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The Swan, Hammersmith, W6

46 Hammersmith Broadway
W6 0DZ
Phone: 02087481043
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Nicholsons (Mitchells & Butlers)

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Pub SignMan left this review about The Swan

This is a large, ornate pub close to Hammersmith tube station and handy for the Hammersmith Apollo. The pub is currently run by the Nicholson’s chain and in keeping with many of their London pubs, a good job has been done in retaining the character and historical details whilst still being able to cater for a contemporary market. You enter into the large main bar area with a high decorative ceiling and large ornate pillars through the centre supporting a series of broad arches. The servery is over to the right and has a typically traditional dark wood counter and canopy plus a smart mirrored bar back. There is a lot of high stool seating in the centre of the room with comfier banquette and chair options around the perimeter. Windows along two sides have some really good semi-circular stained-glass panes which I thought looked particularly good with the light flooding in from outside. Several TV screens were showing a live rugby match which had drawn a pretty large crowd on a Saturday early evening, but the sound was off, so the intrusion was fairly minimal. The pub runs through to a plainer rear room beyond the far end of the servery, which has exposed floorboards and a few standard tables and chairs. Large display cabinets full of glass ware and topped with old editions of the Good Beer Guide take pride of place back here and there was another Tv screen showing the same match, this time with the sound on, although ironically, no-one seemed to be watching it. A few more ornate pillars, bits of stained glass and other bits of nice trim could be found back here, but the effect was diminished having come from the far more splendid main bar. A great staircase leads up to a first floor dining room, although I didn’t get to have a proper look up there.
The bar supports a wide ale range, far surpassing the offerings in many Central London Nicholson’s pubs. Options on this occasion were Fullers London Pride, Hog’s Back TEA, Rudgate Instant Pleasure, Hobson’s Mild, Sharps Doom Bar and Nicholson’s Pale Ale. I tried both the Mild (excellent) and the Instant Pleasure (middling) and we also decided to grab a bite to eat here and found decent portions of traditional pub fayre.
This is a pretty nice pub that is worth a quick look round just to enjoy the interior, but merits a longer visit thanks to a good ale selection. The pub will remain on my radar thanks to its prominent location but must rank up there as one of Hammersmith’s finest pubs regardless.

On 17th July 2018 - rating: 7
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Tris C left this review about The Swan

Rebuilt in 1901, this is an enormous late Victorian/early Edwardian edifice, named after former brewers Stansfeld & Co's Swan brewery in Fulham. Indeed the pub's exterior is bedecked with S & Co roundels and stained glass. Cavernous inside with arches of a wide span and partitions along with a grand staircase - this really is a gin palace.
Largely packed on our visit and very noisy indeed, the very friendly barmaid served me with a very good half of Koma's Off The Wall. I forget the price but I'll be it wasn't cheap. There were many other interesting ales but it was too busy for me to record them.

This place is worth a look just for the interior alone, but it's packed and noisy. It's also not in a great place as the area outside tends to attract many who are less fortunate in life.

On 22nd April 2016 - rating: 5
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Just a quick pint, then I'm off left this review about The Swan

Previously the anonymous Edward's, this pub has now reverted to being the Swan with a tasteful refurbishment of the interesting by M&B's Nicholson's chain. Ten handpumps in the busy main bar (which features various different seating and standing areas separated by glazed screens), plus another three in the slightly more relaxed upstairs bar / restaurant (with intermittent table service and annoying tea-lights on the tables). Real ale sometimes served in traditional 'jug' glasses. Some intersting choices as well as the usual NPA, Pride, Doom Bar and Windsor & Eton Knight of the Garter. Beer quality now seems fine after a bit of a shaky start.

On 19th February 2014 - rating: 8
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Pub location see interactive map of local area
Map location corrected by Steve C
Kensington (Olympia), 1.02 miles, 19 min walk (show)
Shepherds Bush, 1.1 miles, 21 min walk (show)
West Brompton, 1.74 miles, 33 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for The Swan, W6
17th Jul 2018, 23:51
Review submitted by Pub SignMan
30th Mar 2018, 18:33
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Pub Details

Pub details supplied by members of this site to the best of their knowledge. Please check with pub directly before making a special trip.

  • Accommodation : No last updated 22 April 2016 by Tris C
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 22 April 2016 by Tris C
  • Beer Garden : No last updated 17 July 2018 by Pub SignMan
  • Car Park : No last updated 22 April 2016 by Tris C
  • Child Friendly : Yes last updated 17 July 2018 by Pub SignMan
  • Darts : No last updated 22 April 2016 by Tris C
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 29 July 2013 by Dave McNally
  • Jukebox : No last updated 17 July 2018 by Pub SignMan
  • Live Music : Yes - Saturdays. - last updated 21 April 2016 by Tris C
  • Live TV Sports : Yes last updated 17 July 2018 by Pub SignMan
  • Micropub : No last updated 22 April 2016 by Tris C
  • Pinball : No last updated 22 April 2016 by Tris C
  • Pool Table : No last updated 17 July 2018 by Pub SignMan
  • Quiz Night : Yes - Thursdays 8.00 pm. - last updated 21 April 2016 by Tris C
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 29 July 2013 by Dave McNally
  • Real Cider : No last updated 17 July 2018 by Pub SignMan
  • WiFi : Yes last updated 17 July 2018 by Pub SignMan
Opening Hours
Sunday10am - 10:30pm
Monday10am - 11pm
Tuesday10am - 11pm
Wednesday10am - 11pm
Thursday10am - 11:30pm
Friday10am - Midnight
Saturday10am - Midnight
Hours according to Facebook page, please check before making a special visit
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Last inspected: May 30th 2017
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