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The Swan

#1,181 of 18,308 Restaurants in London
££ - £££, British,
7 Cosmo Place, London WC1N 3AP, England
+44 20 7837 6223
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  • Excellent41%
  • Very good45%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“fish and chips” (32 reviews)
“pies” (11 reviews)
“mash” (6 reviews)
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Bar, British, Pub
££ - £££
7 Cosmo Place, London WC1N 3AP, England
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Stopped in at The Swan when we first arrived in London and our first British pub experience did not disappoint! Our bartender was great and let me taste a couple beers before making my choice! Food came out so fast we couldn’t believe! The steak...More

Thank Samantha H
DGM-theSwan, Manager at The Swan, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you for taking the time to write a response: we're so glad you had a lovely time and were impressed with the service and food. We love being able to give our visitors advice and guiding them through our product range. We hope you...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Cosy little pub around a corner with great food and various ales. A classic but not trashy decor and the helpful staff make this place the ideal pub. When you come here hungry: go for the "Ultimate Fish and Chips" plate!More

Thank Logan S
DGM-theSwan, Manager at The Swan, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you very much for the review! We're enormously pleased at your comments about the service, atmosphere and the quality of our food and drink; it's everything we aim for. And we're delighted we could be that place for you: we hope you'll visit again...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Thanks for all nice service, value for money and enjoyable pub menu....good music and homey atmosphere... Look forwards our next visit.

Thank HIla E
DGM-theSwan, Manager at The Swan, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for the compliments about the atmosphere, value and service! We're glad you had a great time and are delighted that we made the evening for you: we look forward to your next visit, as well!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nice pub, not very easy to find since the sign is not clearly visible. Nice interior and cozy atmosphere. We had to wait a bit for our food since there was only one person taking orders and serving the food.More

Thank Magdalena W
DGM-theSwan, Manager at The Swan, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We are tucked away on a beautiful quiet side street, it's true; but we're glad you found us and loved the pub! I'm sorry you experienced a bit of a wait on the bar: I recall this was on Sunday, when we had a huge...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We popped in for some food as it was near to our hotel and ended up staying for a few hours. Cute little pub, lovely atmosphere and tasty food. Chole and Alivin were super nice and efficient even though it was really busy while the...More

1  Thank louiswhitehouse
TeamSwan, Manager at The Swan, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thankyou for your lovely review of our little London pub! We look forward to seeing you in the near future!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Friendly staff provided great food in a really authentic pub experience! We had a pie and fish and chips along with some dessert and all were delicious.

1  Thank Monica M F
DGM-theSwan, Manager at The Swan, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you very much for giving us top marks: we're delighted you found the food delicious, the service friendly, and enjoyed your stay. We hope you'll pop-in again soon!

Reviewed 25 January 2018 via mobile

Went with some colleagues for dinner and drinks after work. Really nice little pub with great staff, especially Alvin who served us, he makes a great aperol spritz!

1  Thank Bethoskins
DGM-theSwan, Manager at The Swan, responded to this reviewResponded 27 January 2018

Thank you for the compliments, I'll be sure to pass them on to Alvin and the team: we're glad you and your colleagues had a great time!

Reviewed 10 December 2017

We came here as a group of six after a business meeting...it worked really well...great beers, decent food. Recommended.

1  Thank Dalty
DGM-theSwan, Manager at The Swan, responded to this reviewResponded 11 December 2017

We're glad you enjoyed the drinks and food, and had a good evening. Thank you for the recommendation: We look forward to seeing you again soon!

Reviewed 6 December 2017

Stumbled upon this pub by accident and had lunch. Lovely chicken sandwich for partner and the Louisiana wrap - spicy with rice and veg, etc. Both yummy!

Thank Allison106
DGM-theSwan, Manager at The Swan, responded to this reviewResponded 9 December 2017

We're glad you stumbled across us: Thank you for the review, and for commenting on the yummy food!

Reviewed 16 November 2017 via mobile

If you find yourself in Bloomsbury area, just east of the museums, do wander into the alley near Russell Square for this treasure. Excellent authentic pub food with nice selection of ales, lager, stout or whatever you like. Perfect, friendly service tops it off wonderfully....More

Thank Todd J
DGM-theSwan, Manager at The Swan, responded to this reviewResponded 17 November 2017

Wow! Thank you for such a lovely, and flattering review of our (only slightly) hidden gem. A small apology from us, as there must have been a miscommunication about the tab: we do offer tabs, but we do have to do a card security check...More

Snuggly nestled within Central London is academic and
leafy Bloomsbury, an area that boasts walking distance
access to many of London's most popular attractions.
It is also home to some of Britain's most celebrated
museums, including the must-see British Museum.
Despite an understandable popularity with students,
tourists and day trippers, vast sections of Bloomsbury
retain a quiet, residential feel year round and
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Bar, British, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Reservations, Highchairs Available, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 7 Cosmo Place, London WC1N 3AP, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > Bloomsbury
  • Neighbourhood: Bloomsbury
  • Phone Number: +44 20 7837 6223
  • E-mail
The Swan is a traditional Victorian pub located in the heart of Holborn; close to Holborn & Russell Square tube stations, Great Ormond Street Hospital & The British Museum, and several hotels.
We serve a wide range of cask ale, craft beers, whisky and gin, alongside a range of other spirits, soft drinks, and tea and coffee.
Our menu includes British classics; such as fish and chips, pie and mash and we do Sunday roasts.
There's a children's menu available. The pub has free wi-fi. And we are happy to take table reservations or group bookings. We also host regular events: please give us a call, or pop in, to find out when these are on next!
Steph and the team look forward to seeing you!
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