We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

The Swan

#1,519 of 18,809 Restaurants in London
$$ - $$$, British,
66 Bayswater Road, London W2 3PH, England
+44 20 7262 5204
Website
Share
Save
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Neighborhoods
Neighborhoods
Overview
  • Excellent34%
  • Very good51%
  • Average12%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travelers talk about
“fish and chips” (127 reviews)
“jacket potato” (10 reviews)
“pie” (31 reviews)
Open Now
8:00 AM - 11:00 PM Hours
CUISINES
Bar, British, Pub, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Food
Service
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
66 Bayswater Road, London W2 3PH, England
All Details
Write a ReviewReviews (1,550)
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language

1 - 10 of 942 reviews

Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Great place great staff Was with a group of 15 to celebrate 50 th birthday Highly recommend Thank you

Thank grant s
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Popped in to this friendly pub on Sat evening as part of a tour of a few pubs in the Hyde park area. Friendly staff, good ‘sing a long’ live music. Went back on Sunday morning for breakfast- full English was reasonable value and staff...More

Thank CraigS0106
Lisa M, General Manager at The Swan, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Hi Craig, Thank you for the great review, oh and Happy belated Birthday!! :) My team have already mentioned your group to me and said that you were all lovely too. Please visit us again the next time you are in London, you are most...More

Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Live music and good beer. It was not very clear where you can sit for beers and which area is reserved for eaters.More

Thank Jani F
Lisa M, General Manager at The Swan, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Hi Jani, Thank you for your review, we have two dining rooms, one upstairs and one at the rear of the building, at the bar area we mainly encourage drinking only but when we run out of space people are able to sit anywhere they...More

Reviewed 3 days ago

Given the large number of hostelries located in the immediate area, it's not surprising that the SWan is a popular watering hole but it appears to be frequented by a lot of locals as well. There's a decent menu and the service is good and...More

Thank DominicDeBurca
Lisa M, General Manager at The Swan, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Hi Dominic, Thank you for the great review, unfortunately due to the current brexit situation the export prices have risen considerably of no fault of our own. Whilst this is happening we endeavour to continue selling the best wines at whatever the cost, as we...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

I did not eat here but they serve great beer with a wide choice, friendly staff and a good atmosphere nice outside area to people watch.

Thank Billyhotrocks
Lisa M, General Manager at The Swan, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Billy, Thank you so much for the great review, we are so happy that you had a brilliant time. Kind Regards Lisa

Reviewed 1 week ago

We dropped in after a very long day of walking to have a break and a pint -- and found our favorite drop-in place!! Went several times for a drink, and twice for dinner, and it was great! Live music on Saturday and Sunday nights...More

Thank David G
Lisa M, General Manager at The Swan, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi David, Thank you SOOOO much for the fabulous review, we are so glad that you had such a great time you revisited us several times. We work so hard to ensure everyone has a fantastic time and I am so happy that you clearly...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Located at Lancaster Gate with a great outdoor beer garden at the front over looking Hyde Park. A busy popular place . Great local nibbles and meals to go with the pint . The staff are friendly and professional. The clientele a mix of local...More

Thank Keith C
Lisa M, General Manager at The Swan, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Keith, Thank you so much for the fantastic 5 stars!! I am so glad that you love our pub as much as we do. We hope you visit us again the next time you are in London!! Kind Regards Lisa

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

After a long morning of touristing my 9-year-old daughter and I popped in for some fish and chips. We learned that when you’re ready you go up to the bar to order and pay. The plate was enormous and the tartar sauce was exceptional—must be...More

Thank Paula N
Lisa M, General Manager at The Swan, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Paula, Thank you so much for the fantastic review, yes our tartare sauce is a secret recipe and unlike the tartare sauce you get anywhere else. We hope you have a fantastic holiday and we see you and your daughter again the next time...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Apparently this place was the site of the last meal for many heading to the gallows. We stopped by for breakfast and it was very delicious. We had the English Breakfast and Eggs Benedikt Royal with OJ. All very nicely prepared, tasty and the prices...More

Thank Randy C
Lisa M, General Manager at The Swan, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Randy, Thank you for the lovely review, I am so glad you had a great visit. We wish you could be here too... maybe next time? Kindest Lisa

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We have been 3 months around UK and this restaurant is one of the most expensive (including a 4'50£ per service fee) bill that we have paid and not so good for this price. I want to believe that in London there is better food...More

Thank Marcos A
Lisa M, General Manager at The Swan, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Marcos, Thank you for your review...... Please allow me to explain, we are essentially a pub not a restaurant but we do have two amazing dining areas, which unlike the majority of pubs in London serve freshly food cooked to order - daily. The...More

Nearby
Nearby HotelsSee all 1,085 hotels in London
Corus Hotel Hyde Park London
4,512 reviews
.03 miles away
Fountain House Apartments
72 reviews
.04 miles away
London Elizabeth Hotel
1,721 reviews
.04 miles away
Best Western Mornington Hotel
993 reviews
.07 miles away
Nearby Restaurants
Bel Canto Restaurant
1,127 reviews
.02 miles away
Sheila's Cafe
136 reviews
.08 miles away
Nipa Thai
660 reviews
.07 miles away
Island Grill & Bar
1,335 reviews
.05 miles away
Nearby Attractions
Kensington Gardens
4,031 reviews
.33 miles away
Serpentine Galleries
355 reviews
.39 miles away
Paddington Station
1,241 reviews
.35 miles away
Serpentine Boating Lake
109 reviews
.28 miles away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
AZJNB70
August 25, 2017|
AnswerShow all 5 answers
Response from maggiehulson | Reviewed this property |
Yes. Outside you might find people smoking, but 2007 legislation was introduced on the making it illegal to smoke in all public enclosed or substantially enclosed area and workplaces.
2
Votes
sue b
June 27, 2017|
AnswerShow all 6 answers
Response from amscot697 | Reviewed this property |
You don't have to book but knowing the UK it is better to do so
1
Vote
Stevie S
May 25, 2016|
AnswerShow all 8 answers
Response from flavia g | Reviewed this property |
I really can't know it, sorry
0
Votes
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Highchairs Available, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover
Good for
Families with children, Local cuisine, Bar scene, Large groups
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 AM - 10:30 PM
Monday
8:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Tuesday
8:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Wednesday
8:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Thursday
8:00 AM - 11:30 PM
Friday
8:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Saturday
8:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 66 Bayswater Road, London W2 3PH, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London
  • Phone Number: +44 20 7262 5204
  • E-mail
Description
One of the most family friendly pubs in London's Kensington area, The Swan, nearby Hyde Park, offers a great menu and a long list of cask ales and world wines. Every Saturday night, enjoy the great sounds of live music.
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing