Swan, Little Totham

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FancyaPint?'s review...
FAP Rating 4 - Click for an explanation of our ratings
The Swan - hidden away in rural Essex - has been showered with a raft of awards and accolades. Not content with being CAMRA National Pub of the Year in 2002 and 2005, it was also awarded CAMRA Essex Pub Of The Year 2007 and NFU countryside magazine rural pub of the year (to name but a few). As you might then expect, there's real ale and cider aplenty, with at least eight to choose from, while regular beer festivals promise many more. Add a lovely, wooden beamed, Grade II listed property and this is the kind of idyllic retreat to spend a relaxed afternoon. On our first ever visit we could only give a surprisingly poor rating due to some unfortunate clientele and badly kept beer. This time, there were no such problems. The Oscar Wilde mild was superbly kept and the regulars were a friendly bunch, giving the place a welcoming and relaxing atmosphere. It goes to show that country pubs don't have to kit themselves out in jarringly contemporary furniture and serve overpriced food to attract the punters. Certainly a well deserved four pint rating, we'll give the food a try on our next visit and see if it can't be upped to a five.
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Contact details
School Road, Little Totham, Little Totham, Essex, CM9 8LB
01621 331713
Opening times
Monday - Saturday 12noon to 11pm
Sunday 12noon to 10.30pm
Please check opening times with the pub before making a special journey.
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Quiz night
Curry night
Beer festival - June


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A warm welcome awaits you at this country pub, famed for it's real ales and twice winner of CAMRA's esteemed National Pub of the Year Award.

Detailed Description

Open EVERY day from 12noon to 11pm (10.30pm on Sundays).  Lunchtime food served from 12noon to 2pm, Sunday Lunch 12noon to 4pm (Booking Essential).

We stock a wide range of real ale with a choice of no less than eight gravity real ales on at any time (often 12+). Draught lagers, ciders and still, scrumpy style ciders also available along with a wide selection of spirits.  We hold an annual, week long Beer Festival in June (ending on Father's Day) featuring 50+ ales and are currently planning a Winter Beer Festival in December.  Other regular monthly events include a Quiz Night with proceeds going to charity and Open Mic night. Food based event nights appear throughout the year including Fish & Chip, Seafood, Pizza & Curry nights along with Live music nights too.