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Submitted on Tuesday, 11th October 2011
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Requested be closed with reason - Other: windows boarded up, uncertain of it's future.

Bank Of Swans, SW4

Clarence Avenue
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Rex Rattus left this review about Bank Of Swans

This pub still has its original layout, with the Public Bar on the right; the separate Saloon Bar on the left leading to a third room at the back, signed as The Monksfield Lounge. This looks like an inter-war, or possibly just post WWII fitted pub to me, with some plain wooden panelling on the walls, and plain wooden doors, that all look original. The Public Bar has a pool table and probably a dartboard – it’s that sort of pub – although I didn’t see one. The Saloon Bar and Monksfield Lounge are both carpeted, with some standard rectangular tables, some banquette seating, basic armchairs and a few normal chairs. The walls in the Saloon Bar are decorated mainly with prints of birds, plus a glass case containing a stuffed jay of all things. There was a large TV screen on the wall showing the racing. The pub was doing a reasonable trade on Monday afternoon with a dozen or so punters in, with half of them propping up the bar, and all but those playing pool engrossed in the racing.
They don’t do real ale; in fact there were no handpumps on the bar so this is clearly a permanent situation, nor was there any sign of any food or menus when I visited. This is a very basic locals’pub. It’s tatty around the edges, but is something of a time warp in that I doubt whether it’s changed much in the past half century. But I’m afraid that the absence of a real ale means that I’m very unlikely to visit again.

On 11th October 2011 - rating: 4
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Philip Carter left this review about Bank Of Swans

3 bars in this pub, but no real ale. Locals tend to sit at the bar, so gets difficult to order drinks. Happy bar staff. Very smokey. Overwise ok.

On 17th February 2007 - rating: 4
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10th Mar 2015, 19:58
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10th Mar 2015, 19:58
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