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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
Trev (16) Lakeville, Minnesota | July 3, 2006
76 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD 6/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 16/20
Seems that every time I go to Victoria I end up stopping at Swans.
I really like their bar. Clean and airy, comfortable, friendly and bright. Nice glassed in atrium style patio around the front is great for people watching. The food is good, appetizers are great and they have a decent selection of styles on offer, with drink specials as well.
I generally enjoy their beers , though Iíve never really tested their servers knowledge that much.
Oakes (612) Savusavu, Fiji Islands | September 11, 2005| Updated October 31, 2005
60 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 7/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 12/20
Bright, woody, and roomy, it maintains at least a little Victorian parlour feel to it along with distinctive Canadian accents, like a portrait of PET. The house beers I found a little underfermented. Staff were fine. A good place for sociable drinking. Iím amazed how crowded this place can be. Even on a Saturday afternoon it was jammed to the gills.
3fourths (1082) Boulder, Colorado | August 3, 2005| Updated April 20, 2013
70 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 14/20
Big bar with 9 beer engines right out front - but only three of them were serving. They had ten beers when I visited, and a few of them were impressive: good IPA and porter. Next door is the Swans/Buckerfield bottle shop. This spot is easily walkable from almost every other beer-worthy spot in town.
JoeMcPhee (465) Toronto, ON, Ontario | May 30, 2005| Updated April 20, 2013
74 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 14/20
Nice looking place with lots of native carvings decorating the walls. The glass-enclosed section of the bar is a nice place for a mid-afternoon pint as well. Whenever Iíve been here, Iíve had good service. Beers are pretty average, but the Scotch ale is worth checking out. Great location as well, you can walk from here to any of the other Ratebeer Victoria destinations in under 20 minutes. The attached hotel is pretty swank as well, with original art in every room.
Crit (134) New Westminster, British Columbia | March 30, 2005| Updated September 18, 2008
52 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 2/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD 6/10 VALUE 2/10 OVERALL 10/20
Always a treat for the eyes, great ambiance,cozy. The service is always poor, the food average. They serve a good range of beers, ranging from average to very good. June 14/06:Since my last visit, the service appears to have gotten even worse, beer quality has deteriorated slightly, and the prices have skyrocketed. I wonít be back.
CapFlu (190) Victoria, British Columbia | March 15, 2005| Updated September 18, 2008
64 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 4/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 13/20
The Swan Hotel is stunning with 20í ceilings, brick walls and oak trim. Cedar railway ties span the ceiling leaving one to think this hundred year old building could withstand an earthquake. Though the bar area was only ~1/3 capacity with approximately 40 patrons, the 6 staff seemed oddly busy and the service was very slow. I actually had to ask 3 times for my bill. Decoration inside the building is a mix of vivid Haida art, cast-iron work and art of Pierre Elliot Trudeau... mind-boggling? Lively atmosphere of seniors, regulars and nerdy golf tourists. The musical trio belted out blues tunes. I highly recommend coming to the Swan because the atmosphere and beer were well beyond my expectations... though you might have to wait a few extra minutes for the service.
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