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The Swan, W4

1 Evershed Walk, 119 Acton Lane
W4 5HH
Phone: 02089948262
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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
[User has posted 1271 recommendations about 1271 pubs]

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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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Malden man left this review about The Swan

Outside has some nice preserved green and brown tiling, inside there are boarded floors, a red and dark stained beamed ceiling, good quality wood panelling and some leaded glasswork. The room is kind of L-shaped, drinkers mainly catered for at the front with a dining room plus a small snug area to the rear. Beyond is an attractive garden for the warmer times of year. Mostly regular seating plus bar stools where there are those useful coat hooks, board games, daily papers and free WiFi. Seems foody judging by the set tables at the back but no menus out at the time that I saw.
Two sets of three handpumps, Butcombe Bitter, St Austell Tribute and Otter Amber repeated. A montage of Otter Brewery stuff suggests their beers are constant. Friendly chatty service, this is a decent pub worth seeking out, tends to open late on a weekday I understand.

On 3rd January 2016 - rating: 6
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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)
Latest updates View all updates for The Swan, W4
20th Feb 2022, 18:37
Review submitted by Blue Scrumpy
30th Mar 2021, 00:33
Web Link submitted by Tris C approved

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  • Beer Garden : Yes last updated 04 June 2014 by aleand hearty
  • Child Friendly : Yes last updated 20 February 2022 by Blue Scrumpy
  • Dog Friendly : Yes last updated 04 June 2014 by aleand hearty
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 29 July 2013 by Dave McNally
  • Micropub : No last updated 07 February 2021 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
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