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The Swan, W4

1 Evershed Walk, 119 Acton Lane
W4
W4 5HH
Phone: 02089948262
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Tris C left this review about The Swan

The pub dates from 1871 and features four lanterns with Charrington’s name plates attached; also featured are some of their trademark Toby leaded lights to the right-hand side, which probably date from the 1930s; otherwise, this is a pub which features on CAMRA’s list of heritage pubs, this having an interior of Some Regional Importance.
The interior is pleasing enough, probably dating from the 1930s, with wood panelling and a traditional feel, visible on CAMRA’s and the pub’s websites. It’s quite a smart affair and there’s certainly an emphasis on food, but this doesn’t mean that drinkers can’t occupy tables, although I couldn’t as they were all taken on my Wednesday evening visit. Décor came in the form of framed period adverts for various continental aperitifs – the sort of thing you see in cafés in France and Italy – and cut flowers in vases to windowsills. Customers were a mixed age bunch and undoubtedly all local, many having eaten, judging by the empty plates on their tables.
The ale front delivered up the seemingly unchanging duo that was Landlord and Tribute at £2.80 a half and good, served by a friendly barman.
This is quite a nice pub, certainly the best of the six visited of the evening and definitely worth the minor detour from Chiswick central, but I agree with BS that I don’t see why it garners a GBG listing with just Landlord and Tribute; a wider and more imaginative ale choice would get the score up.

On 10th November 2022 - rating: 6
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Blue Scrumpy left this review about The Swan

This is another one of those pubs that has retained many of the Covid era practices, in that you need to reserve a table in order to get in and no drinking is allowed at the bar.

As the last pub in the Good Beer Guide in West London I had not previously visited, this was one I'd been trying to get to for some while. My attempts had been hampered by the fact that it does not open during the daytime on weekdays. So, we made a special trip to visit it today only to find it fully booked with diners. It seems most foodie pubs aren't interesting in saving space for drinkers anymore. I can see why, when most of their profits will come from food. But it's immensely frustrating for the casual drinker.

Eventually we decided to bite the bullet and have a drink outdoors on the pavement in the West London drizzle. Not tempted by the real ale choice of Landlord or Tribute, we ordered a couple of bottles of cider, which came to an astronomical £12.

Quite frankly, I'm really not sure how this pub has managed to gain a Good Beer Guide entry with such a bog standard (and unchanging) ale choice and also considering that the casual drinker is unwelcome. Pretty poor all round.

On 20th February 2022 - rating: 3
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Rex Rattus left this review about The Swan

This pub is essentially unchanged since the previous reviewer's visit, except that on our early evening midweek visit the service was friendly and efficient. The ales on were Butcombe Bitter, Otter Amber and St Austell Tribute - two pints of Butcombe and one of Amber came to £12.60, thus averaging £4.20 a pint, and easily the most expensive of the six Chiswick pubs we visited that day. There's clearly a West Country emphasis regarding the beer; indeed the landlord may well be a Kernowphile, as he took the trouble to explain to me that the Korev Lager was in fact Cornish, and not Irish. Food is still a major player here, but I didn't see a menu.

The decor is unchanged as well, although I suspect that some of the fielded wood panelling may be modern additions. Our table had a little square piece of slate on it with the word "reserved" (but no time) written on it. Luckily we had some of our own Pubs Galore beermats with us, so we didn't have to resort to using the bit of slate! Nonetheless this is a comfortable enough pub, and fair enough to include on any Chiswick crawl.

On 3rd January 2016 - rating: 6
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Pub location see interactive map of local area
Map location corrected by Steve C
South Acton, 0.33 miles, 6 min walk (show)
Gunnersbury, 0.82 miles, 15 min walk (show)
Acton Central, 0.98 miles, 18 min walk (show)
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21st May 2023, 16:58
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21st May 2023, 16:55
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  • Accommodation : No last updated 10 November 2022 by Tris C
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 10 November 2022 by Tris C
  • Beer Festivals : No last updated 10 November 2022 by Tris C
  • Beer Garden : Yes last updated 04 June 2014 by aleand hearty
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  • Child Friendly : Yes last updated 20 February 2022 by Blue Scrumpy
  • Darts : No last updated 10 November 2022 by Tris C
  • Dog Friendly : Yes last updated 04 June 2014 by aleand hearty
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 29 July 2013 by Dave McNally
  • Jukebox : No last updated 10 November 2022 by Tris C
  • Karaoke : No last updated 10 November 2022 by Tris C
  • Live Music : No last updated 10 November 2022 by Tris C
  • Live TV Sports : No last updated 10 November 2022 by Tris C
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  • Pinball : No last updated 10 November 2022 by Tris C
  • Pool Table : No last updated 10 November 2022 by Tris C
  • Quiz Night : No last updated 10 November 2022 by Tris C
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 29 July 2013 by Dave McNally
  • Real Cider : No last updated 20 February 2022 by Blue Scrumpy
  • Wheelchair Access : Yes last updated 04 June 2014 by aleand hearty
  • WiFi : Yes last updated 10 November 2022 by Tris C
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