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The Brunswick, Swansea - pub details

Address: 3 Duke St, Swansea, West Glamorgan, SA1 4HS [map] [gmap]

Tel: 0871 951 1000 (ref 26675) - calls cost 10p per minute plus network extras

Nearest train stations Swansea (0.8 miles), Gowerton (4.2 miles), Llansamlet (4.6 miles)

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> Current user rating: 6.6/10 (rated by 15 users)
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Still in search of a really decent drinking hole in Swansea and whilst there's some fairly good pubs, there's none in particular that stand out. We paid a return visit to the Brunswick Arms after our first visit 3 years ago. The pub is pretty much unchanged. It is fairly large and quite dark inside. The ale range was Brains The Rev James, Morland Old Speckled Hen, Greene King Abbot, Courage Directors & Best & West Coast Red, the latter dispensed by gravity. Gwynt y Ddraig is still the solitary real cider. Rugby was being shown on the TVs. I think the 2 Wetherspoons pubs still trump this as the best pubs in Swansea, which doesn't say much for the quality of pubs in the city.
blue_scrumpy - 20 Sep 2015 13:40
The Brunswick is the best pub in the area for sitting down and having a good chat with friends. The bar people are great and the landlord runs a great pub here.

Only problem is that whilst it promotes itself as an ale pub, the landlord is not particularly interested in ale - he's more concerned with getting frost covered cheap lager pumps than catering to a good proportion of his customers' wishes for good ale kept well. Those kegs behind the bar look quaint but they don't do the job properly - they get nasty in warm weather and run out quick.

Alan, get an arrangement with one of the local breweries to get a good quality real ale in and have it on tap - you won't lose out from doing that. If you get Gower Power you'll rake it in, and you could charge a premium for it as its so good - many many people would buy that at £3.50 a pint. I'm glad to see you've ditched the truly awful Celt beer.

Anyhow, although a good boozer, the indifferent ale has not kept up with the times since my last review, so I'm dropping my review a point to 7. Catch up!
pubperson - 10 Sep 2014 00:47
A fast 5 minute walk from the Potters Wheel and I get to the Brunswick.

Nice looking pub from the outside and even better inside, church pews as seats are dotted about this low ceiling pub, in fact there's a lot of wood and some lovely iron legged tables aswell.

The bar is fully wooden and the 2 bar maids are complaining about the fact the pub accepts cards as both of their current customers are paying by them!

I'm studying the 6 pumps and am really surprised to see that all but 1 are turned around. However there are 4 casks on the back wall, however only 1 is an ale! With the others being real cider and an alcoholic lemonade. I opt for the ale from the cask which is Mumbles Breweries Mumbles Gold @ 4.3%, a decent and very drinkable pint. £3.25 a pint, maybe the Potters Wheel is stupidly cheap.

Radio playing at a reasonable level, a bit of chatter from the regulars at the bar.

Decent pub but I'm slightly disappointed with the ale choice, my thoughts are similar to Snarling Mallard, oh well at least I've ticked it.
lezford - 8 Sep 2014 14:11
Pretty average street corner local. Poor ale selction - Courage best being the most unusual on offer. Beer was drinkable though nothing special but with a poor choice of alternatives for ale drinkers in Swansea can see why it is GBG listed.
anonymous - 25 Sep 2013 22:04
Probably the best new pub we tried in Swansea yesterday. It's located on a corner and is much bigger inside than it appears from outside. The area near the door appears fairly modern. But as you move nearer the bar area and beyond, it becomes far more traditional. Beers is served from the handpull and also from gravity. Beers on yesterday were Archers Harvest Ale, Caledonian 80' & Flying Scotsman & Greene King Abbot & Old Speckled Hen. A real cider was also available - Gwynt y Ddraig Haymaker. Judging by the array of pumpclips around the bar, I can only think that the beer range is generally better than what was available yesterday. So I'm inclined to score this a 7/10.
blue_scrumpy - 23 Sep 2012 14:33

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