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Beer Available At Old White Swan (Nicholsonís) (arranged by most recent)
TimE (282) Tokyo, Japan | August 9, 2013
74 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD 6/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 15/20
7 quid lunch with a pint I thought was a good deal until I was told it only includes a beers from Yorkshire Brewery. Food was just average and certainly NO where near the level of Trembling Madness. Had at least 12 casks going between two bars, of which I tried a solid Mild and Blonde ale. Service was ok. Although I went there due to the food ratings, I would say skip food here, but beer list is solid enough to stand on its own. Also, I enjoyed the patio.
larsga (223) Oslo, Norway | July 24, 2013
62 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 12/20
An old coaching inn turned into a modern pub with several different rooms in different styles, as well as outdoor seating in the old inn yard. Serves really good food. Service is good enough. Has music, but itís not really loud or obnoxious. Good choice of cask ales, too. Overall we were happy enough to have dinner there twice.
bhensonb (538) Woodland, California | April 12, 2013
84 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 9/10 VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 15/20
Only stopped in for the ales, but the menu looked appetizing, and the web ratings seem good. Those who were eating seemed happy! Great old building. Good experience. Update: Itís now a Nciholsonís - so Cask Marque, very clean, and many many beers. May have to visit the several bars to see them all. Food was excellent, and good value.
Boudicca (1035) London, England | May 27, 2012
64 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 12/20
A pleasant old coaching inn with eight hand pumps, eight keg taps and the usual bottles to be found in Nicholsonís pubs.
Although the Old White Swan is a Nicholsonís pub it feels much less corporate than many of their places. Itís in an interesting collection of old buildings entered through a small glass covered courtyard. The ďstagecoach barĒ has a rather low ceiling with very solid looking beams but then it opens out into what feels like a small mediaeval hall complete with a huge brick fireplace and gallery (without a balustrade, so not in use). I think this is known as the Tudor bar and, on the opposite side of the courtyard, is the Georgian dining room.
We were there on a Sunday afternoon and all eyes were on the rugby so, although we were able to find a table away from the melee, itís difficult to know what the atmosphere is usually like.
(Visited 26 February 2012).
Lowenbrau (276) Asturias, Oviedo, Spain | May 17, 2012
70 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 5/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 14/20
Crowded pub, offers several ales on tap. Good selection.
dynamiteninja (50) , England | January 24, 2011| Updated August 25, 2011
64 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 4/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 14/20
Very good food, good beer range. Appallingly slow service. Very nice pub other than that however. 3 3 11 8 8 15 Rerate: good food, good range. 3 5 10 7 7 13
gary07734 (25) , England | March 28, 2010
68 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 14/20
Classic styled english pub with the odd bit of historic paraphernalia nailed to the walls. Didnt try the food but it looks like decent pub grub, they seem to specialise in sausages which is fair enough for a pub. Beers about 8 real ales on tap, mostly good brewers, Thornbride, York, few others. All in all quite decent.
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