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The Swan (Greene King)

Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Windsor & Eton - Brew 477 Bostin' MildExcellent1
Twickenham (also uses sub-brand Old Hands) - Mosaic PaleExcellent1
Truman's - SwiftGood2
Windsor & Eton - GuardsmanGood1
Greene King - Morland OriginalAcceptable1
Greene King - IPANot Tried0
Greene King - Hardys & Hansons Olde Trip Not Tried0
Andwell - Resolute BitterNot Tried0
Picture 1. The Swan, Pangbourne, Berkshire

Visits Details

27 Jul 2016 (Jack William)
Evening for a rather good family meal. Not too busy - good to see the beers has been refreshed since Tuesday.
Twickenham (also uses sub-brand Old Hands) - Mosaic Pale3.20ExcellentSo tasty for a low alcohol ale.
Truman's - Swift3.90Good
Greene King - IPA3.60Not Tried
Andwell - Resolute Bitter3.80Not Tried
26 Jul 2016 (Jack William)
Mid afternoon - sunny riverside terrace popular. Rather limited choice of ale.
Windsor & Eton - Guardsman4.20GoodPlain - but second pint grew on me
Greene King - IPA3.60Not Tried
Twickenham (also uses sub-brand Old Hands) - Mosaic Pale3.20Not TriedPoured 1/4 pint and was called off.
13 May 2016 (ChrisE)
Lunchtime and busy with diners inside and outside on the terrace, we sat outside and enjoyed beers and sausage rolls. There were two cask ales on when we arrived and four by the time we left.
Windsor & Eton - Brew 477 Bostin' Mild4.00Excellent
Truman's - Swift3.90Good
05 May 2013 (Stephen Harris)
Of the five pubs in Pangbourne, I chose this one for a lunchtime refresher on the grounds that it is the only one with river views. Unfortunately, the riverside terrace was ‘full’, and clearly earmarked for diners only. So I sat in the cool of the inside. Overall, a disappointing visit.
Greene King - Morland Original4.00AcceptableBranded here as house beer ‘The Swan’, the barman thought it was actually Morland Original. A rather bland, brown beer – served over-cold.
Greene King - IPA3.60Not Tried
Greene King - Hardys & Hansons Olde Trip 4.30Not Tried

About The Swan

The pub sign. The Swan, Pangbourne, Berkshire

Summary of Beer Scores



The pub is found in Pangbourne, Berkshire, RG8 7DU.

At heart an ancient inn, with a claimed foundation date of 1642. It is much modernised inside, but still has low, wooden beams and vestiges of a multi-roomed layout. Majors on providing food to customers who arrive by car, but there is a comfortable area set aside for those who wish just to have a drink. Has a Thames-side terrace and is very handy for the railway station.

We have visited this pub 4 times, seen 8 different beers and tried 5 of them.

Map location

Postcode: RG8 7DU