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The White Swan (Free House)

We believe this pub is CLOSED

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Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Reunion - Frost FairExcellent1
Roaring Four - Black MilkExcellent1
Pig & Porter - Fatal Flaw American AmberGood1
Reunion - Actus ReusGood1
Redemption - Pale AleGood1
Westerham - Audit AleGood1
Kent - Black GoldGood1
Wild Weather - Storm in a Tea Cup Earl Grey IPAGood1
Thornbridge / Thornbridge Hall - JaipurAcceptable1
Westerham - Scotney Green Hop AleAcceptable1
Wild Weather - Hero Factory Ekuanot IPAAcceptable1
Pig & Porter - SkylarkingNot Tried0
Reunion - TalwarNot Tried0
Westerham - Spirit of Kent XXX Pale AleNot Tried0
Hop Stuff - FusilierNot Tried0
Brighton Bier - Grand Havana Smoked PorterNot Tried0
St Austell - TributeNot Tried0
Reunion - Opening GambitNot Tried0
Hop Stuff - Oatmeal StoutNot Tried0
Eagle (formerly Wells & Young's, formerly Charles Wells, formerly Wells) - Bombardier (was Bombardier Glorious English) (use Eagle entry now please)Not Tried0
Marston's - Wychwood Hobgoblin IPA (was Ruby Beer, was Hobgoblin)Not Tried0
Southwark - CitraNot Tried0
St Austell - Proper JobNot Tried0
Rooster's - Ragged PointNot Tried0
Caledonian - Edinburgh CastleNot Tried0
Fuller's (part of Asahi Europe) - London PrideNot Tried0
Westerham - Family StoutNot Tried0
Reunion - Incredible Pale AleNot Tried0
Westerham - Summer PerleNot Tried0
Reunion - Trial Brew No. 7 PIA New Zealand Dark BeerNot Tried0
Banks's - WainwrightNot Tried0
Hawkshead - Jingle FellsNot Tried0
Banks's - Lancaster BomberNot Tried0
Dorking - Red India AleNot Tried0
Westerham - God's WallopNot Tried0

Visits Details

08 Mar 2018 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until midnight close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Thornbridge / Thornbridge Hall - Jaipur5.90AcceptableNot much condition so a bit of a chore to finish
Fuller's (part of Asahi Europe) - London Pride4.10Not Tried
St Austell - Tribute4.20Not Tried
St Austell - Proper Job4.50Not Tried
Westerham - Audit Ale6.20Not Tried
Reunion - Incredible Pale Ale5.00Not Tried
Reunion - Trial Brew No. 7 PIA New Zealand Dark Beer4.40Not Tried
04 Mar 2018 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until 11pm close. CAMRA discount reduced from 30p to 25p per pint.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Westerham - Audit Ale6.20Good
Wild Weather - Hero Factory Ekuanot IPA7.00AcceptableMurky yellow-white beer which did not taste to its strength. Hard work so dashes of lemonade made it palatable
Eagle (formerly Wells & Young's, formerly Charles Wells, formerly Wells) - Bombardier (was Bombardier Glorious English) (use Eagle entry now please)4.10Not Tried
Westerham - Spirit of Kent XXX Pale Ale4.00Not Tried
Southwark - Citra5.00Not Tried
Rooster's - Ragged Point5.00Not Tried
15 Jan 2018 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening until 11pm close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Roaring Four - Black Milk5.20ExcellentNourishing
St Austell - Tribute4.20Not Tried
St Austell - Proper Job4.50Not Tried
Westerham - Spirit of Kent XXX Pale Ale4.00Not Tried
Hop Stuff - Fusilier4.30Not Tried
Brighton Bier - Grand Havana Smoked Porter5.00Not Tried
Reunion - Opening Gambit3.80Not Tried
26 Dec 2017 (Philip Pirrip)
Late evening visit. Business still brisk.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Reunion - Frost Fair4.50ExcellentSubtly spiced but one was enough
Reunion - Actus Reus4.10Good
Dorking - Red India Ale5.00Not Tried
Westerham - God's Wallop4.00Not Tried
Pig & Porter - Skylarking4.00Not Tried
Reunion - Talwar4.50Not TriedRan out
Wild Weather - Storm in a Tea Cup Earl Grey IPA6.00Not Tried
24 Dec 2017 (Philip Pirrip)
Late evening visit after last knockings local Co-op grub shopping.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Wild Weather - Storm in a Tea Cup Earl Grey IPA6.00Good
St Austell - Tribute4.20Not Tried
Dorking - Red India Ale5.00Not Tried
Westerham - God's Wallop4.00Not Tried
Pig & Porter - Skylarking4.00Not Tried
Reunion - Actus Reus4.10Not Tried
12 Dec 2017 (Philip Pirrip)
Late evening visit after local shopping.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Kent - Black Gold4.00Good
St Austell - Tribute4.20Not Tried
St Austell - Proper Job4.50Not Tried
Hawkshead - Jingle Fells4.50Not Tried
Banks's - Lancaster Bomber4.40Not TriedA stateless brew with true brewing provenance denied us on point of sale
30 Nov 2017 (Philip Pirrip)
Late night ugh. Plans A, B and C for buses all failed and D took me here to find the lights on but front door locked 10 minutes before advertised closing time. Ho hum.
BeerABVScoreNotes
25 Nov 2017 (Philip Pirrip)
Slow drinking across midnight.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Redemption - Pale Ale3.80Good
Marston's - Wychwood Hobgoblin IPA (was Ruby Beer, was Hobgoblin)4.50Not Tried
St Austell - Tribute4.20Not Tried
St Austell - Proper Job4.50Not Tried
Caledonian - Edinburgh Castle4.10Not Tried
Westerham - Family Stout4.50Not Tried
21 Nov 2017 (Philip Pirrip)
Late evening visit with a beer range much denuded by earlier Charlton Athletic fans.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Westerham - Scotney Green Hop Ale4.00AcceptableNot sure, some rather sharp bitterness
Marston's - Wychwood Hobgoblin IPA (was Ruby Beer, was Hobgoblin)4.50Not Tried
Westerham - Summer Perle3.80Not Tried
Banks's - Wainwright4.10Not TriedBrewed anywhere, not even a brewery name on the pumpclip, a disgrace to provenance
07 Nov 2017 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until midnight close. Much reduced ales range tonight.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Pig & Porter - Fatal Flaw American Amber4.50Good
St Austell - Tribute4.20Not Tried
Hop Stuff - Oatmeal Stout4.80Not Tried

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About The White Swan

Summary of Beer Scores

 Total
Exceptional-
Excellent50
Good106
Acceptable57
Poor12

Website.

The pub is found in Charlton, Greater London, SE7 8UD.

One of two pubs in The Village. Refurbished some time ago and now sports bare floorboards throughout. A single L-shaped bar serves a single bar floor. Tell-tale doors show a past multi-room venue. Large garden. Re-opened once more in early September 2015, seemingly out of a Pubco's grip, with a greater emphasis on cask ales plus some live music. Several upstairs rooms opened in summer 2017, one with a bar but not serving real ale. 20p price discount on pints only of cask ales for card carrying CAMRA members. 8 handpumps. Closed, without prior warning, on Monday 9th March 2020.

We have visited this pub 132 times, seen 324 different beers and tried 154 of them.

Map location

Postcode: SE7 8UD