Picture of Dean Swift, SE1 2LX

Dean Swift, SE1 2LX

Pub near Tower Bridge, which as of 2010 has rebranded itself under the tagline "Local Beer House".

It's relatively small, though there were a few spare tables when bob visited on a Friday lunchtime in November 2010. Ewan has also visited twice on Saturdays just after the pub's opened and there have been plenty of tables available.

On a November 2010 visit, a pint of Kernel Brewery Pale Ale (£3.50) was very drinkable; this ale isn't normally available in cask at other pubs. The other ales were Sambrook's Wandle, Sambrook's Junction, and Purity Mad Goose. A pint of lemonade and lime was £3. On visits in January and March 2011, there has been a Redemption ale on, and Dark Star Espresso has also been spotted, amongst others. They also have an extensive bottled beer menu, including a number of Kernel beers (which can be paired with cheeses from Neal's Yard).

As of March 2011, food is served noon-9pm daily. In November 2010, bob had the 1666 burger (£13.50) photo, a very good (and large) burger which came with blue cheese, bacon, a perfectly fried egg, chilli and a pickled scotch bonnet. It was very hot, even for me, and I struggled to finish it due to the heat and size. The chips were good, although were pre-salted.

Ewan has found that the pub tries to insist on table service, which hasn't always been pulled off successfully (we've experienced a few waits), though the staff are all exceedingly polite and friendly, and there's a pleasant atmosphere.

On a Sunday evening visit in March 2010, there was a quiz about to start (we left before it did). Not sure if this is a regular occurrence.

Accessibility: A step up to get in. It's quite small inside. Not sure about access to toilets.

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Last visited by bob, 27 March 2011. Free wireless verified on bob's November 2010 visit. Opening hours taken from the Dean Swift website, March 2011.
OS X co-ord: 533692 OS Y co-ord: 179991 (Latitude: 51.503051 Longitude: -0.075169)
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