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The Black Swan Ockham

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4.4
2427 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 38 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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4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Surrey

    Outdoor Eating

  • Surrey

    British

  • Surrey

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  1. Y

    Yaffle

    London

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall3food3service4ambience3

    Very expensive wine, expensive and small main meal portions. First time visiting for many years - quite disappointing overall.

  2. AS

    ASESK

    Surrey

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    Pleasant location. Attentive and friendly service. Unfortunately for us a large party arrived at the next table which made it difficult for us to hear on another. Good food.

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    OpenTable Diner

    London

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Really friendly staff who were attentive and efficient. Food was excellent. Ona sunny day it’s a gem of a venue around here

  4. GR

    GarethR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We attended for a light lunch and refreshments yesterday. The service, food and ambiance were all first class.

    The Black Swan OckhamResponded today

    Dear Gareth, thank you for this lovely review! We can't wait to see you again, have a great day. Kind regards, Asta Deputy manager

  5. TD

    TonyD

    London

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food5service4ambience5

    The Black Swan is a large and attractive pub with lots of outdoor tables and plenty of parking. The staff were helpful and friendly but, as is so often the case, they are understaffed to cope with the volume of customers. The food was towards the gastro end of the pub food spectrum made from good ingredients and the portions were generous without being excessive.

    The Black Swan OckhamResponded today

    Dear Tony, thank you for you feedback. We are happy to hear that you find our like it here at The Black Swan and we hope to see you soon again! Kind regards, Assistant manager

  6. R

    Rudder1965

    Dorset

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Always looked very after well by Kate, Simon the Chef and her team! Food is just amazing! Highly recommended!

    The Black Swan OckhamResponded 1 day ago

    Dear Guest, thank you for your lovely review. We hope to see you soon again. Kind regards, Asta Deputy manager

  7. AF

    AmandaF

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food is delicious, beautifully presented and very generous portions which arrive at the table hot (other places can’t manage this!). Lovely warm greeting on arrival by very friendly staff, smiling! Lots of outdoor space. Ambience is relaxed with pretty plants and mature trees surrounding you. Always have a lovely meal here and that’s why we keep coming back with friends. Love the classic car meetups on the second Sunday of the month too! Highly recommend for wonderful food and excellent service. Chapeau!!!

    The Black Swan OckhamResponded 3 days ago

    Wow, thank you! Amandaf, it's feedback like yours that really keep us motivated!

  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Surrey

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Greeted by the lovely hostess and the staff were charming and attentive.

    The Black Swan OckhamResponded 3 days ago

    Opentable Diner, thank you for your kind words and this wonderful review! Hope to see you here again soon The Black Swan

  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience4

    Took my husband and in-laws here for his first Fathers Day. Staff were so lovely and welcoming. Had really good service

    The Black Swan OckhamResponded 3 days ago

    Opentable Diner, we are so pleased you enjoyed your visit to our pub.

  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    This is just one of the nice pubs that is great for everyone. I can’t fault them

    The Black Swan OckhamResponded 3 days ago

    Thank you so much for your positive comments about our pub. We hope to see you soon!

  11. IM

    IvorM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Yet again, great service and great food. Even though we bring our large dog with us, you always make us feel so welcome. Thanks.

    The Black Swan OckhamResponded 2 days ago

    Hi Ivorm, great to hear you enjoyed your visit to our pub. Hope to see you again soon!

  12. p

    pilotstu

    Hampshire

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food5service5ambience3

    Great food from a reasonably small menu. Had a disco going in the garden which was a bit overpowering for those who were eating and chatting. Great service from a lovely and very efficient waitress.

    The Black Swan OckhamResponded 3 days ago

    Hello Pilotstu, we appreciate you taking the time to leave us this feedback. Next time let us know if you're finding it a bit noisy and we can find you a quieter spot. We hope to be of service to you again in the future. Best wishes, Black Swan Ockham

  13. KC

    KingC

    Surrey

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    As a vegetarian it is very rare for me to get something delicious to eat but the caesar salad was outstanding and one of the nicest salads I have ever had.

    The Black Swan OckhamResponded 4 days ago

    Dear Guest, thank you for this lovely review. Have a great day! Kind regards, Asta Deputy manager

  14. LD

    LaureleiD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Wonderful birthday dinner, very accommodating to one of our party (me) who has very specific dietary needs. I wasn’t made to feel awkward or difficult, but the chef made me a lovely dinner I could enjoy with my family. The server could not do enough for us, and was so nice, he really made the night perfect. Everyone enjoyed the food, words like “this is the best…” were used a few times. And the ambiance is a gorgeous blend of relaxed community gathering place yet some place a bit special and fancy at the same time. We will definitely, definitely be returning and bringing others with us!

