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The White Swan, Chancery Lane, EC4

108 Fetter Lane
EC4
EC4A 1ES
Phone: 02072429696
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Reviews of The White Swan (Average Rating: 6 of 10) Add Review see review guidelines

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Tris C left this review about The White Swan

A return visit to what was once a regular watering hole over ten years ago and it is unchanged, right down to the stuffed swan over the entrance. This pub dates back to at least the early 19th century but was rebuilt in its current form, perhaps in the 1950s?
The interior is part wood panelled and part brick. There's some bare brick, thereafter its up the stairs to the mezzanine area which is both a bar extension and private hire function room. The floor is bare boarded, furniture is conventional and music is muted.
Sadly this isn't a great place for ale with one unused pump, one dispensing OK IPA, the other delivering Sharp's Doom Bar at £2.20 a half and fine.
I don't see any great reason to return, but it's a cosy place and I might change my mind if the place took real ale more seriously in terms of both quality and choice.

Closed at weekends.

On 30th September 2016 - rating: 6
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Just a quick pint, then I'm off left this review about The White Swan

Curious little pub, with light wood-panelling and a huge mirror opposite the brass-topped bar counter. Quite a high ceiling at the front, but half the height at the back due to the upstairs dining room and small mezzanine seating area. Went in during the quiet period between Christmas and New Year, so it was no great surprise to find just one of the four handpumps in use and dispensing Adnams Ghost Ship (£4.00 and a touch hazy, but tasting OK).

On 16th January 2016 - rating: 6
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Old Blue left this review about The White Swan

The main bar is a smart single room, with a stuffed white swan in a case above the door and boars' heads and antlers mounted on the walls. Service was keen and efficient on my recent visit, and I paid a locally reasonable £3.40 for a pint of Adnams Southwold. Pride and Doombar were also available on hand pump.

There is a small mezzanine area upstairs, and further upstairs a dining rooms, prominently advertised as being bookable for up to 20 or 52 people respectively, which from the look of them would be something of a squeeze. Or, so the advertising says, you can fit up to 150 people in the pub. The also host 'fine food and wine evenings' - 5 courses of great English food and wines for £46.

I liked this pub, which felt comfortable on my recent visit, and it seems very good at what it does. I did think, however, that it is making so much effort that it just isn't quite as relaxed as it ought to be.

On 3rd August 2011 - rating: 6
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Pub location see interactive map of local area
Map location corrected by Old Blue
City Thameslink, 0.38 miles, 7 min walk (show)
Farringdon (London), 0.46 miles, 8 min walk (show)
London Blackfriars, 2.58 miles, 49 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for The White Swan, EC4
13th May 2018, 20:20
Request to add pub to area by Tris C rejected, with reason: At submitters request
 
6th May 2018, 08:35
Picture submitted by peter ashworth approved

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  • Accommodation : No last updated 16 January 2016 by Tris C
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 30 September 2016 by Tris C
  • Beer Festivals : No last updated 30 September 2016 by Tris C
  • Beer Garden : No last updated 30 September 2016 by Tris C
  • Car Park : No last updated 16 January 2016 by Tris C
  • Darts : No last updated 30 September 2016 by Tris C
  • Function Room : Yes - 20-person capacity mezzanine. - last updated 30 September 2016 by Tris C
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 29 July 2013 by Dave McNally
  • Jukebox : No last updated 30 September 2016 by Tris C
  • Karaoke : No last updated 30 September 2016 by Tris C
  • Live Music : No last updated 30 September 2016 by Tris C
  • Live TV Sports : No last updated 30 September 2016 by Tris C
  • Micropub : No last updated 16 January 2016 by Tris C
  • Pinball : No last updated 30 September 2016 by Tris C
  • Pool Table : No last updated 30 September 2016 by Tris C
  • Quiz Night : No last updated 30 September 2016 by Tris C
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 03 August 2011 by hondo .
  • Wheelchair Access : No - WCs upstairs. - last updated 30 September 2016 by Tris C
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