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What you can expect during your visit
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Socially distanced dining tables
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Tables disinfected between guests
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Updated 10/02/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 10/02/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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#211 of 2,424 Bar in London
#1,489 of 16,984 Restaurants in London
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Food and ambience

Local cuisine, Bar, British, Pub, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly
Large groups, Bar scene
About
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.
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night, Drinks
CUISINES
Bar, British, Pub, Gastropub
FEATURES
Highchairs Available, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Live Music
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All reviews fish and chips pies burger hyde park the pub bayswater road kensington gardens close to our hotel outside seating great atmosphere beer ale tube downstairs
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I dined here having made a table reservation for 8.45, knowing that closing at 10 was mandatory due to the pandemic restrictions. Our meals arrived promptly and of a high quality. We were well looked after by all the team, even though...they were pressed for time. If you are in the Hyde Park area, this is a great place for a tasty pub meal.More

Date of visit: October 2020
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lisamac669, General Manager at The Swan, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi HootieJohn Thank you soooooo much for the fab review! It is hard at the moment with the restrictions but I am glad the team made your visit so great :) Hopefully we will see you again soon! Kindest Andrea

Reviewed October 16, 2020

Our family has visited The Swan for nearly 20 years. Coming in from California it is always our first stop upon arrival and farewell dinner prior to heading home. The patio is perfect to relax, have a beer and great British meal. Across the street...from Hyde Park there is always something fun to see making the location even more desirable. With the COVID restrictions they are going beyond to keep everyone safe yet without loosing any of the "Pub" feel. The food is great and they will make accommodations for food preferences. Lots of choices of great beers and more. You will meet lots of locals and a few travelers making the conversation (should you wish to chat while being socially distant) fun and engaging. Top choice for a great casual meal in a lovely location. Enjoy then take a stroll through Hyde Park!More

Date of visit: October 2020
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Reviewed September 27, 2020 via mobile

We chose to eat a roast dinner here today and it was fab! Great service, great Covid procedures and friendly service. The roast dinner was hot and so tasty. Definitely recommend eating here.

Date of visit: September 2020
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lisamac669, General Manager at The Swan, responded to this reviewResponded September 29, 2020

Hi Laurella, Wow, thank you so much for the amazing review! These are really trying times so we love receiving great reviews like this, i truly hope you visit us again very soon. Kindest Lisa

Reviewed September 16, 2020 via mobile

We were running late, after a long day in the city, we decided to take a pub meal and the Swan was near our hotel and served food until 10 pm, we arrived and told the waitress we had booked, another waitress took our drinks...order and then food, we ordered halloumi for starter, rump steak and the best fish and chips in London according to the board above our table that customers had rated on trip advisor. We waited and no starter arrived, then out came main courses with the starter? The chips were burnt and hard, the batter on the fish was very dark brown, and hard, maybe the oil needed changing, I spoke with the waitress who said she would bring me another portion of fries so why send the first ones out, when you could clearly see that they were not edable. No waitresses wearing any face masks, visors or gloves, didn't see one girl even washing their hands at all, did not feel safe and couldn't wait to leave the premises, one waitress with long dark hair that was at the entrance of the pub, miserable, rolling her eyes at one customer who she took a drink to, but the customer did not order the drink and was rude to another male on entering the building, she had not customer service skills, what so ever and obviously didn't like her job. Would not return at all.More

Date of visit: September 2020
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lisamac669, General Manager at The Swan, responded to this reviewResponded September 17, 2020

Thank you for taking the time to review us, i have checked our bookings and we did not have one for Davidson yesterday, maybe you went to a different Swan as many guests confuse us with the one next to the Globe theatre. As you...More

Reviewed June 5, 2020 via mobile

After a long walk through the beautiful Hyde park, my friends and I found this cute little place. It is really nicely decorated, but we sat outside in the garden because it was beautiful. The service was very hard tried and friendly. The food there...was pretty good too. A nice packed lunch. Recommendable!More

Date of visit: September 2019
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lisamac669, General Manager at The Swan, responded to this reviewResponded July 9, 2020

Hi Djina, Thank you soooo much for the beautiful review, we'll be back open soon and would love to see you again! :) Kind Regards Lisa

