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Address: 1 Evershed Walk, 119 Acton Lane, Chiswick, London, W4 5HH [map] [gmap]

Tel: 0871 951 1000 (ref 2276) - calls cost 10p per minute plus network extras

Nearest tube stations South Acton (0.2 miles), Chiswick Park (0.3 miles), Turnham Green (0.5 miles)

Nearest train stations South Acton (0.2 miles), Gunnersbury (0.6 miles), Acton Central (0.8 miles)

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This used to be my local back in the early 80s when I lived very nearby off Acton Lane. It was a Bass Charrington house then, serving good IPA. Can anyone tell me what's going on there these days, ie beers, service, crack etc? I'm thinking of paying a sentimental visit soon, but don't want to waste my time away from Chiswick high road if it's not worth it! Thanks! :-)
renzarov - 11 Jan 2014 11:18
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42yearsyoung - 11 Oct 2011 21:41
First things first. This pub should not really be listed as being in South Acton (W3) as it is in fact based in Chiswick (W4).

Chiswick is a really upmarket area full of hooray henrys and ladies who lunch. South Acton is a downmarket area full of Somalians and young birds with prams! ! !

Now enough about the area. The pub itself is nice with outside seating out the front and a large beer garden out back which is lovely in sunny weather. Nices attractive barmaid served me a nice pint of summer lightning. As a drinker who tends to go for beers of around 5% ABV is was refreshing change to go into a pub that does just have session ales and ales hovering aroung the 4% ABV mark.

The clientel is as you would expect from the area however everyone seemed really friendly and not at all stuck up apart from a 1 particularly squify lady who was entering her twwilight years. We can let her off though as it definitely seemed she had had a few too many Chablis's.

All in all, would recommend this pub if anyone is in this part of Chiswick
BeerGutt - 29 Sep 2011 16:07
Currently visiting a pub for every station on the London Overground. Did this one for South Acton. Quite upmarket pub in residential area, nice garden and family friendly. Lots of yummy mummys here when I visited.
hillzy - 13 Jul 2011 20:08
The Swan was my local when I lived in Chiswick.

For ambiance, it's difficult to find a better pub in the area. The lighting is possibly a little dark and the furniture somewhat crammed in, but this only serves to add to the atmosphere. When a pub has music it should be at a volume that allows conversation and a style that is inoffensive to the clientele. Generally at The Swan there is some kind of Motown soundtrack playing in the background, which is great. The staff are always friendly and receptive. The slightly upmarket clientele might not be everyone's cup of tea, but you are in Chiswick, so what do you expect?

The beer range is fine, but not outstanding, with three rotating handpumps: Usually London Pride and two guests. The bar staff are generally happy for you to have a taster if you are not sure what to choose. I think it would benefit from having a more interesting bottled beer / cider range as I think there is a market for it. That said, they don't have much fridge space. There are the normal mass-produced lagers one would expect in a more upmarket establishment.

Location is 5 minutes walk from Chiswick Park station on the District Line (Ealing Broadway branch) and probably nearer to 10-15 minutes walk from Turnham Green or Gunnersbury.

As a bonus, this pub does brilliant (and reasonable value for the area) food and has a spacious beer garden, which gets the sun in the afternoon. Only open at 5pm on weekdays.

My rating 8/10 (Ambience 9/10, Beer 6/10, Location 7/10)
sussexbrews - 22 Dec 2010 10:39

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