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The Swan Tavern, Leadenhall, EC3

Ship Tavern Passage, 77-80 Gracechurch Street
EC3
EC3V 1LY
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Bucking Fastard left this review about The Swan Tavern

A real City boozer occupying a small site and tied to Fullers.The ground floor Ale Bar has lots of charm and is very narrow.Lots of etched glass and wood panelling,it will be a squeeze to get past vertical drinkers to get served,although at the end of the modest room there are drinking shelves below a small flatscreen with BBC News 24 on mute.The servery is equally small and can only be sensibly staffed by a single person.The 4 handpumps here were offering London Pride,Seafarers ,Olivers Island with a guest in Lacon's Encore (tired and a bit tangy).There is a short menu of sandwiches,toasties and other snacks all under £10 but essentially finger food and there is little space to eat.Up a rickety staircase is a first floor square lounge,carpeted and with the same ale range and food menu but with a few tables so eating up here is easier.
Worth popping into the Ale Bar for vertical drinking and to soak up some atmosphere,a lot of punters will spill outside into the covered courtyard which makes a visit more feasible at peak times.

On 18th January 2019 - rating: 7
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Graham Coombs left this review about The Swan Tavern

Squeezed into a passageway, this aged pub has a small narrow bar at ground level, with stairs up to a (slightly) larger room above the alley which has its own bar and a drawing room sort of feel. Beers from Fuller's range with odd guests (Adnams Mosaic at time of visit). I quite liked this pub and it had a nicer atmosphere than some others in the vicinity.

On 29th January 2018 - rating: 8
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Tris C left this review about The Swan Tavern

A tiny little pub visible from Gracechurch Street, rebuilt in 1898 making it late Victorian rather than Edwardian as claimed by the pub's website. A flagstone floor, beautiful mirror and green marble ledges to the walls with high stools, this is all the furniture you get at ground floor level, though there's another bar upstairs which we didn't visit.
Ales are a range for Fuller's and acquisitions along with Oakham Ale's JHB, very decent and so it should be at £2.20 a half.
I can't actually imagine myself coming here again as the place gets rammed and, like most city pubs, it's closed at weekends.

On 19th July 2016 - rating: 5
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Pub location see interactive map of local area
Map location corrected by Tris C
London Cannon Street, 0.41 miles, 7 min walk (show)
London Fenchurch Street, 0.46 miles, 8 min walk (show)
London Liverpool Street, 0.51 miles, 9 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for The Swan Tavern, EC3
18th Jan 2019, 08:19
Review submitted by Bucking Fastard amended by Bucking Fastard
 
12th Jan 2019, 10:21
Review submitted by Bucking Fastard amended by Bucking Fastard

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  • Accommodation : No last updated 08 August 2014 by john mcgraw
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 08 August 2014 by john mcgraw
  • Beer Festivals : No last updated 08 August 2014 by john mcgraw
  • Beer Garden : No last updated 08 August 2014 by john mcgraw
  • Car Park : No last updated 08 August 2014 by john mcgraw
  • Darts : No last updated 19 July 2016 by Tris C
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 19 July 2016 by Tris C
  • Jukebox : No last updated 19 July 2016 by Tris C
  • Karaoke : No last updated 19 July 2016 by Tris C
  • Live Music : No last updated 19 July 2016 by Tris C
  • Live TV Sports : Yes last updated 19 July 2016 by Tris C
  • Micropub : No last updated 19 July 2016 by Tris C
  • Pinball : No last updated 19 July 2016 by Tris C
  • Pool Table : No last updated 19 July 2016 by Tris C
  • Quiz Night : No last updated 19 July 2016 by Tris C
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 29 January 2018 by Graham Coombs
  • Real Cider : No last updated 08 August 2014 by john mcgraw
  • Wheelchair Access : No last updated 08 August 2014 by john mcgraw
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