White Swan, Charlton
A locals' pub situated in leafy Charlton Village, it appeared to be undergoing some kind of refurb when we were in last - the floors felt decidedly unfinished and the bar appeared to have been liberally splashed with primer. All the Charlton Athletic paraphernalia had gone, possibly waiting for newly painted walls. Maybe not one to go out of your way for, and we didn't enjoy this one as much as the nearby Bugle. The outside of the pub has been painted a white which, with some nice brickwork, fits more happily in the Village setting. The two bars have been knocked into one, with a pool table on one side and a gaggle of slightly resigned looking locals on the other. There's also a beer garden if you fancy venturing outside, which is fairly child friendly. The beers, Pride, Greene King IPA and Abbot Ale, were well kept, and the staff very friendly. Overall, it's a staunchly local pub for local people, but all the same a welcoming one and they serve a good pint.
22 The Village, Charlton, London, SE7 8UD
020 8856 0733
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How to find the White Swan pub
A short walk from Charlton BR station up Charlton Church Lane, then left into the Village. Or the 486 bus from North Greenwich tube.