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The Swan, Halesowen

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Long Lane
Shell Corner
Postal town: Halesowen
B62 9JY
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Blue Scrumpy left this review about The Swan

Black Country Ales pub that follows the chain's successful formula of creating cosy pubs with a good real ale and cider selection.

This one had a few punters in on our Thursday afternoon visit. The room is carpeted and curves around a central and prominent bar. The real ale range is excellent for the area. Regular beers from Black Country Ales are Bradley's Finest Golden, Fireside & Pig On the Wall. Citra Sublime was another beer from the brewery. Guests were Sharp's Atlantic, Beartown Lit, Hartlebury Rambo Mango, Wantsum SS Montgomery, Mallinson's Calypso & Salopian Port In A Storm. Ciders were Thistly Cross Whisky Cask, Lilley's Pineapple Cider & Bee Sting Perry & Weston's Rosie's Pig Raspberry Cider.

After some deliberation, I opted for the Rambo Mango accompanied by a Cheese & Onion Cob with which you can get black pudding added at no extra charge. With a wait for the black pudding to be heated, I settled down to enjoy my beer, but unfortunately it wasn't in the best condition. Unfortunately, I've often found this with Black Country Ales pubs. The real ale choice is excellent, but this comes to the detriment of beer quality. They are simply trying to keep too many beers.

In addition, with the chef on a break, the black pudding never did arrive during our visit. So, the cheese and onion cob was consumed on it's tod! Why offer it, if it's not available?!

On 9th November 2023 - rating: 6
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Real Ale Ray left this review about The Swan

A good traditional Black Country ales pub, with a varied selection of ales across 11 handpumps, plus four ciders. The interior had a fairly compact and central bar area as you entered, with banquette seting along the front windows and an open fire along the opposite wall, which was lit on our Monday afternoon visit. The lounge area then narrowed and continued along the right hand side of the building.
The pub had a good atmosphere on our visit and a group of retired locals were having good banter sitting opposite the bar. They were also helpful with the No 8 bus timetable and told us to forget the bus and have another few pints. We went for the Salopian Echoes of Symmetry and the Salopian Golden Thread, which were in good shape.

On 2nd April 2020 - rating: 8
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Gill Smith left this review about The Swan

Good selection of ales on today. We had to take the Milestone Azacca Gold back as it was at the end of the barrel, but exchanged no problem. The Yorkshire Heart Platinum EPA and Battledown Original were fine.

On 6th April 2019 - rating: 8
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Latest updates View all updates for The Swan, Shell Corner
9th Nov 2023, 10:43
Review submitted by Blue Scrumpy
 
2nd Apr 2020, 17:37
Review submitted by Real Ale Ray amended by Real Ale Ray

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  • Beer Garden : Yes last updated 16 March 2012 by hondo .
  • Child Friendly : Yes last updated 09 November 2023 by Blue Scrumpy
  • Darts : Yes last updated 16 March 2012 by hondo .
  • Dog Friendly : No last updated 08 August 2015 by hondo .
  • Pool Table : Yes last updated 27 February 2014 by hondo .
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 30 September 2014 by hondo .
  • Real Cider : Yes last updated 09 November 2023 by Blue Scrumpy
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