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The White Swan (Nicholson's (Mitchells & Butlers))

Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Portobello - Black London StoutExcellent1
Itchen Valley - SticklebractGood1
By The Horns - Old SmokeAcceptable1
Nethergate (was Nethergate Growler for a while then name reverted) - Limehouse CutAcceptable1
Fuller's (part of Asahi Europe) - London PrideNot Tried0
Harviestoun - Bitter & TwistedNot Tried0
Thornbridge / Thornbridge Hall - JaipurNot Tried0
Broughton - Greenmantle 80/-Not Tried0
Dent - Golden FleeceNot Tried0
St Austell - Nicholson's Pale AleNot Tried0
Woodforde's - Norfolk HawkerNot Tried0
Hop Back - Summer LightningNot Tried0
Wadworth - 6XNot Tried0
Truman's - RunnerNot Tried0
Black Wolf (formerly Traditional Scottish Ales (TSA)) - Rok India Pale AleNot Tried0
Picture 1. The White Swan, Covent Garden, Central London

Visits Details

20 Aug 2015 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening until close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
By The Horns - Old Smoke5.00AcceptableNo life, no condition, this flat pint was not very appetising
Hop Back - Summer Lightning5.00Not Tried
Wadworth - 6X4.10Not Tried
St Austell - Nicholson's Pale Ale4.00Not Tried
Truman's - Runner4.00Not Tried
Black Wolf (formerly Traditional Scottish Ales (TSA)) - Rok India Pale Ale4.00Not Tried
30 Jun 2014 (Stephen Harris)
Unplanned, extra pub visit this evening to avoid a sudden, sharp downpour.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Portobello - Black London Stout4.10ExcellentCreamy, roasted, dry, black stout.
Fuller's (part of Asahi Europe) - London Pride4.10Not Tried
Harviestoun - Bitter & Twisted3.80Not Tried
St Austell - Nicholson's Pale Ale4.00Not Tried
Woodforde's - Norfolk Hawker4.40Not Tried
18 Mar 2013 (Stephen Harris)
A friend and I had hoped for some cheapo, stand-by theatre tickets. But the plan didnít come off and we had a couple of pints in here instead. A light mid-evening trade on a wet Monday.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Itchen Valley - Sticklebract4.00GoodA golden beer, with some interesting southern hemisphere hop flavours. But just a bit thin I thought.
Nethergate (was Nethergate Growler for a while then name reverted) - Limehouse Cut4.50AcceptableA competent, brown bitter. Comes across as a session bitter, despite its premium bitter strength.
Fuller's (part of Asahi Europe) - London Pride4.10Not Tried
Harviestoun - Bitter & Twisted3.80Not Tried
Thornbridge / Thornbridge Hall - Jaipur5.90Not Tried
Broughton - Greenmantle 80/-4.20Not Tried
Dent - Golden Fleece3.70Not Tried
St Austell - Nicholson's Pale Ale4.00Not Tried

About The White Swan

The pub sign. The White Swan, Covent Garden, Central London

Summary of Beer Scores

 Total
Exceptional-
Excellent1
Good1
Acceptable2
Poor-

Website.

The pub is found in Covent Garden, Central London, WC2N 4LF.

There has been a pub on this site since the 1600s. Historically, it was tied to the Hoare & Co. brewery in Londonís East End, passing to Charringtonís when Hoare closed in 1934. In more recent years it suffered the indignity of conversion to an OíNeillís chain pub in the 1990s and 2000s. Revival as The White Swan came in the summer of 2012 and the pub is now part of M&Bís Nicholsonís chain. It is relatively spacious compared to most pubs in the area Ė the ground floor now having a single bar, although the rear area is partially screened and has a more intimate character. There is also a first floor restaurant. Eight handpumps.

We have visited this pub 3 times, seen 15 different beers and tried 4 of them.

Map location

Postcode: WC2N 4LF