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The Swan

If you live in England it’s indispensable to find a good local pub. Today I can say I find mine here in Wimbledon.  A friend recommendation, and after a couple weeks trying to pass by I finally went to the place. The Swan, an authentic British pub, with a large bar, a cozy dining with flat screen TVs to watch your favourite sport, and an outstanding beer garden.

The Place

The Bar

British food pub including Sunday roast, and a good selection of burgers, fish and chips, bangers and mash, and other pub classics. I got a couple Guinness and the a Big Ben Burger with bacon, cheese, and egg. The burger was good, nice flavour, sadly the patty was overcooked, the fries quite good, crunchy hand cut chips.

Pub Burger

A place to chill, have a pint, eat simple but tasty gastro pub food, enjoy a football match, and catch up with friends in the vicinity, definitely my cup of tea.

Ale Taps

Beer Garden

Sunny Sunday in Wimbledon

Swan reminds me the Seinfeld episode “The Conversion” when George is converting to Latvian Orthodox.

George: It’s over.
Elaine: What?
Jerry: How did you get in?
George: Kramer.
Elaine: What’s that?
George: Lobster.
Jerry: Looks like a swan.
George: She says we can’t go out anymore.
Elaine: Why?
George: Because I’m not Latvian Orthodox. Her parents won’t let her get involved with anyone who isn’t Latvian Orthodox.
Elaine: Latvian Orthodox? Mmm, it is lobster.
Jerry: She’s limiting herself to Latvian Orthodox? Too bad.
George: I know. This was the only woman I never lied to. Well that’s not entirely true.
Elaine: Mmm, delicious.
Jerry: Mmm, succulent.
George: She knew I didn’t have a job, she knew I lived at home. Didn’t seem to bother her. I think I could have married this woman.
Elaine: Why don’t you just ask her parents?
George: I can’t. I met them. They’re devout. You know, In the cab on the way over here, I actually thought about converting.
Jerry: To Latvian Orthodox?
George: Why not? What do I care?
Jerry: You know it’s not like changing toothpaste.
Elaine: I think it would be romantic.
George: Really?
Elaine: Yeah, it’s like Edward the Eighth abdicating the throne and marrying Mrs. Simpson. Ooh.
George: King Edward. King Edward, Jerry.
Jerry: Yeah well King Edward didn’t live in Queens with Frank and Estelle Costanza.

The Swan
T: 020 8946 1652
Gastro Pub
Area: Wimbledon
Borough: Merton

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