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Beer Available At White Swan (JDW) (arranged by most recent)
Wychwood / 21st Amendment American Bitter Red 39, Green Jack Trawlerboys Best Bitter 59, Ruddles Best (Cask) 21, East London Foundation Bitter 58, Rudgate Ruby Mild 73, Greene King Abbot Ale (Cask) 45, Adnams Gunhill (Cask) 56, Twickenham Grandstand Bitter 47, Bath Hefeweizen Hare 49, Moorhouses Ruby Witch 42, Cronx Kotchin 48, Clarence & Fredericks Smoked Red 41, Phoenix Pale Moonlight 50, Wychwood Bah Humbug! (Cask) 46
JorgeLee (103) , England | October 22, 2013
62 AMBIANCE 2/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 13/20
Rather cavernous JDW at the top end kf Upper Street. It is what it is, good selection of beer, lots of seating, wifi etc. there are far more atmospheric places and now better beer venues in the post code, but this is adequate as a meeting point or on a crawl.
Boudicca (526) London, England | June 9, 2013
62 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 12/20
Just round the corner from Highbury and Islington station, the White Swan is a largish, clean and tidy Wetherspoons with ten hand pumps. One was off when we visited but there were three or four interesting local beers available. The pub has a glass front and a terrace overlooking the green / roundabout at the end of Upper Street. Inside itís rather art deco in feel, with a curving balcony and bar inlaid with a wavy marquetry pattern. It was actually converted from a 1960s building - the Working Menís Club and Institute Union (and it looks as if it may have retained some of the clientele from this era) - which sits close to the site of the Old White Swan yard.
(Visited 3 June 2013).
wimpyjoe (943) Hebden Bridge, England | March 19, 2013
66 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD 4/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 12/20
Split level in a large open room in a modern building just around the corner from the Highbury & Islington tube station. Upper Street is always busy and this place reflects that, especially so when Arsenal are playing at home. Inside the decor is mainly a lighter wood style and the furnishings match this. Ales are on two rows at the bar. There is a small slightly elevated patio area at the front giving a great view of the traffic roundabout.
Theydon_Bois (464) The íSham, England | February 24, 2013
58 AMBIANCE 2/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 12/20
Used to live between the White Swan and the Coronet - so the White Swan shaded it ! Large spoons, typical spoons clientele - locals, the unwashed, owd men, people using it as a meeting place at the start of a night out.
A bit rough around the edges and fairly souless.
Beer range OK - canít remember having a badly kept pint in here, but no real reason to visit!
Leighton (464) London, England | March 24, 2012
64 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 13/20
One of the largest JDW establishments Iíve been to in London. Itís big, and that combined with the seating arrangements reminded me of a school cafeteria. Itís clean though, which is good. There were about eight to ten casks plus all the regular JDW kegs and bottles. Cheaper prices than more central London. A decent option if youíre in the area. Just a short walk from the Union Chapel (perhaps Londonís best live music venue).
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