bring back fish pies.

    The Black Swan OckhamResponded on 15 January 2022

    Hi Patreicia Thank you for taking the time to write a review. Unfortunatley the equipment failure was out of our control, but we are all now back up and running and hope to see you again soon. Kindest Regards The Black Swan

  32. CA

    ClaireA

    London

    10 reviews

    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on 11 January 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    We had an excellent meal at The Black Swan last night. They have a great, new Vegan menu too, which is a great addition to the current menu. We were served by Liberty who was attentive, polite and gave us great service. We will be back. Thanks

    The Black Swan OckhamResponded on 15 January 2022

    Hi Claire A Thank you for taking the time to write a review, and your kind words, we will pass your praise oto Liberty. So thrilled to hear you enjoyed your visit and the new vegan menu. We hope to see you again soon. Kindest Regards The Black Swan

  33. VK

    VickyK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 January 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The Black Swan is always very welcoming, delightful, professional staff. The food is good value and great pub fayre.

    The Black Swan OckhamResponded on 15 January 2022

    Hi Vicky K Thank you for taking the time to write a review and the great score. So thrilled to hear you enjoy visiting us and we hope to see you again soon. Kindest Regards The Black Swan

  34. AA

    AnthonyA

    London

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on 9 January 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    A perfect place for family and friends to gather for a Sunday roast. The food is delicious using quality ingredients served in good portion sizes. It is a cut above that of most local gastrobpubs at reasonable prizes. The staff are friendly and responsive on a busy Sunday evening. The sticky toffee pudding is a must have after dinner. All round excellent value for money and worthwhile dining again soon.

    The Black Swan OckhamResponded on 11 January 2022

    Hi Anthony Thank you so much for your kind words, and taking the time to write a review. So thrilled to hear how much you loved your visit, and we hope to see you again soon. Kind Regards The Black Swan

  35. SF

    SarahF

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 January 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We always love coming here. Fabulous service, delicious food and always a warm and friendly atmosphere. Can’t fault this pub at all.

    The Black Swan OckhamResponded on 10 January 2022

    Hi Sarah Thank you for you kind words so pleased to here you love visiting us and we hope to see you again soon. Kind Regards The Black Swan Team

  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 7 January 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great service, good food, and excellent value - thank you

    The Black Swan OckhamResponded on 9 January 2022

    Hi Heather Thank you for the great score and we hope to see you again soon. Kind Regards The Black Swan Team

  37. MB

    MelB

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 January 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1

    Terrible service, shockingly rude front of house, almost inedible food and couldn't hear yourself think for the dogs barking at the next table....definitely one to avoid

  38. b

    bexbel

    Surrey

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 January 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Our choice of courses we're served promptly, hot, beautifully presented & delicious. A most enjoyable lunch. Thank you all.

    The Black Swan OckhamResponded on 9 January 2022

    Hi Bex Bel Thank you for the great score and taking the time to write a review. So thrille d you enjoyed your visit, we hope to see you again soon. Kind Regards The Black Swan Team

  39. FS

    FredSpoons

    London

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 7 January 2022

    overall3food1service2ambience2

    We really looked forward to lunch but it was so disappointing. My avocado on sourdough was dark brown (yesterdays?), the flat iron chicken had grizzle and lacked flavour. The worst was the fish and chips that resulted in the person being very unwell.

    The Black Swan OckhamResponded on 9 January 2022

    Good evening, thank you for taking the time to leave us your feedback. Could you please contact us via enquiries@blackswanockham with some more details, so I could investigate what had happened on the day. Many thanks, Asta Deputy manager

  40. l

    lmra

    London

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 3 January 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4

    Had a wonderful lunch at the Black Swan. Food was delicious and service was very attentive. Only complaint was they were running out of some food. An Irish coffee was delivered without the cream, a very poor substitute that a good bartender should be able to offer.

    The Black Swan OckhamResponded on 8 January 2022

    Dear Guest, thank you for taking the time to leave us your review. Please accept our appologies about the shortage of some food items on the day, we did had some issues with suplierers during bankholidays. I would like to reasure you that it is one off, and does not reflect our usual standards. We hope that you will give us another chance in the nearest future! Kind regards, Asta Deputy manager

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The Black Swan Ockham is rated 4.4 stars by 2192 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.

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Booked 27 times today
Google Map for The Black Swan Ockham

Old Lane Ockham, Surrey KT11 1NG

  • 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 06/11/17
    This 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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