10 Gainsford Street, (corner Lafone St), London, SE1 2NE, United Kingdom
Tel: +44 (0)20 7357 0748
Sitio web: View bar's website
Horarios: Sun-Thu noon-midnight, Fri & Sat noon-1am
Puerta: Acceso libre
Estilo: Pub contemporary
Recomendado para: Cerveza, Juegos de mesa, Alimentos, Deportes
Guía de precios: Medio
Alimentos: Menú completo
Dueño: Pubs of Distinction
Imágenes por: Simon Difford
Named after Jonathan Swift (1667-1745), an Anglo-Irish satirist, poet and cleric who became Dean of St Patrick's Cathedral, Dublin, the Dean Swift buzzes with local office workers and residents from the surrounding warehouse conversion apartments who are drawn to this little corner pub by its food and selection of predominantly London brewed ales and lagers.
Although Victorian built its interior has been 'modernised' by a liberal coat of white paint over its old panelled walls and a pair of prominently hung bling crystal chandeliers. The furnishings remain traditional boozer with a mix of stools, chairs and banquette seating around dark wooden topped tables. Even when crowded this bright little pub, with windows on both sides, has a deceptively spacious feel. Discreetly placed televisions show major sporting events and a collection of board games is provided to while away time.
Expect four casks ales advertised on a chalk board and a selection of seven keg ales and lagers with the obligatory stout and two ciders. Although beer-led, the good food and roasts served here are also a major draw and the upstairs restaurant a cosy haven from the buzz below.