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Dean Swift

Bars and pubs, Craft beer pubs Shad Thames
4 out of 5 stars
4 out of 5 stars
(4user reviews)
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Time Out says

4 out of 5 stars

Unless you're lucky enough to call the picturesque cobbled alleyways of Butler's Wharf home, it's unlikely the Dean Swift is your local drinking establishment. Yet that's exactly how it feels: despite being just a few strides away from some of London's busiest tourist hubs, there's a calm, familiar and friendly vibe that makes it seem like you've been a regular for years.

An excellent selection of brews are scrawled across chalkboards around the bar; of the 14 taps and pumps on offer just four are permanent fixtures while the rest change whenever the barrel runs out. Amongst them is an impressive range of familiar London names – Beavertown, Kernel, Five Points and Four Pure – alongside one or two more unusual brews and a pilsner made by the pub itself. A decent selection of pub grub completes the package, making it very difficult to stay for less than a couple of pints.

By: Alex Plim



Address: 10
Gainsford Street
Butler's Wharf
Opening hours: 12pm-12am Mon-Sat & 12pm-11am Sun
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Users say (4)

4 out of 5 stars

Average User Rating

4.3 / 5

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popped in for my weekly roast last week, good service and good food but its sister pub (Old red cow) is much better on the food! However this is still a good option if in this area. I'd rate 7.5 out of 10. Its gravy was too over powering for me.

Nice pub overall though :)

A lot of craft beer here and people are so easy going with scrummy bar snacks. They just need to work on the decor and get rid of the TVs.


This is one of the shining lights of craft beer pubs in London. The great location means it is a good meeting point for post work drinks. The food is delicious and reasonably priced. The beer selection is constantly rotating and is well chosen. Toilets are clean (huge plus for a pub since you always need to go...) and the upstairs area is brilliant on a cold winter's day. will be back!


Really good selection of craft beers from local and abroad. Kitchen was closed when we got there, but the dry roasted nuts were delish. Easy going and casual - a great spot for a late night beer.

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