Dean Swift Beer House, Bermondsey

Our rating: FAP Rating 4 - Click for an explanation of our ratings      User rating: Community Rating 4 - Click for an explanation of our ratings   (2 reviews)
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FancyaPint?'s review...
FAP Rating 4 - Click for an explanation of our ratings
The Dean Swift, is ever-so-slightly off the tourist trail and, as a result, is easily (and often) overlooked. Which is a pity, because after a recent refurbishment - and a minor name change - the Dean Swift has become a jolly fine place indeed. If your preference is to enjoy interesting, well-kept beers in simple, stylish surroundings, you'll love it here. There are beers from near and far - the nearest being from the Kernel Brewery just around the corner - and they're all well-chosen and well-kept. With four real ales on the hand pumps, a good range of Continental beers on tap and an extensive library of bottled beer, there's something for everyone. Of course there are wines and spirits too, but the clue is in the name - beer is Dean Swift's raison d'etre. In the early 21st Century, it seems artisan ale is truly on the up - there are now a number of pretty good specialist beer pubs in these parts. We guess this should come as no surprise - if you're going to pay a lot for your pint, you may as well make it a great one - and you'll easily be able to meet that requirement here at the Dean Swift.
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31 May 2011
Rating 4 - Click for an explanation of our ratings
The Dean Swift or Dean Swift as it is now called, has been taken over by new ownership. They have done an excellent job in a referb to really brighten the place up. New bathrooms!! The decor is understated and well thought out, the staff are lovely and very helpful. The Swift is now a local beer house specialising in cask beer (4) Draft world product (about 9) and a fantastic bottle range. Beers from Kenya to Corsica!!

The new owners have introduced food to the pub, which was one big thing missing before and its good too, they having daily specials on black boards and a real mix on their menu. I had a chefs burger with an egg which was awesome. The bar tender recommended a Brooklyn Larger to go with my choice and it suited perfectly.

A must to check out, just off the shad themes front so not full of tourists, great atmosphere loved it. I will definitely be going back.

Contact details
32 Lafone Street, Bermondsey, London, SE1 2NE
020 7357 0748
Opening times
Sunday to Thursday
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Quiz night - sunday
Beer festival


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