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The White Swan, Leeds

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Swan Street
Phone: 01132420187
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Blackthorn _ left this review about The White Swan

Tucked away down a rather uninviting looking lane between a couple of the main shopping streets, it looks a little more contemporary than might be expected perhaps, with it’s black painted façade and this continued inside too with little in the way of any traditional ambience.

It’s clearly had a makeover at some point and presumably been opened out, and I found the styling rather bland and corporate. Flooring was mostly some sort of vinyl dark wood strip, with some inlaid fitted carpet in places, whilst the paintwork was the usual Farrow & Ball shades of fawn and khaki green as well as some stencil style black and white floral wallpaper in places, with dark grey wood panelling down below. Wall art consisted mostly of flyers from the nearby theatre, as well as a few pub advertisements such as their Sunday roast and drinks deals. Lighting was all tassled lamp shades and there was a bookcase in one corner whose contents I didn’t expect, but there was really verry little of any note.

Beer choice was somewhat better than expected perhaps with Midnight Bell, Leeds Pale and Leeds Best from the Leeds Brewery, Kirkstall’s Dissolution IPA, Cameron Roadcrew and Northern Monk’s Fresh From, along with two more called Beer Coming Soon. Ciders meanwhile were both Mango and Rhubarb from Lilley’s as well as Aspall’s. Although I wasn’t that keen on the styling, both the beer choice and the peaceful ambience compared to many of the other nearby bars that had TV sports channels on mean that I’d be quite happy to pop in again if passing.

On 10th July 2024 - rating: 6
[User has posted 1989 recommendations about 1901 pubs]

Graham Coombs left this review about The White Swan

As mentioned in previous reviews, a former Leeds Brewery pub adjoining and strongly connected to the City Varieties Theatre. I was not expecting a great deal from the modern exterior but was pleasantly surprised to find a good selection of 7 regional cask ales. The decor has been done in a 1920s sort of style - incredibly fake but not unpleasant - and it certainly had a more relaxing feel than the other pubs nearby. I was quite happy here.

On 28th April 2024 - rating: 7
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Old Boots left this review about The White Swan

In spite of Leeds brewery having flogged off its pubs the Swan still has their core four beers on two of the three banks of four pulls, the others with Yorkshire beers (Brass Castle, Saltaire) plus one from present owners Camerons and a seasonal; again from Leeds (Pumpkin Ale so definitely avoided). Nowt else has changed, a few good European beers in the fridge and no hint of fishy smells even on a Friday. Beer cold but decent if not special.

On 10th November 2018 - no rating submitted
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Map location corrected by Jonathan Wilde
Leeds, 0.52 miles, 10 min walk (show)
Burley Park, 2.1 miles, 40 min walk (show)
Headingley, 2.91 miles, 56 min walk (show)
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10th Jul 2024, 14:01
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1st Jul 2024, 08:26
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  • Accommodation : No last updated 28 April 2024 by Graham Coombs
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 25 October 2013 by Pub SignMan
  • Car Park : No last updated 25 October 2013 by Pub SignMan
  • Darts : No last updated 28 April 2024 by Graham Coombs
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 25 October 2013 by Pub SignMan
  • Live TV Sports : No last updated 28 April 2024 by Graham Coombs
  • Micropub : No last updated 28 April 2024 by Graham Coombs
  • Pinball : No last updated 25 October 2013 by Pub SignMan
  • Pool Table : No last updated 25 October 2013 by Pub SignMan
  • Quiz Night : Yes - Thursday - last updated 28 April 2024 by Graham Coombs
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 31 July 2012 by Will Larter
  • Wheelchair Access : Yes last updated 25 October 2013 by Pub SignMan
  • WiFi : Yes last updated 28 April 2024 by Graham Coombs
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