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The Swan in the Rushes, Loughborough

21 The Rushes
Loughborough
LE11 5BE
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Pub SignMan left this review about The Swan in the Rushes

This is a nice traditional two bar pub opposite the town’s main shopping centre. You enter via a porch with some beer engines mounted to the rear and doors for each bar on either side, each with etched glass panes with a swan in rushes motif. The doors lead into roughly equal sized rooms on either side of the centrally positioned servery, with fixed bench seating around the perimeter and plenty of chairs in support. The walls are painted in plain colours, with large bay windows to the front with Castle Rock branded panes, and scuffed parquet flooring throughout. The walls have been decorated with some nice arty photos of the local area, a few framed certificates, well stocked bookshelves, and plenty of blackboards listing the beers, ciders and snacks on offer. A nice fireplace in the left-hand room looks like it gets plenty of use in the colder months, with large buckets of old newspapers stood on the hearth. The right-hand room has a decent juke box judging by the tunes that periodically became audible from that side of the pub, and I spotted a few TV screens here and there, although none were in use at the time of my visit. The servery spans both rooms and has a modern timber fronted counter and somewhat chopped out bar back. A door to the rear leads through to a games room, dominated by a centrally positioned pool table.
Castle Rock beers accounted for most of the cask range, with Harvest pale, Preservation, Elsie Mo and Our House available alongside Charnwood Black Fox and Salvation plus one from Nene Valley, the name of which I didn’t catch. There were also a few real cider options and the friendly, if somewhat bored looking, barman poured me a good pint of the Preservation, which I enjoyed supping in near isolation, with just one other customer on my side of the bar.
I thought this was a decent enough Castel Rock pub which perhaps doesn’t quite measure up to some of the brewery’s best houses, but was a decent enough place to start my crawl from. The interesting beer selection and pleasant two bar layout were big plus points for me and perhaps I’d have felt even more favourably towards the place had I caught it at a busier time.

On 9th May 2023 - rating: 7
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Quinno _ left this review about The Swan in the Rushes

Was looking forward to this one as a Castle Rock run CAMRA National Inventory pub but sadly what I got was a down-at-heel place. There’s a bit of heritage over the two rooms off an impressive entrance porch. The lounge was deserted but in the public bar were a smattering of punters. Quite shabby here with the banquette fabric worn to the quick and scuffed magnolia woodchip wallpaper. Tinny modern music to detract further from the ambience. Three Castle Rock beers and a guest in the form of Charnwood Vixen which was in good shape (NBSS 3.5), saving the visit a bit. The brewery need to pull their finger out of their shive and spend a few quid getting this place back up to muster. It’s GBG’22 listed.

On 19th November 2022 - rating: 6
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custodian 42 left this review about The Swan In The Rushes

For me, the best pub in Loughborough. Two rooms that contained drinkers and a fine selection of Castle Rock ales, including Screech Owl which is one of my favourites. Definitely return to this place.

On 26th March 2017 - rating: 9
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Loughborough (Leics), 0.91 miles, 17 min walk (show)
Barrow upon Soar, 3.63 miles, 1 hr 10 min walk (show)
Sileby, 5.6 miles, 1 hr 48 min walk (show)
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9th May 2023, 14:49
Review submitted by Pub SignMan
 
19th Nov 2022, 20:47
Review submitted by Quinno _

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  • Accommodation : No last updated 19 November 2022 by Quinno _
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 19 November 2022 by Quinno _
  • Beer Festivals : Yes last updated 19 November 2022 by Quinno _
  • Beer Garden : No - upstairs tterrace - last updated 04 December 2016 by Aqualung .
  • CAMRA Discount : No last updated 19 November 2022 by Quinno _
  • Car Park : No last updated 19 November 2022 by Quinno _
  • Child Friendly : Yes last updated 19 November 2022 by Quinno _
  • Darts : No last updated 04 December 2016 by Aqualung .
  • Dog Friendly : Yes last updated 19 November 2022 by Quinno _
  • Function Room : Yes - upstairs - last updated 04 December 2016 by Aqualung .
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 04 December 2016 by Aqualung .
  • Jukebox : Yes last updated 04 December 2016 by Aqualung .
  • Karaoke : No last updated 19 November 2022 by Quinno _
  • Live Music : Yes last updated 04 December 2016 by Aqualung .
  • Live TV Sports : No last updated 19 November 2022 by Quinno _
  • Micropub : No last updated 19 November 2022 by Quinno _
  • Pinball : No last updated 19 November 2022 by Quinno _
  • Pool Table : No last updated 19 November 2022 by Quinno _
  • Quiz Night : Yes last updated 04 December 2016 by Aqualung .
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 19 November 2022 by Quinno _
  • Real Cider : Yes last updated 19 November 2022 by Quinno _
  • Wheelchair Access : Yes last updated 04 December 2016 by Aqualung .
  • WiFi : Yes last updated 04 December 2016 by Aqualung .
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