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The Swan Tavern, Leadenhall, EC3

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

This is a small Fullers pub in an alley, as has been previously noted. Due to COVID it is currently restricted to outside seating only, with you entering the bar via one door, ordering and getting your drinks, and leaving via the other door. We were after somewhere to sit inside and escape the rain for a bit, so this one didn't fit the bill on this occasion, but I'd be interested in investigating it again at a later date if the opportunity arises.

On 19th August 2020 - no rating submitted
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Steve C left this review about The Swan Tavern

The Swan Tavern is a tiny Fullers pub which is basically a bar in an alley. There is a small seating area upstairs, but one should really stand in the alleyway for the full Swan experience. The toilets area located down a very steep flight of stairs, watch your step!
During my recent Wednesday afternoon visit the four hand pumps were drawing Fullers London Pride, Oliver’s Island and Seafarers alongside Adnams Mosiac. There is also a limited keg selection. This is a well-known London pub that is worth a look.

On 27th September 2019 - rating: 7
[User has posted 3586 recommendations about 3565 pubs]


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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
[User has posted 2068 recommendations about 2068 pubs]


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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
19th Aug 2020, 18:08
Picture submitted by Rob Hunter approved
 
19th Aug 2020, 18:08
Picture submitted by Rob Hunter approved

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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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