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The Dean Swift

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#972 of 18,974 Restaurants in London
Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner
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Dean Swift, the original Local Beer House located near Tower Bridge in Butler's Wharf, SE1. Built on a reputation of serving some of the finest craft beer from London and further afield. Alongside a food offering that has seen the Dean Swift rated as one of the Top 20 Sunday roasts in London by the Evening Standard.
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
CUISINES
Bar, British, Pub, Contemporary
FEATURES
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Just a short walk away from Tower bridge this backstreet pub is well worth a visit to try out the beers. The venue is a little small inside but it has a good feel to it .

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank Mr_Spock56
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great little pub, with very good food, and excellent wine. They have a board on the wall for specials which I assume changes every day

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank SheilaJW
Local_Beer_House, Manager at The Dean Swift, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks Sheila! Glad you liked! Cheers, Zed - Manager.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Is a pleasant 10 min walk from the Tower Hotel. Atmosphere was quite welcoming. The staff were very helpful and patient. The pies and beers we had were very good. Will be recommending to others and would definitely return.

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank votefordems
Local_Beer_House, Manager at The Dean Swift, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Great! Thanks for taking the time to visit and to leave your review! Cheers, Zed - Manager

Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Had an great pie with lots of gravy and sides! The staff is friendly and very accommodating. Would absolutely recommend!

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Kelly Q
Reviewed 17 February 2019

Made reservations for 5pm but showed up an hour early, they made space for us which was nice. My parents traveled from America for the weekend and we were looking forward to a Sunday roast, at 4pm (I believe 1 hour into their Sunday roast...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Briana P
Local_Beer_House, Manager at The Dean Swift, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Briana, I'm really sorry to read your review. Not at all what we aim for. Of course we'd like to run this all over again to give a completely different experience and memory for you and your family, except that your parents are now...More

Reviewed 6 December 2018 via mobile

A fabulous busy local pub with friendly and excellent service. After a long busy day dropped by for an early meal. The Duck Leg Cassoulet and the Burger were both excellent. Beer and wine spot on. Wide range of beers. If you are in the...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank 406waynem
Local_Beer_House, Manager at The Dean Swift, responded to this reviewResponded 10 January 2019

Thanks for your super kind words and taking the time to visit and review us! I'll pass on the praise to our team! Cheers, Zed - Manager.

Reviewed 29 November 2018 via mobile

Walked in for Sunday lunch, we could see they were busy but thought we would ask if they could fit us in and though we were told it would be up to an hour we actually got a table in 20 minutes. Both had roasts...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Christanm
Reviewed 4 November 2018

Atmosphere and food were good, but we had to wait one hour for the food although we were told it would take only 1/2 hour.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Paradise58075193037
Local_Beer_House, Manager at The Dean Swift, responded to this reviewResponded 21 November 2018

Thanks for taking the time to review us, pleased to hear the food and atmosphere were on point. Obviously not so pleased to hear of your wait. My apologies for that, below the level of expectations we aim for. Cheers, Zed - Manager.

Reviewed 4 November 2018 via mobile

We were there on the last Friday of October and had lunch during our long transfer between two of the busiest London airports. The atmosphere and the view from the second floor are so homely. The service is remarkable!! The waitress (said she was born...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank georgesW7839VG
Local_Beer_House, Manager at The Dean Swift, responded to this reviewResponded 21 November 2018

Thanks for the review, great to host you on your short stop-off in London, I'll make sure the staff see your kind words! Cheers, Zed - Manager

Reviewed 26 October 2018 via mobile

Very good food, excellent Sunday lunches. Really wide choice of beers and very helpful staff. Prices a bit over normal pub prices.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank epynt
Local_Beer_House, Manager at The Dean Swift, responded to this reviewResponded 30 October 2018

Really pleased you enjoy your visit to our pub - many thanks for the review! Zed - Manager

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patricia l
5 July 2018|
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Response from Dorothy J | Reviewed this property |
HI yes they do - but it changes frequently - when we went they had some on the menu but different ones available
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patricia l
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Response from Sassasan | Reviewed this property |
Yes. It’s suitable for food here.
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Sara B
14 July 2016|
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Response from Joenarvey | Reviewed this property |
Hi Sara, No it does not. The place is very small. If you want an outside location in the area then probably only All bar one and Browns bar. Both have river views.
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