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The Swan (Ei Group (formerly Enterprise Inns))

We believe this pub is CLOSED

Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Crouch Vale - AmarilloExceptional2
Whitstable - East India Pale Ale (or EIPA)Exceptional1
Dark Star - American Pale Ale (some has also been brewed by Fuller's)Exceptional3
Dark Star - Ardennes PaleExcellent1
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - No. 7Excellent1
Eagle (formerly Wells & Young's, formerly Charles Wells, formerly Wells) - Courage Best Bitter (use Banks's entry now please)Excellent1
Adur - Merry AndrewExcellent1
Dark Star - Hophead (some has also been brewed by Fuller's)Excellent5
Kissingate - First KissGood1
Fuller's (part of Asahi Europe) - London PrideNot Tried0
Caledonian - Deuchars IPANot Tried0
Dark Star - Old Ale (aka Old Chestnut)Not Tried0
Moles - 30 PerleNot Tried0
Picture 1. The Swan, Crawley, West Sussex
Picture 2. The Swan, Crawley, West Sussex

Visits Details

01 Sep 2012 (Stephen Harris)
I really like this edge of town centre pub, which was pretty thoroughly taken over this lunchtime by fellow football fans on the way to a match at Crawley Town.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Adur - Merry Andrew6.20ExcellentDark mild/porter-style beer with some hops. Obviously strong.
Dark Star - Ardennes Pale5.80ExcellentThe use of Belgian yeast, continental hops and a bit of spice gives this beer an authentic Belgian taste.
Fuller's (part of Asahi Europe) - London Pride4.10Not Tried
Dark Star - Hophead (some has also been brewed by Fuller's)3.80Not Tried
Dark Star - Old Ale (aka Old Chestnut)4.00Not Tried
Moles - 30 Perle4.60Not Tried
17 Oct 2010 (darkstar tester)
Ok Not updated for ages so hear we go. There seems to be problems on and off with the Hophead which being listed as one of the House ales is a little hard to swollow. I have noted that a number of customers have pointed this out to the staff and "its in hand" whatever that means. Up coming beer fest looks good. The pub has had a major re paint on the inside over the last few months. It all looks nice and clean now. The beer is good as always and in fairness to the staff if you ever make a comment about it they are more then happy to change it. The Kissingate brewery seems to have managed to get every one of there beers in the pub, and it sells very very well.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Dark Star - Hophead (some has also been brewed by Fuller's)3.80Exceptionalback to its best again
08 Aug 2010 (darkstar tester)
dropped in but problems with lack of real ale and had to go in search of other pubs!
BeerABVScoreNotes
Dark Star - Hophead (some has also been brewed by Fuller's)3.80Not Triedhad run out and had none in for 8 days.
11 May 2010 (darkstar tester)
being my birthday I had to go, and what a treat on the beer front.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Dark Star - American Pale Ale (some has also been brewed by Fuller's)4.70Exceptionalthe best pint (or number of pints) I have had of this for ages. Still to high in price me thinks!
Crouch Vale - Amarillo5.00ExcellentGreat beer but fancy having it on the same time as dark star APA!
Kissingate - First Kiss5.10GoodNot my cup of tea (or beer for that matter) however a new brewery in Crawley being supported by the number one outlet for real ale in Crawley. Well done to both
Dark Star - Hophead (some has also been brewed by Fuller's)3.80AcceptableNot at its best to be fair, but it seems like this everywhere even Dark Stars own pubs. Still £2.50 a pint happy days
20 Mar 2010 (darkstar tester)
very busy and great band, but closed a bit early due to the pub over the road causing problems.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Dark Star - American Pale Ale (some has also been brewed by Fuller's)4.70ExceptionalA true beer that hits the parts other beers can't touch! Great just wish it was on offer all the time and at a lower price!
Dark Star - Hophead (some has also been brewed by Fuller's)3.80ExcellentOn form as I have come to expect
04 Jan 2010 (darkstar tester)
another great selection of beers
BeerABVScoreNotes
Whitstable - East India Pale Ale (or EIPA)4.10ExceptionalWhat a great beer never tried before but will again!
Dark Star - Hophead (some has also been brewed by Fuller's)3.80Exceptionalnow getting so good other local pubs are trying to get in on the act!
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - No. 73.80Excellentnice clear and well balanced pint
08 Oct 2009 (darkstar tester)
Really good local with great beers. Always a full pint and great to see a pub with NO FOOD
BeerABVScoreNotes
Dark Star - American Pale Ale (some has also been brewed by Fuller's)4.70ExceptionalWhat a beer and great condition, Have you tried in mixed half APA half Hophead?
Dark Star - Hophead (some has also been brewed by Fuller's)3.80ExceptionalUsed to be on every now and then, now on full time due to customer demand.
Crouch Vale - Amarillo5.00Exceptional
Eagle (formerly Wells & Young's, formerly Charles Wells, formerly Wells) - Courage Best Bitter (use Banks's entry now please)4.00ExcellentNice to have it back to what it used to be!
Fuller's (part of Asahi Europe) - London Pride4.10Not Tried
Caledonian - Deuchars IPA3.80Not Tried

About The Swan

The pub sign. The Swan, Crawley, West Sussex

Summary of Beer Scores

 Total
Exceptional8
Excellent6
Good1
Acceptable1
Poor-

Website.

The pub is found in Crawley, West Sussex, RH11 7AY.

Great local pub with live bands every Friday and Saturday evening. 6 real ales plus at least 1 real cider. Stopped selling real ale in late 2016 after a licensee dispute with Ei.

We have visited this pub 7 times, seen 13 different beers and tried 9 of them.

Map location

Postcode: RH11 7AY