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Old Swan

206 Kensington Church Street
W8 4DP
Phone: 02072298421
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Taylor Walker (Spirit Pubs)

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Just a quick pint, then I'm off left this review about Old Swan

Now rebranded as a Taylor Walker house, but little seems to have changed since my previous visit seven years ago. The interior of this single-room pub is more open than most, and it is brightly-lit with furniture and decor that is not too dark either. Six handpumps, offering 1730, Pride, Bombardier, Portobello Pale (£4.65) and two ciders.

On 8th March 2015 - rating: 6
[User has posted 3455 recommendations about 3455 pubs]

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Andy Ven left this review about Old Swan

Medium sized single roomed pub just around the corner from Notting Hill tube station. The carpet and furniture reminded me a little bit of a Wetherspoon’s. I went in on a Friday lunchtime with 5 other chaps. In contrast to Tris C’s visit, Nora Jones was being played as background music.

The tap offerings included Stella, Becks, Carling, Kronenberg, Guinness, Magners, Staropromen and Estrella. On cask there was also a familiar line up of Ruddles County, Reverand James, Sharp’s Doom Bar, Hopback Summer Lightning and a decent Moles Brewery Tap (a dark, malty session bitter).

The environment was OK, it wasn’t a great place but it wasn’t bad either so I would be comfortable returning there if I was around the area and wanted a safe pub.

On 16th May 2012 - no rating submitted
[User has posted 244 recommendations about 240 pubs]

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Tris C left this review about Old Swan

This is a large, open-plan pub and something of a tourist trap. Situated in the ground floor of a 1960s' block, the format is a bit Wetherspoons-ish. Music is loud and although there's a surprisingly large selection of ales, and at fair prices, this remains a soulless place best suited to the lost backpacker.

Not a place to avoid, but I cannot think of a good reason to return.

On 22nd July 2011 - rating: 3
[User has posted 674 recommendations about 674 pubs]

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  • CAMRA Discount : Yes - 10% - last updated 18 July 2015 by ROB Camra
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 29 July 2013 by Dave McNally
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Last inspected: September 1st 2014
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