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The Swan, St. Albans

High Street
Wheathampstead
Postal town: St. Albans
AL4 8AR
Phone: 01582833110
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Just a quick pint, then I'm off left this review about The Swan

Not really sure whether Wheathampstead isn't really a small town rather than a large village, but this is just the sort of understated pub you would hope to find in a place like this. Partly opened-out inside to leave three distinct areas in an overall 'L'-shaped layout: a lounge / eating area by the front door, the bar in the centre and a larger seating / dining area set at 90° and located up a couple of steps (with a side door to the car park). Nothing fancy, just traditionally furnished and decorated in each part. Although Good Beer Guide listed, the selection of Greene King IPA, Black Sheep, Landlord and Tribute isn't going to set the world on fire, my pint of the latter (£3.95) was in fine form.

On 21st July 2019 - rating: 7
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Ian Mapp left this review about The Swan

Stumbled into Wheathampstead, 13 miles after setting off from Hertford.

Must be getting good at sniffing out the best places.

Camra Good Beer Guide Entry and Cask Marque accredited - a classic example of a British Boozer.

Four or five real alses on - I went for the TT Landlord. Fine Nick.

Visit blogged at http://bit.ly/2lITIH5

On 26th February 2017 - rating: 8
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marshall moone left this review about The Swan

Having stopped of for a after work drink at the swan a few times, I feel the need to write a review. The Swan is a cosy comfortable friendly little pub. At the time I normally arrive it is late afternoon and the locals are like me unwinding from a days work. More then often I have been suitably entertained with the antics of the locals and the effervescent dark haired barmaid who engages easily with them and the other customers. Sadly on my last 2 previous visits I was greeted by a rather morose young man who seemed like it was more of an effort to serve customers then a privalige. The clientele varies from some cheery locals to passers through (like me)enjoying a quiet pint. There are a range of ales and lagers thankfully Kronenborg is included in the lagers. On a negative note the toilets leave a lot to be desired and whilst I was there, a customer possibly a regular old man smelt highly of urine and had obviously defacated himself. Not really ideal for those with a delicate nose and weak stomach. Aside from that it is a great little pub.

On 1st November 2012 - no rating submitted
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Map location corrected by Just a quick pint, then I'm off
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21st Jul 2019, 17:04
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Pub Details

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  • Accommodation : No last updated 23 November 2014 by ROB Camra
  • Beer Festivals : No last updated 23 November 2014 by ROB Camra
  • Beer Garden : No last updated 23 November 2014 by ROB Camra
  • CAMRA Discount : Yes - 10p per pint - last updated 23 November 2014 by ROB Camra
  • Car Park : Yes last updated 23 November 2014 by ROB Camra
  • Child Friendly : Yes last updated 23 November 2014 by ROB Camra
  • Darts : Yes last updated 23 November 2014 by ROB Camra
  • Dog Friendly : Yes last updated 23 November 2014 by ROB Camra
  • Hot Food : Yes - Lunchtime only - last updated 23 November 2014 by ROB Camra
  • Live Music : Yes - 1st Saturday of the month - last updated 23 November 2014 by ROB Camra
  • Live TV Sports : Yes last updated 23 November 2014 by ROB Camra
  • Quiz Night : Yes - Wednesday - last updated 05 January 2012 by Quinno _
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 23 November 2014 by ROB Camra
  • Real Cider : No last updated 23 November 2014 by ROB Camra
  • Wheelchair Access : Yes last updated 23 November 2014 by ROB Camra
  • WiFi : Yes last updated 23 November 2014 by ROB Camra
Opening Hours
Sunday11:30am - 11pm
Monday11:30am - 11:30pm
Tuesday11:30am - 11:30pm
Wednesday11:30am - 11:30pm
Thursday11:30am - 11:30pm
Friday11:30am - 11:30pm
Saturday11:30am - 11:30pm
Hours according to Facebook page, please check before making a special visit
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