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Pig & Pump, Chesterfield

Pub added by Will Larter
16 St. Marys Gate
S41 7TJ
Phone: 01246229570

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Real Ale Ray left this review about The White Swan

A large pub with a one large open plan room with the bar along the back wall, hosting an array of twelve ales on handpump. Seating consisted of barstools, high tables and cream leather banquette seating near the patio entrance. The front area was a carpeted raised section, with plenty of seating choices. We went for the Peak Ales Chatsworth Gold, which was very well received, as I hadn't seen it once on our crawl, plus it was in excellent condition. We also went for the Raw Brewery Mucky Duck, which was also top class. Another bonus was it was only a short dash to the train station from here.

On 30th April 2017 - rating: 9
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Ian Mapp left this review about The White Swan

12 real ales on. Bouncers on Door. Busy, with an eclectic crowd of all ages, race and sex.

Could spend all evening here, but there's plenty to explore.

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On 20th February 2017 - rating: 8
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Aqualung . left this review about The White Swan

As noted below this is a modern decor pub that is associated with the RAW brewery.
The 12 hand pumps had a great selection (apart from the Abbot) with three from RAW, two from Blue Monkey and others. I went for the Blue Monkey Bonobo & Infinity+1 (£3.30) and took them out to the pleasant patio. Both were in excellent condition.
The Blue Monkey beers were a real bonus for me here so I liked this one a lot.

On 8th June 2016 - rating: 9
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Al Bundy left this review about The White Swan

A very good pub beerwise but a bit rubbish fixture and fittings wise. An extremely bland modernish interior is forgivable due to the beer selection. Of the 12 handpumps 4 were RAW brewery stuff and the rest guest ales. Its literally a stones throw from the crookerdy spirey churchy thingy. It gets a good score for the beer selection.

On 2nd June 2016 - rating: 8
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Old Boots left this review about The White Swan

I only visited the ground floor of this modern bar, pretty much all wood with tall leather upholstered stools at tall tables, even the bench seating is tall, walls are plain cream and the floor is laminate. In the front part you can sit at normal sized tables and chairs and look at the bottom of the church with the crooked spire. In spite of the foody set up there are twelve hand pumps with a range of generally local beers, the exception being Greene King Abbott, they're mostly pale beers of course. The beers I tried were in fine condition. There are a couple of T Bars with a mix of national kegs and some craft, there are also well stocked fridges again with a mix of craft and the prosaic. Upstairs appears to be for a live music venue.

On 25th March 2016 - no rating submitted
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ROB Camra left this review about The White Swan

This is the RAW brewery tap, which is a surprise as only one of the twelve beers on the handpumps was from RAW. All one room but with a raised area that was being used for dining on our visit. Some high tables near the bar and quite a few barstools. It's very bright and airy, with lots of light wood, this definitely appealed to MS CAMRA, if less so to me. It is however a very well kept pub. Both our drinks were in very good nick as well. A friendly and knowledgeable barmaid topped off the attractions. We'll be calling in again next time we're in Chesterfield.

On 23rd December 2015 - rating: 8
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Will Larter left this review about The White Swan

Reopened in July under the banner of local RAW brewery, after having been a Chinese restaurant for many years - what a refreshing change! During the refurbishment some of the original stained glass panels were discovered intact, but of course the interior of the old building had been completely gutted. The new pub therefore has a modern feel to it, but the second refreshing change is on the bar: 12 hand pumps, of which only two were serving RAW beers on my visit, a surprisingly understated presence. Of the non-RAW, all but one were from micros, some but by no means a majority local, and the notable exception was Green King Abbot. I won't attempt to list them here, but will just mention that I had Dark Star Saison (after the barmaid had very solicitously ensured that I knew what to expect from this beer style), Elland Maximum Darkness and Bridestones Indian Head. All were in excellent condition and well served. Prices were around £2.80 a pint. A most welcome addition to the Chesterfield real ale scene, this one really gives nearby pubs like the Rutland some strong competition, which has got to be a good thing.

On 15th August 2012 - rating: 8
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