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The Swan, Thatcham

Station Road
Thatcham
RG19 4QL
Phone: 01635862084
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Traditional Food (Marstons)

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Quinno _ left this review about The Swan

Been in here a number of times since the original review. There has been a light makeover in the interim but things tick over from one year to the next. Usually two to three Marstons stable beers on the go, usually in or around good nick. Today’s Pedigree was arse-end of the barrel but drinkable (NBSS 2 – I would have had it changed but my train was due to go).

July 2011
A cavernous pub by the station and is also handy for the nearby Kennet and Avon Canal. This place is aimed mainly at diners and family crowd but also pulls in a decent hand at the ale – I counted six different beers (don’t be deceived by the three pumps you see initially on entering as more are round the side and back – poor management really, should get them all clearly displayed at the front). Beer quality was pretty good. Also ordered some food which was fine (if a little chain-y). The inside has the trappings of an old country inn – rambling layout and big beams, plus some dusty old books. There’s a large sun-trap beer garden out the front, though the main road and view of the train station might not be ideal for most tastes. Staff seemed friendly enough, I’d be happy to pop back again – worth popping in if you’re waiting for a train.
Rated 6

On 12th April 2022 - rating: 6
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Peter Rydings left this review about The Swan

looks nice from the out but very tied inside needs a bit of T L C but Marstons are more bothered about there big superpubs and new spends than to bother with a nice pub like this it a shame but thats hoe it is with them worth a look in and a very good beer garden at the front

On 6th August 2014 - rating: 5
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Pub location see interactive map of local area
Map location corrected by Malden man
Thatcham, 0.13 miles, 2 min walk (show)
Newbury Racecourse, 3.11 miles, 1 hr 0 min walk (show)
Midgham, 3.15 miles, 1 hr 0 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for The Swan, Thatcham
6th Jul 2023, 00:40
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6th Jul 2023, 00:40
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  • Accommodation : Yes last updated 23 July 2023 by Quinno _
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 23 July 2023 by Quinno _
  • Beer Festivals : No last updated 12 April 2022 by Quinno _
  • Beer Garden : Yes last updated 23 July 2023 by Quinno _
  • CAMRA Discount : No last updated 12 April 2022 by Quinno _
  • Car Park : Yes last updated 23 July 2023 by Quinno _
  • Child Friendly : Yes last updated 23 July 2023 by Quinno _
  • Darts : No last updated 12 April 2022 by Quinno _
  • Dog Friendly : No last updated 12 April 2022 by Quinno _
  • Function Room : No last updated 12 April 2022 by Quinno _
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 23 July 2023 by Quinno _
  • Jukebox : No last updated 23 July 2023 by Quinno _
  • Karaoke : No last updated 12 April 2022 by Quinno _
  • Live Music : No last updated 23 July 2023 by Quinno _
  • Live TV Sports : No last updated 23 July 2023 by Quinno _
  • Micropub : No last updated 23 July 2023 by Quinno _
  • Pinball : No last updated 23 July 2023 by Quinno _
  • Pool Table : No last updated 23 July 2023 by Quinno _
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 23 July 2023 by Quinno _
  • Real Cider : No last updated 23 July 2023 by Quinno _
  • WiFi : Yes last updated 23 July 2023 by Quinno _
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