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The Swan

16 Bishopgate Street
York
YO23 1JH
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Steve of N21 left this review about The Swan

I didn’t encounter the couple of obnoxious locals and even if I had I wouldn’t penalise this lovely pub just because it let a couple of grumpy sods through its front door, especially as the locals I encountered in the back room were perfectly fine.
I do like these traditional 'West Riding' layout Yorkshire Pubs with the Public Bar at the front, Smoke Room at the rear and central servery in the side corridor.
Very good varied ale choice on offer, but had to go for the Northumberland Fifty Shades of Ale just because of the name. Fortunately it was a good beer.
Will definitely be bringing the good lady wife back here when next in York.

On 4th May 2015 - rating: 8
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Steve C left this review about The Swan

The Swan consists of a right hand corridor that connects front and rear rooms. The front room contains seating and a dartboard with an oche that protrudes diagonally into the centre of the room. This means that when darts is being played this room is effectively out of action. This room is served by a small section of bar, as is the larger rear room where more seating can be found. The main part of the bar is found centrally in the corridor where there is a table. For busy periods a beer shelf runs the length of the corridor. Out the back is a beer garden with some covered seating to the left and some picnic tables to the right.

I counted eight hand pumps plus some standard draught fonts. This pub does not open until 16:00 during the week and midday at the weekend. There is an extension until 23:30 on Thursdays and midnight on Fridays and Saturdays.

Our group was twenty strong so we phoned the pub before our visit to make sure that it would be OK. “No problem” we were told. Unfortunately some of the locals had different ideas and I felt as welcome as a pig at a bar mitzvah. Some of the behaviour was outrageous and I was surprised that nobody was decked.

This is a nice pub; it’s just a shame about some of the carnts that drink in it.

On 26th April 2015 - rating: 5
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Just a quick pint, then I'm off left this review about The Swan

Doesn't look very remarkable from the street, but the compact historic interior features in Camra's national inventory because it retains a traditional 'West Riding' layout with a Public Bar at the front, Smoke Room at the rear and central servery in the side corridor (with a few stools and seats). Six hand pumps, offering a decent choice of real ale including Northumberland Fifty Shades of Ale and Sonnet 43 #23 Moments to Remember (£1.75, half). Well worth seeking out.

On 26th April 2015 - rating: 8
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Latest updates View all updates for The Swan, York
29th Jan 2016, 13:19
Request to add pub to area York South by ROB Camra approved
 
29th Jan 2016, 13:19
Request to add pub to area York South by ROB Camra

Pub Details

Pub details supplied by members of this site to the best of their knowledge. Please check with pub directly before making a special trip.

  • Accommodation : No last updated 20 September 2013 by ROB Camra
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 20 September 2013 by ROB Camra
  • Beer Festivals : Yes - September - last updated 29 July 2013 by Dave McNally
  • Beer Garden : Yes last updated 20 September 2013 by Gill Smith
  • CAMRA Discount : No last updated 20 September 2013 by ROB Camra
  • Car Park : No last updated 20 September 2013 by ROB Camra
  • Dog Friendly : Yes last updated 20 September 2013 by Gill Smith
  • Pinball : No last updated 20 September 2013 by ROB Camra
  • Pool Table : No last updated 09 August 2013 by hondo .
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 06 April 2015 by Rex Rattus
  • Real Cider : Yes last updated 20 September 2013 by ROB Camra
  • Wheelchair Access : Yes last updated 20 September 2013 by ROB Camra
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Last inspected: March 30th 2011
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