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The Swan, Birmingham

12 Swan Street
Alvechurch
Postal town: Birmingham
B48 7RP

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Alan Winfield left this review about The Swan

The Swan is a decent looking pub that is situated in the middle of Alvechurch.
Once inside the pub has two separate rooms,there is a oblong shaped lounge to the left which is carpeted and has comfy bench seating and chairs and one tall table and stools in the middle of the room.
There is a separate bar room to the rear which is smaller and has a pool table in the middle of it.
There were three real ales on the bar,i had a drink of Wye Valley HPA,which was a very nice drink,the other real ales were Wye Valley Butty Bach and St Austell Tribute.
I thought this was a very pleasant pub to have a drink in.

Pub visited 6/5/2017

On 4th August 2017 - rating: 7
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Just a quick pint, then I'm off left this review about The Swan

Decent-looking village inn retaining its two-bar layout. The public bar to the right of the entrance steps is mainly occupied by the pool table so most of the customers were in the larger left-hand side lounge. This also has another small plain room at the back, and all parts seem to have had a modest refurbishment in recent times. Still, quite basic overall, with decor limited to a few B&W local history photographs and no food offer visible. Three handpumps on the main counter, dispensing Tribute and two Wye Valley ales: HPA (£3.50) and Butty Bach.

On 20th May 2017 - rating: 6
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Redwolves Dog left this review about Swan Hotel

I called in last night, only a quick stop, a pleasant enough place. I would be happy to call in again.

On 18th September 2016 - no rating submitted
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Real Ale Ray left this review about Swan Hotel

A rough and ready locals pub this one, where the bar side is on the right and the lounge on the left, and are only accessible via the front porch. The lounge side was dated and shabby looking as were the loos.
There were two handpumps, with a Hook Norton that had just gone and Timothy Taylor, so I went for the TT, which was in pretty good shape. The barman was friendly and I noticed he had the DT'S quite bad when handling the glass. His other off-putting habit was to continually wipe his hands on the glass towels, which were thrown around the bar.
The cask ale board was also humorous, as it had Boddingtons Smooth Flow written on it. The bar side was a lot smaller than the lounge side, and with a pool table dead centre, made this smaller again. The lounge was empty, where as the bar side was full of locals guzzling the Carling. I noticed a few harmless characters in there.

On 20th February 2015 - rating: 4
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Soup Dragon left this review about Swan Hotel

This is a terraced pub. The building looks Georgian in style and has certainly been a pub of the same name since at least 1884. The style is an elongated cottage - with four upper sash windows, with two bay windows flanking a neo-classic entrance on the lower storey. There is also a 'horse' side entrance. It is in cream brick with black paintwork. The interior has a couple of rooms, but the bar to the right, I didn't see. To the left is the lounge and I managed a swift half here. The room is in white, red and wood, with some arty flower pictures on the walls. There is a sofa, along with general tables and chairs in red. A few mirrors are also present, along with a table football game. There is a stone fireplace feature. The TV wasn't on and the music was general and quiet. The service was friendly (apologised for putting a real ale in a Carling glass!) and there was no other clientele. Beer; usual tap stuff with a decent enough Moorhouse Blond Witch. Only a fleeting visit as it had been closed earlier in the day and I only had time later for a half. A nice enough place, and I am pleased I popped in - just wish there was a little more on the real ale front.

On 18th September 2013 - no rating submitted
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david johnston left this review about Swan Hotel

I liked this one, the locals are friendly,beer good,

On 24th May 2008 - rating: 8
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