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The White Swan, Covent Garden, WC2

14 New Row
Covent Garden
WC2
WC2N 4LF
Phone: 02030771129
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Pub Type

Nicholsons (Mitchells & Butlers)

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Ian Mapp left this review about The White Swan

Now a Nicholsons....

An unexpected pint of Orkney Dark Island. Decent too.

Not many in as we got close to the ungodly hour of 10:50.

A typical LDN pub experience that didnt stand out in any way, despite being a GBG entry.

Visit blogged at http://bit.ly/2kkezym

On 2nd February 2017 - rating: 5
[User has posted 276 recommendations about 275 pubs]


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Blackthorn _ left this review about The White Swan

A traditional and attractive looking pub, it is perhaps slightly less appealing inside than might be suggested from the outside appearance. It has an old wood strip floor and a black painted ceiling, along with some dark wood panelling on the walls at the front of the pub, but other than that there was little of any note. The door at the front of the pub had Saloon Bar etched in to the glass. A plasma screen was showing a sports channel whilst the music was playing perhaps just a tad too loudly for easy conversation.

First impressions on the beer front looked promising with plenty of beer mats tacked on to the wall behind the bar and a bank of eight hand pumps. However, closer inspection revealed that no less than five of these had either run out or were coming soon, leaving just Truman’s Runner, London Pride and Pedigree. The solitary cider was a rather disappointing Aspall’s Suffolk, although there was also a hot mulled option.

On 26th January 2016 - rating: 6
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Just a quick pint, then I'm off left this review about The White Swan

Fairly narrow and tapering bar with further seating beyond a partial screen at the back. Traditional-style furniture and decor, as you would expect from a Nicholsons. Upstairs dining room (never visited). Row of eight handpumps, usually dispensing a reasonable selection of real ales, with seven in operation on this visit and NPA, Pride, Bombardier, Ghost Ship, Hobgoblin, Truman's Runner and Windsor & Eton Conqueror (£4.30) on offer.

On 21st November 2015 - rating: 7
[User has posted 5540 recommendations about 5540 pubs]


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Pub location see interactive map of local area
Map location corrected by Steve C
London Charing Cross, 0.3 miles, 5 min walk (show)
London Waterloo, 1.09 miles, 21 min walk (show)
London Blackfriars, 1.96 miles, 37 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for The White Swan, WC2
2nd Feb 2017, 09:19
Review submitted by Ian Mapp
 
11th Oct 2016, 20:22
Picture submitted by peter ashworth approved

Pub Details

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  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 06 October 2013 by Pub SignMan
  • Beer Garden : No last updated 06 October 2013 by Pub SignMan
  • Car Park : No last updated 06 October 2013 by Pub SignMan
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 06 October 2013 by Pub SignMan
  • Micropub : No last updated 26 January 2016 by Blackthorn _
  • Pinball : No last updated 06 October 2013 by Pub SignMan
  • Pool Table : No last updated 06 October 2013 by Pub SignMan
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 29 July 2013 by Dave McNally
  • Real Cider : No last updated 26 January 2016 by Blackthorn _
Opening Hours
Sunday12noon - 10:30pm
Monday11am - 11pm
Tuesday11am - 11pm
Wednesday11am - 11pm
Thursday11am - 11pm
Friday11am - 11:30pm
Saturday10am - 11:30pm
Hours according to Facebook page, please check before making a special visit
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