“Many real ales and cooking with a Mediterranean accent” - AA Inspector
LONDON W4, LONDON POSTAL DISTRICTS
A friendly dining-pub, The Swan is a perfect choice for all seasons. Its welcoming wood-panelled interior embraces all-comers in winter, and a large lawned garden and patio are popular in summer. A garden room can be booked for special occasions. Good food is at the heart of the operation; you can sit and eat wherever you like. The menu of modern, mostly Mediterranean cooking has a particularly Italian influence. Start perhaps with burrata and fig salad with pink peppercorns, pesto, mixed leaves and foccacia; next could be calf's liver and crispy pancetta with puy lentils, rainbow chard, balsamic vinegar and crème fraîche. A short choice of desserts may include pear tart with ginger ice cream. It’s a cuisine that lends itself to tasty vegetarian options: an excellent example is a starter of butternut squash, parsnip crisps, golden raisins and smoked cheddar with leaves.
- Children welcome
- Children's portions
- Free Wifi
- Parking available
- Coach parties accepted
- Closed: 2
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About the area
The UK's capital was founded by the Romans shortly after they invaded in 43AD. Since then it’s evolved into one of the greatest cities on earth. From a bloody, squalid history to the vanguard of fashion in the Swinging 1960s to the buzzing metropolis it is today, London has something for everyone. There are very British pursuits like the Oxford and Cambridge boat race, changing of the guard at Buckingham Palace and an impressive collection of traditional English pubs. And that’s not to mention world-renowned arts venues, galleries and museums, award-winning theatre and unrivalled shopping – all found within a few Tube stops of each other.
London’s royal history is not to be missed. Visitors can roam around one of Britain’s finest medieval castles and royal prison, and learn about the final days of Anne Boleyn at the Tower of London or, for the less bloodthirsty, visit the Queen’s London home, Buckingham Palace. Don’t miss out on exploring the capital’s Royal Parks – from St James’ Park and Hyde Park in the centre to the majestic Hampton Court and wilderness of Richmond Park in the southwest.
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