Swan

Greater London West - Acton Green

A historic pub interior of some regional importance

Listed Status: Not listed

1 Evershed Walk, 119 Acton Lane
Acton Green
W4 5HH

Tel: (020) 8994 8262

Email: reservations@theswanpub.com

Website http://www.theswanchiswick.co.uk

Real Ale: Yes

Lunchtime Meals: Yes

Evening Meals: Yes

Nearby Station: Chiswick

Station Distance: 1900m

Bus: Yes

View on: Whatpub

Ex-Charrington’s two-storey pub of late Victorian London brick with a single-storey part rendered, flat roofed extension at the front (large) with two bowed windows and a smaller one to the rear. The rear extension is faced with brown and green glazed tiling (brick?) with leaded windows and stippled glass. There is a small bar in the front room with wood panelled counter and a pot shelf suspended under a dropped ceiling projection above the bar counter. The bar counter looks to be possible interwar but the pot shelf and bar back look to be of more modern construction. Through a wide opening on the right leads to a long room at the back with a bar counter similar to the front one (but subtly different in many respects), also with a modern pot shelf and suspended ceiling projection. There is plenty of fielded panelling to three quarter height and a 1930’s style brick fireplace on the left-hand side surrounded by the same fielded panelling. Opens at 5 Mon to Fri.

Ex-Charrington’s two-storey pub of late Victorian London brick with a single-storey part rendered, flat roofed extension at the front (large) with two bowed windows and a smaller one to the rear. The rear extension is faced with brown (lower) and green (upper) glazed tiling (brick?) with leaded windows and stippled glass proclaiming “Toby Ale”, “Wines” and “Toby Stout”. There are two small doors on the Evershed Walk side (old photo from 1942 showed four doors in two pairs on this side). There are no signs of any former off-sales.

Entrance through the first door into the front bar with a small wood panelled counter with a pot shelf suspended from a dropped ceiling projection above the bar counter. The bar counter looks to be possible interwar but the pot shelf and bar back look to be of more modern construction.

A wide opening on the right leads to a room at the rear, again with a bar counter similar to the front one (but subtly different in many respects) also with a modern pot shelf and suspended ceiling projection. There is plenty of fielded panelling to three quarter height and a 1930’s style brick fireplace on the left-hand side surrounded by the same fielded panelling. To the right of the fireplace there is a part glazed wall/partition with similar fielded panelling which backs onto a passage to another room to the left which seems to have been brought into use as a dining room in recent times (dates unknown). Again, this room has similar fielded panelling but looks to be more modern as does the panelling in the passage.

In the rear bar there is cushioned fixed bench seating along the right-hand wall to the rear and a collection of 1930s style chairs and stools. Bare floor boards in both rooms and the ceiling in both bars is red painted wallpaper with narrow transverse wood beams. Opens at 5 Mon to Fri.

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