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© Hayley Harrison
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Behind a lemon-yellow façade, set on a quiet, pedestrianised corner brightened with clusters of bright flowers, this Irish-run hostelry is a real home from home. It’s pretty pub-like in feel, but the Swan is also rated for its food (salmon and dill fish cakes, roast wild pigeon breast).

Drinkers are taken care of with Sharp’s Doom Bar and guest ales, and tap lagers that include San Miguel and Peroni, plus a seasonal wine list with a dozen or so choices by the glass.

In the wood-panelled interior, two areas – one for dining and drinking, the other just for drinking – are divided by a professionally staffed bar. Diners are treated to bright, tasteful images of Paris by Tim Johnston, drinkers to a fire and sofa seating arrangement around a flatscreen TV.

There’s also a small outside plot at the back, and festival tables at the front.

Venue name: Swan
Address: Evershed Walk
W4 5HH
Cross street: 119 Acton Lane
Opening hours: Open 5-11pm Mon-Fri; noon-11pm Sat; noon-10.30pm Sun. Food served 6-10pm Mon-Thur; 6-10.30pm Fri; noon-3pm, 6-10.30pm Sat; noon-10pm Sun
Transport: Tube: Chiswick Park tube or bus 94
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Average User Rating

4.5 / 5

Rating Breakdown

  • 5 star:8
  • 4 star:2
  • 3 star:0
  • 2 star:0
  • 1 star:1
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Russell K

My favourite pub in all of London. Sundays are heaven here - quality food and magnums of red wine!!

Jeannette W

Food amazing....staff brilliant, friendly and knowledgeable - they really want you to have a good time. Fabulous wine list.

Danica W

This place is great in any season. Friendly staff and great atmosphere. Love spending time over a great meal in great company.

Dee C

Never a dull moment in the Swan. Staff are fabulous and food gorgeous..... Perfect pub to enjoy a Sunday lunch on a cold winters day or a summer salad in their huge beer garden.

Staff Writer

The Swan! It's almost like a club or a secret society... I fear I am betraying some oath by writing this review.

Where to begin? Wonderfully classic decor, couches by the fire in winter, a garden approximately the size of Wales in the summer, just the best local crowd on the weekend, and a perfectly serviceable set of taps.

I haven't been for a few months but the ''seasonal' menu could probably keep better pace with the actual seasons. If you aren't going for food, then this is a five star review.

Peter Sutcliffe

Pretty dismal affair. Hard to discern which was worse; the food or the service - or perhaps the rude manager? I live locally and this place isn't a scratch on the Duke.

Paddy Grey

The Swan has a vast leafy and lovely garden out back, not a small plot !! Lovely friendly place and great sunday lunch On warm summer evenings outside , its like being in Greece. great.