The Dean Swift

Bar, Eatery

10 Gainsford Street
London, England, SE1 2NE
United Kingdom

+44 20 7357 0748 | map

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thepeter from England

4.38/5  rDev +3.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5

Located right by Tower Bridge but still has that "nice neighborhood Pub" feel to it. Inside is modern yet classic and cozy and comfortable all at the same time. The lighting was dim but not dark and the staff were friendly and attentive enough. The cask ales are in great shape, and I thought everything on offer was a good selection. I love how they support local beers, always having Kernel, Redemption, Camden and Sambrooks available. A solid selection of bottles from Belgium and the US as well. Another thing is the fact they don't just have the usual crap lagers on tap BUT still serve a bunch of very drinkable, "non-beer geek" friendly craft lagers and golden ales. I only shared the calamari and the sharing plate but it all looks great and I want to go back for their Sunday roast. Prices are very reasonable considering the area. I really like this pub and should visit more often.

Edit: Been there quite a few more times now and think the food is great. It's pub food but high quality pub food and the service has been excellent each time, and the past couple times I have been with at least one baby. Seriously one of my favorite pubs in London right now!! Staff is friendly and knowledgeable, Beer and food are great, No reason not to make this a stop.

Jun 26, 2011
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stercomm from Ohio

4.39/5  rDev +3.5%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

What a neat place, near Tower Bridge but off the beaten path. Food is excellent, nice selection. Beer selection is really good with a number of good craft selections. Stopped by on a Sunday in June, Windows and doors open, nice breeze. Very quaint and cozy place. Have some games available for a leisurely afternoon. Staff was very friendly and accommodating, quick to give you a taste before choosing. Headed back there next month for another visit while in London.

Nov 17, 2018
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samEBC from Belgium

4.2/5  rDev -0.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4

Oct 30, 2015
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Hayley_86 from Netherlands

3.71/5  rDev -12.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.75

A nice place in the midst of a crazy touristy area. A nice selection of local beers. The food was quite nice. All together the place made for a nice evening.

Jul 31, 2015
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atpca from California

4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

Jul 17, 2014
The Dean Swift in London, GB2, United Kingdom
Place rating: 4.24 out of 5 with 5 ratings