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Woodman, Swansea

Pub added by Paul Brett
120 Mumbles Road
Postal town: Swansea
Phone: 01792402700
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Chef & Brewer (Spirit Pubs)

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Soup Dragon left this review about Woodman

This is a detached Chef & Brewer chain pub and eatery, with patio and beer garden areas. It is in the GBG. Underneath the garish exterior does in fact beat the heart of a Victorian (at least) pub of the same name. The cottage style pub (three upper windows and two lower, flanking the entrance)is still visable, despite the green gable end, the chocolate quoins and the incongruous conservatory. The rest of the frontage is in white. The exterior designer was then allowed to run amok inside, with an open plan room part partitioned by fakey weathered beams and walls of different colours; red, green, white, coffee and purple. It is of course aimed at the dining experience, which is why you never feel too comfy in such places when just having a drink - usually you get asked if you are ordering food when you get served. Anyhow - the modern ubiquitous look - including the chopped wood (which would have been a fun pun on the name of the pub if every third pub in the land didn't do it) was balanced off a little by some great artistic B&W photos on the walls by local photographers - something different! The TV wasn't on and the music was 'chilled' and at a decent level. The service was a real plus - very friendly. The clientele were all dining, as far as i could make out. Beer; usual tap stuff with Abbot, Young's Bitter, Butcombe Bitter and Cottage Golden Arrow on handpull. The Cottage was OK, despite being a little flat. Many like the modern look, but interiors like this are now ten-a-penny. Chef&B - I know you like a rainbow colour scheme, but you didn't have to employ Bungle, George and Zippy to get it.

On 17th September 2013 - no rating submitted
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Pub location see interactive map of local area
Map location corrected by Paul Brett
Swansea, 4.1 miles, 1 hr 19 min walk (show)
Gowerton, 4.9 miles, 1 hr 34 min walk (show)
Llansamlet, 7.72 miles, 2 hr 29 min walk (show)
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29th Jun 2019, 10:11
Picture submitted by peter ashworth approved
29th Jun 2019, 10:11
Picture submitted by peter ashworth approved

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  • CAMRA Discount : Yes - 10% - last updated 21 December 2015 by ROB Camra
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 29 July 2013 by Dave McNally
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