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The White Swan

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Thu, 10/22
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#515 of 2,416 Bar in London
#2,856 of 16,911 Restaurants in London
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Covent Garden
0.1 miles from Trafalgar Square
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You will find The White Swan in London within a short stroll of Strand, Soho and Holborn - however you won't find another like it.Step in to discover a traditional pub of unique character, revered for its eclectic range of real ales and its quality pub food, which are served, as they should be, with a generous measure of famous British hospitality. Please Note: Wheelchair access is available for the ground floor bar with disabled toiet facilities at the rear.
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly
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Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
CUISINES
Bar, British, Pub
FEATURES
Television, Full Bar, Gift Cards Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Highchairs Available
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Reviewed September 1, 2020

It was very busy when I visited and all the staff made sure to take care of everyone the best they could, even though the pub was busy and there was a lot to do the staff were efficient and friendly. They make a great...team and I will definitely drink here again!More

Date of visit: August 2020
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Reviewed August 30, 2020 via mobile

Staff smoking outside and directing you to seats. Rude and unhelpful bar staff. Staff had obvious bad hygiene and didn’t know what customer service meant.More

Date of visit: August 2020
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GeneralManagerAA, Owner at The White Swan, responded to this reviewResponded September 2, 2020

Hi Rosswilliamwild, thank you for taking the time to let us know about your recent experience. We are disappointed to hear that you are not satisfied with your visit. I have spoken with the team, and also reviewed the CCTV from the above incident which...More

Reviewed August 21, 2020 via mobile

Very bad serve and waited over 40 minutes for a drink outside and decided to leave because management didn’t come to take my order.

Date of visit: August 2020
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Reviewed July 10, 2020 via mobile

Lovely pub with friendly staff, must visit if you want a relaxed atmosphere with a nice pint in a great location.

Date of visit: July 2020
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GeneralManagerAA, General Manager at The White Swan, responded to this reviewResponded July 12, 2020

F57MFjamesd, Thank you for your kind review. We are glad that you had a pleasurable experience. We hope to see you again in the future.

Reviewed May 3, 2020

I really love to travel London and eat there delicious food. This white swan pub/restaurant was my first visit. Me and my friend just went in and had no idea how the food might taste. First time and the food was astonishing delicious. I really...miss this place. Looking forward to order Toad in the Hole😁More

Date of visit: February 2020
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GeneralManagerAA, General Manager at The White Swan, responded to this reviewResponded July 4, 2020

Apologies for the delay responding to your review. Google placed limitations on their service in response to the Coronavirus situation and temporarily disabled new reviews from being posted. This restriction has now been lifted, so thank you for your feedback.

Reviewed February 22, 2020 via mobile

Fantastic Pub! Came to watch the rugby, great atmosphere, Fantastic service and Food, Manager especially helpful, even found us somewhere to sit. Thoroughly recommend.

Date of visit: February 2020
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GeneralManagerAA, Owner at The White Swan, responded to this reviewResponded February 25, 2020

Helendu5242de, thank you for your kind words and this wonderful review! We hope to see you soon!

Reviewed January 16, 2020

So good to have a classic English pub so close to central London! They’re bartenders are so kind and know a lot about their stock. They have a lot of fun behind the bar too! Everyone seems to really like each other! It’s so nice...to see coworkers get along it really makes the whole pub a fun place to be!More

Date of visit: January 2020
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GeneralManagerAA, Owner at The White Swan, responded to this reviewResponded February 5, 2020

Cbrat18690, thank you for your kind review; we are happy to pass along your comments to the team here at The White Swan!

Reviewed December 28, 2019

We had this restaurant included in our "hop on hop off" tour. And we didn't expect anything special as these packages are most of the times just less than average. But it's a nice pub with an upstairs cozy restaurant. The prebooked meal (fish &...chips and hamburger) was fresh and tasty, the service friendly. The only thing to criticize is the communication/information between restaurant and bus operator as several other guests had difficulties to get information beforehand which bus stop is the closest to the restaurant and the waiter apparently didn't know that the package included. But all over all a good experience.More

Date of visit: December 2019
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GeneralManagerAA, Manager at The White Swan, responded to this reviewResponded December 30, 2019

Sonora67, we're happy to hear you had such a positive experience with our team! How ever issues regarding the tour operator is nothing to do with ourselves. We are completely independent of the tour operator, so any issues regarding information they are providing to their...More

Reviewed December 25, 2019 via mobile

Had a pint or two with some friends. Very friendly staff who really got on with each other - barmaids were easy on the eyes, too ... Loved the hair colours , piercings and tattoos from the girls! Good knowledge of the ales available, good...pricing on both food and drink given the area. Will definitely come here again!More

Date of visit: December 2019
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GeneralManagerAA, Manager at The White Swan, responded to this reviewResponded December 30, 2019

Rdh000000007, thank you for your kind review; we are happy to pass along your comments to the team here at The White Swan! Thank you so much again for your feedback! We hope you have a great day!

Reviewed December 21, 2019

Went out with work colleagues on Friday and loved it. Incredible selection of gin. My South African colleague squealed with delight at the Inverocche Amber gin available. Will definitely go again.

Date of visit: December 2019
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GeneralManagerAA, Manager at The White Swan, responded to this reviewResponded December 30, 2019

Hi Nowaymate, we are very happy to have provided you with such a positive experience! We hope to see you soon!

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