Swimmer At The Grafton Arms, N7 6AR
- 020 7281 4632
- 13 Eburne Road, N7 6AR
As a pub run by Remarkable Restaurants, there's a good focus on food and quality ales. Decor, like their other pubs, is stripped floors and solid wooden tables and benches, though in a slightly cosier space, long and narrow. The bar stretches most of the way down the pub, but there's a small open fire at the end and some tables clustered around it, as well as booths along the front wall.
There are tables out the front in a well-kept beer garden, sheltered away from the (fairly quiet) road by a good amount of foliage.
At the bar there are four handpulls for ale, offering Fuller's London Pride and Red Fox, and Butcombe Bitter on a November 2009 visit. They also have draught taps for Erdinger, Leffe, Hoegaarden, Litovel, Honey Dew and Früli, amongst others.
The food menu is a decent length, with a good range of dishes for meat-eaters and vegetarians. Ewan tried the mushroom risotto (around £8) on his November 2009 visit, and it was fine.