The Swan

7 Cosmo Place, Bloomsbury, London, WC1N 3AP.
Tel: (0207) 837 6223
The Swan

Reviews of The Swan

User (Averaging 4 from 6 reviews)
10th Jul 2013 - This is a pub that you can quite easily miss as its in a corner down an alleyway. This sounds odd, however its a very busy alleyway that tourists use from hotels into town. Its next door to two busy Italian restaurants that are waiting to pounce on tourists with set menu. Its actually worth avoiding them and visiting the Queens Larder, or this pub which is a cheaper alternative.

The pub - it looks really dark from the outside but its light inside and shows Sports on the TV. There are a tables and a long bar.

The food - to be honest its a bit hit and miss. On a good day, when I have eaten here, its great. Standard pub fare- the Codfather is a brilliant fish and chips massive portion, they also do a Vegetarian alternative. As a tip, if you are watching the pennies, sign up to their website before you go, its a Taylor Walker pub and you get a fiver off - which is good as the food is a bit pricey for pub food. As I mentioned its been fine on my visits but some friends have had worse experiences.

The drinks - a good selection of real ales and lagers, as well as ciders and a nice wine list. Again check the website as there's generally an offer for a fiver off a platter when you buy a bottle of wine. Staff seem to know their stuff when it comes to the drinks

The atmosphere - not really any locals and mainly, down to its location, a tourist trap. That being said its friendly, and air conditioned. Toilets are down some narrow stairs so I guess its not that disabled friendly. Its perfectly functional, pleasant and a nice place to down a pint - again its a little pricey given the location but don't let that put you off.
User (Averaging 2.9 from 11 reviews)
14th Jan 2010 - Typical pub chain food, good drink selection, indifferent staff. Nothing to recommend it particularly, but nothing offensive either. A place to stop on the way to somewhere else, rather than linger.
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PubIt's a pub

GardenOutside seating

FoodFood available

Area for hireArea to hire

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Nearby Stations

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Tottenham Court Road 0.5 miles

Goodge Street 0.5 miles

Chancery Lane 0.5 miles


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