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.