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White Swan, Cambridge Central, Cambridge

109 Mill Road

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Greene King

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Malden man left this review about White Swan

Situated on the busy and vibrant Mill Road, the pub is larger than it initially looks from outside. Central bar which effectively splits the pub into two halves, the left side returns considerably further than that on the right and eventually leads to a walled garden. A distinct Irish slant with GAA sports on TV as well as rugby advertised, whiskey mirrors and a row of framed Guinness advertisements. The food specials slate had Irish Stew for £4.95, sounds a good deal. Table menus offered regular pub food.
Boarded floors, the longer side with a short sloping section, high tables towards the front, regular style elsewhere. There is a sort of disabled toilet, big enough but short on the rails.
The longer side has an open vaulted ceiling with a large Bakelite radio perched on one flat beam, old hardback books on a pair of shelves plus the usual B&W framed local scenes. A used fireplace has a nice mirror over inscribed with the pub name, the light and dark green decor adds to the overall theme. Daily papers in a rack.
Four on, GK IPA, Wadworth's Dirty Rucker, St Austell Liquid Sunshine and Tim Taylor's Knowle Spring.
It is an ok pub, it doesn't stand out around here as the area is full of destination pubs but it is a decent spot and if moved lock stock etc to an area without such competition it certainly would stand out.

On 2nd July 2017 - rating: 6
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A B left this review about The White Swan

The White Swan (aka dirty duck) is a legendary pub amongst Cambridge-ites, partly because its right in the middle of the Mill Road pub district, but mainly because it stays open to 2am. Its a bit spit and sawdust, but when everywhere else is shut, it does the job.

On 17th May 2013 - rating: 6
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Steve of N21 left this review about The White Swan

Spacious corner Green King pub on Mill Road, opposite the Devonshire.
Thought of having a quick one on route to the Kingston Arms, but only one guest ale on in the shape of TT Landlord and the incumbent clientele watching the available screens seemed a bit agricultural, so didn’t bother.

On 2nd June 2012 - no rating submitted
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