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The Swan, W4

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

A former Bass Charrington house, now independently owned and positioned firmly at the gastro end of the pub spectrum. Tucked away in the ‘des res’ back streets of west Chiswick, it has quite a bland exterior, but with some attractive tiling on the Evershed Walk side of the building, plus bay windows on the Acton Lane side. The old brewery globe lamps soften the façade as a whole.

Internally, it’s a medium sized two roomer, lined throughout with dark wooden panelling, which adds character, or makes it rather dark, depending on your point of view. The larger of the rooms has a definite dining bias, although food may be eaten in either area. Incidentally, the pub’s reputation for food is excellent, based largely on a Mediterranean menu. Local wisdom has it that the meals aren’t cheap, but represent good value for money. Certainly, the plates I saw being carried through looked very good indeed.

At the bar, four hand pumps were on the go including St Austell ‘Tribute’ and Sambrook’s ‘Pumphouse’. Opting for the latter, I found it in decent nick, but a tad dull. However, guest ales are rotated. Service, although friendly, was rather erratic. Somehow, an order of two ales and a white wine became an ale, a lager, a rose and a white wine. I suspect when the kitchen’s working at full pelt things become a little strained elsewhere. When we asked if we could sit in the beer garden (the access door was locked) we were told quite firmly that it wouldn’t opening that evening, as it looked like rain. In fact, the opposite was true – the sky was brightening by the minute! I suspect the real reason was that nobody could be spared from serving to turn over the picnic benches. A shame as it looked an inviting space. However, these were minor niggles, during what was a lively Friday evening visit with a very good atmosphere. Overall, I rather liked it here and fully intend to return the next time I’m staying in west London.

On 5th June 2014 - no rating submitted
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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)
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30th Mar 2021, 00:33
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7th Feb 2021, 18:41
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  • Beer Garden : Yes last updated 04 June 2014 by aleand hearty
  • 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
  • Wheelchair Access : Yes last updated 04 June 2014 by aleand hearty
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