Canada > British Columbia > Victoria
Beer Available At Swans Hotel (Buckerfield Brewing) (arranged by most recent)
Buckerfields Raspberry Ale 40, Buckerfields Extra IPA 90, Buckerfields Swans Oatmeal Stout 50, Buckerfields Appleton Brown Ale 36, Buckerfields Rileys Scotch Ale 81, Buckerfields Pandora Pale Ale 32, Buckerfields Bitter 40, Buckerfields Olde Towne Bavarian Lager 23, Buckerfields Arctic Ale 16, Buckerfields Legacy Ale 82, Buckerfields Swans Seven Swans a Swimming , Buckerfields Swans Black Swan , Buckerfields Pumpkin Ale 56, Buckerfields Swans Coconut Porter 46, Buckerfields Swans ESB
beermagnet (15) Quebec | September 29, 2009
72 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 16/20
nice place, if you sit outside, in the ’patio’ the beer is good, and they have some evening great jazz band
Hoser (151) Cowtown, Alberta | July 12, 2009
56 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 8/15 FOOD 2/10 VALUE 3/10 OVERALL 11/20
Had a nice IPA here, the food was bad may go to drink again but I would pass on eating here.
turboespresso (25) Port Moody, British Columbia | July 9, 2009
68 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 14/20
Nice historic hotel with character. Decent service. Selection comparable to most BC brewpubs. Food was decent. I got the impression that this was a bit of a cougar bar. Meow!
Goldorak (114) Montreal, Quebec | October 22, 2008
60 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 5/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 12/20
Interesting décor, to say the least. You feel almost in the lobby of an old art deco hotel. What really floored us was the large, looming painted portrait of Pierre-Elliott Trudeau not too far from the bar. With his haughty, condescending grin, I felt like he was staring straight at me, calling me a hotdog eater and telling to “foodoo-boodoo ma gang de tabarnak”. Honest to God, it really fazed me. At least at the few other pubs we poked in on our quickie tour of Victoria, we had Lizzie the second’s austere yet grandmotherly likeness welcoming us in. Thankfully we sat down at a table where I couldn’t see him, so it didn’t ruin it all for me. Other than that, the place was quite charming, along with the rest of the city for that matter. They were about to clear away our section to make room for the band, something not everyone likes in a brewpub, but I think it’s great. What else…I found it strange to have the toilets protected by a code lock, but it wasn’t the only pub I’ve been to on this trip that had this “feature”. Service was prompt and I got my sampler tray quickly. Selections ranged from uninspired to somewhat interesting, with nothing really catching my eye, save perhaps the Scottish ale that had interesting smokiness to it. It stood out from the rest, but I had better. Didn’t get to try any food either. But it was a fun place to visit in good company (certain former prime ministers excluded), if only for a few tasters.
Enniskillen (67) Salinas, California | July 9, 2008
74 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD 6/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 15/20
Went for lunch. Got the chowder and it had carrots in it which was weird but it was ok. Beer was pretty decent. Service was good.
presario (141) Stampede City, Alberta | September 10, 2007
60 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 8/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 13/20
Went there for Friday lunch and Saturday breakfast. Busy both days. Service a tad slow as it was all over Victoria. Lots of beers though not too adventerous. Food was good.
Nate (258) Indiana, Pennsylvania | July 26, 2007
60 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 8/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 12/20
Stopped in to try a sampler after the lunch crowd. Good service, beers were fair. Menu looked fine but I didn’t eat there. In convenient location if you’re on foot from the Washington ferry (a little more easy to get to than Spinnakers).
mgermani (15) Vancouver, British Columbia | July 4, 2007
78 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 16/20
Nice decor, we were served quickly and in a friendly manner. The beer is better (arguably) than Spinnakers, and the food is more affordable and still tastes good. We were forgotten for a while by the serving staff, but otherwise a pleasant experience.
bhensonb (405) Woodland, California | June 29, 2007
60 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 8/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 13/20
Hit this at a busy time. Hard to find seats, hard to get service. Noisy. Venue was sort of over modernized restoration. Other than that the food was pretty good, and the ales were more than worth the effort. Shouldn’t miss this one.
uhlan (1) Vancouver, British Columbia | March 6, 2007
78 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 8/15 FOOD 5/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 17/20
Swan’s is Victoria’s second best Brewpub after Spinnakers. This was our Friday night haunt for over a dozen years. About the only bad thing that I can say about the place is the food has never been that great. The ambience is great, beer is good, staff all knew us by name and basically kept one end of the bar open for us. The art on the walls is for the most part cool... However there is one exception. The first Friday after one of our crew had his wisdom teeth done, a new piece appeared on the wall. It was a light box installation that wires holding in place a set of dentures as well as a set of dental x-rays. This offended us! Until we moved away we made a point of unplugging this horror. The offending peice is on the wall between the end of the bar and the kitchen door, on the way to the washrooms. Please do me a favour, if you pass by this thing, keep the tradition alive.. unplug it!
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