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The Swan, Faringdon Town, Faringdon

1 Park Road
Faringdon
SN7 7BP
Phone: 01367241480
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E TA left this review about The Swan

An unusual Victorian building in the middle of the town, the pub reopened a couple of years ago as a brewpub and freehouse. It has no garden or car park, which in some ways contributes to its being an excellent local without the hassle of annoying families. Inside, there are two rooms: the bar has a woodburner in the chimney breast and a couple of tables, leaving plenty of standing room for socialising and vertical, drinking. Down a few steps is a lounge with no bar counter, just some functional tables and chairs, a TV screen (switched off during this visit) and a piano, also mercifully mute. There is a selection of board games which, apparently, are brought out on special games nights. The atmosphere was very welcoming indeed, convivial yet relaxing, the music – which was enjoyable – kept at a volume which enabled normal speech. Dogs are welcome, and there are free dog biscuits available from a bowl on the bar. There is a selection of gins and different tonics for those so inclined. Six handpumps on the bar, two had ciders on alongside Otter, Ramsbury's Grand Slam, Bingham's Vanilla Stout and Courage Best, all in perfect condition and served with a very pleasant smile by the landlady. A truly excellent pub, a definite for a town crawl and one to which I shall surely return.

On 17th May 2018 - rating: 9
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Thuck Phat left this review about The Swan

An unremarkable boozer externally with an unremarkable but comfortable interior.
Don’t be put off and head here first if in Faringdon without any expectation of needing to move on.
The welcome from the staff is friendly and the governor knows his ales, especial the local ones, well.
On when we visited were: XT4, Stonehenge Danish Dynamite IPA, Barn Owl Brewery Black and Piet Porter. The Danish Dynamite IPA was so good that I stuck with it all evening and everything tried by the assembled was in top condition.
A great find in Faringdon.

On 15th May 2018 - rating: 8
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Bucking Fastard left this review about The Swan

The go to pub in Faringdon ,and it proved so good that no other hostelery was tried in town.It sits on the corner of a bend at one end of town,the interior is split into two levels.The bar area has fitted benches with velour coverings in a lounge feel,while the lower section has a collection of wooden chairs and tables.There is a good looking decking externally to the side.
The handpumps were offering Courage Best,Barn Owl Black Piet,XT4 and a very good Stonehenge Danish Dynamite,along with 3 real ciders.The barman was very friendly and chatty and was very knowledgeable about his real ales and the local drinking scene.It fully deserves its 2018 GBG listing.Most punters inside were quaffing,it is a welcoming boozer and I will most certainly return next time I'm in the area.Two miles uphill from the Thames at Radcot.

On 22nd April 2018 - rating: 8
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Pub location see interactive map of local area
Map location corrected by E TA
Swindon, 12.99 miles, 4 hr 10 min walk (show)
Shipton, 16.52 miles, 5 hr 18 min walk (show)
Finstock, 17.31 miles, 5 hr 34 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for The Swan, Faringdon
17th May 2018, 06:28
Review submitted by E TA
 
15th May 2018, 17:40
Review submitted by Thuck Phat

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  • Accommodation : No last updated 17 March 2018 by E TA
  • Beer Garden : No last updated 17 March 2018 by E TA
  • CAMRA Discount : No last updated 17 March 2018 by E TA
  • Car Park : No last updated 17 March 2018 by E TA
  • Child Friendly : Yes last updated 29 April 2014 by Alan Hurdle
  • Darts : No last updated 17 March 2018 by E TA
  • Dog Friendly : Yes last updated 29 April 2014 by Alan Hurdle
  • Function Room : No last updated 17 March 2018 by E TA
  • Jukebox : Yes last updated 17 March 2018 by E TA
  • Karaoke : No last updated 17 March 2018 by E TA
  • Live Music : Yes last updated 29 April 2014 by Alan Hurdle
  • Live TV Sports : Yes last updated 17 March 2018 by E TA
  • Micropub : No last updated 17 March 2018 by E TA
  • Pinball : No last updated 17 March 2018 by E TA
  • Pool Table : No last updated 17 March 2018 by E TA
  • Quiz Night : Yes last updated 17 March 2018 by E TA
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 29 April 2014 by Alan Hurdle
  • Real Cider : Yes last updated 29 April 2014 by Alan Hurdle
  • Wheelchair Access : No last updated 17 March 2018 by E TA
  • WiFi : Yes - Walk-In WiFi - last updated 17 March 2018 by E TA
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