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The Swan Tavern

#354 of 1 338 Nightlife in London
Closed Now: 11:00 - 22:00
Open today: 11:00 - 22:00
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A regular haunt especially in the summer

It's a tiny bar and your paying city prices. But the staff is friendly, the crowd is good natured... read more

Reviewed 20 March 2018
London, United Kingdom
via mobile
Cosy, friendly pub

Had a midweek lunch in this cosy little place. The downstairs bar is tiny so if you want to eat... read more

Reviewed 8 March 2018
Alec L
Orpington, United Kingdom
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20 Mar 2018
“A regular haunt especially in the summer”
8 Mar 2018
“Cosy, friendly pub”
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77-80 Gracechurch Street, London EC3V 1LY, England
City of London
+44 20 7929 6550
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Reviewed 20 March 2018 via mobile

It's a tiny bar and your paying city prices. But the staff is friendly, the crowd is good natured insurance types. Gets packed but you can drink outside in the summer.

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Reviewed 8 March 2018

Had a midweek lunch in this cosy little place. The downstairs bar is tiny so if you want to eat, best to head upstairs. It's not much bigger, but there are places to sit. The menu is limited, basic pub grub, but what we had...More

Thank Alec L
Reviewed 2 January 2018

We were entertaining two out of town guests last weekend and decided to invite them to join us at The Swan. We have had a drink previously at The Swan and thought that given the spectacular views it affords across the Thames to the city...More

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Reviewed 19 September 2017 via mobile

We enjoyed the Swan Tavern both before and after the show. Although the Globe's downstairs restaurant was totally booked, we managed to get a table for a pre-theater dinner at the Swan Tavern upstairs. The food was wonderful; our party of five ordered the three...More

Thank josephz165
Reviewed 26 July 2017

I have visited this pub several times over the years, and I have fond memories of it. It has one of the smallest bars in London downstairs, and a not much bigger area upstairs. It serves real ale, and Stowford Press cider. I sat down...More

Thank Thirdface
Reviewed 5 July 2017 via mobile

A small pub near leadenhall steer market. Verynarrow and crowded but great friendly staff serving great beer. Old building surrounded by tower blocks

Thank PHE22
Reviewed 23 June 2017 via mobile

An old favourite. Upstairs if you fancy a doorstep sarnie, or the British weather dictates & downstairs / outside if you want a pint basically is the form here. Downstairs bar is small but service is rapid. Usually 3 ales on the go & London...More

Thank TheNRR
Reviewed 1 February 2017

really interesting place, two bar areas, up and down, not too big but the atmosphere was good. had a nice few beers here before moving on for food. Staff were very efficient and friendly!

Thank les s
Reviewed 4 December 2016

Nice pub. Very popular and gets very busy at lunchtimes and just after work. Quite a few people stand outside as it can be a bit cramped inside. Decent range of beers available. Prices are average for London. Might try a quieter time when I...More

Thank daveinkent44
Reviewed 30 August 2016 via mobile

Interesting small pub on ground floor with larger bar on first floor which projects over the passageway outside the ground floor bar providing a covered external area. Beer is excellent and well kept, Fullers London Pride and ESB are highly recommended. No children's area and...More

Thank Duncan M
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