    The Black Swan OckhamResponded 4 days ago

    Dear LaureleiD, thank you so much for this wonderful review! It really motivates our team and we can't wait to see you again. Have a great week ahead! Kind regards, The Black Swan Team

  15. WT

    WillT

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 June 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience4

    Good friendly service, quick to seat us and take our order. Sadly, very average food. We had a Charcuterie sharing platter we a selection of tasteless meats (including luncheon meat) and crisp bread, dry and not worth the money. Best thing about the lunch was the cold Devon Red Cider!

  16. MA

    MarkA

    London

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on 16 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Another excellent evening at the Black Swan. Food and Service were, as always, excellent. See you again soon. Many thanks Mark

    The Black Swan OckhamResponded 7 days ago

    Dear Mark, thank you so much for your 5 star review! It is always a pleasure to serve you here at The Black Swan. Kind regards, Asta

  17. RD

    RD888

    Surrey

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 June 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience4

    Food was not amazing. Have been before and had a better experience. Food tasted average and was far too expensive for what it was. Also a weird combination of people eating and a pub bar vibe inside.

    The Black Swan OckhamResponded 7 days ago

    Dear Guest, thank you for taking the time to leave us your feedback. I am sorry to hear that on this occasion we could not meet your expectations. I have passed on your feedback to our kitchen team. I hope you will have a great weekend and I hope this one off will not discourage you from visiting us again. Kind regards, Asta Deputy manager

  18. HR

    HaroldR

    Surrey

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 16 June 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience4

    Service was attentive and welcoming, but the food was not brilliant bearing in mind the price.

    The Black Swan OckhamResponded 7 days ago

    Dear Harold, thank you for taking the time to leave your feedback. I am sorry to hear that you found your food not to our usual standards. I have passed on your feedback to our kitchen team. Have a great weekend and I hope this one off will not discourage you from visiting us again. Kind regards, Assistant manager

  19. MR

    MikeR

    Surrey

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Lovely evening at the outside tables - great food, friendly service, lovely environment.... just a great country pub.

    The Black Swan OckhamResponded on 16 June 2022

    Hi Mike Thanks for taking the time to write a review, thrilled to hear you had a great evening in the sunshine, we hope to see you again soon. Kind Regards The Black Swan

  20. AB

    AliceB

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Lovely setting, friendly staff and delicious food. Perfect for a summer evening

    The Black Swan OckhamResponded on 15 June 2022

    Hi Alice Thank you so much for your kind words, and taking the time to write a review. Thrilled to hear you love visiting. We hope to see you again soon. Kind Regards The Black Swan

  21. N

    Natasha

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Lovely staff, really attentive and friendly. Amazing food as always!

    The Black Swan OckhamResponded on 15 June 2022

    Hi Natasha Thank you so much for your kind words, and taking the time to write a review. Thrilled to hear you love visiting. We hope to see you again soon. Kind Regards The Black Swan

  22. SP

    SueP

    Surrey

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 12 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We had booked an inside table but as it was a beautiful day asked if they could accommodate us outside. The place was very busy but a shaded place was found for us. Excellent.

    The Black Swan OckhamResponded on 15 June 2022

    Hi Suep, great to hear you enjoyed your visit to our pub. Hope to see you again soon! The Black Swan Team

  23. j

    jemimav

    London

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 12 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The food and wine was excellent and we all agreed.

    The Black Swan OckhamResponded on 15 June 2022

    Hi Jemimav, great to hear you enjoyed your visit to our pub. Hope to see you again soon!

  24. W

    Winnie

    London

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 June 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4

    Lovely venue and surroundings. Food is good but expensive.

    The Black Swan OckhamResponded on 15 June 2022

    Hello Winnie, we appreciate you taking the time to leave us this feedback.

  25. RG

    RobG

    Surrey

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 June 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    Lovely pub. Good bar and menu. Will be going back!

    The Black Swan OckhamResponded on 14 June 2022

    Hi Rob G Thank you so much for your kind words, and taking the time to write a review. Thrilled to hear you had a great visit and we hope to see you again soon. Kind Regards The Black Swan

  26. HQ

    HarryQ

    Surrey

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 June 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience4

    overall an enjoyable meal, food quality was very good, some staff were not very friendly and lacked some training.

    The Black Swan OckhamResponded on 14 June 2022

    Hi Harry Q We are saddened to hear that the service was not up to the usual standard on the day of your visit. Thank you for taking the time to give us your feedback. We do hope you will try us again soon so that we can get it right for you next time. Kind Regards The Black Swan

  27. C

    Cameron

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 11 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Everything was great, good food, friendly service. Helped that we actually had some decent weather to go with it.

    The Black Swan OckhamResponded on 14 June 2022

    Dear Cameron, thank you for your lovely review! We hope to see you soon:)

  28. m

    mayte

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 June 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    Nice pub with good sized garden and dog friendly.Food is good

    The Black Swan OckhamResponded on 14 June 2022

    Hi Mayte Thank you so much for your kind words, and taking the time to write a review. we hope to see you again soon. Kind Regards The Black Swan

  29. GW

    GeraldineW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The Black Swan never fails to deliver high quality service, food and atmosphere. There was live music which was great but it did not deter from enjoying meeting up with a friend and exchanging news, whilst eating delicious food. Loved the non-alcoholic cocktails! Thanks very much to everyone.

