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The Swan Inn, Esher

Hare Lane
Claygate
Postal town: Esher
KT10 9BS
Phone: 01372462582
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Graham Coombs left this review about The Swan Inn

A nice-looking Edwardian pub in a fairly rural and well-heeled bit of suburbia. The inside has been refurbished accordingly and it is very much a locals' pub, it's just that the locals are rather more up-market than some. The uncluttered open-plan interior has 'tasteful' decor based on pale green. The painted bar is the central feature, in a sea of polished floor with leather banquettes and a selection of tables round the edges. Either end is set out for dining, with an authentic Spanish tapas-type menu appearing to be very popular. Outside there are patio areas to the front and rear, including a large covered section. Two handpumps offered the local Brightwater Daisy Gold and the not-so-local Brakspears Gold, both in good order but surely a wasted opportunity to offer a different beer style? Pleasant enough though.

On 21st October 2020 - rating: 7
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Malden man left this review about The Swan Inn

A single L-shaped room with the bar in the inside corner, arches either side of a brick fireplace lead to an area with the tables set for dining. Nobody was though during my lunchtime visit, in fact I was the only customer which for me takes the edge off a bit. Mostly traditional seating but with one high table, wood flooring throughout, decor includes pictures of the pub, a caricature of The Beatles, Nipper the HMV dog, a few mirrors, an ironic cartoon of punks and urban warriors queueing to buy T-shirts saying "Destroy Capitalism" plus a few cricket related items (the cricket green is opposite).
The log fire was welcome on a chilly day with snow in the air and brightened the place up a bit although the large windows let in lots of daylight.
Well appointed, clean and tidy, there are some winter hanging baskets outside where there is a pleasant seating area but which is unlikely to see any use on a day like today.
Food is served but I didn't spot a menu, lemon sole on a specials board with trimmings for £16, ambitious I thought. Four handpumps, three in use, Pride, Gale's/Fullers Seafarers and Old Rosie cider.
Accommodation available in "Boutique Rooms".
An ok spot for a quick pint I thought, just nothing too exceptional.

On 14th January 2013 - rating: 5
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Old Blue left this review about The Swan Pub & Restaurant

Dropped in whilst passing as I hadn't been here for years. A quiet Sunday eve with about 6 customers. Friendly & efficient barman offered me tasters - 4 hand pumps but only Andwell Brewery's King John and Spring Twist (both 4.2%) were on (Morlands OSH and London Pride clips reversed). Still, they were well looked after and went down well, even if not the most interesting of beers. But I was made to feel very welcome indeed, which is perhaps the point of this pub. If I lived nearby I'd happily make it my local.

I understand it's now owned by the same couple who run the Weir in Walton. It no longer does Thai food, and has reverted to being a proper pub, centring on beer and a more domestic menu. The garden space is extensive and I look forward also to trying it in the summer.

Above review was 27th March. Been in twice since, only one ale on each time- Andwell's Resolute on the first and OSH the second. Seems rather short of custom, rather a shame for what I still think is essentially a good pub.

On 10th April 2011 - rating: 6
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Pub location see interactive map of local area
Map location corrected by Malden man
Claygate, 0.46 miles, 8 min walk (show)
Hinchley Wood, 1.45 miles, 27 min walk (show)
Esher, 1.45 miles, 28 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for The Swan Inn, Claygate
22nd Oct 2020, 09:46
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21st Oct 2020, 23:43
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  • Accommodation : Yes last updated 21 October 2020 by Graham Coombs
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 15 September 2013 by Old Blue
  • Beer Garden : Yes last updated 15 September 2013 by Old Blue
  • Car Park : Yes - small - last updated 21 October 2020 by Graham Coombs
  • Child Friendly : Yes last updated 21 October 2020 by Graham Coombs
  • Darts : No last updated 21 October 2020 by Graham Coombs
  • Dog Friendly : Yes last updated 21 October 2020 by Graham Coombs
  • Function Room : Yes last updated 21 October 2020 by Graham Coombs
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 15 September 2013 by Old Blue
  • Jukebox : No last updated 21 October 2020 by Graham Coombs
  • Karaoke : No last updated 21 October 2020 by Graham Coombs
  • Live Music : No last updated 21 October 2020 by Graham Coombs
  • Live TV Sports : No last updated 21 October 2020 by Graham Coombs
  • Micropub : No last updated 21 October 2020 by Graham Coombs
  • Pinball : No last updated 21 October 2020 by Graham Coombs
  • Pool Table : No last updated 15 September 2013 by Old Blue
  • Quiz Night : No last updated 21 October 2020 by Graham Coombs
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 10 April 2011 by Alan Hurdle
  • Real Cider : No last updated 21 October 2020 by Graham Coombs
  • WiFi : Yes last updated 21 October 2020 by Graham Coombs
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