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The White Swan (Freehouse)

Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Adnams - Oyster StoutExcellent1
Harvey's - Sussex Best BitterGood1
Greene King - Alepril FoolGood2
Twickenham (also uses sub-brand Old Hands) - Crane SundancerGood1
Twickenham (also uses sub-brand Old Hands) - Spring AleGood1
Adnams - ExplorerAcceptable1
Twickenham (also uses sub-brand Old Hands) - OriginalAcceptable1
Nottingham - Extra Pale AleNot Tried0
Greene King - IPANot Tried0
Picture 1. The White Swan, Twickenham, Greater London

Visits Details

11 Jun 2010 (James T)
BeerABVScoreNotes
Twickenham (also uses sub-brand Old Hands) - Crane Sundancer3.70Good
05 Jun 2010 (James T)
BeerABVScoreNotes
Harvey's - Sussex Best Bitter4.00Good
23 May 2010 (James T)
BeerABVScoreNotes
Twickenham (also uses sub-brand Old Hands) - Original4.20Acceptable
18 Apr 2010 (James T)
Once again, fabulous afternoon sat around enjoying the sun left me with no choice but to sup some nice beer by the river
BeerABVScoreNotes
Adnams - Oyster Stout4.30ExcellentYummy. Possibly an unusual first choice for a sunny afternoon but just perfect condition. Left me hungry for a 2nd pint of it!
Greene King - Alepril Fool4.30Good
Adnams - Explorer4.30AcceptableDespite being fresh on the pumps, i just couldnt say this was ready to drink. Un sure if it was finings on the taste or malty biscuit. Once a 2nd or 3rd sip had been drank very pleasant.. Wierd.
Greene King - IPA3.60Not Tried
17 Apr 2010 (James T)
Once in a lifetime afternoon of sun, no trains, no planes! a high tide, and a perfect setting
BeerABVScoreNotes
Greene King - Alepril Fool4.30GoodGreene King was wooing me off this, but I was very surprised. Wallop! Fruity, hoppy, not what I was expecting! Definitely session-able. Drank more than one pint I hasten to add!
Twickenham (also uses sub-brand Old Hands) - Spring Ale4.40GoodHoppy ale with a sweetish edge. Golden-coloured beer with a big fresh fruity citrus nose and taste. Refreshing hoppy finish. Perfectly poured. Good temperature. Exactly what was needed after sitting in Marble Hill Park for 3 hours that afternoon! Went down a treat.
Nottingham - Extra Pale Ale4.20Not Tried
Greene King - IPA3.60Not Tried

About The White Swan

The pub sign. The White Swan, Twickenham, Greater London

Summary of Beer Scores

 Total
Exceptional-
Excellent1
Good5
Acceptable2
Poor-

Website.

The pub is found in Twickenham, Greater London, TW1 3DN.

Hidden away down the back roads of Twickenham riverside you will find this hidden gem. As you approach it you'll find it lies on the edge of the river by Eel Pie Island. The steep steps up into the main pub lead you into a fairly old bar area, with two small balconies overlooking the small road and onto the river. I'm sure there are 6 but there may be 5 hand pumps, with Bulmers on draught, and possibly Heiniken and Kronenberg? Either way this is a real ale house! As you turn to head back out and down to the road you'll see directly opposite a platform built up which extends into the Thames. On your average high tide here the road floods, leaving the drinking platform isolated! They run a regular annual raft race, and play a massive part in the already very pleasant community. No thugs here! If your in the area on a sunny afternoon this is definitely the place to be!

We have visited this pub 5 times, seen 9 different beers and tried 7 of them.

Map location

Postcode: TW1 3DN