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The White Swan, Whitechapel, E1

21 Alie Street
E1 8DA
Phone: 02077020448
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moby duck left this review about The White Swan

A single but divided one room Sheps pub, basicly decorated ,I found rather austere. Despite boasting ten handpumps only three ales were available,Spitfire,Whitstable Bay and Master Brew, the latter being no great shakes.
This pub did little for me.

On 9th August 2016 - rating: 4
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Malden man left this review about The White Swan

The original pub has clearly expanded into the modern building next door, effectively doubling its size. There was a mix of seating types, including a fair few high tables. Wood flooring and some wood panelling to the walls, decor includes B&W photos of the area and City and a series of pictures of some Scotsman messing around with golf clubs. There is a TV in the newer side, showing some news channel yesterday with subtitles, while background music played. I saw a sign advising of additional seating upstairs but I didn't take a look. Food looked to be good value basic fare such as sandwiches, burgers, soup and sausage and mash.
Shepherd Neame beers, Spitfire, Kents Best and Whitstable were on. Cheery service and a bit of a buzz about the place but the pub certainly doesn't stand out from the crowd.

On 25th September 2010 - rating: 6
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Steve of N21 left this review about The White Swan

Was on my way from the Dispensary to the Hoop and Grapes and thought I’d pay a visit to the White Swan as I hadn’t been in before. Fairly inoffensive Shep Neame pub set up to service local office workers, especially as I noticed it is not open at the weekend. Internally two areas with a crème and burgundy colour scheme, leather seating in the right hand area and half wood panelled with window seating in the left.
Three hand pumps on the main bar area with the usual SN brews of Master Brew, Spitfire and Early Bird, and the Early Bird was in good nick.
Comfortable enough pub but nothing memorable about the place and can’t help agreeing with the previous comment about it being largely characterless. Won’t be bothering to detour again when in the area and I’ll leave this one for the local workers.

On 5th June 2010 - rating: 6
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Pub location see interactive map of local area
Map location corrected by Tris C
London Fenchurch Street, 0.39 miles, 7 min walk (show)
London Liverpool Street, 0.65 miles, 12 min walk (show)
Whitechapel, 0.71 miles, 13 min walk (show)
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9th Nov 2017, 18:20
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9th Nov 2017, 12:49
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  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 30 September 2013 by Quinno _
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 29 July 2013 by Dave McNally
Opening Hours
Monday11am - 11pm
Tuesday11am - 11pm
Wednesday11am - 11pm
Thursday11am - 11pm
Friday11am - 11pm
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