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The Swan

#1,183 of 18,270 Restaurants in London}
££ - £££, British,
7 Cosmo Place | Holborn, London WC1N 3AP, England
+44 20 7837 6223
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  • Excellent40%
  • Very good45%
  • Average11%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“wagyu burger” (4 reviews)
“pies” (10 reviews)
Open Now
12:00 - 22:30All hours
Bar, British, Pub
££ - £££
7 Cosmo Place | Holborn, London WC1N 3AP, England
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1 - 10 of 256 reviews

Reviewed 5 days ago

Friendly service, great beers, close to our Grange hotel in Bloomsbury. This was one of our "go to" pubs to relax with a pint after a full day of sightseeing.

Thank dmtrcy
Reviewed 5 days ago

My husband and I had dinner here Saturday evening and will definitely be back next time we are in the area, special thanks to Alvin for making us feel very welcome.

Thank Jane_Purrell
Reviewed 6 days ago

Fantastic lunch and drinks with magnificent service from Alvin! Would definitely recommend if you are around the Holborn area

Thank Jake_and_Sarah25
Reviewed 1 week ago

A really friendly welcome from Steph and her team. A lovely pub, not too crowded when we visited, around 9pm on a week night, but busy enough for a good atmosphere. We didn't eat here but having read some of the reviews, I would return...More

Thank Jayneb23
Management response:Responded 1 week ago

Thankyou for the lovely review of our little London pub, we hope you will be back soon to try out our food and a gin or two! - From all the Team @ The Swan

Reviewed 1 week ago

Really great pub tucked away on Cosmo Place. Great atmosphere and staff. A real find in an area packed with chain restaurants.More

Thank charlotte0546
Management response:Responded 1 week ago

Hi Charlotte, We are happy that you enjoyed your visit to our little establishment! And we agree with what you aforementioned about the surrounding area being chock full of chain restaurants - thankfully we pride ourselves on our outstanding service, food and drink and are...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Up graded the fish and chips to ultimate, don't bother. Not sure you could of had less chips and a quarter of a pickled onion is a rip off. To be fair the manager sent the food back to the kitchen and delivered what I...More

Thank IANkward W
Management response:Responded 1 week ago

Thank you for the review of your recent visit to our little London pub. It is unfortunate to learn about your experience and that you still felt our service would warrant us a 1-star... Despite the effort our team went to replace your meal (and...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I usually go with my friend, our school is near this pub, we love the food and the prices. But particularly the waiter Robert, he is always smiling, is really attentive, always asking if we need something else, remember our favourite drinks, we are really...More

Thank Béné Emma M
Management response:Responded 1 week ago

Thankyou for the lovely review! We are so glad that you regularly pop in and enjoy the atmosphere in our little pub and of course the service from our awesome team behind the bar! We look forward to seeing you again very soon! :)

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Swan has a very nice ambience with lots of wood (!). Service was welcoming and friendly. My rump steak was really rather good. No complaints, quite the opposite.

Thank Amit M
Management response:Responded 1 week ago

Hello there! Thank you for the review of your visit! We are happy you enjoyed the steak and even more elated that you loved our service! Please pop in again soon when you're next in the area!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great service. We had the vegetarian fish and chips. Sunday roast. And hunters chicken. Generous portions. Delicious food, so much to choose from. Will have to go back and try more.

Thank ashley s
Management response:Responded 1 week ago

Thanks Ashley! We are super happy that you enjoyed your visit and of course our service! Definitely join us again soon and check out the rest of our menu! :)

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stumbled on this gem whilst looking for somewhere to eat. I love London pubs and this place doesn't disappoint!! Staff are really friendly. Food was lovely....would highly recommend the lamb shank shepherds pie....delicious!! Love pub, lovely staff, lovely food and fabulous atmosphere!More

Thank cph26
Management response:Responded 1 week ago

We're delighted you had a wonderful visit and thank you for taking the time to write about it online; it gives our team a real buzz knowing that our guests have had a great stay and love The Swan for all of the same reasons...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, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Takeout, Reservations, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
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 | Holborn, 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 16th century traditional British pub located in the heart of Holborn, close to Holborn tube station, Russell Square tube station, Great Ormond Street Hospital, The British Museum as well as many hotels.
We serve a wide range of cask ales, whiskies, gins, cocktails as well soft drinks and coffees.
Our menu has many great British classics on it- such as fish and chips, pie and mash and Sunday roasts. We also cater for children with high-chairs and a child's menu.
The pub also has free wi-fi and we'll gladly take reservations and group bookings. We also have regular live music and pub quizzes- 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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