Reviewed March 23, 2020

Right down the street from the Lancaster Gate Tube stop The Swan has a board advertising "The Best Fish and Chips in London"! As a Colonial I have to vote for that! I have been coming to the UK since the mid-1960's and have found...it increasingly difficult to find Fish and Chips like in "the old days". In addition to offering Great Fish and Chips they offer an authentic pub menu and a good variety of local Pulled beers. The staff is friendly and helpful and the food is delicious. A great place to meet for lunch or for an evening with friends. They also offer outside seating for nice weather. Try it and I guarantee you will come back!More

Date of visit: February 2020
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lisamac669, General Manager at The Swan, responded to this reviewResponded July 9, 2020

Hi Bergbahnn, Thank you so much for the wonderful review, we will be back open very soon and hope you will be joining us :) Kind Regards Lisa

Reviewed March 18, 2020

We had an event in London on Sunday and rather than eat in the hotel we decided to try and support a local pub in all this uncertainty The Swan was next door and it over looks the beautiful Hyde Park We opted for the...Sunday roast - half a chicken and the veggie option. The food was fantastic ! The chicken was cooked to perfection, the veggies on both dishes were fantastic and the rosters soft and fluffy ! - great portions The food was s good we opted to have breakfast there the next day, full English which was just as good. I took off the one star as they never had the wine we ordered, I do it very frustrating when a wine is advertised but not in stock We didn't have to wait long for the dishes and the staff were friendly, it makes a difference in a pub. Thanks for a lovely meal, the Sunday roast was the best we have had for a very long time !!More

Date of visit: March 2020
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lisamac669, General Manager at The Swan, responded to this reviewResponded March 20, 2020

Hi Food Boy, Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a great review. I am so glad that you came to visit us not once but twice :) We really appreciate your feedback, we are having a few supply issues with...More

Reviewed March 15, 2020

We needed some food after arriving in London and this was recommended to us at the Doubletree, so we stopped for a pint and food. They have a good selection of cask beers and an decent food menu, we opted for the chicken sandwich and...a hunter's sandwich along with fish and chips. The food was pretty good, my daughter didn't like how fishy the fish and chips tasted, so got a hunter's sandwich. All were good and the beers were excellent. the staff was friendly. It doesn't seem to be a true pub, but was great to stop by for lunch.More

Date of visit: March 2020
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lisamac669, General Manager at The Swan, responded to this reviewResponded March 17, 2020

Hi Stew, Thanks for the review, glad you enjoyed your visit from so far away, the Doubletree is a 15-20 minute walk away from us so we are flattered. Although we also don't do a hunters sandwich so i am wondering if you have the...More

Reviewed March 12, 2020

I came to the UK So I was looking for genuine british pub just to complete my cultural program and came across The Swan. This pub is amazing and has a true english spirit and great beer) Especially I wanna point out Millie - she...is an outstanding waitress that gave me her energyMore

Date of visit: March 2020
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lisamac669, General Manager at The Swan, responded to this reviewResponded March 13, 2020

Hi Ebrehmm, Thank you so much for the wonderful review, Millie is amazing hey? I will pass you regards on to her. Kindest Lisa

Reviewed March 12, 2020 via mobile

It was really cool! So this is the great place , and bartender Mille made our evening a greatest! Thank you!

Date of visit: March 2020
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lisamac669, General Manager at The Swan, responded to this reviewResponded March 13, 2020

Hi Anastasia, Thank you so much for the lovely review, i'll let Millie know that she was awesome (although we already knew that!) lol Kindest Lisa

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aaronscot
January 13, 2020|
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Response from lisamac669 | Property representative |
Hi Aaron, Our front garden is open all year round, it's only the balcony that is open weather permitting. We look forward to seeing you in April :) Kindest Lisa
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simo18
November 11, 2019|
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Hi There! We serve breakfast from 8am until 11.30aM EVERY DAY :) we have Full English breakfast, vegetarian breakfast and lots more! Hope to see you soon Kind Regards The Swan
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Mme_X
October 14, 2018|
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Hi Mme, Yes we do and they are AMAZING!!! I would recommend that you go the website and book a table, we get very busy on Sundays :) Hope to see you soon :)
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