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The Victoria Inn, Swansea

Pub added by elizabeth mcgraw
21 Westbourne Place
Mumbles
Postal town: Swansea
SA3 4DB
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Just a quick pint, then I'm off left this review about The Victoria Inn

Old-fashioned (in a mostly good way) back-street pub with glimpses over Swansea Bay: sat outside on the small front patio on a quiet Sunday, for long stretches you could hear absolutely nothing - no traffic, and not even any seagulls. It was quiet inside too, all traditionally furnished and decorated, but from what the friendly landlady said she had had a busy night previously and was happy enough with a less-frantic session. Three real ales on handpump: Bass, Rev James and a fine pint of Gower Gold.

On 30th July 2017 - rating: 6
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Pub SignMan left this review about The Victoria Inn

Tucked away down a back street away from the main Mumbles drag, this is a classic Victorian local's boozer that is worth making the extra effort to locate. You enter into a quarry stone floored main bar area with the servery to your right. The bar has a pine counter with a band of tiles running along it, a stained glass canopy and a bar back sporting some detailed woodwork, plain mirrors and a Pink Floyd clock. There is a small carpeted corner to the front right with an L shaped banquette and a few tables with standard and low stool seating. A darts area can be found opposite and a couple of high tables and stools stand across from the bar. The décor here includes a number of local photos and lots of rugby themed bits, whilst ceramics have been displayed on a high shelf. A large screen TV was showing live coverage of a rugby fixture which a couple of locals seemed to be quietly following. To the rear, beyond the bar, is a carpeted lounge-style area with more ceramics on a set of shelves to the rear and an adequate amount of banquette and low stool seating can be found under a lovely 'Smoke Room' stained glass window. Plenty of photos line the walls and I also noticed a juke box, although no music played whilst I was there. I have since read that there is a well inside the pub, but I have to confess that I failed to spot it, so can't confirm this either way.
Three ales were available on draught - Young's Special, Brains Rev James and Bass. The Rev James was £3.20 for a pint and in good shape, although I found the service a bit frosty and the other customers seemed cliquey and not too chuffed to see a strange face on a Friday evening.
This seems to be a well run boozer with a loyal band of locals keeping things ticking over nicely. I thought the pub had a good feel to it and that it was a bit of a shame the welcome didn't match the warmth of the pub itself. Along with the Park Inn and Mumbles Ale House, this is part of a strong triumvirate of back street pubs within easy walking distance of one another and should be incorporated into any crawl of the area.

On 11th January 2016 - rating: 7
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Map location corrected by Paul Critcher
Swansea, 5.75 miles, 1 hr 51 min walk (show)
Gowerton, 6.59 miles, 2 hr 7 min walk (show)
Llansamlet, 9.37 miles, 3 hr 1 min walk (show)
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12th Aug 2017, 00:59
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12th Aug 2017, 00:59
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  • Accommodation : No last updated 11 January 2016 by Pub SignMan
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 11 January 2016 by Pub SignMan
  • Beer Garden : Yes last updated 11 January 2016 by Pub SignMan
  • Car Park : No last updated 11 January 2016 by Pub SignMan
  • Child Friendly : Yes last updated 11 January 2016 by Pub SignMan
  • Darts : Yes last updated 11 January 2016 by Pub SignMan
  • Dog Friendly : Yes last updated 11 January 2016 by Pub SignMan
  • Jukebox : Yes last updated 11 January 2016 by Pub SignMan
  • Live Music : Yes last updated 11 January 2016 by Pub SignMan
  • Live TV Sports : Yes last updated 11 January 2016 by Pub SignMan
  • Micropub : No last updated 11 January 2016 by Pub SignMan
  • Pinball : No last updated 11 January 2016 by Pub SignMan
  • Pool Table : No last updated 11 January 2016 by Pub SignMan
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 09 May 2014 by Dave McNally
  • Real Cider : No last updated 11 January 2016 by Pub SignMan
  • WiFi : Yes last updated 11 January 2016 by Pub SignMan
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