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The Swan, W2

66 Bayswater Road
W2
W2 3PH
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Tris C left this review about The Swan

The reviews below still seem to be accurate, other than that the colour scheme has changed with the Anaglypta walls now white with dark green detailing elsewhere, along with some vestigial etched glass details.
Unsurprisingly given the location, it's very popular with the tourists as they gaze out over the virtual motorway that is Bayswater Road.
Live music was playing on our Saturday visit with a solitary musician on electric guitar doing his best to pull off Bob Marley, figuratively speaking. However, so great was the volume from the chanteur that I had virtually to shout to order my drink.
Ales comprised the usual dull Fuller's offerings, so naturally I plumped for the guest which on this occasion was Dark Star's Partridge at £2.45 the half and very dull. Needless to say, I don't envisage a revisit, especially given that the vastly superior Mitre is just around the corner.

On 9th February 2020 - rating: 4
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Robin Baldwin left this review about The Swan

I used to frequent this pub in the evening, and have four beers at the most - not heavy drinking. After a long day in the office, it was relaxing to hear a man playing the piano in the rear bar. It was mainly frequented by tourists with the exception of two Dutch sailors. I ended up often talking to them over my beer, as tourists came and went. This was good for a few months, until one evening, they told me I was not a regular, and was unwelcome in the pub. This I resented - they were the only other regulars, I was always well behaved, and any complaints should be put to management. I continued to go there the occasional evening, and stay alone. After a short period, they animosity of them being there got to me. That was that! it is a shame, as so many central London pubs i have frequented have been so welcoming. I will review others, and apologise for any pessimism. Thanks...

On 7th May 2017 - rating: 6
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Philip Carter left this review about The Swan

Not sure what to make of this pub. Nice decor, dark wood and dark red wallpaper. Has an upstairs area that can be booked. As with all Fullers pubs, there own ales are kings. The staff are friendly. I can't think of anything to fault it. One good touch, it has an outside seating area at the front and a large TV inside the front window facing out, probably very popular during sporting occasions. Food seemed to be served all day, well at least up to 4.30 when I was there.

On 23rd June 2016 - rating: 6
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Pub location see interactive map of local area
Map location corrected by Rex Rattus
London Paddington, 0.69 miles, 13 min walk (show)
London Marylebone, 1.08 miles, 20 min walk (show)
Kensington (Olympia), 2.01 miles, 38 min walk (show)
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9th Feb 2020, 18:46
Review submitted by Tris C amended by Tris C
 
9th Feb 2020, 18:45
Review submitted by Tris C

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  • Accommodation : No last updated 22 March 2016 by Quinno _
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 22 March 2016 by Quinno _
  • Beer Festivals : No last updated 22 March 2016 by Quinno _
  • Beer Garden : Yes last updated 22 March 2016 by Quinno _
  • CAMRA Discount : Yes - 15%. - last updated 09 February 2020 by Tris C
  • Car Park : No last updated 22 March 2016 by Quinno _
  • Child Friendly : Yes last updated 22 March 2016 by Quinno _
  • Darts : No last updated 22 March 2016 by Quinno _
  • Dog Friendly : No last updated 22 March 2016 by Quinno _
  • Function Room : Yes last updated 22 March 2016 by Quinno _
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 22 March 2016 by Quinno _
  • Jukebox : No last updated 22 March 2016 by Quinno _
  • Karaoke : No last updated 22 March 2016 by Quinno _
  • Live Music : Yes last updated 22 March 2016 by Quinno _
  • Live TV Sports : Yes last updated 22 March 2016 by Quinno _
  • Micropub : No last updated 22 March 2016 by Quinno _
  • Pinball : No last updated 22 March 2016 by Quinno _
  • Pool Table : No last updated 22 March 2016 by Quinno _
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 22 March 2016 by Quinno _
  • Real Cider : No last updated 22 March 2016 by Quinno _
  • Wheelchair Access : Yes - Disabled WC. - last updated 09 February 2020 by Tris C
  • WiFi : Yes last updated 22 March 2016 by Quinno _
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