England > Merseyside > Liverpool
Beer Available At Swan Inn (arranged by most recent)
Marstons Pedigree (Cask) 27, J.W. Lees Golden Original Lager , Hoegaarden 89, Phoenix Hopsack 49, Phoenix Wobbly Bob 65, Offbeat Scrum-ptious , Robinsons Trooper (Cask) 45, Cottage Thunderbolt 36, Cottage Norman’s Conquest 77, Concrete Cow Old Bloomer 47, Cotleigh Old Hooker Still Game
Iznogud (197) , Croatia | September 13, 2015
68 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 14/20
Wandered in here in the afternoon, stayed for a pint. Wooden interior, pretty dark ambiance. Skulls, bones on the walls. Hard rock and metal playing from the jukebox - some Judas Priest, Black Sabbath, AC/DC. Decent selection of casks. What bothered me was the sticky table, flies, restrooms could be cleaner. Not a bad place to visit, sort of unique ambiance, but I don’t think I’d visit it again.
ManVsBeer (1597) Hebden Bridge, England | May 4, 2015
72 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 14/20
In an area of swanky bars and restaurants that defies the architectural rich heritage warehouses that are in this area of Liverpool, this is a no-nonsense down to earth drinking den that fits the bill. For some reason the entrance has a no-entry sign on it, but it is the entrance! It leads to an open plan room with a low ceiling, with the initial area including the bar located slightly back from the window against the right-hand wall with seats between this and its front, and a larger seated area behind it within the building. Everything is wooden in design - floorboards and furniture and attracts down-to-earth crowd. There’s a fine cask ale selection here, all written up on a chalk board just before the service area begins and up to 9 ales being served at any time.
nate2g (1046) 上海 / Boomtown!, Australia | September 13, 2014
64 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 12/20
Not too much to report on here, grungy and dark atmosphere. Rock and roll pub with jukebox. There was a solid crowd already at the bar just after opening. OK cask selection.
ardbeguser (4) Liverpool, England | April 15, 2014
82 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 18/20
Leighton (798) London, England | March 22, 2014
78 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 17/20
A pub for the real ale enthusiast who also embraces the ’rock n roll lifestyle’. Lots of rock and metal ephemera here, plenty of black and leather. The music was somewhat hard (I recall some AC/DC during my visit) but not obnoxiously loud or anything. The first floor has a nice range of casks, around eight or so, in addition to a modest range of Belgian bottles. The second floor has another bar but seemed to only serve macro keg sludge. I think there may have even been a third floor but I dared not venture that far up. The cask range was actually pretty stellar given the overall setting of the place. They had bitter, ESB, golden, stout and IPA, which is better selection style-wise than most of the other pubs I have visited in Liverpool. The location is fairly central so this might be a place worth checking out.
Brugmansia (505) Jylland, Denmark | November 30, 2012
60 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 8/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 12/20
Visited in januar 2012 on our pre-winter-ale-pubcrawl..
Pat, you will love this place :-)
Loud music, skeletons, bones and scary stickers is the main deco here ( and it was not Halloween... )
8 casks, good variation, and 1 cider. In it´s own way very cosy..
lada66 (134) Savonlinna, Finland | September 25, 2012
88 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 18/20
A very good selection of real ales for a place with loud and very good music. Phoenix Wobbly Bob has been available since I remember. I do like (2010).
Boudicca (1035) London, England | April 9, 2012
56 AMBIANCE 2/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 8/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 11/20
An odd grungy pub with nine taps, three of which were off. The Swan Inn is in one of the scruffy side streets of the city centre that look deserted during the day but seem to come alive at night. The wrinkled old punk in black leather and studs who was smoking by the door when we went in pretty much set the scene. It’s a bit dingy inside, basic and fairly plain apart from the grotesque skulls and other gruesome motifs tattooed on the walls over each pair of lamps. Heavy metal music was emanating from an old fashioned juke box but it wasn’t too intrusive. We nicknamed it “the Patrik pub” after our good friend oh6gdx – he would love it.
(Visited 17 January 2012).
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