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The White Swan, Birmingham

Harborne Road
Edgbaston
Postal town: Birmingham
B15 3TT
Phone: 01214542359
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Graham Coombs left this review about The White Swan

An upmarket eatery in the leafy suburb of Chad Valley (yes, it is a place not just a toy company for those old enough to remember). A rather swish and extensive interior in many shades of grey with a glitzy double crescent-shaped bar, and at midday was entirely populated by 'ladies who lunch'. Doom Bar and Purity Mad Goose on cask, the latter very drinkable but priced to its surroundings.

On 7th November 2023 - rating: 6
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Just a quick pint, then I'm off left this review about The White Swan

Nice-looking old building, much extended at the rear, but comprehensively refurbished so there is no real character left inside, even in the original part. The interior has also been partly opened-out, but there are still three distinct seating areas around the bar at the front in addition to the main dining areas further back. Outside, there is also a narrow terrace along the frontage and a small patio at the back. Disappointingly, just Doom Bar (£4.05) available from the pair of handpumps.

On 8th November 2019 - rating: 6
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Soup Dragon left this review about The White Swan

A detached eatery and pub, with patio area. This is certainly a Victorian pub at heart and is possibly older, but has been remodelled and lost its surrounding gardens to a car park area. It is in white brick, with grey-ish windows and doors. It has five front gables, with bay windows although this looks like a later extension. The interior is simply open plan, with a dining room area, a pretty-much dining room area and a lounge area, which i am sure you could eat in if you wanted. I made for the lounge, where sofas and swivel chairs greeted me; after all, it is that front room look which is vogue these days. A glance at the clientele, which is mostly suited and feeling fully at home with the dim spotlights, furry seat covers and arty art on the walls, left me wondering why you would go to a pub with a friend, ensconce yourself on a sofa surrounded by cushions, candle burning on the table, and chat to someone that is figiting in a comfy swivel chair? Each to their own. It is unfair, it just insn't my thing and the place was crowded - it is lucky i have a small car and could fit in the only gap in the car park, between two 4x4s. I am not sure about the decor as it was so gloomy - although there was one wall with a forest scene on it. I didn't try the food. I didn't see a TV and the music was subdued and pop-ish. The service was fine, with the beer just £2 for a half real ale; Doombar, UBU and a DBC Frosted Jack being the choices - and to be fair, the Jack was fine. It describes itself as a traditional pub - uh huh - go here if you don't like traditional pubs and prefer wine displays, front roomy, cushiony wushiony kind of places, as I genuinely believe you would like it - it hits the spot for that kind of thing.

On 6th December 2013 - no rating submitted
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Map location corrected by Graham Coombs
Five Ways, 1.12 miles, 21 min walk (show)
University, 1.41 miles, 27 min walk (show)
Birmingham New Street, 2.05 miles, 39 min walk (show)
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9th Nov 2023, 15:38
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  • Accommodation : No last updated 07 November 2023 by Graham Coombs
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 07 November 2023 by Graham Coombs
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  • Beer Garden : Yes last updated 07 November 2023 by Graham Coombs
  • CAMRA Discount : No last updated 07 November 2023 by Graham Coombs
  • Car Park : Yes last updated 07 November 2023 by Graham Coombs
  • Child Friendly : Yes last updated 07 November 2023 by Graham Coombs
  • Darts : No last updated 07 November 2023 by Graham Coombs
  • Dog Friendly : No last updated 07 November 2023 by Graham Coombs
  • Function Room : Yes last updated 07 November 2023 by Graham Coombs
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 29 July 2013 by Dave McNally
  • Jukebox : No last updated 07 November 2023 by Graham Coombs
  • Karaoke : No last updated 07 November 2023 by Graham Coombs
  • Live Music : No last updated 07 November 2023 by Graham Coombs
  • Live TV Sports : No last updated 07 November 2023 by Graham Coombs
  • Micropub : No last updated 07 November 2023 by Graham Coombs
  • Pinball : No last updated 07 November 2023 by Graham Coombs
  • Pool Table : No last updated 07 November 2023 by Graham Coombs
  • Quiz Night : No last updated 07 November 2023 by Graham Coombs
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 29 July 2013 by Dave McNally
  • Real Cider : No last updated 07 November 2023 by Graham Coombs
  • Wheelchair Access : Yes last updated 07 November 2023 by Graham Coombs
  • WiFi : Yes last updated 07 November 2023 by Graham Coombs
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