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Westbourne Hotel, Swansea - pub details

Address: 1 Brynmor Road, Swansea, West Glamorgan, SA1 4JQ [map] [gmap]

Tel: 0871 951 1000 (ref 13466) - calls cost 10p per minute plus network extras

Nearest train stations Swansea (1 mile), Gowerton (4.2 miles), Llansamlet (4.8 miles)

Pub facilities/features:
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> Current user rating: 6.3/10 (rated by 15 users)
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user reviews of Westbourne Hotel, Swansea

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The beer wall and the table pumps are off because Swansea Council are dragging their feet terribly on granting a licence for them. Its a pity because its a nice, innovative idea which I imagine has cost them a LOT of money. It could work really well if implemented properly, and I think the implementation will be the key in the months after they finally get the licence.

Otherwise, the pub has improved massively in recent years. Whacking up the prices has cleared out the local scummers and the clientele is really quite nice these days. There's a very good choice of ales (and other beers/ciders) all kept well.

The only problem I and others I know have with the Westbourne is the music. The landlord, Mark, whacks the volume up the busier it gets as he says it 'adds atmosphere'. Maybe that's true in a party pub for twentysomethings but in a mostly mature people's pub like this, it just grates on people. The music is fine, its just FAR TOO LOUD far too often.

Good pub overall. Would be an 8, but the horrible music thing unfortunately drops it down to a 7.
pubperson - 10 Sep 2014 01:07
2 minutes walk from The Brunswick down Duke Street and I'm at The Westbourne, which is a very clever, trendy, foody, family, welcoming pub!

I really didn't expect any pubs today in Swansea to be like this one. The first thing that strikes you as you enter is the food on offer, nearly everyone was eating. Then I notice that a few tables have pumps on them and then on the far wall are 6 pumps where you can insert a tab card and pour a pint. Great idea but it was not being used much on my visit.

6 pumps on the bar offering a decent range. I opted for a pint of Kite Brewery - Cwrw Gorslas - 4.0%.

A good pint, a lovely pub, great forward thinking, the food smelt and looked good, quick service.....all adds up to a cracking pub.

I hope the self service catches on and infiltrates London.
lezford - 8 Sep 2014 14:20
They pride themsleves on their independence then make the place as much like a bog standard chain pub as they can. Another bland average affair with a food emphasis. Ale was once again okay but nothing special.
anonymous - 25 Sep 2013 22:10
I echo the previous review. We were a little disappointed by this pub. Beers were fairly bog standard - Abbot, Pride & Gem. The interior was bright and airy. It was busy and many were enjoying food. Ok, but not worth a special journey out of the city centre.
blue_scrumpy - 23 Sep 2012 14:36
For some reason, this is in the Good Beer Guide, but heaven knows why. We trailed all the way to it from the town centre, only to find it was packed, and all the beers were off except something I can't recall which was dull and national (Doombar, Greene King IPA, Pride or something like that). We made our excuses and left.
paul154 - 10 Sep 2012 17:07

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