    The Black Swan OckhamResponded on 13 June 2022

    Hi Geraldine W Thank you for taking the time to write a review and you kind words. Thrilled to hear you had such a great visit and enjoyed the music on Friday night. We hope to see you again soon. Kind Regards The Black Swan

  30. M

    Marco

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 10 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food and service, Asta and Jack did an excellent job as always. Why can’t all restaurants manage to get it right like the Black Swan?

    The Black Swan OckhamResponded on 13 June 2022

    Dear Marco, thank you so much for your kind words! We will see you soon again. Kind regards, Asta

  31. MM

    MarkM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Booked a table for inside but sat outside due to being a lovely sunny day. Nice shady spot . Fantastic pub.

    The Black Swan OckhamResponded on 13 June 2022

    Hi Mark M Thank you for taking the time to write a review and you kind words. Thrilled to hear you had such a great visit and we hope to see you again soon. Kind Regards The Black Swan

  32. G

    Grails

    Berkshire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 June 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Food was good and plenty of it. Service was also good nice staff. Little on the expensive side but overall a good experience and will go back again, therefore we do recommend to other dinners. The only downside which is minor is there were very few seats to sit and have a drink before eating...

    The Black Swan OckhamResponded on 8 June 2022

    Hi Grails Thank you for taking the time to write a review and your feed back. Thrilled to hear you had such a great visit and we hope to see you again soon. Kind Regards The Black Swan

  33. ED

    EduardoD

    Surrey

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 5 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food and great service. Worth a 30 min drive. Although price is not exactly on the low side, it's worth it. Tasty, very well presented food.

    The Black Swan OckhamResponded on 8 June 2022

    Hi EduardoD Thank you for taking the time to write a review and your kind words, Thrilled to hear you had such a great visit and we hope to see you again soon. Kind Regards The Black Swan

  34. DW

    DineandWine

    London

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 4 June 2022

    overall2food1service2ambience3

    Very disappointing!! Unfortunately, five out of six guests had a poor meal. Definitely not value for money this time.

  35. B

    Brandy01

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Always a great płace to eat & relax. The service very profesional & mega friendly. The ambians very nice. Sadly a bit too far for me & family to visit more often...

    The Black Swan OckhamResponded on 6 June 2022

    Dear Guest, thank you for taking the time to leave us 5star review! I am glad to hear that you had a friendly and professional service here at The Black Swan. Our team is working very hard to make sure we provide the best service we can. We hope to see you soon again! Kind regards, Asta Deputy manager

  36. MR

    MaddyR

    Southwest Florida

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 3 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    One of our favourite places to eat. We had celebrated my husband's birthday [80th] ten years earlier and decided to go with the same group again. Wonderful food and we were even treated to a bottle of bubbly. Highly recommend the Black Swan. The service was friendly and good.

    The Black Swan OckhamResponded on 6 June 2022

    Dear Maddy, thank you so much for this lovely review. We were very happy to accommodate you and your guests for such a special occasion. We look forward to your next visit, take care! Kind regards, Asta Deputy manager

  37. MC

    MaggieC

    Surrey

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 3 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    As always simple the best.love this place totally recommend

    The Black Swan OckhamResponded on 6 June 2022

    Dear Maggie, thank you for your lovely review. Have a great weekend. Kind regards, Asta Deputy manager

  38. T

    Toffee

    Oxford

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on 3 June 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Jubilee! Wonderful service and was much enjoyed by all

    The Black Swan OckhamResponded on 6 June 2022

    Dear Toffee, thank you for your kind review. Have a great day! Kind regards, Asta Deputy manager

  39. AS

    AdamS

    London

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 June 2022

    overall2food1service3ambience4

    Booked for 9pm, turned up at 9:15. Was immediately accosted by the manager who screeched that the kitchen closed at 9! The waiter was very friendly and attentive. But the burgers were greasy and the sirloin over-done. Accepted that it was just the last order out of the kitchen. But the £5.70 side of broccoli was mostly a pile of over-cooked stalk. For that price you’d expect some decent tenderstem broccoli cooked with some crunch. The whitebait smelt like it’d been cooked using weeks-old-oil and looked just as miserable. They took that off the bill but tried to argue the broccoli was “acceptable”. Over £100 for three fairly simple main meals which were at *best* mediocre is daylight robbery. Whoever promoted the manager to her position also needs talking to. A shame as we’ve had nice meals here in the past.

  40. LM

    LisaM

    London

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 31 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    I am always very happy to be here. Food. Location. Staff. Fantastic

    The Black Swan OckhamResponded on 2 June 2022

    Hi LisaM, thank you so much for your kind words about your experience at our pub. We very much look forward to seeing you again soon. The Black Swan Team

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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The Black Swan Ockham is rated 4.4 stars by 2427 OpenTable diners.

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Booked 38 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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