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Swan & Rushes (Wellington Pub Company)

Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Oakham - AsylumExceptional1
Abbeydale - AbsolutionExceptional1
Purity - Warlord IPAExcellent1
Oakham - Blue Skies IPAExcellent1
Elgood's - Black Dog MildExcellent1
Bee's - WobbleExcellent1
Titanic - Plum PorterExcellent1
Oakham - OblivionExcellent1
Batemans - XXXB (now superseded by 4.8% version)Good1
Purity - XPA - Xtra Hoppy Pale AleGood1
Blue Monkey - EvolutionGood1
Ossett - Winter's T'AleAcceptable1
Sharp's - Atlantic Pale AleNot Tried0
Oakham - JHBNot Tried0
Oakham - Bishops FarewellNot Tried0
Abbeydale - VespersNot Tried0
Oakham - White DwarfNot Tried0
Batemans - XBNot Tried0
Oakham - InfernoNot Tried0
Oakham - AttilaNot Tried0
New-K-Ham (Joint Venture Oakham Ales / Newby Wyke) - Eddie StoneNot Tried0
Batemans - Dark MildNot Tried0
Grainstore - Rutland PantherNot Tried0
Oakham - Endless SummerNot Tried0
Grainstore - Ten Fifty (1050)Not Tried0
Sharp's - Doom BarNot Tried0
Picture 1. Swan & Rushes, Leicester, Leicestershire
Picture 2. Swan & Rushes, Leicester, Leicestershire

Visits Details

12 Jul 2019 (Stu)
Reopened after a refurbishment in to a sports bar, so I thought I would have a look. Walked stright back out.
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
Sharp's - Atlantic Pale Ale4.20Not Tried
06 Aug 2016 (Stephen Harris)
Early evening visit. Pub fairly quiet. There is an weekend of Indian street food being served here. It looks and smells really good, but it’s just a bit too early in the evening for me. Wish I had lingered and taken part.
Oakham - Blue Skies IPA6.00ExcellentGolden. Obvious strength. Very tasty.
Purity - XPA - Xtra Hoppy Pale Ale3.50GoodSo far as I could see, there was nothing on the pump-clip to identify this as a Purity beer. Nevertheless, rather good. Very pale and bitter.
Oakham - JHB3.80Not Tried
Oakham - Bishops Farewell4.60Not Tried
Batemans - XB3.70Not Tried
Grainstore - Ten Fifty (1050)5.00Not Tried
19 Jul 2013 (Stu)
Titanic - Plum Porter4.90Excellent
Purity - Warlord IPA5.00Excellent
Oakham - JHB3.80Not Tried
Oakham - Bishops Farewell4.60Not Tried
Batemans - XB3.70Not Tried
Oakham - Endless Summer3.40Not Tried
25 Nov 2010 (Andrew)
Nice proper old boozer with friendly staff. I sat at a table for 2 on my own and flicked through the 2011 Good Beer Guide. Conversation at the bar ranged from the benzene ring to Spike Milligan.
Blue Monkey - Evolution4.30GoodPale gold. Mellow, peppery hop and orange rind.
Ossett - Winter's T'Ale5.00AcceptableRoasted toasted caramel, burnt, alcohol, perfumed. Black brown colour.
Oakham - JHB3.80Not Tried
Oakham - Bishops Farewell4.60Not Tried
Grainstore - Rutland Panther3.40Not Tried
Batemans - XB3.70Not Tried
18 Sep 2009 (Stu)
Quite lunch time.
Elgood's - Black Dog Mild3.60ExcellentBlack in colour,with a roast chocolate taste with some coffee and a short bitter malt finish.
Oakham - JHB3.80Not Tried
Batemans - XXXB (now superseded by 4.8% version)4.50Not Tried
Oakham - Bishops Farewell4.60Not Tried
Batemans - Dark Mild3.00Not Tried
13 Mar 2009 (Dubbel)
Good mixed crowd in for the Oakham Ales showcase, despite the swollen crowd at the Beer Festival. Swift, friendly service and stupendously large fresh beer battered haddock, chips and proper mushy peas for £5. The most consistently well conditioned ale in the city.
Oakham - Asylum4.50ExceptionalOustanding. Clean, clear, bright and fruity with just the right bitterness carried on the lemon hop finish.
Oakham - Oblivion5.70ExcellentStrong and powerful copper ale with plum and greengage fruit notes.
Oakham - JHB3.80Not Tried
Oakham - Bishops Farewell4.60Not Tried
Oakham - White Dwarf4.30Not Tried
Batemans - XB3.70Not Tried
Oakham - Inferno4.00Not Tried
Oakham - Attila7.50Not Tried
New-K-Ham (Joint Venture Oakham Ales / Newby Wyke) - Eddie Stone4.20Not Tried
14 Feb 2009 (Stu)
Quite afternoon just after football crowd had moved on.
Abbeydale - Absolution5.30ExceptionalPale, golden coloured bitter.Floral fruity taste with a good amount of bitterness.
Bee's - Wobble5.00ExcellentA rich stout with roasted coffee and caramel and a slightly smokey flavour.
Batemans - XXXB (now superseded by 4.8% version)4.50GoodDark,Malty with a good aroma and bitter finish.
Oakham - JHB3.80Not Tried
Oakham - Bishops Farewell4.60Not Tried
Abbeydale - Vespers4.20Not Tried

About the Swan & Rushes

The pub sign. Swan & Rushes, Leicester, Leicestershire

Summary of Beer Scores



The pub is found in Leicester, Leicestershire, LE1 5WR.

Traditional triangular-shaped two roomed pub in Infirmary Square, with enclosed courtyard just outside city centre. Re-opened in August 2018 after several years closed and with a sports bar theme.

We have visited this pub 7 times, seen 26 different beers and tried 12 of them.

Map location

Postcode: LE1 5WR